Jávea / Xŕbia


Jávea, is a town of great beauty, magical landscapes, a haven of peace and serenity. Here, Nature has been so generous and splendid that it is difficult to find a similar place. The sea is pure blue, clean and revealing. The mountain, washed by the Mediterranean sea, offers us lush vegetation and many local species of flora and fauna.
Jávea framed by the Capes of La Nau and Sant Antoni on the shores of the Mediterranean sea. The town occupies an area of 68.4 km2. in the north of the Costa Blanca and is protected from continental winds by the mountainous barrier of the Montgó. It has a varied landscape, both along its 25 kilometres of coast and inland, a mild climate throughout the year with an average temperature of 18 şC, careful urban planning and much to offer tourists - all waiting in this beautiful town which has conserved all the charm of traditional seafaring communities.

Beaches and coast

The coast of Jávea, 25 kilometres long, with beaches and creeks which stand out because of their natural beauty, their transparent waters and the Mediterranean forest which surrounds them.

From north to south, the Capes of Sant Antoni, Sant Martí, Negre and La Nau mark the coastline. Jávea has a great variety of beaches to choose from:
Pebble or rock beaches like "La Grava", "El 1ş Muntanyar", "Calablanca", "El 2ş Muntanyar" or "Benissero" are ideal for water sports such as jetski, windsurfing and canoeing, and are all protected by vigilance services.

The bustling "Arenal" beach offers fine and shallow waters. Its many services include: vigilance services, play areas for children, natural and artificial shade, small motor boat and skate hire, restaurants, cafés and ample parking facilities.

There are also small coves with smooth stones or rock, located in unique, privileged places, like the "Tangó" or "Pope", "La 1Ş Caleta", "La Barraca" or "Portitxol", the paradisiacal "Granadella" creek which is ideal for diving, and "Ambolo" (naturist). Other coves are only accessible on foot or by boat, such as the "2Ş Caleta", "Cala del Francés" or "Cala Sardinera".

Jávea´s coast also hides a series of caves which are accessible by boat, such as the caves of "Tabaco" and "Orguens" around Capes Negre and La Nau, and the "Cova Tallada" on the Cape of Sant Antoni, which can also be reached on foot.

Every year, Jávea´s beaches are awarded the blue flag of the European Union



Sant Antoni Manine reserve


The Sant Antoni Marine Reserve is situated on the coast, between the towns of Xŕbia and Denia, in the Alicante North sector and having the gulf of Valencia as its southern limit.

The reserve marks the transition from the low, sandy coastline which is predominant in the gulf of Valencia to the high, rocky cliffs typical of the north coast of Alicante. Here, the cliffs rise over 150 mettres high and form the outer limits of the Montgó Natural Park.

The Marine Reserve is situated N-NE and is therefore exposed to winds and storms from both north and east, and undercurrents coming from other storms in distant areas such as the gulf of Leon. Consequently, the level of hydrodynamism is quite high.
These factors have led to a varied marine topography with different substrata types, encouraging the presence of many communities of flora and fauna, some of which are under Council of Europe protection:

  • Community of Esciofilas sea weed on the shore line.
  • Community of Calcareous Rodofitos..
  • Coral.
  • Communities of fissures and dark caves.
  • Meadowlands of Posidonia.

Associated with this variety of communities is a great diversity of species, many of which can be found in the list of protected species established by the Carry le Rouet Congress of 1989:

  • Eunicella verrucosa (Gorgonia).
  • Scyllarides latus (Norway lobster).
  • Epinephelus guaza (Mere).
  • Sciaena umbra.
  • Oceanic Posidonia (Fanerogama)

The variety of species and the high degree of conservation of the plant communities bound to these rocky coasts make the Sant Antoni Marine Reserve a place of great environmental, scientific and ecological interest, as well as an enjoyable recreational landscape with educational, social, and cultural possibilities.


The maintenance and conservation of this Reserve require caution and awareness from all visitors:

  • It is forbidden to circulate in the area with motor boats.
  • Always moor at the buoys placed for this purpose.
  • Recreational fishing is totally forbidden in any form throughout the whole Reserve, as is the gathering of any type of organism.
  • It is forbidden to throw rubbish into the sea or onto the coast.
  • Diving permission must be requested.

Remember that the conservation and enjoyment of the Reserve depends on your compliance with these norms.

Legal Framework: Order of the 11th of May 1982.
Royal Decree: 3533/1982
Decree 212/1993 of the 9th of November by the Valencian Government, by which the Marine Reserve on the Cape of Sant Antoni is legally established



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