About Javea and the surrounding area
Jávea has been described as the jewel of the Costa Blanca with its wonderful natural scenery, coves and beaches. The town is situated on the foothills of the impressive Montgo mountain, which rises 743m above the Mediterranean sea.
Just beyond the northern face of the Montgo and separated from Jávea by the Montgo Natural Park lies Denia, a city rich in Roman history and now a bustling port with fast ferry links to the Balearic islands.
South of Jávea lies Moraira, another fishing village which has been transformed in modern times into a thriving tourist resort without losing any of its beauty and charm. Inland from the coast, there are numerous historical towns and villages nestling between extensive mountain ranges where traditional agricultural practices of cultivation of olives, grapes, almonds and citrus fruit contribute to the local economy.
The town of Jávea consists of three centres, the Old Town (Pueblo), the Port (Puerto) and the beach area (Arenal) each with its distinct identity. Along the coast to the North and South of the town are areas of outstanding beauty such as Cap de San Antonio, Cap Prim, Cap Nao and the charming cove of Granadella.
Jávea is almost equidistant from Alicante and Valencia and has easy motorway links to these important centres. The town has a well developed infrastructure and excellent amenities with good financial, legal and commercial locations. There are both Spanish and International Schools in and around Jávea along with up to date Child Care facilities.
Leisure activities centre around the natural environment of sea and mountains in a climate noted by the World Health Organization as one of the best in the world. Numerous sports clubs and facilities exist in and around the town and there is a fantastic range of superb local and international cuisine available to suit every taste.
The numerous Fiestas of Jávea and surrounding towns and villages are colourful affairs rooted in old traditions that the local people adhere to with great enthusiasm.If you would like to learn more about Jávea, visit the official tourist board website here www.xabia.org
Moraira is a small fishing village that still retains much of its original charm. Located just a short distance south of Javea on the coast of the central Costa Blanca and a 30 minute drive from Benidorm to the south. It has stunning views across to El Peñon de Ifach, the rock of Calpe. With three beautiful beaches along its 8 km coast and attractive rocky coves Moraira is the perfect place for a beach holiday.
The town offers numerous restaurants and stylish cafes within its atmospheric streets. A weekly market takes place on Fridays and there's another one every Wednesday in nearby Teulada. Teulada is actually the old town of Moraira and is well worth a visit to see Santa Catalina Church and the Divina Pastora Chapel amongst others.
Denia is a bustling town some 7 km north of Javea along a spectacular winding mountain road. It is an attractive town with its famous tree lined central street called Marques de Campo. It has a fascinating old town dominated by Denia Castle and offers the serious shopper a wide variety of local and international products. Walking distance from the castle to the port is a line of tempting restaurants with many of them specializing in local rice-based dishes.
Sun lovers will not be disappointed by Denia's long stretch of white, sandy beaches (almost 20 kilometres in total). There are daily ferry services from Denia to Ibiza and Mallorca. There are also full and half day mini cruise options along the coast which visit other resorts including Javea, Calpe and Altea.
InlandThe Jalon Valley can be found in the northern region of the Costa Blanca, 14 miles inland from Javea and 11 miles from Moraira. It is a spectacular valley of orange, lemon, almond and olive trees, lush vegetation, vineyards and breathtaking scenery offering much of the 'traditional' feel of rural Spain.
The town of Jalon lies in the centre of the valley and is surrounded by many smaller villages such as Liber, Alcalali and Parcent. Jalon itself is a quiet town, the focal point of which is its famous church, with its spectacular Blue dome. It is internationally renowned for the production of excellent wines which can be sampled in the numerous bodegas (wine cellars) in the town. You may also want to indulge in some of the many varieties of almond cakes and biscuits made from the local produce. Every Saturday Jalon hosts an enormous open market (rastro) along its river bed with delights for the serious bargain hunter.
The valley is overlooked by magnificent mountains, the Sierra Bernia and offers a range of activities, including horse riding, walking, cycling, rock-climbing and nature trails. In late January the whole of the valley is shrouded by the beautiful pink and white almond blossom.