The Mediterranean resort of Javea (also known as Xàbia) is town situated on the Northern Costa Blanca. The town sits comfortably in the shadow of the majestic Montgo Mountain. Javea is situated on the most eastern point of Spain’s mainland and about 90 kms from Alicante, and 100 kms from Valencia and around 1hr 15 minutes’ drive from Alicante and Valencia airports. Cuqui Torres, sales manager of Valuvillas, a local Javea estate agency, says the demand for properties has widened and now people from many different countries in the world look to buy property in Javea, due to it’s superb infrastructure and modern facilities.
Javea itself has a beautiful rugged coastline, identified by sheltered rocky coves and sandy beaches. These covert coves were used in the Middle Ages by smugglers, but these days a popular spot for scuba divers and snorkelers.
Javea is a much sought after residential and holiday location, and not only attracts Spanish tourists, but foreign tourists enjoy this area immensely as well. With unsullied beaches, heavenly weather, interesting buildings and churches steeped in rich history, plus a wide variety of unique bars, restaurants, and shops, it’s easy to see why Javea is one of the most desirable destinations for expats who decide to relocate to Spain and buy a property in Javea.
Javea, is comprised of three areas: Javea Pueblo (the old town), Javea Puerto (the town’s port area), and the Playa de Arenal, (the town’s main beach area).
The Old Town
Strolling around the old town of Javea in admiration of its amazing Gothic architecture is an enriching and enjoyable experience. The 12th century church of San Bartolome is a highly popular tourist attraction, mainly for its historical significance. The Plaza de la Iglesia (the church square) is an excellent source of information for tourists who seek advice on prime exploration options in the quaint hidden streets. There are many interesting artisan shops in the old town streets and narrow alleys.
The Port Javea
Differing from other bustling ports that are widely visited, Javea port continues to display an old-world charm in a modern world. Amid lavish yachts, a wide variety of restaurants and bars satisfy the hunger and thirst of visitors to the area.
Javea’s two major beaches offer sandy and pebble strewn options. They provide welcome days of relaxation in the sun, or more strenuous activities such as volleyball. The Mediterranean beaches are ideal for all types of water sports, and the sea kayaking expeditions offered by a local company are a popular option. When the sun dips below the horizon in the evening hours, spending time socializing at one of the many bars or enjoying live music while sipping a cocktail is a great way to spend your evening leisure time.
Back to Nature
If you’re a nature lover, amazing hiking and horse-riding routes are available for you to enjoy along with a marine animal park that is just 40 minutes away in bustling Benidorm. Additionally, the towns of Denia, Calpe, and Gandia, are located in close proximity. To broaden your cultural horizons, Valencia and Alicante are cities that will quench your thirst for cultural pursuits.
Javea has a large expat population, which consists mostly of British families, but there is also a substantial German contingent. In Javea, you will feel you are in Spain, but you can also find plenty of reminders of home. There are many supermarkets selling British foods, as well as clubs and societies run and attended by others who speak your language.
Due to the significant number of nationalities that live here, Javea is a very cosmopolitan town, and a great choice as a relocation destination if you don’t speak Spanish.