Javea – getting to know the area

When you come to look at property for sale in Javea, you’ll be struck by how easy it is to get here. On the east coast of Spain, at the northern end of the Costa Blanca, it’s easy to reach Valencia to the north (100 km) and Alicante to the south. Both these large cities are easily – and cheaply – reached by air from the UK.

The beauty of the Costa Blanca

There’s a good reason for the popularity of property on the Costa Blanca. It’s a stunning stretch of coast, with impressive cliffs, rocky coves and sandy beaches. Inland, rugged mountains and quiet villages allow an easy escape from the busy tourist spots. Many of the region’s beaches have been awarded the blue flag for being particularly clean. And not only that, the climate of the region is almost perfect – neither too hot in summer nor very cold in winter. For more information about the Costa Blanca, please visit the official Comunidad Valenciana website.

Out and about in Javea

What makes Javea such a favourite with the British and other nationalities? They come back every year, buy holiday villas in Javea or choose to move here permanently. And it’s easy to see why – the climate, the flawless sandy beaches, the quality of the bars and restaurants, the lively local fiestas… the list goes on. Out of the tourist season, Javea is quieter but there’s always something going on. Cinema, theatre, events – a lot of it aimed at the ex-pat community.

The town itself is divided into three main urban areas in Javea. Javea Old Town is the traditional labyrinth of pretty, narrow streets with a colourful market on Thursdays. Javea Port is home to a small fishing fleet and busy all year round. Here you can enjoy fresh fish in the local restaurants and a really authentic taste of Spain. Javea Arenal is the main tourist area with a beautiful long sandy beach with shallow safe waters. The beachside promenade buzzes with activity in the summer months – bars, restaurants, shops, local craft stalls… the perfect location for lunch, dinner, an evening stroll – you name it!

Exploring further afield

Javea’s location puts you within easy reach of a host of other wonderful areas. Visit Altea, the inland village of Jalón with its Saturday flea market and the ever-popular Benidorm, with its new theme park Terra Mítica. The beautiful Moraira, Gata and the wonderful Jalon valley areas are only 25 minutes drive away. And with an excellent road network, there is easy access to all parts of Spain if you wish to go a little further.