Jávea is one of the Costa Blanca’s favourite destinations, and no wonder. Jávea or Xàbia, as it is called in Valencian, is an example of a way of living and enjoying the Mediterranean. Every corner it hides is taken from a dream, especially its coves. In the following lines, we want to give you the best plans about what to see in Jávea and which are the coves you can’t miss, you’ll want to come back after your holidays in Benidorm!
Things to see in Jávea
From Camping Villasol you are only an hour away from Jávea, making it one of the most recommended destinations to spend a day with your partner or friends outside Benidorm.
Port of Jávea
An ideal route for a stroll by the sea, a drink in the bars of the area and a meal in the restaurants near the shore to taste the best traditional flavours of the Marina Alta. Also, if you love to cook with the best ingredients, you can get fresh fish from the port itself.
Jávea Old Town
Medieval architecture in which arches, defensive walls and stones reign supreme. The layout of the streets shows how the urban centres were laid out to envelop them against possible attacks. Walking through its streets is a real pleasure, but there are some obligatory stops you can’t miss. Firstly, the Mercado de Abastos (food market) next to the Church of San Bartolomé and, secondly, the Town Hall and the ethnological and historical museum.
Montgó Natural Park
The Montgó Natural Park separates the town of Jávea from the town of Dénia. It is a protected ecological space with an altitude of almost 800 metres and more than 2,000 hectares. Its mountains offer several hiking routes, ideal for adventure lovers.
A weekend getaway here is a real treat, as the trails will take you past iconic Jávea landmarks such as the Cabo de San Antonio lighthouse and the Cova Tallada. The views from the Cabo de San Antonio are incredible and the path is fully adapted and even easily accessible by car. To approach the Cova Tallada you will have to be more prepared. The sea and the rocks connect forming a cave with carved rock inside. It has its origins in the Muslim era when it was used as a quarry for building materials. To reach it from Jávea, the best path is the green route that passes through the Cape of San Antonio itself.
Coves of Jávea
This cove is also known as Cala la Barraca. The old fishermen’s houses are the main protagonists of this small cove full of charm. The houses stand out for their iconic blues and whites, making them one of the most photographed and famous parts of the locality.
It also has a viewpoint before the cove, next to a square that is recognisable by the cross that rises up, from which you can even see the island. Because yes! This cove has its own island. You can reach it thanks to water sports such as snorkelling or kayaking. In fact, it is a popular destination for snorkellers because of the marine fauna that surrounds the island.
It is undoubtedly one of the most famous coves on the Costa Blanca. It is a connection between the mountains and the sea, where the waters enter, allowing the mountains to embrace them. This is how this paradisiacal cove of gravel and rock gains its shape. You can find it just over ten kilometres from the centre of Jávea and it has a service of accessories and utensils for water sports.
Although it is not a cove, we could not fail to recommend the Arenal Beach, as it is the best known of Jávea for its half a kilometre long and for being the only sandy beach in Jávea. In addition, you can find everything you need to disconnect and have fun, restaurants, nightlife, bars, cafes, ice cream parlours, shops… What more could you ask for?
Now you know all about what to see in Jávea! As you can see, it is a place to enjoy and make the most of. From Camping Villasol you can reach Jávea by road in no time. On your next stay… Don’t stay in Benidorm alone!
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