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Jávea / Xàbia

About Jávea / Xàbia

Javea is located on the east coast of Spain on the Northern Costa Blanca.

It is favoured destination for Spanish and other Europeans due to its excellent climate, crystal clear Mediterranean waters and lush vegetation. Having hot dry summers and mild winters it offers the resident and tourist a fantastic location to enjoy all that Spain has to offer.

Javea is located on the east coast of Spain on the Northern Costa Blanca. It is favoured destination for Spanish and other Europeans due to its excellent climate, crystal clear Mediterranean waters and lush vegetation. Having hot dry summers and mild winters it offers the resident and tourist a fantastic location to enjoy all that Spain has to offer.

Javea is much greener than it southern neighbours due to the slightly higher rainfall in the winter and the under-ground stream systems and run offs from the famous Montgo mountain, that can be seen for miles and provides a fabulous back drop to this wonderful area.

Originally a fishing village and farming land with orange groves, grapes and almonds, it has retained much of the original history and Spanish culture that a visitor would expect from Spain. During the start of the building boom and tourism to Spain, Javea set a law not allowing buildings to be built over a certain height which has meant there are no high rise blocks found along the coast in other towns such as Calpe and Benidorm, this great foresight has kept the village feel and they views from around the area unspoilt by huge concrete structures.

The town is made up of three distinct areas which all offer their own unique experiences. A resident or visitor can enjoy Spanish culture, beach life as well as cosmopolitan shops and restaurants. Surrounding the town are many styles of villas in the residential areas of Javea which are located all around the hills.
The Old Town is dominated in the centre by the Church of St. Bartholomew with its high tower that can be seen across Javea. Many services and weddings are held at the church and most weeks there will be something happening. It´s great to see a wedding with guests dressed to the nines and the famous lines of firework bangers that are set off to mark the occasion – Although extremely loud.

The Old Town holds the main annual fiesta of San Juan starting in the middle of June. This is a ten-day celebration culminating in magical firework display on the 24th June. On the eve of San Juan there is a crazy event called “Correfoc” where fires a lit in the streets and residents and tourists jump over them. Then fireworks and thrown and sparks fly everywhere, any visitor is recommended to where old clothes and a hat or you will get a few small burns. This goes on until the early hours of the morning.

The port of Javea is where you will find the marina as well as the daily working fishing boats bringing in their catch. There is a fantastic modern church built to resemble the hull of a boat. It is well worth a visit.

In the port you will find several boutique shops and many quality restaurants, where you can enjoy lunch or dinner looking over the sea. There is a promenade to take a stroll without traffic, making it safe and friendly for families.

The Arenal beach is a wide expanse of sand with a gentle sloping shore that is enjoyed by locals and tourists. Surrounding the Arenal there is a car free promenade where you will find a huge array of bars and restaurants for every taste.

  • Fallas Fiestas

    Fallas Fiestas

    The Fallas fiestas are probably the most spectacular fiestas when it comes to fire and fireworks. The nearest town to Javea to hold these fiestas is Denia, but the main Fallas is held in Valencia.

  • Local Markets in the Region

    Local Markets in the Region

    Every town in this area has one morning a week for its markets day. These markets have stalls for fresh fruit and veg as well as clothes, kitchen wear, leather bags, household items and much more.

  • Moors & Christians

    Moors & Christians

    The Moors and Christians fiesta is celebrated in August in the port of Javea. Other towns along the southern Valencian coast also have celebrations that take place through out the summer.

  • Fiesta de San Juan

    Fiesta de San Juan

    The main Javea fiesta for the year is the fiesta of San Juan which is held in midsummer. Midsummer fiestas have been celebrated across the globe for thousands of years and the celebrations in Javea are some of the most spectacular you will find.

  • Areas of Javea

    Areas of Javea

    There are many different areas of Javea, all with their own feel and different communities. If you are looking to live without a car then you need to be in either the Old Town, Port or Arenal areas, where most properties are either apartments or townhouses. You will be able to walk to shops, doctors, pharmacies, schools, bars and restaurants.

  • Clubs and Groups in Javea

    Clubs and Groups in Javea

    There are many clubs and groups in Javea, offering activities for children and adults alike. There is a big expat community and joining a club or group is a great way to get to know people.

  • Schools in Javea

    Schools in Javea

    Once you have made the life-changing decision to relocate to Javea, most parents thoughts will then jump immediately to their children’s education and what schools are available.
    Fortunately, there is nothing to fear, schools in Spain are increasingly considered to be of a better standard than those in many other European countries, including the U.K and Javea has plenty of choice to meet the needs and expectations of families from different horizons.

  • Beaches of Javea

    Beaches of Javea

    Javea is a fantastic place to enjoy beach living, it has several beaches catering for every sort of beach activity, from sandy beaches to rocky coves- there is a beach for everyone. On Javea beaches you can enjoy just lazing in the sun, diving and snorkelling, windsurfing and paddle barding, as well as the fun pedalos.

  • Golf Courses in Javea

    Golf Courses in Javea

    The Javea Golf course is located on the Ctra. Jávea-Benitachell, just outside of Javea. It is a 9 hole course. It has a practice range and putting greens, as well as a junior golf school. At the club you will find a bar and restaurant. You can become a member of the club or play as a visitor.

  • Monday Start the week exploring. There are numerous walks in Javea, from gentle strolls to more strenuous climbs. To take in the sea air there is a nice flat walk from the Arenal to the Port, watching the boats out at sea and imaging what life would be like living in one of the frontline apartments or houses. An area that is not usually on the tourist map, again a nice flat walk are the orange groves, which are fantastic in March and April when the blossom is in full bloom and the smell is intoxicating. Som

    Days out in Javea

    There are many things to do in Javea from water sports, tennis and golf to fine dining. Here we list some activities that you can enjoy day by day during a week in Javea.


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From our very first visit to Javea Home Finders, we found the team to be extremely helpful, friendly and totally professional. Due to their attention to detail and in depth knowledge of selling and purchasing property in the area, we were guided painlessly, every step of the way, through the purchase of our new home. Even after re-locating, they have been incredibly helpful and happy to answer any queries we have had regarding settling into our new home in Javea.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Graham and the entire team at Javea Home Finders.