Vacation Villa in Javea with panoramic view, pool and garden on the Costa Blanca halfway between Alicante and Valencia in Spain for holidays

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The Town

Javea
 

The coastal town of Javea on the northern Costa Blanca is one of Spains most prominent and popular seaside resorts. Many beaches, romantic coves, an intact environment, no highrise buildings and a welcoming population make Javea unique. Let these photos get you into the mood for your next vacation trip to Javea

 

Jávea is located in the northern section of the province of Alicante, between the capes of San Antonio and La Nao. The Cabo de Nao separates the bays of Valencia and Alicante and is the westernmost point of the Valencia´s coastline.

Frequent attacks from marauding pirates forced Jávea´s inhabitants to settle 2 km from the coast in a walled town - these walls remained standing until 1877. The enclosure formed by the former walls now forms Jávea´s historical centre, which is situated around the Gothic Church of San Bartolomé surrounded by whitewashed houses with iron grilles and lintels made out of golden porous ´Tosca´clay. In this area the Ayuntamiento, the Food Market, the Cultural Centre, the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and the Chapel of Santa Ana are all located within easy walking distance.

The marine and port area, known as the Aduanas del Mar, is located 2 km from the old town centre and is the place to see the Church of Our Lady of Loreta, constructed in the shape of a keel. The Arenal area, with the Costa Blanca´s only National Parador, contains Jávea´s most popular beach -the Playa del Arenal - and is reached by following the road that runs parallel to the Playa del Benissero.

Jávea has a 20 km coastline that stretches from the Cova Tallá to the Cala de la Granadella. There is an interesting mixture of beaches with soft sandy beaches (Arenal beaches), small, shingled beaches bordered by pine trees which are suitable for diving (Granadella beaches), and naturist beaches (Ambolo beaches). There are also small coves: Portichol and La Sardinera. A more traditional Jávea is found inland with riu-raus and orange groves that are protected from the harsh continental climate by the natural barrier formed by Montgó, which extends to the north of Jávea and serves as a border between Jávea and Dénia.

Situated in the North-East of the municipal area, it is 758 metres high and has an area of 2150 hectares. It is the second closest peak to the sea in the Mediterranean. It was declared a Natural Park on 16th March 1987. It takes in the towns of Jávea-Xàbia and Dénia. The side towards Jávea has cliffs with several grottos which afforded shelter to early dwellers in the area. Its numerous archaeological remains and its enormous biological wealth have been decisive in its designation as a protected area. There is a path which leads to the Cova del Montgó (Montgó Cave), from where the Sant Bertomeu valley and the nearby hills can be seen.
The Montgó connects with the Les Planes plain, which descends toward Cabo San Antonio. On a clear day, from the top, the Balearic islands are visible on the horizon.

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