Jávea, or Xàbia in Valencian, is one of the most beautiful and picturesque villages on the Costa Blanca and in the Spanish Mediterranean. It is located in the province of Alicante, in the region of Marina Alta. Jávea is a place with a lot of charm and great beaches. That is why it is important to know the 7 places of interest in Jávea so that you can take them into account when preparing your visit to this beautiful city.
The Barraca Cove
This is one of the most picturesque and traditional areas of Jávea. We can find a small area with traditional fishermen’s houses. In front of this cove we can see the island of Portitxol. It is easily accessible as it is close by. The area is perfect for snorkelling as it is in Granadella and to enjoy watching various species of Javea’s marine fauna.
This beach is one of the largest in Jávea and therefore one of the most famous. Especially if we consider that it is the only sandy beach in the town. It is about 500 metres long. Around this beach is another of the leisure areas of the municipality with bars, restaurants and nightlife venues.
This is a rock and gravel beach about 10 kilometres from the centre of the village. It is a typical place for the practice of some marine sports such as kayaking or snorkelling. Thanks to its crystalline waters we can see different species of fish in the area. There are also places where you can rent the necessary equipment to practice both sports.
The village of Jávea
Jávea Old Town
You can’t miss the old town of Jávea, with its typical medieval buildings, several gates with medieval arches and above all the walled areas. Inside the old town you will find several churches, among which the church of San Bartolomé stands out, as well as other municipal and historical buildings.
The port area of Jávea is the typical area of the city in terms of gastronomy. The numerous restaurants and tapas bars allow us to enjoy Mediterranean food in any style and format. With the added value that we will be able to enjoy and taste a great variety of fresh fish that comes directly from the catch of the day in the Mediterranean.
Hiking and sea routes
Montgó Natural Park
The Montgó Natural Park separates Jávea from Denia. Here you can take beautiful walks through its more than 2,000 hectares of land or its uphill routes to a height of more than 750 metres.
In this natural part we can make several routes like the route of the Lighthouse of the cape of San Antonio with beautiful views of Jávea. The Cova Tallada route, which will allow us to walk through a cave connected to the sea or the Molins de la Plana route where we can visit up to 11 mills.
This route leaves from Cala Granadella and the charm is that you have to do it by the sea in a kayak. We remind you that there are places on the beach where you can rent the equipment without any problem.
This beautiful sea route will allow us to pass by several quite impressive caves: Cova* del Llop Marí and Cova dels Orguens in the Ambolo cove.
*Cova in valencian means cave (cueva in Spanish)