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If you can tear yourself away from the main Arenal Beach, Javea holidays can become so much more than just a beachside break. Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in the historical heart of this fantastic area or experience a slice of Spanish culture in Old Town, you’ll be sure to find your muse here. Water sports and sand-strewn bliss await you along Costa Blanca’s shoreline, while a short sun-glinted stint will take you to the varied sectors of Javea, three parts which combine to give an eclectic selection of everything you could dream of on your holidays to Javea.
One of the most embraceable Javea attractions is the way that the town can easily be divided into three distinctive areas. This feature gives Javea a variable appeal, welcoming history nuts to the pretty old town, sun lovers to the beach area and sailing enthusiasts to the bustling and glitzy port.
Javea is arguably the heartbeat of the Costa Blanca region of Spain, boasting a vibrant atmosphere along the 24 km of beautiful coastline, as well as a lively nightlife and some very intriguing historical sites in the surrounding area. You’ll never run out of things to do in Javea, whether you’ve jetted over for a short break, on a family holiday or for a sunny weekend with your loved one.
Visitors will be exposed to a diverse array of cuisines throughout the holidays in Javea. There are fantastic restaurants serving up a variety of international, Mediterranean and Spanish dishes to hungry holidaymakers. If you’re after a local flavour you should look no further than Iberia Gastrobar which is the perfect place to try some tapas and other Spanish treats, or Azorin for more of the same.
Bon Amb Restaurant serves up some fantastic Mediterranean dishes in a stunning location, while you’ll find a surprising choice of top-class Indian restaurants around Javea, including Gurkha Palace and The Himalayan Restaurant.
Many of Javea’s attractions encompass the seaside, and numerous action-packed activities can be experienced on and beneath the waves along Javea’s coast. There is a decent surfing scene found at Arenal Beach and whether by board, by kite or with a little bit of windsurfing, you can take advantage of the waves and the gusty breezes. Alternatively you can get beneath the waves with a snorkelling or scuba diving trip, allowing you to explore Javea’s underwater highlights.
One of the top things to do in Javea is pay a visit to the nearby Montgo Natural Park and explore the beautiful scenery that it plays host to. There are some great hiking trails around the park that present you with some stunning ocean vistas, especially from the very top of the Montgo.
The numerous beaches in the area prove to be some of the best places to flock for those with kids. They’ll love splashing around on Arenal, La Granadella and Ambulo Beach, or donning a newly-purchased snorkelling set and exploring the numerous bays. Away from the beach you’ll still find numerous attractions for the young’uns to enjoy.
Nearby Benidorm boasts some great family attractions which make the coastal resort a perfect place to visit for a day trip. Aqualandia is a great water park home to countless slides, pools and attractions, while a stone’s throw away is the Terra Natura Wildlife Park – a great place to take animal-loving youngsters.
Although the sun and sea prove to be the primary lure for visitors to the area, those interested in history and culture will find many things to do in Javea. If you’re able to look beyond the staggering beauty of Granadella Cove, which in itself is an arduous task, you’ll discover some ancient castle ruins overlooking the bay – the old-timers certainly picked a scenic spot to build their structure.
The Montgo Natural Park is another place of scenic beauty that holds some historic secrets. There are numerous prehistoric caves dotted around the park which were once inhabited by our ancestors. None are more alluring than that of Migdia Cave – home to some prehistoric cave paintings.
If you’re after some culture within Javea itself, the old town area is a perfect place for culture vultures to wander for an afternoon. The area is defined by its winding maze of streets and gothic architecture, while every now and then you’ll encounter an old church or striking landmark.
You’ll find it very easy to relax among the various Javea attractions for those looking for some rest. One of the best places to find relaxation is along the great beaches that the area has to offer. None will quite grab the imagination like Granadella Cove – one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain; it is perfect for an afternoon of sunbathing. Alternatively you can take to the sea by renting a sail boat from the port area and bob along the scenic coastline.
Sipping on a cocktail in the evening by the sea will be many people’s idea of rest. There are countless bars around Javea that can serve you this image, and none come better than Jalousie Cocktail Bar and Achill. If you still haven’t got your batteries fully recharged, head to The Treatment Works – here you can get therapy treatments, massage, reflexology and facial to rejuvenate you before your flight home.
The main attraction which draws the majority of tourists to Javea has to be the beach, a long stretch of golden sand which envelops the coast in a magnificent shade of golden shine, overlooking the lapping Mediterranean waters which mirror Spain’s glorious summer sun. Natural landmarks such as Playa la Granadella and Playa Ambolo fill your sights, while a trip to Old Town will showcase narrow winding streets that have remained largely unaffected by mass tourism.
Orbiting Javea are a number of other attractions worth a visit should you be hoping to explore Javea’s peripheries and beyond, Denia allowing you to engross yourselves within the intense and vibrant nightlife of Alicante, and going further south from your holidays to Javea will land you in the exciting entertainment scene which encapsulates kart racing, scuba diving and cycling – all of this found in Moreira.