Where is Javea Spain?
Referred to as Jávea in Spanish and Xàbia in the local Valencian language Javea is a small, sheltered coastal town where foreign residents make up half of its population. Perched on Spain’s most easterly mainland point, Javea is in the province of Alicante, in the Costa Blanca region of Spain. Javea is just over 100 kilometres from the popular island of Ibiza which you can see from the vantage point of the lighthouse on a clear day.
Beach lovers will find Javea intoxicating. Whether you want to be in the centre of all the action on Playa Arenal, or a secluded cove that can only be reached on foot. Javea is a natural wonder that has not been ruined by mass tourism.
Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths, Germanic, Carthaginians, and Moors have all called Javea home over the centuries and have left a legacy that you can discover in The “Soler Blasco” Archaeological Museum in the Old Town.
Due to constant attacks by Barbary pirates, the fortified Old Town is a couple of kilometres inland from the beach and is where you will find a maze of cobbled streets full of colourful outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants. Unlike many other towns and cities along the Costa Blanca, the town council in Javea has resisted large hotels and as such has managed to keep its old fashioned charm.
Javea would suit nature lovers who like to go hiking or on bike rides as well as those into watersports and sailing. Diving is also popular here, thanks to places like the San Antonio Marine Reserve where fishing is prohibited.
Generally described as a sunny destination, Javea can be very hot in the summer but has rather mild winters. July and August are the hottest months and temperatures can easily reach 35°C. Javea’s weather in January can be particularly cool, although temperatures rarely fall below 4°C. Many visitors to Javea appreciate booking a holiday in May when the heat is more bearable and weather is often pleasantly sunny. One thing to bear in mind when planning a trip to Javea, is that the weather in October is considerably wetter than other months. November and December are usually warm enough to be able to enjoy the sunshine, however swimming pools will not be open for use until May onwards.