Jávea, or Xàbia (in the Valencian language), in the Northern Costa Blanca, is an exclusive coastal town nestling between the capes of San Antonio and La Nao.
The area was once used by smugglers and pirates in the Middle Ages because of its hidden mobays and caves. Now these beautiful caves and bays are a playground for snorkelers, scuba divers and sunbathers. You can explore them by walking (cycling or driving) along the Route of Jávea’s 15 miradors - scenic viewpoints - with exceptional panoramic views over the natural landscape and Mediterranean.
Located at the southern base of the spectacular Montgó Mountain, Jávea is midway between the cities of Alicante and Valencia. It takes just over an hour to drive north to Valencia airport or south to Alicante airport along the fast AP7 motorway.
Jávea benefits from a superb all-year-round climate with around 320 days of sunshine. Indeed Jávea and the Costa Blanca are considered to be among the healthiest places to live, according to the World Health Organisation.
Jávea is divided into three main areas:
– The Arenal sandy beach area is where most of the summer activities take place. This lovely curved bay and golden sandy beach is surrounded by many fantastic bars, shops and restaurants. As well as its famous miradors and a beach - Granadella - often voted the best in Spain, Jávea has another claim to fame. Former professional tennis star David Ferrer was born in Jávea and the Arenal promenade is named Paseo David Ferrer in his honour.
– The Old Town (or pueblo) has a traditional Spanish feel with stunning townhouses lining the narrow streets and, beautiful squares. This is where you’ll sense Jávea’s diverse history within the walls of its old buildings, such as the Church of San Bartolomé, and where the old city walls came down after fierce battles in 1877.
– The pretty-as-a-picture Port is overlooked by the cape of San Antonio and the lighthouse. This is where you’ll find Jávea's harbour area, fish market and many little shops and restaurants.
Located in the heart of the Valencian Community, Jávea and the surrounding areas have something to appeal to everyone, from larger coastal towns with lovely beaches, to small traditional Spanish inland villages.
Whether you want a beachfront property or a home with views overlooking the Mediterranean, Montgó mountain or superb golf courses, all set amidst a spectacular rugged scenery of hills and valleys, you’ll find it here.
About 27,000 people live in Jávea, of whom around half are Spanish and the other half are foreign nationals.
A large number of Brits live in Jávea - about 29% of the population - and you'll find many expat groups including dramatic arts, rugby club, bowling green and Overseas supermarket stocking Iceland and Waitrose products. It also has an international private school, Xàbia International College, for students aged two to 18.
Come and see for yourself - VíllaMía office is on the stunning Arenal in Jávea. We’d love to show you our range of apartments and villas for sale as well as our long-term rentals in Jávea, Costa Blanca, and neighbouring resorts.
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