Javea/Xabia a touristic and maritime town on the Costa Blanca, situated between the Capes of San Antonio and La Nao, enjoying the impressive and magnificent protection of Montgo mountain (2.470ft).
In the historical town where the use of local Tosca stone is much in evidence as in the Church of San Bartolome and many other buildings, Javea is comprised of the old town, the Port and fishing harbour, the Arenal beach area, and the Montgo National Park.
Javea enjoys the now famous fiestas of San Juan, the Moors & Christians Fiestas and the September cavalcade with incredible pyrotechnic displays that have become a local legend.
For ease of travel arrangements Javea enjoys the convenient location of being within an hour and a half from both Alicante and Valencia airports, and within 30 minutes the night spots of Benidorm. With Denia to the north and Calpe and Moraira to the south, both can be reached in 15 minutes.
Travelling a few kilometres inland, is akin to going back in time, where the true meaning of Mediterranean life, can be readily appreciated.
Such is the reputation of the area, Spanish nationals , from as far a field as Catalunia, Extremadura, and in fact many other regions, have made Javea a veritable Mecca for quality vacations. A considerable number have purchased their second home here, justifying the well earned title of «The Jewel in the Crown» of the Mediterranean coast.
Apart from the typical dishes of the Costa Blanca such as Paellas & Arroz a la Banda, Butifarra, the worlds culinary delights are available, as is to be expected in these enlightened days, Chinese, Cantonese, Indonesian, Mexican, Austrian, German and Swiss dishes are also to be found.
Aside from the aforementioned, in virtually all of the nearby villages, each one has a speciality of one kind or another, searching these out and sampling a myriad selection of wines is a popular weekend pastime for visitors and residents alike.