Do azure blue water, beautiful beaches, nice restaurants and viewpoints sound like music to your ears? It’s time to pack your suitcase or daypack and go to the beautiful village of Jávea! Among locals, this cute village is often called Xàbia. This small fishing village is one of the nicest places to visit if you go to the Costa Blanca. Do you want to know more about the history, nice places to stay and tasty restaurants in Jávea? Read more!
You can find Jávea in the northern part of the province of Alicante and it’s part of the Marina Alta region. High mountains and hills surround the village. You can divide Jávea into three different parts: the harbour, the old centre and El Arenal. The old centre nowadays still breathes a medieval atmosphere because of the many narrow streets with their houses made of ‘tosca’. This sandstone is a typical stone in this area, used to build facades, Gothic windows and window frames. If you visit Jávea, you should definitely go to the old part of town and walk around the church. You’ll find many local tapas bars and restaurants in this area. Stroll through the small streets, get lost and enjoy the typical Spanish vibe in this cute village!
Back in time…
Jávea has a rich and fascinating history. North of this village, you’ll find the mountain Montgo. Several wall paintings were found in the caves of this mountain. This gives the impression that already in prehistory people were living in Jávea. Through the years a lot of different populations, like the Moors and the Romans, were living in the village. When you walk around, you’ll find different influences and styles. Around the 14th century, pirates often attacked Jávea. Because of safety reasons, the inhabitants decided to move inland. That’s why the old city center is not located at the coast.
Don’t forget to visit the harbour of Jávea! This used to be the place where mostly raisins were traded. Nowadays, you’ll find fishing boats but also bigger yachts in this harbour. You should go here for lunch or diner and enjoy some fresh fish in one of the good restaurants. Luckily, the harbour of Jávea still has its charm!
Stay the night!
Would you like to visit this beautiful city for more days? In Jávea are many nice places to stay the night. You can find the best places below.
This beautiful villa is one of the best-rated locations in Jávea. If you are looking for paradise, you should go here. With its breath-taking view over the sea this is the perfect place for a getaway. The villa features four bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen and a beautiful pool. The Granadella Beach, one of Spain’s most beautiful beaches, is only 5 minutes away.
El Rodat Village Spa
This hotel offers beautiful rooms, a wellness spa and a beautiful garden that makes you feel like being in a fairytale. El Rodat will give you a unique and unforgettable experience! The wellness includes an indoor pool with chromo therapy, contrast showers, a Finnish sauna and a range of treatments, including Ayurvedic massage. The beach is just 5 minutes driving from the hotel, while the centre of Jávea is only 10 minutes away.
The Beach House
The Beach House offers rooms with a spectacular view. Enjoy the quietness of this place. The rooms are designed in a cute ‘beachy’ style, with a lot of wood and bright colours. Last but not least, this place is basically located on the beach!
All the sightseeing will definitely make you hungry or thirsty. Don’t worry, ‘cause in this town you’ll find plenty of nice places where you can fulfil your needs.
The name of this restaurant literally means ‘pleasant environment’. That’s the main goal of the owners: they want to make you feel at home. In this old, restored farmhouse you can enjoy high quality meals made with regional products. The restaurant, as well as chef Alberto Ferruz, has been awarded several times. He was named Chef of the Year by the Academy of Gastronomy. Besides that, Bonamb was awarded a Michelin star in 2013, only two years after the opening of the restaurant. Go here and find out yourself! Enjoy a delicious meal and choose a wine from their delightful wine list!
Carrer Benitachell 100
With a drink in your hand enjoying a beautiful view over the Mediterranean Sea? Go to La Siesta! As the name suggests, this beach bar breathes a lazy, ‘tranquilo’ vibe. This is a lovely place on the beach where you can enjoy a drink and some snack. Hungry? You can go here for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Thirsty? They offer delicious cocktails! Note: in winter months, this place can be closed.
Avenide Mediterráneo 27
Monday till Sunday from: 10.00-00:00
Masena is located a little bit outside Jávea. A cosy house transformed into a restaurant, where you’ll find a warm and familiar atmosphere. Chef Hamid Megrini Moujtahid, who has a Belgian father and a Moroccan mother, has worked in a lot of restaurants. Over 20 years of experience make him an excellent chef. Here you can taste the French cuisine combined with Spanish flavours. Qué aproveche!
Explanada del Puerto 1
Monday till Sunday: 09.00-00.00
A fancy and colourful design, excellent food and a beautiful view over the sea: at Cala Bandida you can find it all. If you go here, you’ll have dinner in a magical setting. They offer a varied menu; try traditional paella, some tapas or a dish with fish.
Explanada del Puerto 1
Monday till Sunday: 09.00-00.00
How to get to Jávea
Jávea is located 100 kilometres south of Valencia. You can rent a car and drive here. Tip: make a road trip and visit some places along the way! You can rent a car at Europcar! Going by bus is also an option. The journey takes about 2 hours.
Want to visit more beautiful places in the area of Valencia? Go for a day to Port Saplaya, where you can enjoy a day in Little Venice.