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A guide to Javea

Javea is a charming fishing port on the Costa Blanca North, where boats leave and return daily with their fresh catch.

Alongside the rag-tag fleet of fishing vessels can be found the multimillion-euro yachts and family pleasure cruisers, all moored in the famous port area below Puchol’s grand villas.

Javea has three separate distinct stretches of coastline and is very much a lived-in area which is popular with visitors and holiday villa seekers.

Views across the bay are spectacular.


Playa de l’Arenal is Javea’s most famous (but not only) tourist beach area.

It is a dreamy setting stretching no more than 300m from the well located Parador hotel, Punta de l'Arenal, a great viewing point of the beach.

The Arenal is home to every type of café bar and restaurant which are set back from the wide promenade and beach.

With views across the bay and a family chilled out atmosphere this is the perfect beach holiday get away.

With fine, golden sand and amenities such as volleyball nets along the back of the beach which are popular later in the day and plenty play areas for the kids; this is safe and exciting for all the family.

Javea Accommodation

Most visitors to Javea prefer staying at private apartments or luxury holiday villas as there are few hotels in the area. You can book your luxury holiday rental villa or apartment with White Coast here!

Javea Arenal beach, Costa Blanca, Spain

If you do want a few nights in a hotel then for location the Parador de Javea cannot be beaten as it stands right on the beach at Playa de Arenal.

If you do decide to stay there, be sure to request a sea view as they are spectacular. 

Things to Do in Javea

Scuba diving in Javea is highly recommended, and there are many dive shops offering introductory dives and PADI courses. The bay in and around Portixol is a favourite amongst divers in the area.

The Costa Blanca has more than 13 golf courses, including the championship La Sella course on C/Jesus Pobre. Sailing opportunities are available from the Javea port.

There are a number of horse-riding schools in and around Javea and excellent bike rides.

There are also some great walking routes around Javea. If you are interested in walking, you should ask the Tourist Information office for the booklet “Nature Parks and Trekking Routes."

A must-do walk if you can cope with the heat during the summer months is to climb the Montgo; there are various routes to suit all fitness and age groups, with the shortest being about 2 hours round trip, up to the 8-hr full traverse for those of a more adventurous bent.

There are plenty of day excursions available to other interesting resorts, such as Denia and Moraira. The drive along the coast takes you adjacent to many superb beaches. Some of the best, are just beyond .css-hhjbdm{margin-top:auto;position:relative;padding-top:3em;margin-bottom:var(--ldg-component-footer-margin-bottom, 0);}