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What to see in Jávea 

Jávea is one of the prettiest towns in the Valencia region. Turquoise waters and a rocky coastline with mountains plunging down into the sea make for stunning views from any of the local vista points. If you’re thinking of visiting Jávea, we have lots of great ideas on the best ways to enjoy this part of Alicante. 


Beaches in Jávea 


The wonderful beaches are undoubtedly one of Jávea’s main attractions. Here you’ll find more than just that typical sweep of sandy beach that you’d expect to see; there are spectacular coves with cliffs reaching the sea and unforgettable wild landscapes as well, so don’t forget to take some closed sandals in your backpack for those rocky areas.  


  • Playa de la Granadella 

For many this is the best beach not just in Jávea but on the whole of the Alicante coast. It’s a crescent-shaped beach perfect for enjoying the crystal clear waters to the max. 

  • Playa de la Grava

A shingle beach with some sandy spots that stretches for 290 metres. This is one of Jávea’s three Blue Flag beaches, and here you’ll find lots of services such as bars, hotels, shops, and activity companies where you can hire water sports equipment. 

  • Playa del Arenal 

This is undoubtedly the best beach in Jávea to take the kids. This the only sand beach. Curving around in a half-moon shape, it stretches for half a kilometre, protecting the shallow, crystalline waters and making it a perfect spot to enjoy with all the family.  

  • Cala Barraca

This is another cove that’s not to be missed. You’ll find a bucolic landscape where the shore is dotted with fishermen’s cottages in a beautiful natural setting tucked between the cliffs of Cap Prim and Cap Negre. It’s a favourite with instagrammers, who love taking a selfie by one of the bright blue doors of these typical, dazzlingly white Mediterranean houses. 


Underwater sports in Jávea 


As well as jumping into your hire car to visit the best beaches and coves, we recommend going diving in Jávea, you’ll be amazed at the riches of the undersea world here. The abundance of posidonia seagrass along this coast gives the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea their distinctive turquoise colour. 

The sea provides lots of opportunities for different activities, from boat trips from Jávea itself to kayaking and snorkelling. 


A tour of Jávea’s old town 


But Jávea isn’t all beaches and sea, the charms of the historical old town are captivating. 

When you arrive in Jávea in your hire car and drive through the winding roads that lead you to the old town centre, the first thing that stands out is the brilliant white of the houses and the narrow streets. 

The old town is two kilometres from the sea, and was built up on high to avoid attack by pirates. 

Some of the historic buildings not to be missed are the church of San Bartolomé, the Municipal Market, the Ethnological Museum, and the Town Hall. 

And you’ll find lots of restaurants where you can taste the typical cuisine of this part of the Alicante coast. You simply must try esgarrat (a salad made with grilled red peppers, salt cod, garlic, and olive oil), dried octopus or any of the fish stews that you’ll see on local menus. 


These are just a few of the many recommendations we have on things to do on a romantic getaway or a family holiday in Jávea. Book your hire car in Alicante airport or Valencia, and get ready to enjoy one of the jewels of the Costa Blanca.  


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