Javea (Xàbia) is a municipality of the Valencian Community, Spain. Located on the north coast of the province of Alicante, in the region of Marina Alta. It has a population of 27,681 inhabitants, of which 53.1% are of foreign nationality. It is estimated that the population reach about 150,000 inhabitants in summer, although tourism tends to frequent Jávea all year round. Numerous activities are developed around these population movements: catering, sports andrecreational activities varied, etc. Tourism began in the mid-60s thanks to the creation of a Parador de Turismo. The Arenal beach, the only one of this material, was made as a central point, although there is a great variety of beaches formed of different materials: gravel, tosca (rock), stone, rock. This variety, makes the bather can enjoy several options when going to the beach, from the rest of the sand, to diving and diving offered by the beaches of tosca (rock) and coves, where you can enjoy the seascape.
The cave Tallà, located next to the cape of San Antonio, is a cave that when you leave it has a beautiful small beach. Pope’s cove located next to the port under the foothills of the San Antonio Cape, this beach owes its name to a pope that in ancient times, was going to take the bath in said beach, since it is a secluded area of the people view . It is formed of medium size stones, has a restaurant nearby and to its right, going towards the cape, there are several coves and nooks where the cave of “love” is located. The Gravel, extension of beach of medium stone, that is located to the right of the port. There is a walk in its headboard and bars located along the promenade. The Benisero, extension of the previous beach, also formed by medium stone, has a zone delimited for windsurfing, apart from some other beach bar, also is place where the jet ski rental is installed. El Arenal is the only sandy beach and therefore, the most famous and visited by people, is an area of 1 km of coastline, fine sand, clean and maintained.
On the other side of the Cape Prim that enters in the sea is the Barraca, big and medium stone beach, it has the presence of the island of the Portichol located to several meters of the coast, is an ideal place for the diving and there, you will find some of the diving schools of Jávea. Between this beach and the Granadella, the coast becomes very steep, having, before arriving at Cape Nao, a cove of access only by boat, unless you risk mountaineering and descend by old ropes and stairs , Used by ancient fishermen, to take a bath. In the area of Ambolo, passing the Cape of the Nao, is the nudist beach of Jávea, an area of large stones and cliffs, suitable to go naked, being able to hide from the lively looks of the curious who from the promontory of Ambolo go to have a look. And lastly the cove of Granadella, bordering beach with Benitachell, which is a large cove and perhaps the second most visited by tourists. It is of medium, large stone, combining two small coves to the right and rocks to the left where people enjoy jumping from them. This beach was chosen best beach of Spain 2012.
The most significant monument is the Church of San Bartolomé in the center of the village. This church dates from the s. XVI and combines the strength (by its square form and its internal buttresses) and the sobriety of a church. Its bell tower stands out over the town and can be seen from any part of the region. It is National Artistic Monument since 1931. During the summer, several beach bars are located in the area of the First Muntanyar, where you can enjoy the wonderful sunsets, have a drink during the hot summer nights or go to any of the parties that are there They celebrate every night. Due to the proximity of the two international airports: El-Altet (Alicante) and Manises (Valencia), it is very well communicated. And thanks to the AP-7 highway that has very close access, it is very easy to reach any destination. There are AVE trains to Madrid from Valencia and Alicante. It has wonderful golf courses in the surroundings: La Sella Golf Course (Denia), Ifach Golf Club, (Moraira) and Javea Golf Club. As for health is very well covered: San Carlos Hospital and Denia Hospital Jávea, beautiful corner of the Costa Blanca that is worth visiting