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All about the Bay of Javea

Located in the Costa Blanca to the North of Spain, The Bay of Javea is a fantastic place to live and visit. But what makes it so special?

A small and historic town, the vibe in the Bay of Javea is definitely one of relaxed and timeless beauty. It is free from high rise buildings, which gives some perfect views of the wonderful natural scenery that surrounds it.

It is perfectly located between San Antonio and La Nao, as well as being 1 hour 30 minutes away from Alicante. This means that whilst you get to escape into the real heart of the Costa Blanca, you are never too far aware from the hustle and bustle of the busier areas.

The history

There is plenty of history to be found in Javea. Particularly in the old town. Here you will find some fine examples of traditional architecture including gothic bay windows, balcony railings and lots of Tosca stone too.

The religious nature of the area is also evident here, with the churches and the monasteries that are to be found within the mountains that surround Javea.

Things to see

When you come to a place like the Bay of Javea, you may think that there isn’t likely to be things to see and do. But you would be mistaken. For those that love the idea of a local market, then the centre of town has a covered indoor market. Here you will find a variety of amazing produce. This includes fruit, vegetables and meat, as well as fresh fish that have been caught in the port and brought into the market to be sold.

One of the most focal points of the area has to be the port. Known as Aduans De Mar it not only is a fantastic place to look at some of the most interesting, expensive and impressive yachts that you are likely to see, but also some delicious fish and seafood restaurants that are ready to showcase the catch of the day for you to try.

Things to do

Who doesn’t love the idea of being able to relax on the beach? Those who live and visit the Bay Of Javea will find that the Arenal area is the best place to head if you are looking for a family friendly beach. Not only is there gorgeous golden sands here, but there are also play areas for kids and plenty of bars and restaurants offering amazing food and drink for you to sample.

If you are not a huge fan of sitting around on the beach, then there are also sporting activities a plenty to be found here. Some of the most popular include windsurfing and scuba diving. However there is also golf, horse riding, sailing and of course fishing.

Whether you stay for a few weeks or you stay forever, the Bay of Javea is definitely a place that you need to see to believe, and after just one visit, we are sure you will fall in love with its natural charm!