Javea, like Valencia, offers the perfect combination of beach and city. It consists of three parts: La Villa (the old town), the sandy area, and the port. In La Villa, the old town, you can wander for hours through the many medieval alleys and streets. Many places still show remnants from the time when the city was subject to conquests and piracy.


In the 14th century, the city was regularly plundered by pirates who stormed the coastal area. Remains from this time include the cannonballs in the Iglesia de San Bartolomé, which was built to defend against invaders, among other things. But not everything reminds you of desolation. The beautiful churches, Gothic architecture, vaulted doorways, and white facades also showcase the wealth of this period. Characteristic for this area is the use of 'tosca' in the buildings. Tosca is sandstone and gives the buildings their beautiful yellow-brown color.

If you want to learn more about the history of Javea, you can visit the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum 'Soler Blasco'. There, you will learn everything about the conquests and piracy of this part of Spain and the traces it has left behind.

Definitely worth a visit is the Mercado de Jávea, the market hall. Here, you can get your first cup of coffee at 8:00 in the morning. There is also a very nice weekly market on Plaza de la Constitución.


A part of the port dates back to the 15th century. Unfortunately, you won't find much of it today: the port was not very large or important at that time. In the 19th century, the port flourished due to the raisin trade from Javea. Nowadays, you will mainly find fishing boats in the port, but you can also enjoy water sports such as diving. A visit to the fish market La Lonja is highly recommended.
Next to the port, at Playa de la Grava and Playa del Puerto, you will find a striking building with modern architecture: the Parroquia Nuestra Señora de Loreto. With a bit of imagination, you can see the shape of a boat in it.


Jávea's only sandy beach is located here. A beach on the Mediterranean Sea with 480 meters of coarse sand and shallow water. The seawater is almost always delightful for swimming due to its shallowness. Of course, it's not very pleasant to cool off in the water by swimming during the winter months, but it still remains a lovely temperature for wading. Despite the shallow water near the beach, it is still possible to do various water sports further out, such as diving or paddleboarding. Not the sporty type? No problem. You can also enjoy a drink on the boulevard at Playa del Arenal.


The beaches around Jávea are also beautiful. Many of these beaches are located in a bay, and you have a magnificent view from the surrounding mountains. Thanks to the surrounding mountains, these beaches are also sheltered from the wind. One of the most beautiful beaches around Jávea is Playa de la Granadella, also known as Playa Granadella. Highly recommended to visit and take a dip in the intense blue water.