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Javea - generic and basilar touristic informations

Located on the Costa Blanca between Valencia and Alicante, Jávea fits is a model Mediterranean beach destination.

The resort has 20 kilometres of coastline, with a wide choice of beaches, like the sandy bay at El Arenal or heavenly coves such as La Granadella.

Javea / Xàbia is situated in the north of the province, on the easternmost point of the Mediterranean coast. The island of Ibiza lies some 90 kilometres (56 mi) to the east, and it can be seen on clear days. Flat, fertile agricultural land stretches for miles inland, criss-crossed by small streams and used primarily for growing citrus and olive trees. The coastline of Xàbia features four capes; Cabo de San Antonio, Cap de la Nau (the largest), Cap Negre and Cap Martí.

The town of Javea is located in the Spanish region of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. This popular resort is often referred to as the jewel in the crown of the Costa Blanca and it’s easy to see why. The World Health Organization once named it as having one of the healthiest climates in the world, enjoying more recorded hours of sunshine per year than any other place in Spain.

Thousands of Europeans have come on holiday to Javea, fallen in love with it and decided to make it their permanent home. It’s certainly not one of Spain’s biggest tourist centers - but Javea offers a high-quality holiday for visitors of all ages. Situated midway between Valencia and Alicante airports (about an hour’s drive from each if you use the motorway) Javea is easily accessible but has never been inundated by package holidaymakers. There are only a few hotels so the bulk of the tourist industry relies on the wealth of self-catering villas available here from private owners.

Look at a map of Spain and you’ll see a distinctive triangular landmass jutting out into the Mediterranean halfway down the east coast. Javea is at the tip of that triangle. That’s why it’s known locally as “Amanacer de Espana” or Dawn of Spain - because as the sun rises in the east among the first places to catch its rays are the three headlands of Javea. A wonderful sight. If you’re up early enough!

Javea’s most distinctive feature is the mountain known locally as “the Montgo”. This provides a dramatic backdrop for the resort and those who live in Javea swear blind it’s an elephant, turned to stone, with its trunk dipping into the sea for a drink. It’s a strange phenomenon but you can even see the elephant’s eye close as the sun goes down (Especially if you’ve had too much sangria).

Javea is divided into three distinct sections, all quite different from one another!

The Montgó Massif, which shelters Javea / Xàbia, is the highest summit of the region standing at a height of over 750m. The Parque natural del Macizo del Montgó [es] was declared in 1987, stretching across the area of La Plana to the cape of Sant Antoni. Cape San Antonio is located nearby.

From prehistoric times until the Christian feudal conquest, various differentiated periods have taken place throughout centuries whose rich historical and cultural legacy continues to this day.

The oldest evidence of human settlement in Xàbia was discovered in the Cave: Cova Foradada; it corresponds to the Upper Paleolithic or Late Stone Age and dated to be over 30,000 years old. These scarce remains belong to small nomad groups that occupied this cave on a seasonal basis. They were hunter and forager societies.

The first occupancy of the Cave: Cova del Montgó also dates back to the Upper Paleolithic Age where ceramic fragments and collective burial remains have been discovered in Neolithic Caves as well as the first metal tools from the Bronze Age. In the Cave: Cova del Barranc de Migdía, there is a Neolithic Collective Burial site with a highly important set of schematic cave paintings with a religious or worship significance. Ruins from the Bronze Age have been found from small settlements located on hill summits such as Sta. Llúcia, Cap Prim, Alt de Capsades, els Tossalets, etc.

The evolution of the Bronze Age settlements and the influences and trade contacts with the Phoenicians and to a lesser degree with the Greeks give rise to the Iberian Culture (5th Century B.C.), where we highlight the "Tesoro Ibérico de Xàbia" (Iberian Treasure of Xàbia), which was accidentally discovered in the Lluca district in 1904 and consists of diverse gold and silver artifacts from 4th Century B.C. – 2nd Century A.D.

From the Roman Age, we highlight the Muntanyar Necropolis, the site of a salted fish factory in the Arenal Beach point, known as “els Banys de la Reina” (The Queen’s Baths) and Sèquia de la Nòria (Waterwheel Drying Place), the latter related to the salted foods industry. From the Islamic Period, we can detect visible evidence in our culture not only by means of the archaeological ruins but also by means of the words themselves which we still use to refer to many locations of our municipality.

The Christian conquest heralded the Medieval Period which is well represented in Xàbia’s architecture. In the Modern Period, Xàbia experienced major economic development due to the Raisin export and trade, as shown by its significant urban development and infrastructures such as the construction of the Port and other sites which no longer exist such as a Theatre, the Pelota Court (Trinquete) and the Bullring.

The Port -  It is lively and bustling throughout the year. The port still a working fishing port and a delightful place to visit, popular with discerning clients looking for a little more European café culture. Whether you want to spend your time with a stroll amongst fishing vessels or luxury yachts or just a walk on the promenade taking advantage of its excellent seafront bars and cafes. The port has a gravel beach and marina, known as Duanes de la Mar. Whilst the history of the harbor stretches back to the 15th century, the first jetty was built in 1871 and it became an important gateway for the export of raisins. The raisin trade collapsed at the end of the 19th century, and the settlement became only a fishing harbor. The modern harbor was built in the 1950s and 1960s. The nautical club has been in the central area of the harbor since 1963. The landmark is the church of Mare de Déu de Loreto, built-in 1967 in the shape of an oval boat keel, to resemble a fishing vessel bursting through the waves.

The Arenal – The Arenal beach which attracts the vast majority of holidaymakers a beautiful blue flag crescent-shaped sandy beach with a promenade lined with bars, cafes, restaurants, All tastes are catered for from a stunning Spanish Paella to a fiery Thai Penang, Boutique style shopping provides a fantastic pre-dinner activity.  Javea is relatively quiet for most of the year - until the months of July and August when the Arenal area turns into a 24-hour playground.

The Old Town (Pueblo) - This is the original town center full of history dating back through many centuries. Just take time to wander through the maze of narrow streets starting at the old church stopping at countless bars for a drink and tapas. The church dates back to the 15th Century, next door you can pop into the local´s market and buy the fresh catch of the day or fruit and vegetables fresh and in season. In short, Javea is one of the most wonderful places on Earth to live or spend time in. But don’t take our word for it come and see.

A lot of interesting link also in Tripadvisor https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g609044-Javea_Costa_Blanca_Province_of_Alicante_Valencian_Country-Vacations.html

Different producers are interested in landscapes to shoot their films here.

"The day's cold light" With Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver, «My life in ruins», with Nia Vardalos and Richard Dreyfus, or looking back, titles like «Letters to Sorolla», «The cold hour», "Resentment", «Between April and July», "With music elsewhere", «The light of the end of the world», «Port tack», «Jávea, the green corner of the Costa Blanca», «The infernal frigate», «The man of the island» o «Fishermen of Jávea» are some of the films in which we can see the javienses landscapes.

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump, one of the world’s undisputed premier property investment moguls, recently stated “Spain is an amazing place. It’s a great country. It’s got a fever and this is the time to take advantage of it. In five years all of a sudden the same properties will be selling for a lot of money”,  Trump tells CNBC.

The experts are saying “It’s a great opportunity for investors that have the credit status to build up their property portfolios”.

 

Javea Golf

Club De Golf De Javea

Ctra. Benitachell 4

03739 Xabia / Javea

Telephone: +34 965 792 584

Just outside of Javea and Benitachell. A relatively small 9 hole golf course. The two additional putting greens and the twenty bay driving range offer enough room to practice your golf swing.

Javea (Xabia) Tourist Information Office (Oficina de Turismo)

Javea Tourist Office (Centre)

Address: Plaza de la Iglesia 4, 03730, Xábia-Jávea. (Alicante – Alacant).

Telephone: + 34 965794356

Email: xabiacentre@touristinfo.net

Website: http://www.xabia.org

Opening Hours: Winter: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:30 and 16:00 to 19:30. Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:30 h. Summer: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 13:30 h. and from 16:30 to 20:00 h. Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:30 h.

Javea Tourist Office

Address: Paseo Amanecer, S/N  (Junto Cruz Roja), 03730, Xàbia/Jávea.

Telephone: +34 669859587

Opening Hours: After the months of July, August and September every day from 10, 00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 21:00 h.

Javea Tourist Office (Arenal)

Address: Carretera Cabo de la Nao-Pla, 136. Residencial La Plaza. 03730. Jávea-Xàbia.

Telephone: +34 966460605

Email: xabiaarenal@touristinfo.net

Opening Hours: Winter: Monday to Friday, from 09:00 to 13:30 h. Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:30 h. Sundays and holidays closed.

 

Javea Tourist Office (Port)

Address: Plaza Almirante Bastarreche 11. 03730. Jávea-Xàbia. Alicante – Alacant.

Telephone: + 34 965790736 Email: xabia@touristinfo.net

Opening Times: Winter, from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:30 h. and 16:00 to 19:30. Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:30 h. and 16:00 to 19:30. Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 13:30 h. Summer, from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:30 h. and from 16:30 to 20:00 h. Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:30 h. and from 16:30 to 20:00 h. Sundays from 10:00 to 13:30 h.

 

Provenance:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X%C3%A0bia

https://en.xabia.org/ver/1523/History.html

https://www.javea.com/en/xabia-se-promociona-como-escenario-cinematografico/

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g609044-Javea_Costa_Blanca_Province_of_Alicante_Valencian_Country-Vacations.html

 

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