Jávea offers a beautiful large palm-sand beach with a bustling promenade (El Arenal), but you will also find small coves with crystal-clear water where you can enjoy swimming and snorkelling.
Jávea’s old town dates back to the Middle Ages. You can take a lovely stroll through the narrow streets where you will find plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and even an authentic, covered fresh market “el Mercado”.
The picturesque little port “el Puerto”, where fishing boats sail in with their catch during the afternoon, is also worth a visit.
Our favourite restaurants
In Jávea, there are a huge number of cosy and good restaurants. The selection is wide; authentic Spanish tapas bars, trendy beach bars where you can enjoy cocktails and also very tasty food, but also chic restaurants for absolute fine dining.
At the fantastic Arenal sandy beach on the promenade, there are plenty of great places to go for drinks, tapas and/or a tasty lunch or dinner. Chabada , Acqua and La Bambula are among our favourites! Although we are often here, we would like to introduce you to a selection of restaurants that you probably won’t find as tourists!
In the old village of Jávea, in one of the narrow authentic streets, you will find the restaurant “Volta i Volta”. This restaurant is run by a Spanish/Italian couple. They give a personal twist to traditional Mediterranean recipes. And they do so superbly! They work with fresh products and everything is homemade. Besides the normal menu, they offer a 3-course lunch menu every day; highly recommended!
Beaches in Jávea
Jávea is known for its diversity of beaches. A vast sandy beach, Playa El Arenal, and beautiful coves with (pebble) beaches. Altogether some 25 kilometres of beach fun!
Playa El Arenal
Playa El Arenal is a real family sandy beach. The beach is located on Jávea’s promenade and is therefore close to many cafés, restaurants and shops. The beach offers many opportunities for water sports: water-skiing, jet-skiing, pedalos, boat hire, etc. It also has volleyball nets and play equipment for children. Sun beds and parasols can be hired on the beach. Playa El Arenal is supervised by beach guards and has a Red Cross post.
Playa de la Granadella
Playa de la Granadella is located in the southernmost part of Jávea. Granadella is a beautiful choice bay with clear waters and was voted ‘Best Beach in Spain’ by Spaniards in 2012 and 2013. Also, this picturesque bay is the perfect place for divers or snorkelers who like to admire sea grass beds and colourful fish in crystal clear waters. The surroundings are amazing and you reach the bay via a beautiful route. Definitely worth a visit!Beaches of Jávea
Spending the winter in Jávea
As the end of October approaches and the last of the child-rich autumn holidaymakers have left again and, upon returning home, take out their long underwear, jumpers and coats to face the Dutch winter, a benevolent calm descends on Jávea.
But then there is still a lot to do in Jávea, about which more below. But the best thing is undoubtedly the mild climate that persists throughout the winter. The sea water temperature in November is still around 20°C and in December and January the sea is still around 16 – 18°C. North Sea temperatures, then, but with an average of 6-7 hours of sunshine a day. In winter, nice weather with spring-like temperatures is the norm. Temperatures range between 18 and 20°C during the winter season and regularly exceed that, so lunch in a polo shirt is often no problem! In fact, it couldn’t be better.Spending the winter in Jávea