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 Organisation 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 British people have come on holiday to Javea, fallen in love with it and decided to make it their permanent home. That's what we did. It's certainly not one of Spain's biggest tourist centres - but it 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 toll paying motorway) Javea is easily accessible. There are only a few hotels so the bulk of the tourist industry relies on the walth of self-catering apartments and villas available here.
Javea's most distinctive feature is the mountain known locally as "the Montgo". This provides a dramatic background 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.
Javea is divided into three distinct sections, all quite different to one another. There's the old town - the original Javea, set slightly back from the coast and the place to visit if you're interested in Spanish history and culture. Here you'll find charming narrow streets, shopkeepers speaking the local language "Valenciano" and a truly Spanish feel to the place. Then there's the port area - still a working fishing port and a delightful place to visit with it's mixture of fishing vessels, luxury yachts and seafront bars and cafes. But it's the Arenal Beach which attracts the vast majority of people to Javea - a beautiful crescent shaped sandy beach with a promenade lined with bars, cafes, restaurants, gift shops and ice-cream parlours. Javea is relatively quiet for most of the year - until the months of July and August when the Arenal gets busy with tourists - but that's when you take the opportunity to lie by the pool.
We have lived here for many years and have loved every minute. Circumstances mean we have to sell these properties - but Javea will always hold a special place in our hearts!
Take a look at our properties - we hope you will buy them and treat them with as much love as we have over the years. We will happily sell to the right buyer!