Situated between the capes of Nao and San Antonio, Javea is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Blanca. About 2 km away from the coastline lies the historic quarter which preserves a wonderful architecture, with iconic monuments like the San Bartolome Church. However, the coastline remains one of the main reasons why so many people come here and it’s a perfect place where you can enjoy a wide range of water sports, including snorkeling, swimming and more.
Visit the Montgo Mountain Natural Park
For decades, climbers from Javea and all over the world have been mesmerized by the beauty of the Montgo Mountain Natural Park. The good news is that unlike other parks around the world, getting here is simple, since there are routes for all abilities. For those who lean towards the easiest routes, the Raco del Bou trail is the best one to take. The terrain is shared by many animals, so it should not come as a surprise that you may encounter rabbits, badgers and owls along the way. However, if you want to take a harder trial, then get ready for it, since it’s going to take you across croplands and pine forests. It’s takes from three to seven hours to be on the mountain if you do go for the harder route.
Our Lady of Loreto Festival
From day to night, this wonderful festival is going to be simply unrecognizable. During the day, the statue of Lady of Loreto is taken to the streets, but when the sun goes down, the whole town turns into a huge party. If you love bull-running, then you should certainly head out to the beach where you can enjoy the show from a safe distance. The festival eventually culminates in a breathtaking display of fireworks over the harbor.
Jet-Ski at Muntanyar Beach
Between La Grava and the Arenal Bay, the Muntanyar Beach runs for one point five kilometers. This area is actually quite rocky for most swimmers, so unless you’re a good one, you should not try to swim here. The good news is that there are indeed many companies that offer a wide range of water sports classes, including water skiing and sailing classes. If you want, you can also hire a jet ski. The beach is lined with tapas restaurants and bars, so if you feel like having something to drink and eat, there are plenty of choices to consider.
The Javea Markets
Market stalls take over the Plaza de la Constitution in Javea every Thursday, when the square turns into a bustling and massive bazaar. The good news is that merchants don’t display the prices, so if you want to get a new pair of shoes for a great price, this is the place to barter for it. High quality and handmade purses, belts and wallets can be found here, so if you need and want to replace yours, this is the best place to do that. If you want to buy vegetables and fruits though, you’ll be very happy to know that there’s also a daily food market in the Plaza Celestion Pons, which is just five minutes away.
All in all, Javea is a great place to spend a wonderful time and recharge your batteries after a long week of work. By visiting these iconic places, you’re certainly going to make the most of your vacation here.