The majority of the modern resorts in Valencia are losing their unique features, because of the constant striving for profit. However Javea can be called “a small bastion” which withstands a siege of globalization.
The spirit of traditional Spain is still alive in Javea. You may see windmills in the vicinity of Javea which are of the time of Don Kihot. In the old part of Javea you may get acquainted with its Medieval architecture of the Monestery of Nuestra Secora de los Angeles and the churches of San Bartolomu and Santa Maria de Loreto. Javea is the most important moorage for fishing vessels. Sometimes there is no place here for luxurious yachts.
Javea is situated in the province of Alicante near the other famous resort Denia. Javea is a part of tourist region of Costa Blanca. The main resort area is considered to be the beach of Playa de Arenal. To the north of it there is a great hotel Parador 4*, to the south of it there is a restaurant called Scallops.
Parador is known as a luxurious hotel with high prices. Scallops, on the contrary, is a cosy traditional restaurant with democratic prices which offers real Valencian cuisine. The meals are tasty and cheap. In general there are some dozens of different bars and cafes along the sea-front, so you may find a good one for your taste and purse.
Walking for half an hour to the south from the main beach of Javea you will see a cliff sticking out into the sea. It is called Cabo de la Nao. There is a wonderful view of the resort and its vicinity from that place.
It is easy to find a place to stay in Javea. There is a luxurious Parador de Javea, a great number of apartments and villas, inexpensive camping-sites. El Naranjal is a nice camping-site which is situated in 5 minutes’ walk from Playa de Arenal.