What to do in Jávea? More and more tourists are coming to spend their holidays or just to visit one of the most charming towns in Costa Blanca, to dine, shop, and bask in its relaxing atmosphere.
Found in the province of Alicante, Jávea is a coastal town located between the towns of Denia and Moraira.
It’s undoubtedly one of the most charming and magical towns on the Costa Blanca, an enigmatic place that always leaves everyone who visits it wanting more. Which, in turn, always makes us come back, again and again, every year, because it is always great to return to the places where we were happy.
Its light, its coves of turquoise and crystal clear water, its landscapes of steep cliffs, its atmosphere, its gastronomy and that magic of eternal summer that it exudes, make it the perfect place for your summer getaway.
In addition, more and more people are opting for a campsite in Alicante, close to a natural environment and the best beaches on the peninsula. Jávea is one of the favourite places to spend a few relaxing days, as it is one of the most spectacular towns in Costa Blanca, with the permission of Denia, Moraira and Calpe.
What are the reasons why you should visit Jávea? Here we show you all of them.
Soak Up its Beaches and Coves.
Jávea, with its 25km of coastline as well as a fine sandy beach, has beautiful small coves, open gravel beaches and huge cliffs.
One of its most famous coves is the Cala de la Granadella, a paradisiacal cove with crystal clear waters where the film “The cold light of day” was filmed with the actor Bruce Willis, who was captivated by the cove and its cliffs.
Cala del Moraig
Plus, Jávea has plenty of activities to do in the sea ranging from diving, scuba diving, jet-skiing or kayak excursions.
Stroll Through its Beautiful Town
The town of Jávea is small and has a beautiful old town. Strolling through its narrow streets lined with shops, bars and restaurants is a real treat.
You can’t miss a tour of the historic centre of Jávea. Among the most outstanding monuments are the defensive walls, the most representative monuments such as the Church of San Bartolomé, the town hall and of course the historical market and its historical and ethnological museum.
In addition, there is a great atmosphere and a wide variety of restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs. We recommend a stroll through the Plaza de la Iglesia and its surrounding streets, where you will find beautiful corners like this one.
Jávea’s Old Town
Visit Porta Maris: Jávea’s Luxury Boutique Hotel
While strolling around Jávea, you can’t miss a trip to Porta Maris. It’s a luxury villa with spectacular sea views, situated in the prestigious area of Tosalet-Cap Martí Alicante.
Found in a peaceful and exclusive location, it has eight double bedrooms and 5 bathrooms on 3 floors (2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms). It has 2 splendid covered terraces of 100 m2 each and 2 gardens with play areas. It also has a fabulous 10×5m swimming pool equipped with a parasol area and sunbeds, barbecue, paella and parking for 5 cars inside the property. What more could you ask for?
The project has been running for over two years and provides the perfect place for an intimate getaway to rest, recuperate and enjoy nature.
Here, you’ll be able to enjoy the utmost privacy in the company of friends and loved ones. The villa caters up to sixteen people at a time, with large outdoor and indoor seating areas overlooking the Mediterranean sea.
A privileged site for its beauty and exclusivity, it’s also attracted the attention of many advertising companies and has been used for the advertising campaign of Isabel Mora’s swimwear (here), or filming of a series of well-known platforms such as Netflix or HBO.
Another exciting piece of news is that last year, Port Maris was accredited by The Spanish Federation of Large Families, a prominent family tourism seal in Spain.
Porta Maris also offers its clients a comprehensive guide that advises the best places to visit in the town of Jávea. So you can wake up in this gorgeous location, and before you set off for the day to explore, the staff will be more than happy to help you with their town guide. Just feel free to ask.
Address: Porta Maris Javea
Calle Gaviotas 6, 03739 Javea, Spain
Phone: (+34) 648 748 635
Where to Eat in Jávea
Ran by the owners of the boutique hotel La Casita, the restaurant El Campo is a traditional Mediterranean restaurant providing an authentic country experience. 5 km from Arenal beach, in the quiet area of Cansalades, it’s located in the heart of Jávea.
The ethos of the restaurant is chilled and laid-back, where they invite you to unwind in its beautiful country location. The menu is based on a pure Mediterranean style but with touches of French-Mediterranean as well as Thai concept.
Their gastronomic creations are unique due to the fusion and the art of their chefs, something not common in the area. The menu consists of different dishes in the form of appetisers, so you can savour a bit of everything to try together.
On the menu, they offer meat dishes from the grill, fresh fish, as well as some Mexican style dishes, served in a gorgeous outdoor tropical paradise, decorated with olive trees, banana plants and cactuses.
They also avail of a large dining bar inside, decorated to extend to its customers the kind of outdoor feeling even during the summer months.
Address: Calle Henry Matisse 4
03730 Jávea, Alicante
Phone: +34 634 342 209
Uncover the meaning of fine rustic-style dining at Masena, located at the gates of Jávea in a charming Mediterranean enclave. The restaurant has been magically transformed from a cosy rustic house, which has managed to preserve its warm and familiar atmosphere to enjoy an unforgettable experience.
The owners have successfully brought to the table a menu that is rich in traditional Mediterranean flavours, with a touch of French elegance that is dotted across its dishes, in an exquisite environment.
Inés, Hamid and Valentín bring to the Mediterranean coast a cuisine rich in ideas and elaborate and intense flavours, which make up a menu that changes with the seasons and with incessant variations and suggestions that seek the continuous acceptance of the client.
Hailing from Morocco, head of the kitchen Hamid Megrini Moujtahid exhibits the knowledge he’s acquired in different restaurants in Palma de Mallorca, Salamanca, Madrid and Barcelona. He has been in the profession for a total of 20 years, the last ten of which he has spent at Masena restaurant.
Let’s take a look at some of the beautiful dishes on offer:
Address: Careterra Benitatchell 71
Phone: 965 79 37 64
Where to Shop: Casa Mu Living
Looking to decorate your home with the most delicate, handmade furnishings? We recommend stepping into Casa Mu Living to discover all the delightful items they have in store.
From rugs, blankets, cushions, lighting, ceramics, furniture to table art, they many ways to spruce up your home with simple touches. Casa Mu Living has a very personal and unique style and is influenced by everything the owners have been inspired by on their travels in exotic Indonesia or mysterious Morocco.
A highlight from their collection in store is their delightful selection of Moroccan Beni Ourain and Berber rugs; the most desirable rugs that have already conquered interior designers around the world. As you can see, this humble store has the capacity of storing some real treasures, just waiting to be uncovered.
This January they currently have a 50% sale, so make sure you pop in if you’re in the area while sales last.
Address: Calle del Santísimo Cristo del Mar 1, Javea
Interior Design and Art Gallery at Concept Design
An architecture, decoration and design studio located in Jávea for the general public and technical consultancy for professionals and developers. We are committed to colour and the most creative forms.
Ana Comas, an artist, architect, and owner of the project with more than 25 years of experience is at the head of this project. Also, an urban planner has developed her work in cities such as Buenos Aires, Valencia, Los Angeles, and London where she has left her mark with her contemporary and elegant style is nowhere in Costa Blanca namely Javea.
Her team is made up of multidisciplinary professionals who have been dedicated to architecture with a passion for decades so that you can design and build the house of your dreams or the special space for you.
The style is based on art nouveau, featuring splashes of colour to brighten up any dull space and inject a splash of happiness into your life.
The team carry out residential projects, offices, homes, single-family homes, among others. So if you’re looking to revamp your home in the Costa Blanca area, then you know where to inquire.
Concept Design also has a fabulous art gallery of sculptures to marvel at, which makes for a lovely afternoon plan if you plan to stay in Jávea for a few days.
What’s more, is that Ana has also launched her own creative clothes wear line available at the design studio. This one-of-a-kind exclusive line is inspired by ethereal shapes and varying textures.
Expect flowy skirts, unique tops, and daring combinations.
Address: Vía Augusta 30, local 1
03730, Xàbia/Jávea, Alicante
Phone: +34 652 821 133