Ever heard of Jávea? It’s that dreamy, tranquil coastal town just an hour’s drive north from Benidorm.
Moving to Jávea has been the ideal for many British expats. With its “good-quality” of life, stunning beaches, and plenty of restaurants and shops, it could be called the “perfect place to live.”
But with all the obvious already said, UK Spain Life will give you some more exciting trips to go on, whether you’re just visiting or you’ve moved for good…
Montgo Natural Park:
Love nature? Well Jávea has plenty of it. The coastal town is spectacularly located, with the popular Montgo National Park close by which makes for a great hike or road trip. There are several different routes you can take, but just remember to take your hat and water with you if you’re going by foot. It is around 752 metres to the top, and will usually take around 2-3 hours, but once you are there, the views will be worth it.
Playa de Granadella:
This is a relaxing beach tucked in the corner in the southern part of Jávea. It’s tranquil the majority of the months of the year, and even reasonably quiet in high season too. The sea is clear and the views are breath-taking, with natural scenery surrounding, with trees and mountains.
Kayaking and Canoeing in Javea:
One of the privileges about living in southern Spain, is being right on the Mediterranean Sea where you can do more water sports than you even knew of. Jávea is a popular destination for water activities, especially kayaking and canoeing. There are several different ways to enjoy it, but the one we recommend it: Siesta Advisor. They provide tours given by expert guides that will help you explore the sea and caves surrounding in a safe, enjoyable environment.
Trekking and Caves with Xabia Active:
More action-packed adventures happen in Jávea with trekking and exploring caves… Xabia Activa are another company around the area that provide fun days out for all. They’ll guide you around the caves, revealing its history and points of interest, as well as taking you on treks to get outstanding views of the town, as well as many other activities. See their website for more info: www.xabiactiva.com
Archaeological & Ethnographic Museum:
Something a bit different, and for those interested in the history of this small, Spanish town. It’s located in the old part of the town, and is an old, small building comprised of several rooms, with different exhibits in each one. The building itself is an example of the fine tosca work local to the region. You can enjoy all of Jávea’s wonderful history for free there, as well as getting the chance to climb to the top to witness the fantastic views up there.
Mini Golf: who doesn’t love mini golf?
Whether it’s part of your summer plans or not, mini golf is always a great pastime to enjoy with friends. Based in Cannes street, close to Platja de l’Arenal, this popular mini golf course is something that anyone can join in with.
Cycling routes around Jávea: get fit whilst you sightsee!
There are many places to cycle around southern Spain, as well as several different ways to do so, but, for the safest, most informative ways of exploring by bike, UK Spain Life would recommend MTB Touren. You can take their Javea tours, and witness the famous Montgo mountain first-hand, or have the option instead to check out the nearby villages and scenery. If you wish to find out more about them, visit: www.mtb-touren-costablanca.com/en/