The 10 most beautiful places to see in Jávea

Jávea (or Xàbia in Valencian) is one of the most important the towns of the Costa Blanca that give shape to a lifestyle and above all to a way of enjoying Mediterranean tourism for its quality and variety in the places to visit, gastronomy to taste and beaches to swim in..

In this article we will review the most beautiful places to see in Javea so you can make your own itinerary if you want to visit this beautiful coastal town.

You can use Camping Arena Blanca Benidorm as a base camp for your vacations. There are a lot of nice towns nearby and activities in the city.

Granadella cove

Granadella Cove

Granadella cove

Located about 10km from the center, this rock and gravel beach is one of the most famous in Spain. In an environment that connects the mountain with the sea, here you can enjoy crystal clear waters, perfect for snorkeling.

The Granadella Cove has a restaurant, hammock service and a snorkeling and kayak equipment rental stand, since one of the most interesting sea routes on the Costa Blanca starts from here. Later in this article I will show you the route.

Port of Jávea

Port Jávea

Port of Jávea

The port of Jávea is a perfect area for strolling, having tapas in the bars or eating in one of its restaurants. Here you can enjoy the Mediterranean gastronomy par excellence, with fresh fish direct from the port.

In fact, there is a fish market in the port where sailors auction fresh fish just out of the sea.

Routes through the Montgó Natural Park

The town of Jávea is separated from the town of Dénia by the Montgo Natural Park, which has an area of more than 2000 hectares and a maximum altitude of 753 meters.

Within the park there are a lot of hiking tra ils that take us to very nice places that are worth spending a day in the countryside, let’s see some of these routes in case you want to incorporate them into your itinerary in Javea.

ROUTE 1: Cape San Antonio Lighthouse

Cabo San Antonio Lighthouse

San Antonio cape

From this stop we have stunning views from the top of the coast of Javea. The pity is that you can’t access the inside of the lighthouse, but the views and the walk itself are worth it.

To get here, we can drive to the recreational area, which is less than a kilometer from the lighthouse to walk around the area, or if you prefer you can park directly in the area of the lighthouse.

ROUTE 2: Cova Tallada

Cova Tallada

Cova Tallada

The Cova Tallada is a wonder of nature, a cave that connects directly to the sea, with the rock carved inside since in the Muslim period it was used as a quarry for construction.

I recommend that you visit this page, as there are some periods during the year when it is necessary to request an authorization to go for capacity control reasons.

There are 2 ways to get here, the easiest is from the Mirador las Rotas, which is the park park that overlooks Denia, or if we prefer to go from Javea, we can make a route from the Green Zone of Cabo de San Antonio.

ROUTE 3: Molins de la Plana

Molins de la Plana

Molins de la Plana

These 11 mills of the 14th century are located in the area of the plains, where the “Llebeig” blows. It is a nice hiking route to move around the Montgó and enjoy the countryside and wonderful views of Cabo de San Antonio.

Maritime route of the caves

Llop Marí Cave

Cova del Llop Marí

This is one of the coolest routes I have personally done in kayak, in which we will visit 2 caves. I discovered it in the great blog of Mas allá de la ciudad, and the truth is that it has no waste.

This route starts from the Cala Granadella, where we can rent a kayak, from there we head to the Cova del Llop Marí. Once we have visited the cave we follow the path, passing through the Cala Ambolo to the Cova dels Orguens.

Barraca Cove (or Portitxol) + Viewpoint

Portitxol Cove

Portitxol cove

This cove, also called the instagramers’ cove, is a small picturesque corner of Javea, where we find some old fishermen’s houses, white and blue, perfect to climb a couple of points in our ranking of the postureo known as Instagram.

In front we have the Portitxol Island, which can be accessed by swimming, kayak or boat. It is a point with a great marine fauna ideal if we want to snorkel in its surroundings.

As a point of interest, access to this cove is given by the Mirador de Portitxol, a square with a cross from which we can see the island.

Old town

Javea Old Town

San Bartolomé Church

The streets of the old town of Javea retain their medieval architecture, buildings built of stone, with medieval arches and defensive walls, which were built as a defense perimeter.

Some of the emblematic buildings that we should visit are the Church of San Bartolomé, the Mercado de Abastos, the Town Hall and the historical and ethnological museum.

Arenal Beach

Arenal Beach

Arenal beach

The Arenal Beach is one of the best known of Javea, with a length of half a kilometer, is the only sandy beach in the municipality.

In this area you will find a wide variety of restaurants and bars, as well as several nightlife venues. It is in this area that young people go out for a drink on summer nights.

With all these plans that we have numbered you already have to plan the route that suits you best. If you only have one day I would recommend a mix of mountain route + beach + old town and, above all, you should eat in one of the restaurants near the port.

And if you are going to spend more days on our beautiful Costa Blanca, you can visit some more towns.

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