Located between the capes of San Antonio and Nao, Jávea is one of the most important tourist destinations on the Costa Blanca. The historic quarter, located two kilometres away from the coastline, preserves a beautiful architecture, with emblematic monuments such as the church of San Bartolomé, the city's neuralgic centre.
One of the main attractions of this region is its coastline. No less than twenty kilometres of sands and hidden coves where visitors can enjoy a swim and a wide variety of water sports.
From Cape Nao to Granadella Cove, Jávea offers visitors twenty kilometres of beaches and coves, ideal to enjoy the sun, the sea and water sports. This town on the Alicante Costa Blanca shows its more tourist-related side around the area of the harbour. In addition to a wide range of accommodation, restaurants and recreational activities, in the harbour visitors can enjoy all types of water activities, such as sailing and windsurfing or a boat trip to Denia.
The beach of El Arenal is one of the most emblematic on the coast of Jávea. In this place, next to the Fontana Canal, sits the Parador de Turismo “Costa Blanca” (Inn), at a privileged location only a few metres away from the beach.
Between the islands of Portixol and Descubridor is one of the most beautiful sections of the coastline. Crystal waters and a gorgeous seabed make this the ideal setting for scuba diving.
This water sport is also popular at Granadella Cove which is, with its fine, golden sand, another attractive spot in the coast of Jávea.
Located on a plain, at the foot of the Montgó Massif, the historic quarter of Jávea was erected inland, around the fortified church of San Bartolomé, a beautiful Isabelline Gothic building made to defend the city against pirate attacks.
On the streets of the historic quarter, visitors will be amazed at the local architecture, the grilles on the windows of houses and the lintels of 'coarse' stone.
Another must in the journey around the city centre is the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, where you can learn about the history of the town.
While, on the harbour, it is worth visiting the church Our Lady of Loreto, which resembles the keel of a ship.