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Welcome to JAVEAMIGOS.COM, the online guide sharing a passion for Javea. Created and maintained through experience, a love for the town of Javea and its people and a desire to get to know them better, JAVEAMIGOS.COM is an online guide with a difference through which we hope to encourage residents and visitors alike to enjoy Javea's many delights and to help unlock some of its secrets. Within these pages, you will find the popular 'ALL THE FUN OF THE FIESTA', our unique rough guide to the fiesta calendar in Javea which describes what happens, why it happens and how to get involved. Our 'EATING AND DRINKING IN JAVEA' guide to bars and restaurants in Javea is a growing database of the many drinking and dining venues in town whilst the 'WALKING IN JAVEA' section shows how you can work off those calories by enjoying Javea's stunning natural beauty. If you're coming to Javea to visit, take a look at our special 'JAVEA HOLIDAY GUIDE' which will help you get the best out of your stay in our wonderful town. And if you're coming to Javea to stay, check out our special guide 'CUTTING THE RED TAPE' through which we aim to make the notorious Spanish bureaucracy just a little easier to bear. For sports fans, the 'SPORT IN JAVEA' section highlights what's available, including the town's very own semi-professional football club, CD Javea. And finally, whether you're living or visiting Javea, our extensive 'WHAT'S ON IN JAVEA' guide will help you find some of the best entertainment in town.


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ELECTIONS 2015: HELP ME BUILD A BETTER COMMUNITY FOR XŔBIA

javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS ˇ JOSE CHULVI

With barely two months to go until the local elections, mayor José Chulvi, the PSOE candidate for mayor, met English-speaking residents to ask them to support him in helping to build a better community for Jávea in a special presentation at the Parador de Jávea overlooking the beach of the Arenal. Supported by several of the candidates who were announced at the end of last month, the mayor outlined the achievements of the last four years and his aims and objectives for the next four years should he be re-elected as mayor.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS ˇ XD-CPJ 30 Mar 2015

XŔBIA DEMOCRÁTICA AND CIUDADANOS POR JAVEA PRESENT THEIR CANDIDATES
The coalition of Xabia Democratica (XD) and Ciudadanos por Javea (CPJ) presented their candidate list last Saturday at a ceremony held in the Art Camp, the workshop-nursery  of Toni Marí in Camí Cabanes. Several hundred supporters and friends of the two parties attended the event which marked the official launch of the agreement. They enjoyed music and Spanish cuisine before greeting the announcements of the candidates.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - CD JAVEA
29 Mar 2015

CD JÁVEA 3-0 AT. D'ALGINET ˇ THREE QUICK GOALS SECURE VICTORY
The 'rojiblancos' left it late to secure victory with three goals in seven second-half minutes to keep alive their hopes of a play-off spot. The opening 45 minutes was hotly contested with clear chances for both sides but it ended 0-0. The second-half came alive with two dismissals for the away side as Jávea picked up their game and scored three goals through Puncho (66'), Javi (70') and Pau (73') to claim all three points. The next home game is this Friday ˇ Good Friday ˇ at 12 midday, the rescheduled game against Algemesí CF that was postponed a few weeks ago due to a strike.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS ˇ EASTER PREPARATIONS 26 Mar 2015

JAVEA PREPARES ITS BEACHES FOR EASTER
Easter is just around the corner and the Department of Services has been working on preparing the town's beaches in readiness for the Semana Santa campaign and the influx of visitors. The main preparations have been made in the Arenal area which is a primary tourist spot and there will be a vigilance and lifeguard service available from Thursday 2nd April to Monday 6th April and then on the following two weekends (April 11th & 12th and April 18th & 19th) between 11.00am and 7.00pm.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - EASTER MARKET
 23 Mar 2015

JAVEA CELEBRATES EASTER WITH TRADITIONAL CRAFT MARKET
The heart of the historic centre of Jávea will be enlivened once again by the traditional Craft Market that has become an essential part of the Easter weekend in the town for more than 30 years and the business association Xŕbia Histórica and councillor Juan Luis Cardona (Economic Development) has presented the programme for the event which begins on Good Friday. The craft market  is one of the oldest in the Comunitat Valenciana and every year around a hundred stalls spring up through the historic centre of Jávea to offer handicrafts, decorations, soaps, textiles and leather, sweets, chocolate, games and clothing.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - AMJASA 23 Mar 2015

AMJASA MARKS WORLD WATER DAY WITH EDUCATIONAL VISITS
The municipal water company AMJASA has marked the United Nations World Water Day with an informative visit to the town's valuable desalination plant by students as part of an agreement with the two high schools in Jávea. Both institutes have committed themselves to educating their students about the responsible use of water and they have been teaching them about reading consumption meters, how to analyse water bills and about the chemical characteristics of the desalination process. In return, AMJASA has waived the cost of supplying drinking water to both schools.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS ˇ MIRADOR CHALLENGE 2015
23 Mar 2015

RECORD ENTRANTS FOR FIFTH EDITION OF MIRADOR CHALLENGE
Do you fancy a real challenge whilst enjoying the spectacular coastline of the northern Costa Blanca? Some 150 walkers will be doing just that in April when they will take part in the fifth edition of the annual javeamigos.com Mirador Challenge, a 29 kilometre trek along the coast of Jávea which follows an established walking route linking fifteen of the official viewpoints ("miradores") of the municipality. Thirty teams have already registered to face the challenge of walking across the municipality of Jávea from its very southern border to the northern ridge of La Plana, including teams both Spanish and 'ex-pat' from across the Marina Alta region representing Moraira, Benitachell, Pego and Jesús Pobre as well as Jávea itself.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - CD JAVEA
21 Mar 2015

UD CANALS 1-1 CD JAVEA ˇ SHARE OF THE SPOILS
A goal from Santafé three minutes from time forced a share of the spoils at league leaders UD Canals. Neither team dominated on a water-logged pitch at a busy Quatre Camins ground and the match reached the halfway stage goalless although both sides had chances to take the lead during the opening period. The second half brought a little more action with the hosts taking the lead on 69 minutes through a free-kick from José Manuel. Jávea responded almost immediately with Alex Bertó hitting the crossbar twice before another free-kick was converted, this time by Jávea's Santafé just before full-time to force a share of the spoils.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS ˇ XD and CPJ COALITION 20 Mar 2015

XŔBIA DEMOCRATICA AND CUIUDADANOS POR JAVEA FORM COALITION
The two independent political parties of 'Xŕbia Democratica (XD)' and 'Ciudadanos por Jávea(CpJ)', who have played a major part in the last four years in the political history of Jávea, have announced an alliance in the run-up to the municipal elections in May. Both parties formed a coalition with the PSPV-PSOE after having won 24.85% of the vote between them in the 2011 elections which secured five seats on the council with leaders Anton Oscar (XD) and Juan Ortolá (CpJ) becoming deputies to mayor José Chulvi. Now they have joined together under a common banner ˇ TO HELP PEOPLE AND IMPROVE XŔBIA ˇ after they recognised that they had the same objectives.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - PERSONALISED PAYMENT SCHEMES 20 Mar 2015

MORE THAN 1,500 HAVE SIGNED UP FOR PERSONALISED PAYMENT SCHEMES
Councillor Oscar Anton (Finance) has presented the figures of the personalised payment plan that the Ayuntamiento de Jávea has offered to taxpayers, a system which allows them to organize their tax payments to best suit their own budget. This scheme could be used either to pre-pay all fees at the beginning of this year, and thus obtaining a discount bonus of 4%, or to plan payments in instalments throughout the year. The payment periods were opened in late December and up until the 5th March a total of 1,557 plans have been registered. Of these, most are the pre-payment format, from which the council has already collected 1,136,634 euros in the first quarter.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS ˇ LA GRAVA BEACH 18 Mar 2015

JAVEA CONDEMNS PLANS TO PRIVATISE PART OF LA GRAVA BEACH
Mayor José Chulvi has issued a public statement to show his disapproval of the constant attempts by the Department of Infrastructure to privatise public areas of the town by including them in proposed concessions. The latest proposal submitted by the Ports Department relates to a property owned by the State Ports Authority between Paseo de La Grava and the south pier (the building known as Meson del Puerto) where they intend to install a cafe-gym and an outside chill-out terrace as well as the confiscation of some 150 square metres of the popular beach of La Grava.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS ˇ XD  12 Mar 2015

XŔBIA DEMOCRATICA PLANS BOLD MOVE FOR MAY ELECTIONS
Oscar Anton confirmed   that the Executive of Xŕbia Democratica (XD)  and Cuidadanos por Javea (CPJ)  held a first meeting yesterday to discuss the possibility of a pre-election coalition that would  present a single list for the election in Xŕbia in May. Present at the Meeting were all the Members of the XD Committee who enjoyed a hospitable and good natured meeting with their prospective coalition group from CPJ. The positions between the two parties have always been close and at that first meeting Oscar Anton leader of XD highlighted that good relations have always existed between the two parties.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS ˇ CONDEMNATION 10 Mar 2015

JAVEA CONDEMNS MURDER OF RESIDENT HANANE
The Ayuntamiento de Xŕbia held an extraordinary plenary session on Tuesday during which the council demonstrated its condemnation of the violent murder of resident Hanane O.B. which was allegedly at the hands of her husband. It also called for three days of mourning in memory of the 43-year-old who dies on Monday after eight days in hospital being treated following a brutal assault on Sunday 1st March.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - DIA DE LA DONA 04 Mar 2015

PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED FOR EQUALITY FOR WOMEN CAMPAIGN
For another year, the Department of Equality of the Ayuntamiento de Xŕbia has prepared a varied programme of activities to commemorate International Women's Day to demonstrate their commitment for equality. Councillor Empar Bolufer (Equality) announced several activities which begin this weekend and continue until the end of the month and the subject of equality will be addressed through theatre, conference and demonstrations.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - CD JAVEA 28 Feb 2015

UE CF GANDIA 2-1 CD JÁVEA ˇ LATE GOAL STEALS WIN FOR HOSTS
The rojiblancos slip to sixth spot after an narrow defeat away in Gandía. The home side went ahead just before half-time through Torres before Bertó scored his seventh goal of the season to equalise for Jávea. However, nine minutes before full-time Moya secured all three points for Gandía who leapfrog over the rojiblancos into fifth place. Next weekend, CD Jávea entertain Algemesí CF. In the Segunda Regional, CD Jávea 'B' chalked up their fifth successive win with a 3-0 win over UD Altea 'B' with two goals from Rubén Ortolá taking his tally to 19 for the season whilst the ladies crashed 2-1 to Athletic La Vall CF.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS ˇ PSEO XABIA28 Feb 2015

XŔBIA PCPV-PSOE LAUNCH CANDIDATE LIST FOR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
A LIST TO WIN THE ELECTIONS. With these words the socialist candidate José Chulvi announced the twenty-four names which will form the candidacy of the Xŕbia PSPV-PSOE for the municipal elections in May. There are few changes at the top of the list, thus ensuring continuity and experience. José Chulvi, who heads the candidate list as the mayoral candidate, is followed by Antonio Miragall at number three and Doris Courcelles at number four. The only change is the replacement of Empar Bolufer by Isabel Bolufer Castelló, in second place after the former announced her decision not to stand in the forthcoming elections.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS ˇ FEBRUARY COUNCIL MEETING
28 Feb 2015

FEBRUARY COUNCIL MEETING ˇ AYUNTAMIENTO CONFIRMS COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY
The February meeting of the council approved unanimously a motion proposed by councillor Empar Bolufer (Equality) to highlight the commitment to avoid gender inequalities and the total integration of women in positions of responsibility, both politically and socially. The text of the motion urges central and regional governments to restore all the resources cut in support of equality and domestic violence policies. Also approved was a motion from Oscar Antón, spokesman for Xŕbia Democrática, to implore the Diputación de Alicante to restore the budget allocation for the Foreign Residents Unit to similar terms to 2014.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS ˇ FREE WIFI ZONES 28 Feb 2025

BUSINESS ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES FREE WIFI ZONES IN HISTORIC CENTRE
The business association Centro Histórico de Xŕbia, in  collaboration with the Ayuntamiento de Xŕbia, has announced details of the new free Wi-Fi network in the historic centre of the town that will be available to residents and tourists. Councillor Juan Luis Cardona (Economic Development) explained that the network will be combined with the background music system that has already been installed in different part of the historic centre which will be used during specific campaigns such as Christmas and Easter.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - PSEO MAYOR
26 Feb 2015 

NEW BLOG LAUNCHED FOR MAYORAL CANDIDATE JOSÉ CHULVI
The Xŕbia PSPV-PSOE has unveiled a new website for its mayoral candidate José Chulvi. With the launch of the portal, the socialists seek to establish a constant and effective tool for dialogue with residents of Xŕbia. As explained by José Chulvi: "In this blog we will communicate matters of concern and interest to the PSPV-PSOE, but we will also echo those issues relevant to the residents of Xŕbia; we will continue with the policy of transparency and participation which we introduced in the Town Hall during this legislature".
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS ˇ EXPAT BUDGET
26 Feb 2015

JAVEA LEADS FIGHT FOR EXPAT BUDGET
In 2011 the Provincial Government of Alicante - Unit of Foreign Citizens launched a programme of integration and collaboration which it called PROYECTO OPTIMIZA. This is an initiative aimed at policy makers and technicians of the municipalities in the province of Alicante where there is a significant percentage of foreign residents. However it is under threat after a budget reduction for 2015 which is to be questioned by municipalities with high numbers of expat residents.  
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS ˇ ARX GALA DINNER
26 Feb 2015

ANTONIO ROJO AND TOMAS FRANCO HONOURED AT ARX GALA DINNER
The Association de Restauradores de Xŕbia (ARX) held the tenth edition of its annual gala dinner this week which brings together professionals from the local hospitality sector to take stock and give recognition to the dedication and skill of leading lights in the industry. The gala, which was presented by Filo Giner, began with the award of "Fogones de Xŕbia" to Antonio Rojo, chef from the Restaurante Club de Golf who was described as "a person who has dedicated his body and soul to an exciting profession that is the kitchen, pouring into it his love and passion".
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