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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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PORT FIESTA 2015 - FULL PROGRAMME

javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS · PORT FIESTA

Representatives from the fiesta commission of the Festes Patronals de Mare de Déu de Loreto - also known as the 'port fiestas' - visited the Ayuntamiento de Xàbia to present the publication of the official fiesta book and the full programme of events that make up this special celebration in the port. Together with mayor José Chulvi and councillor Antonio Miragall (Fiestas), they also announced the return of the iconic aquatic firework display with traditionally closes the fiesta using a series of floating platforms in order to take the launch point outside of the 500m exclusion zone which suspended the display last year.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS · PLENARY AUGUST
28 Aug 2015

PLENARY SESSION - AUGUST 2015: 9 d'OCTUBRE PRIZE WINNERS APPROVED
The August Plenary Session of the Ayuntamiento de Xàbia approved unanimously to award teacher Inmaculada Yáñez García and Cine Jayan the prestigious '9 d'Octubre Vila de Xàbia' prizes for 2015. These annual awards are bestowed for civic values and solidarity in a special ceremony at the Ayuntamiento on October 9th, the Día de la Comunidad Valenciana.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS · NEIGHBOURHOOD COUNCILLORS
28 Aug 2015

AYUNTAMIENO DECENTRALIZES CITIZEN ATTENTION TO NEIGHBOURHOOD COUNCILLORS
The Ayuntamiento de Xàbia has incorporated the creation of neighbourhood councils as one of the new features of the new legislature, an initiative to decentralise administration and make it more flexible and available. A councillor has been assigned to a different area of Xàbia, allowing them to have a better perspective and better understanding of the strengths and problems. For residents, this introduces the same contact to create a more fluid relationship with the neighbourhood and its associations, attending directly and more effectively to their needs.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS · DOG PARK 26 Aug 2015

AYUNTAMIENTO OPENS NEW DOG PARK NEXT TO GORGOS RIVER
The Ayuntamiento de Xàbia has opened the municipality's first dog park which is located in the district of Pou Moro next to the Gorgos river. It is a large green area of some 3,700 square metres equipped with bins, bag dispensers for owners to clear up after their dogs and furniture such as benches to allow owners to relax or read whilst their pets run, play and exercise. The area, which is surrounded by a security fence, has shaded areas with trees and will soon be improved with new plantings and a play area for the dogs. The design has followed the advice given by RAMA and APASA with which the Ayuntamiento maintains direct contact.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS · GLOBAL MARCH 24 Aug 2015

MARCHING AGAINST EXTINCTION - XÀBIA RESIDENTS RAISE FUNDS TO SAVE ELEPHANTS
Residents in Xàbia have come together to raise money to help save the elephants and rhinos in East Africa where poaching has reached such epidemic numbers that extinction in the next decade is a very real possibility. The team have put together a number of fund-raising events including a special screening of the documentary film 'When Giants Fall' which highlights the elephants struggle to survive a seemingly insatiable worldwide demand for their ivory. And on Sunday 4th October they have arranged a charity walk as part of the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos taking place in over 100 cities across the world.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS · WATER AGREEMENT  13 Aug 2015

JAVEA SECURE DEAL TO BUY WATER TO GUARANTEE SUPPLY
The municipal water company AMJASA has reached an agreement with the community of Irrigators of Pedreguer to make available new sources of water to deal with the ongoing drought situation and provide greater guarantees to the population without having to utilise the wells of the Pla which are used by local farmers. They have also agreed the terms of use of a pipeline owned by the Ayuntamiento de Pedreguer which is required to channel the water into AMJASA's own distribution network.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS · ILLEGAL FIREWORKS 11 Jul 2015

POLICE ACT ON ILLEGAL FIREWORK DISPLAY CLOSE TO PROTECTED AREAS
The Policía Local de Xàbia has opened prosecution proceedings against those responsible for launching fireworks close to a protected forest area on the night of Thursday 6th August, a blatant disregard of the current situation in which the region is on alert for a serious risk of fire. According to the investigation of the police authorities, the display was arranged by a foreign tourist to celebrate a birthday, a serious offence for which he is now being prosecuted.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS · MANUEL JORGE 07 Aug 2015

MANUEL JORGE INAUGURATES EXHIBITIONS OF WORKS IN THREE GALLERIES
The municipal exhibition halls at the Soler Blasco Museum and CA Lambert (Casa de Tena) in the historic centre as well as the Casa del Cable in the port are displaying some 200 works of Galician artist Manuel Jorge, a representation of more than 2,000 paintings, drawings and textile designs that form the collection of the Manuel Jorge Foundation. The exhibitions, which will run until October 3rd, were inaugurated on Friday evening at the Casa del Cable, a ceremony attended by mayor José Chulvi, councillor Quico Moragues (Culture) and representatives from the Manuel Jorge Foundation and enlivened by music from Carme Catalá (flute) and Pere Tent (guitar).
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS · SAVE WATER 07 Aug 2015

XABIA STRENGTHENS CAMPAIGN TO ENCOURAGE WATER SAVING IN SUMMER
With the drought continuing, the Ayuntamiento de Xàbia, through the municipal water company AMJASA, has strengthened its campaign to encourage the responsible use of potable water by its residents. Consumption is currently at a rate which is well above average, placing the current situation of water supply as unsustainable with the drastically low levels being recorded in the natural wells after months and months of drought and the desalination plant working at full capacity for only the second time since its construction; demand for water is on the verge on overwhelming Xàbia's ability to supply it.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS · POLICE JET SKI 05 Aug 2015

POLICIA LOCAL ACQUIRE JETSKI AND LAUNCH NEW WEB AREA
The Policía Local de Xàbia has expanded to its fleet by acquiring a jetski through which it can improve its coastal surveillance and rescue responsibilities in support of the Cruz Roja. It has also launched a new area of the municipal website to help the public understand better their important work in the community.


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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS · JULIA MIÑANA
05 Aug 2015

SAILING CLUB HONOURS XÀBIA'S LATEST CHAMPION
Family, friends and colleagues of the Sports Sailing Section of the Club Náutico de Jávea offered a warm tribute to Julia Miñana, a young sailor who triumphed in the Optimist class European Championships which were held in Pwllheli in Wales last month. Julia finished top of a field of almost 50 young sailors from across Europe and the world, including Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, France, Holland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS · XABIA JAZZ 04 Aug 2015

XABIA JAZZ 2015 ANOTHER SUMMER FESTIVAL SUCCESS
Jazz enthusiasts from Xàbia and across the Marina Alta region enjoyed another spectacular edition of the Xàbia Jazz Festival Internacional with three nights of concerts in the special enclosure on the Plaza de la Constitución. The festival celebrated its 15th edition this year with a line-up to suit all tastes as well as a series of performances in the streets of the historic centre in the lead-up to the weekend, a special workshop for children and a film screening in the Ruirau d'Arnauda in the Parque Montaner.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - AUGUST IN XABIA 31 Jul 2015

BOOKINGS FOR AUIGUST CLOSE TO 100% FOR A FULL HOUSE IN XÀBIA
It looks as if Xàbia might have to dig out the "HOUSE FULL" signs if the initial estimates for tourist occupation made by the Department of Tourism bear any fruit. According to data gathered by the department today, hotel reservations are reported at 95% for the month of August whilst registered holiday rentals are two points higher at 97% with campsites reporting 90% occupancy, the same as last year.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - MARTA BAÑULS
 30 Jul 2015

PORT COUNCILLOR MAKES HERSELF AVAILABLE FOR ITS RESIDENTS
Among her many responsibilities, councillor Marta Bañuls has taken on the newly-established role of liaison for residents living in the port area. In the next few weeks, she will be setting out a timetable for regular appointments in the 'Bilblioteca de Duanes', the public library in Avda. del Botanic Cabanilles, so that residents can meet with her personally. And in October there are plans to hold a special meeting for the Hospitality sector to address their needs.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - LA PLANA AND PORTITXOL
 29 Jul 2015

AUGUST BRINGS FIESTAS OF LA PLANA AND PORTITXOL
As always, the month of August brings with it two of the more traditional fiestas of the year, leaving the main centres of the town and enlivening two areas of traditional summer retreat - La Plana and Portitxol. Although they are modest celebrations which are specially designed to promote fellowship amongst neighbours, they are also open to anyone who wishes to join in and perfect opportunities to discover more about Xàbia that its beaches and bars.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - XABIA JAZZ 28 Jul 2015

HISTORIC CENTRE SHOPS DECORATE WINDOWS FOR XÀBIA JAZZ
Members of the Centro Histórico de Xàbia trade association are supporting this year's edition of the Xàbia Jazz International Festival by displaying several works of art in the windows of their businesses as part of a competition. Six participants are taking part in this modest contest with works ranging from paintings to those incorporating techniques like crochet.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - TRAINING COURSES 27 Jul 2015

HALF OF STUDENTS ON TRAINING COURSES FIND EMPLOYMENT
Half of those who attended the annual training workshops supported by the Ayuntamiento de Xàbia to promote employment in the Hospitality and Tourism sectors have found jobs. And latest figures show that unemployment in Xàbia fell to 1,669 in June which, although reflects the increase of work in the Services Sector during the summer months, is the lowest for the month since 2009.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS · AMJASA DONATION
27 Jul 2015

AMJASA DONATES FIRE-FIGHTING EQUIPMENT TO PROTECCIÓN CIVIL
Municipal water company AMJASA has donated two important tools for rapid response fire fighting to the volunteers of the Protección Civil who have often been first on the scene at incidents during the past few months. The first of these is a pump that can be loaded onto a pick-up truck and which can draw water from fire hydrants, swimming pools, reservoirs and other sources. It is easy to transport so that the volunteer firefighters working on the ground before the arrival of the regular fire-fighting services can work on containing the blaze in its first phase.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS · NO NOISE 27 Jul 2015

XABIA ISSUES NEW EDICT TO REDUCE WORKS NOISE DURING SUMMER MONTHS
Noise pollution in Xàbia will have to kept to a minimum during siesta hours this summer after mayor José Chulvi signed an edict to prohibit works which produce noise and vibration which upset both residents and holidaymakers alike. Works which produce such noise and vibration will now only be allowed from 9.00am until 3.00pm and then from 5.00pm until 8.00pm, meaning that it is now prohibited to produce these levels of noise between 3.00pm and 5.00pm and then after 8.00pm until the following morning.
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