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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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XBIA HOSTS REGIONEL ELITE OPTIMIST SAILING CLINIC THIS WEEKEND

javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - CN JVEA

Club Nutico de Jvea will be hosting a special training clinic organised by the Valencian Sailing Federation for the best eight sailors in the Elite Optimist Class from clubs and sailing schools across the Comunidad Valenciana. The clinic will consist of a series of lectures before a number of practical sessions on the waters of the bay of Xbia which offer the ideal conditions for the development of different training for the participants.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  ERASMUS 12 Feb 2016

STUDENTS FROM XBIA TO PARTICIPATE IN EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES
The Ayuntamiento de Xbia welcomed a delegation of students from IES No. 1 who are participating in European educational programmes such as the Erasmus+ student exchange programme. The youngsters will be able to travel and continue their education in other European countries such as Germany, England, Italy and Malta. Teachers will also be involved in the programme and will spend five days in the chosen city where students will develop practices to learn about the environment and the means that will be available.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  LA VUELTA 2016
11 Feb 2016

LA VUELTA 2016 - INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL WILL LEAVE XBIA
Three hours of live television, 1,500 riders and technical support staff and more than one hundred accredited journalists who will send an image of Xbia across Europe; these are some of the figures placed on the table at a technical meeting held at the Ayuntamiento de Xbia to plan the individual time trial stage of the 'Vuelta Ciclista de Espaa', one of the three major European professional cycling races known collectively as the 'Grand Tours'. The stage will take place on Friday 9th September and will link Xbia with Calp along a 39 kilometre long route.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - YOUTH ADVICE 11 Feb 2016

YOUNG PEOPLE OFFERED GUIDANCE AND ADVICE ON THEIR FUTURE OPTIONS
The Department of Youth at the Ayuntamiento de Xbia has organised a special fair to offer guidance to young people in the municipality on academic matters as well as on entering the job market - 'Mercat de l'Estudiant'. Councillor Ximo Segarra explained that the fair will be attended by counsellors and will gather together information and advice on all the existing training options and a guide to career paths such as those offered in the leisure and services sectors.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - VISITOR CENTRE
 10 Feb 2016

XBIA REQUESTS PERMISSION TO CONVERT LIGHTHOUSE INTO VISITOR CENTRE
The lighthouse of Cabo de San Antonio has been subject of furious debate in the past 18 months, not least so when proposals were put forward for a private hotel complex against which the Ayuntamiento de Xbia made its position very clear. Now the council is seeking permission from the Port Authority of Alicante to convert the building into a visitor centre for the Cabo San Antonio Marine Reserve to take full advantage of its position at the end of the headland which stretches into the Mediterranean to the north of the town.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - UNEMPLOYMENT JANUARY 2016
 10 Feb 2016

UNEMPLOYMENT IN XBIA SLIGHT RISE IN JANUARY 2016
Unemployment in Xbia rose in January 2016 with 1,910 people registered as out of work, up 29 on December 2015, an unemployment rate of 11.25%. The increase is an inevitable consequence of the end of the Christmas season and it would come as no surprise that the sector which saw the biggest rise in those out of work was the Services industry - bars, restaurants, hotels, etc. - which rose by 34 and now represents close to three-quarters of the total unemployment in Xbia.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - AMUX AGM 08 Feb 2016

FRIENDS OF MUSEUM (AMUX) HOLDS ITS AGM
The 'Amics del Museu de Xbia (AMUX)' held its AGM this month and begins a new year with new faces on its committee with councillor Quico Moragues (Culture) elected as vice-president of the association with municipal archaeologist Ximo Bolufer continuing as its president. Mariana Rodrguez Barba Luengo replaces Maggie Morgan as secretary; Maggie was one of the founders of AMUX and the association's members honoured her contribution and hard work with deserved applause.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - THIVIERS
 08 Feb 2016

BUSINESSES IN THIVIERS LOOK TO REGENERATE ECONOMY OF NEIGHBOURHOOD
Create a new business association or join the existing Xbia Histrica group. These are the options faced by business owners in the neighbourhood of Thiviers who want to revitalise the economy of the area as well as defend their interests. For this reason, the councillor in charge of the neighbourhood, Jos Luis Luengo, has organised an open meeting for Tuesday 9th February at 8.00pm in the Surco building in Avda. Jaume I.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - CLIMBING ON MONTGO 06 Feb 2016

MOUNTAIN ENTHUSIASTS TO FIGHT BAN ON CLIMBING ON MONTG
A group of climbers and mountain enthusiasts in the Marina Alta have expressed their disappointment after learning that the management of the Parque Natural del Montg has decided to remove all fixed equipment that allows climbing in the Cova Ampla, the cavity that is often referred to as the 'eye of Montg'. They argue that the decision has been taken unilaterally without seeking an agreed solution with the Federacin d'Esports de Muntanya i Escalada de Comunitat Valenciana (FEMCV) and without prior warning to justify and prove the negative effect of climbing on the park and its ecosystems.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  CEX 06 Feb 2016

CENTRE EXCURSIONISTA DE XBIA CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY
The Centre Excursionista de Xbia (CEX) outward bound group is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and wants to share this special milestone with the residents of the town. It has scheduled a calendar of activities throughout the month of February in which it will review its history and promote a love for the mountains amongst young people.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  SOLER BLASCO 06 Feb 2016

XBIA TO HONOUR ARTIST AND FORMER MAYOR JUAN BAUTISTA SOLER BLASCO
The Ayuntamiento de Xbia is planning to honour artist and former mayor of the town Juan Bautista Soler Blasco in 2017 with a special exhibition, a tour of places where he painted murals such as the Augustine Convent  and the chapel of Ppul and a special celebration book with articles by local writers and historians. J.B. Soler Blasco (1920-1984), a native of Ganda, dedicated his life to his passion of painting. After several years of developing his talent, he discovered that Xbia had the tranquility that he needed to paint and teach. He became an important figure in local history, residing as mayor of the town between 1974 and 1979.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  AYUNTAMIENTO PADRON 05 Feb 2016

COUNCIL OFFICIALS TO VISIT HOUSES TO UPDATE MUNICIPAL REGISTER
Council officials are visiting houses across the municipality to update the municipal register after latest figures showed that the registered population of Xbia dropped to 27,681 in 2015, a fall of more than 5,700 since the peak of 33,419 just two years ago. With immediate effect, some residents can expect a council official during the afternoon who will be simply checking if those on the register are still in Xbia or have left.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  HELP DESK XABIA
05 Feb 2016

HELP DESK XBIA - RESIDENT ADVICE IN FOUR LANGUAGES
Foreign residents in Xbia have enjoyed the benefits of a dedicated HelpDesk at the Ayuntamiento de Xbia since 2011, a focal point for assistance with municipal procedures and issues for those who might struggle with the local language. The responsibility of the Department of Resident Care headed by councillor Doris Courcelles, it has become a valuable resource for those coming to live, work or retire in Xbia.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  BOGAMARI ROCK 2016
04 Feb 2016

XBIA OPENS UP BOGAMAR ROCK TO YOUNG MUSICIANS OF THE REGION
For another year, the Department of Youth in Xbia has organised 'Bogamar Rock', a music festival which has become an opportunity for young bands to take to the stage to perform. The festival will also include a series of master classes with professional musicians.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - ENERGY POVERTY 04 Feb 2016

RESIDENTS HAVE UNTIL MARCH 30 TO JOIN ENERGY POVERTY PLAN
The Ayuntamiento de Xbia is joining the fight against energy poverty by opening registration for a special scheme promoted by Generalitat Valenciana which aims to assist individuals or families at risk of exclusion who are unable to meet their obligations to pay their utility bills and rent.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - POLICIA LOCAL DE XABIA 04 Feb 2016

XBIA POLICE ALLOCATES UNIT FOR SPECIAL DUTIES
A new unit has been created by the Polica Local de Xbia. Known as the 'Unidad de Cometidos Especiales' (UCE) - the 'Special Duties Unit' - it will consist of five police officers who will be available to meet a specific response to demands that may arise in the municipality and therefore have a more flexible pattern to meet operational needs.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - SOLER BLASCO MUSEUM 04 Feb 2016

MUNICIPAL MUSEUM ATTRACTED MORE THAN 20,000 VISITORS DURING 2015
More than 20,000 people visited the Soler Blasco Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum in the heart of the historic centre during 2015. The magnificent building, just a few steps away from the church square, has housed the town's historic collection for almost 40 years and tells the story of Xbia from the dawn of time through the modern times whilst also hosting a series of art and photographic exhibitions in the purpose-built extension completed in 2008.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - VALENCIA XBIA WALK 03 Feb 2016

STUDENTS WALK TO XBIA TO DEMAND BETTER PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Three university students have completed a 100 kilometre walk from their student digs in the city of Valencia to their family homes in Xbia to highlight the lack of a decent public transport infrastructure suffered by residents of the Marina Alta who need to travel to the capital of the Comunidad Valenciana for study, work or medical needs.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS - CRAFT MARKET 03 Feb 2016

SUNDAY MORNING CRAFT MARKET IN XBIA EVERY WEEK
As you stroll along the sea front towards the port of Xbia on a Sunday morning you will probably pass a small craft fair.  Between ten and fifteen stalls are located on the port promenade and every one displays only that which has been made by the person at the stall. 


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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  JANUARY 2016 COUNCIL MEETING 03 Feb 2016

AYUNTAMIENTO FINALLY REJECTS DEVELOPMENT ON SLOPES OF MONTG
The proposed development project on the slopes of the Montg, known as 'Huertos del Montg' has finally been rejected by the Ayuntamiento de Xbia at the month's full council meeting after it was decided that the development did not meet regulations. The session approved unanimously the modification of credit for the construction of the new auditorium and the authorisation for the installation of a secondary network to supply natural gas to the municipality.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA NEWS  AGENTE TUTOR XBIA 03 Feb 2016

XBIA INTRODUCES "AGENTE TUTOR" IN SCHOOLS TO PREVENT BULLYING
A new pilot programme has been launched by the Polica Local de Xbia to combat school bullying in collaboration with the municipal's schools. Entitled "Agente Tutor", the initiative will deploy police officers into schools as a reference figure to provide confidence to students, teachers and parents in the face of harrassment. Chief inspector Jos Antonio Monfort defined the programme as new, exciting and ambitious.

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