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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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RESIDENTS CALL FOR WATCHTOWER AND IMPROVE MOBILE COVERAGE

javeamigos.com | JAVEA ˇ MONTGO BLAZE

Residents of La Plana have met with Jávea mayor José Chulvi to express their concerns in the wake of the devastating fire of 11th/12th September which destroyed some 444 hectares of the Parque Natural del Montgó. Many of them saw the flames encroach into their gardens and in some cases approach the doors of their houses as the inferno raged across the open plateau, so they had plenty of questions for the mayor during this special meeting.

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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - MONTGÓ FIRE 18 Sep 2014

REGIONAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES FIRST MEASURES FOR RECOVERY OF MONTGÓ
Jávea mayor José Chulvi and his counterpart in Dénia Ana Kringe met with Salomé Pradas, the director-general of the Generalitat's Department of Natural Environment, to hear details of the first report by the regional government's Ministry of Infrastructure, Planning and the Environment into the first measures that will be developed to restore the areas damaged by last week's fire in the Parque Natural del Montgó. She explained that the first actions were focusing on preventing soil erosion, especially as autumn tends to bring the high risk of heavy rainfall during the months of October and November with the ravines of Malonda and Loma de Castańar on the Dénia side and the area immediately above the port of Jávea and extending towards the snout of Cabo de San Antonio at most risk.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - MONTGÓ FIRE 18 Sep 2014 

GENERALITAT CLAIMS JAVEA MAYOR JOSE CHULVI IS "NOT TELLING THE TRUTH"
Luis Santamaría, head of the regional government's Department of Interior and Justice, has accused Jávea mayor José Chulvi of showing "irresponsibility" by questioning the work of more than 400 fire-fighters based on the ground as well as 19 assets in the air who fought to extinguish the fire that affected much of the Parque Natural del Mongó between Jávea and Dénia. In a statement released by his department late on Wednesday evening in response to an extraordinary press conference in Jávea earlier in the day, Santamaría added that it was a mistake by the mayor to congratulate only the local units and said that he wanted to rectify that error by thanking the work of the pilots, brigades, environmental officers, fire-fighters and emergency technicians who were also in the zone battling the flames.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - LA PLANA FIRES 17 Sep 2014

JAVEA CALLS FOR RESPONSIBILITY FOR NEGLECT DURING FIRE-FIGHTING
In the wake of the desolation of Cabo de San Antonio from fire which was only regarded as completely extinguished on Tuesday morning, mayor José Chulvi called an extraordinary press conference to give an official assessment of what he called "one of the most devastating [fires] in recent times and a lot more serious than we imagined". Flanked by Chief Police Inspector José Antonio Monfort of the Policia Local de Xŕbia and councillor Juan Ortolá who heads the Department for Public Safety, the mayor announced that he wanted to give a voice to the feeling in town on the the operation to extinguish the blaze on La Plana. He said: "Those of us who were on La Plana on Thursday night got the feeling that is now supported by reports from the Policia Local and the Department of the Environment that the area was abandoned to its fate by emergency services", adding that the fire-fighting task was more or less left in the hands of local units which consisted mostly of volunteers.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - MONTGO FIRE 13 Sep 2014 

THE DAY MONTGÓ BURNED - FIRE DESTROYS ALMOST 450 HECTARES
It started as a plume of heavy black smoke piercing the deep blue afternoon sky above Jávea. Some 24 hours later, almost 450 hectares, the vast majority of which lays within the boundaries of the Parque Natural del Montgó, had been consumed by flames, leaving both Jávea and Dénia lamenting the scorched legacy of one of the fiercest infernos for some 15 years. It is an extraordinary disaster, both ecologically and economically that will be felt in the area for some time. The nature reserve of Cabo de San Antonio is one of the most important natural areas in the Spanish Mediterranean and mayor José Chulvi made no exaggeration when he considered the blaze to have been "a monumental disaster". Whilst there are many theories among the populations of both Jávea and Dénia as to the cause of the inferno, authorities say that it is too early to be sure what ignited the flames. However questions are already being asked as to how such an inferno can be prevented in the future.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - TAPEO 201406 Sep 2014

TAPAS FAIR WAVES GOODBYE TO SUMMER IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF JAVEA
The popular annual tapas fair known as 'TAPEO', which has been organised for the last eight years by the Xŕbia Histórica business association, has become one of the most important gastronomic events of the year for promoting local produce, attracting many hundreds of residents and visitors and the eighth edition will take place over the weekend of the 19th to 21st September. President of the association, Sisco Vallés, explained the details of this year's event, which will more or less follow the format of previous editions on the Plaza de la Constitución, and confirmed that the price of the tickets which can be redeemed for food and drinks will remain priced at 1.50 euros each.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - NATACION DE XABIA
06 Sep 2014

FIFTH OPEN WATER SWIMMING COMPETITION CLOSES MARINA ALTA CIRCUIT IN JAVEA
Details have been confirmed for the fifth edition of the 'Travesía de Natación de Xŕbia' which forms part of the Marina Alta circuit for open water swimming which includes events in Benissa and Dénia. The races in Jávea will be taking place on Sunday 14th September and there will be three categories of different distances. The 4,500 metre discipline, the most demanding test of the morning, will depart from the beach of La Caleta in Cala Blanca at 8.30am whilst those competing in the 1,500 metre race will start from the pebble beach close to the Chiringuito L'Aigua Beach Club at 10.00am. The 500m swim, aimed as children and beginners, will be based from the beach of La Grava in the port and will start at 11.00am.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - THOMAS BARNES 05 Sep 2014

THOMAS WANTS TO START SCHOOL - BUT NEEDS YOUR HELP
Nine weeks after he was born, Thomas contracted Sepsis, a potentially fatal whole-body inflammation caused by severe infection, and his mother Sarah was told that although he survived, he might never sit, stand or walk unaided, that he might never speak, see or hear again and that it was almost certain that he would need to attend a special needs school to be educated. Refusing to accept the prognosis and encouraged by a student doctor who suggested that the brain can repair itself through its plasticity, the family pulled themselves together to set out a three-year plan - to get Thomas well enough to attend a mainstream school with his sisters. However, funding is not available to pay for a classroom assistant and Sarah has set up a page to help raise the money to send her son to school.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - FIESTA LORETO 2014
04 Sep 2014 

PORT FIESTA MOVES INTO FINAL DAYS WITH PARADES, MUSIC AND GAMES
After a week during which the controversial bulls event - 'bous al mar' - has taken centre stage, the celebrations of Mare de Déu de Loreto enter the final stretch with the hectic 'Day of the Peńas' on Friday, a day dedicated to the older generation on Saturday and then the solemnity of Sunday and Monday, days dedicated to the Santísimo Cristo del Mar and the Mare de Déu de Loreto respectively. And in place of the cancelled iconic firework display, the Fiesta Commission have arranged for an additional colourful mascletŕ display as a consolation to bring an end to this year's celebrations.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - SUMMER FIGURES 2014
01 Sep 2014

AN AVERAGE OF 41,252 VISITORS STAYED OVERNIGHT IN JAVEA DURING AUGUST
According to data supplied by the hospitality sector in Jávea, the Department of Tourism has reported that occupancy levels in hotels during the summer have been some 91% of the 1,095 available beds, a four-point rise on 2013, whilst the average occupancy in the two official campsites in the municipality rose by a massive eleven points to 87%. However rentals of registered private property dropped slightly to an average of 96%, compared to 98% during the summer of 2013. And using the 'Fórmula de Estimacion Turística (FET)' which calculates population levels based on water consumption and waste generation, the Department headed by councillor Antonio Miragall was able to determine that an average of 41,252 tourist per day stayed in the town during the month of August, which is slightly up to 2013 (41,008).
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - OIL
29 Aug 2014

JAVEA DEMANDS ANSWERS OVER UNAUTHORISED HYDROCARBON SURVEYS
The Ayuntamiento de Xŕbia held its monthly regular meeting for August last night with the ongoing saga with oil exploration in the Gulf of Valencia taking centre stage after it was discovered that unauthorised surveys had already been carried out more than a year ago. The Council unanimously approved a motion to demands answers from the Government. In addition, and just hours after the sad cancellation of the Loreto fireworks, a motion was approved to apply for a special status for the display which will return in 2015. Finally, a motion was approved against the reform of the local electoral law announced by the Government earlier this month.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA ˇ NO FIREWORKS
28 Aug 2014 

REGIONAL GOVERNMENT SAYS 'NO' TO ICONIC FIREWORK DISPLAY
It has been confirmed by the Ayuntamiento de Xŕbia that permission has been REFUSED for the launching of the iconic aquatic firework display from the harbour walls on September 8th. Mayor José Chulvi, councillor Juan Ortolá and Juan José García, president of the organising committee of the Fiestas of Mare de Déu de Loreto announced the sad news in a special press conference at the town hall today. They confirmed that the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment has rejected an appeal filed by the Ayuntamiento de Xŕbia for permission to launch the display from the end of the north harbour wall, despite the position being just inside the 500m exclusion zone between such activity and green zones. Thus, the regional government has brought an end to over 40 years of tradition during which the spectacular firework display has brought a stunning end to the port fiestas - and without incident.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA ˇ RIURAU
25 Aug 2014

COUNCIL APPROVES PROJECT TO RENOVATE RIURAU D'ARNADAU
A project have been finally approved by the Ayuntamiento de Xŕbia for the renovation of the Ruirau d'Arnauda which has been located in the Parque Montaner above the Plaza de la Constitución since 2009. The work is estimated to cost 84.539 euros of which 50% will be provided by the Valencian Regional Tourist Board as part of its 'Plan Millor 2014' initiative and councillor Antonio Miragall (Heritage) has confirmed that the project will be put out to tender with the intention of starting work in October.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - FIESTAS LORETO
20 Aug 2014 

FIESTAS OF LORETO OPEN WITH OFFICIAL PRESENTATION
The popular celebrations of 'Mare de Déu del Loreto', commonly known as the "port fiesta", kick off this weekend with the presentation of the 'mayorales', the main protagonists of the 2014 celebrations. The evening kicks off some two weeks of activities which includes community dinners, float parades, live music and dancing, sports events such as cycling and Valencian pilota, the spectacular 'correfocs' and the final night fireworks (subject to permission) and, of course, the popular 'bous al mar' along the water's edge. We have a full programme of events for the 2014 edition as well as a rough guide to what, how and why.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - ISVH BOMBEROS
14 Aug 2014

BALCÓN AL MAR FIREFIGHTERS NEED NEW VOLUNTEERS
The volunteer firefighting unit 'Bomberos de Balcón al Mar de Xŕbia' has become operational again after a recent reorganisation. The unit, now headed by Sören Meilick, is now looking to recruit and train new volunteers to bring it back up to full complement to provide firefighting support in the Balcón al Mar zone and across the municipality. Experienced firefighter Sören Mielek was announced as the new commandant and the unit has been reorganised to be available to fight fires in the Balcón al Mar zone during the period of highest risk. However, the unit is also looking for more volunteers who would be interested in joining them.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - RAFA ANDARIAS
14 Aug 2014

RAFA ANDARIAS VISITS MAYOR BEFORE HEADING TO CANADA
Sailor Rafa Andarias popped into the Ayuntamiento de Xŕbia this week to meet with mayor José Chulvi before his departure with the Spanish national team to Halifax in Canada for the IFDS World Championships which take place between the 19th and 24th August. Andarias forms part of the four-person team that will represent Spain in the individual class 2.4mR. Among its sponsors are the municipal water company AMJASA.
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javeamigos.com | JAVEA - PORT FIESTA FIREWORKS 13 Aug 2014

LORETA FIESTAS ANNOUNCED PENDING FIREWORK AUTHORIZATION
The organising committee of the Fiestas Mare de Déu del Loreto - commonly known as the port fiestas - has published its official programme for the 2014 celebration, a book of more than 100 pages of cultural content which as always includes a historical account of life in the port and in Jávea in general. The book's cover is illustrated with a photograph of the iconic firework display that brings the two week festivities to an end. This image was chosen many months ago but it has now become a symbol of the struggle for survival of this popular aquatic pyrotechnical show which has closed the fiestas for more than 40 years.
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