VISITING – The Holiday Essentials

You’ve packed your shorts, summer dresses, swimsuit and bikini and suffered the no-frills flying experience to reach Spain. You’ve squeezed everyone into the hire car and got yourself safely to Jávea. You’ve picked up the keys and finally found the holiday villa. So now you need to fill the fridge with food and drink. And you’ll probably need the cash to do so. As the holiday draws on, those mosquitos and tummy rumbles might require a visit to a chemist and whilst we hope you don’t need the police, it’s worth knowing where they might be. In this section, we’ll show the locations of the supermarkets and banks as well as the chemists (for those annoying little irritations) and the police stations (for those larger ones).

The Historic Centre

BANK / CASHPOINT
Opening hours are normally between 8.30am and 2pm Mon-Fri. Cashpoints are usually 24 hour and located outside the bank or in secure vestibules.

CHEMIST
Opening hours are normally between 9am to 1pm then 5pm to 8pm Mon-Fri. A 24-hour duty chemist is available throughout the week; external link.

SUPERMARKET
Opening hours are normally between 9.15am to 9.00pm Mon-Sat. Some supermarkets may open on Sunday morning during the high season.

TOBACCONIST (T)
The sale of tobacco, cigarettes and cigars is strictly controlled in Spain and, unless a bar or restaurant has a vending licence, the only place to buy them is in a tobacconist. The bonus is: you can also buy stamps for those postcards home!

POST OFFICE (Correos)
COVID-19 Opening Hours are 8.30am-2.30pm Monday to Saturday.

TOURIST OFFICE
Opening hours are 9.00am to 1.30pm then 4.00pm to 7.30pm Mon-Fri. 10.00am to 1.30pm on Saturdays.

PARKING
There are two underground pay car-parks and one free car-park, all within walking distance of the centre of town.


The Port

BANK / CASHPOINT
Opening hours are normally between 8.30am and 2pm Mon-Fri. Cashpoints are usually 24 hour and located outside the bank or in secure vestibules.

CHEMIST
Opening hours are normally between 9am to 1pm then 5pm to 8pm Mon-Fri. A 24-hour duty chemist is available throughout the week; external link.

GUARDIA CIVIL
The first stop for the report of thefts and burglaries. Be aware that you may need to employ the services of a translator.

SUPERMARKET
Opening hours are normally between 9.15am to 9.00pm Mon-Sat. Some supermarkets may open on Sunday morning during the high season.

TOURIST OFFICE
Opening hours are 9.00am to 1.30pm then 4.00pm to 7.30pm Mon-Fri. 10.00am to 1.30pm on Saturdays.

TOBACCONIST (T)
The sale of tobacco, cigarettes and cigars is strictly controlled in Spain and, unless a bar or restaurant has a vending licence, the only place to buy them is in a tobacconist. The bonus is: you can also buy stamps for those postcards home!

PARKING
Parking is available in two large car-parks within a few minutes of the seafront plus off-road parking along the seafront.


The Arenal

BANK / CASHPOINT
Opening hours are normally between 8.30am and 2pm Mon-Fri. Cashpoints are usually 24 hour and located outside the bank or in secure vestibules.

CHEMIST
Opening hours are normally between 9am to 1pm then 5pm to 8pm Mon-Fri. A 24-hour duty chemist is available throughout the week; external link.

SUPERMARKET
Opening hours are normally between 9.15am to 9.00pm Mon-Sat. Some supermarkets may open on Sunday morning during the high season.

TOBACCONIST (T)
The sale of tobacco, cigarettes and cigars is strictly controlled in Spain and, unless a bar or restaurant has a vending licence, the only place to buy them is in a tobacconist. The bonus is: you can also buy stamps for those postcards home!

TOURIST OFFICE
Opening hours are 9.00am to 1.30pm then 4.00pm to 7.30pm Mon-Fri. 10.00am to 1.30pm on Saturdays.

PARKING
There is a car-park at the southern end of the beach area with an overflow just a few metres inland.