17th April 2014
Department of Tourism has revealed major new features
for 2014 that will offer the visitor the chance
to discover more about Jávea and its special
characteristics in a pleasant and entertaining way.
All the favourites will return, including the theatrical
and themed guided walks and the exploration of Jávea's
history, and this will be complemented by the addition
of two new features: the "Xàbia Gastronómica"
route, which will explain the history of food in Jávea,
and the evolution of the walking routes.
Antonio Miragall (Tourism) announced the details for
the new season which sees the return of the popular
guided walks including the theatrical routes which see
actors telling the story of Jávea in period costume,
exploration of the Roman remains, the discovery of the
raisin heritage that gave Jávea its riches during
the 19th century as well as night visits to discover
the mysteries of Medieval Xàbia including a nocturnal
visit to the old cemetery. The family games will
also return, an event recommended for children above
seven years of age who can discover the town through
first major addition is the "Xàbia Gastronòmica"
route which debuts on Saturday 17th May, a history of
the town through its recipes, food and condiments. The
author of the route, Santi Inocencio, explained that
tracing the foundation of the local cuisine can make
it possible to explain the local history through the
understanding of the crops and foods used by the cultures
which have settled in the area over the past few thousand
years, such as the Iberians, the Romans, the Arabs,
as well as discovering the economic boom that the town
enjoyed thanks to the production of raisins. The tour
is based in the historic centre of Jávea, taking
in the rooms of the Soler Blasco Municipal Museum and
finishing in the Mercat Municipal with a tasting menu
of local products such as salted fish and cured meats.
second new innovation in the development of the guided
walks by biologist Tere Bou through which
the visitor can better understand the landscape of Jávea,
the richness of its vegetation, and its use by different
cultures. There will be five routes: Cap Prim and its
microreserve of flora; Xàbia Romana which discovers
the marks left by the Romans; Cala Tangó and
the marine reserve; Santa Llúcia and the conquest
chapels; and the windmills of the natural park of Montgó.
These routes will also offer to chance to taste local
find more details about all these routes, which will
be available in several languages, such as their
dates, costs and how to register, one can visit the
website of the Department of Tourism (www.xabia.org)
or call in at the Tourist Offices.
discover more of Jávea on foot, you can also
check out our 'Walking