Jávea is a great place to be, whether living and working full-time or visiting during that much-needed break from everyday life. There are many great things to do, aside from sitting on one of the town’s great beaches and taking advantage of its great hospitality sector.
So we have made a list of ten things that we think everybody should do at least once whilst in Jávea. Do you agree? Let us know your thoughts and tell us other great things that we should all do to take advantage of the fantastic place like Jávea.
10: Cheer on the local football team
CD Jávea has been part of the local community for 80 years, boasting a solid presence in the Valencian Regional Preferente, one of the more powerful regional set-ups in Spain. But the club has ambitions and greatly appreciate the support of everyone who lives in or visits the town it represents.
LINK: Sport – CD Jávea
9: Wander through the carvings of Pinosol
Pinosol Park was hugely affected by the devastating fire of 2016 but it has been regenerated in the most imaginative way by local gardener Miguel Ángel Miguel García who took advantage of his hobby of wood carving to create 20 sculptures out of the remaining tree stumps.
LINK: Visiting – The Parks
8: Choose your favourite viewpoint
One of the best ways to explore the coastline of Xàbia is to visit the network of viewpoints which have been selected due to their stunning vistas along some 25 kilometres of cliffs, coves, beaches and bays. But what’s your favourite? Cap Negre? La Falzia? Ambolo?
7: Shop in the wonderful indoor market
In the Indoor Market you’ll find stalls selling everything from meat and fish, fruit and vegetables, hams and cheeses as well as olives, nuts, bread and everything you’ll need for that special summer barbeque. There are several bars serving refreshing drinks and tasty snacks.
6. Complete the Mirador Challenge
The Mirador Challenge is an endurance walk of approximately 30 kilometres which links the 15 official viewpoints of Jávea. Since its first edition in 2012, it has grown to become a popular event in the annual sporting calendar of the town.
5: Get photographed in front of the famous blue doors
The blue doors of Playa de la Barraca/Portitxol have become the Instagram sensation of recent years, made world famous by influencers such Marta Lozano or Sonia Marí Andrés and thousands visit this popular beach every year just to get that photo.
4: Seek out the ancient olive tree
Sometime between 800 and 1,000 years ago, a tree was planted under the watching eye of the majestic mountain of Montgó. It still sits almost alone, accompanied by a single carob tree, in a quiet zone, best visited in the early morning as the rising sun strikes the tall southern cliffs of Montgó.
3: Snorkel in Granadella Cove
The cove of La Granadella is one of Xàbia’s most popular beaches, a consistent Blue Flag winner, and considered as one of the best in Spain. The deep, clear Mediterranean waters are perfect for snorkelling and discovering the underwater world.
2: Jump the bonfires of Sant Joan
The Nit dels Focs – Night of the Fires – has been an iconic night in the annual calendar of the town, a long June midsummer night that attracts many thousands to Xàbia every year during the Sant Joan festivities who party from dusk until dawn.
1: Climb our majestic mountain of Montgó.
At 753 metres above sea level, the mountain of Montgó dominates the town from every direction and provides a natural barrier against the cold northern winds of winter. There are several routes to the summit, the easiest of which is the winding path up the eastern face.