Javea is a wonderful town on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Not only is it popular for holiday makers but it has also become a favorite destination for British expats, and those who wish to purchase a Javea property as a holiday home. Here is everything you need to know.
Fun Facts About Javea
- Javea is in the Alicante region of Valencia, Spain
- In Valencian, Javea is known as Xabia
- Historians have proven through extensive excavations that habitation of the area first took place 30,000 years ago
- The island of Ibiza is 90 kilometres to the east by sea
- The largest cape in the area is Cape De la Nau
- Javea has the most recorded hours of sunshine per year, than the rest of Spain
- The highest recorded temperatures occur in August, often reaching 32 degrees Celsius
- Montgo is the highest mountain in the region, at 750 metres high
- Javea was once ruled by the Romans
- Main sources of trade for locals are tourism and agriculture
- It has a semi-arid climate
- The heaviest months of rain are September and October
- The city centre still has its ancient medieval street plan
- There are three distinctive areas of the town; the port, the old town and Arenal Beach
- The weekly market is held on Thursdays
How to Get Here
You can use Valencia or Alicante airport, which are both roughly 100 kilometres away. Car hire is available from both airports or you can contact local tour providers in Javea to arrange a pick up transfer, either one way or return. If opting for car hire, pre-book in the height of summer because demand is high.
Beaches and Coves
There are a total of ten beaches and coves around the area, all with their own distinctive character. Most of family friendly as well but the two most popular are Javea central beach and Benissero.
Buying Property in Javea
Buying property in Javea is an intricate process and you must ensure that you use a certified and licensed lawyer. Don’t forget to get all paperwork notarized and shop around the variety of villas and apartments that are for sale. There are some very good bargains on the market. A good estate agent will guide you through the process smoothly.