Get a taste of traditional Spanish life

Javea (also known as Xabia) is a gem of a town situated on the Northern Costa Blanca. Its rugged coastline is indented with secluded coves and sandy beaches. These hidden caves and bays were once used by pirates and smugglers in the middle Ages but are now used by sunbathers, snorklers and scuba divers.

Situated on the most easterly point of Mainland Spain, Javea, or Xabia as the locals call it, is split into three distinct areas there is the Old Town of Javea where you can wander down ancient narrow streets and visit the local market on a Thursday built with original Tosca sandstone its rich in medieval history.

The Gothic fortified church of San Bartolome dominates the centre of Javea’s town. This building dates back to the 15th century. At the side of the church is a beautiful building which houses the indoor market where you can buy local fresh produce daily. The port of Javea has a fascinating charm; the bay is surrounded by whitewashed houses sit back and watch the fisherman bring in their “catch of the day” and sail boats float in and out of this pretty marina.

Currency: Euro

Language: Spanish

Time Difference: GMT +1

Religion: Roman Catholic