Besides the unique location and her typical Spanish charm, Javea is a village that will stay a village. No high buildings, no mass-tourism, but pure authenticity. The local population of Javea has found a perfect balance between tourism and their own well-being. This makes Javea a place where people live and enjoy holiday. Where they can have privacy and cosines, but want to avoid the mass.
The history of Javea, or Xabia in Valencian, started many centuries ago. The first prove of habitation in this area are 16.000 years old and can be found in the caves of the massive mountain of Montgó as wall paintings.
Javea is separated in three different areas, the old village (El Pueblo), the harbor (El Puerto) and the surroundings of the sandy beach of Javea (El Arenal).
The old part of Javea hasn't changed a lot during the last centuries and you can still find some traditional buildings around the typical Spanish plazas. The Javea harbor has been mad in 1871. Raisins was the most traded product. After the collapse of this market, the big harbor became a small fishing harbor. Later on the harbor was expanded with a yacht harbor. El Arenal (the sandy beach) is the promenade of Javea. Here you can find the many restaurants, cosy bars, shops and some discos.