Jávea

22 Mar

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Our flight home is booked. So with only a week left here I thought I’d share with you some pictures of Jávea that might explain why it has become home from home for us.

The town is really divided into four areas: the old town, the new town, the port and the Arenal. The first three probably speak for themselves. The Arenal is the main beach area that has developed to accommodate the needs of those using the beach and promenade.

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The port is a bit of a walk along the seafront from the Arenal and this is where we choose to stay. It contains the small marina, the town quay and the fishing harbour along with its share of shops, bars and restaurants. It also has a surprisingly quirky church built to suggest a boat.

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From the port a walk up the hill takes you to the old part of the town with its wonderful fortified church, indoor market, narrow streets and small squares. Here you’ll find some excellent restaurants and tapas bars as well as the town hall.

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Enclosing the bay is Cap San Antón at one end with Cap Prim at the other. To the rear are the hills with their old, derelict windmills and the looming shape of Montgo, the area’s highest point and most dominant feature.

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We love it all. But shh.. It’s a secret. 

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