or Duanes, is a busy little enclave with a wonderful selection of bars, restaurants and shops which is still a working fishing port where you can watch the catch being auctioned every morning, as well as having a busy yacht marina. The blue flag pebble beach is safe, with lifeguards in the summer. Everything you could possible need to have a great time is only a short walk away.
is a broad sandy beach with a relaxing seafront promenade. This is a very popular area for locals and visitors alike, with dozens of bars and restaurants where you can sit a while away the hours watching the world go by. If you’re feeling more energetic you can rent jet skis, canoes, etc. By night it becomes a magnet for the younger members of the family, with several popular nightclubs where you can literally dance the night away. Remember that Spanish hours are different and people tend to have dinner a bit later, going on to a club at midnight or even later.
The Old Town
used to have city walls to protect it from pirate attacks and it’s a fantastic place for strolling around the picturesque cobbled streets and admiring the many quaint buildings faced with the local honey-coloured "Tosca” sandstone. The busy traditional indoor market next to the fortified San Bartomeu church opens every day except Sunday and there’s a bustling weekly open-air market every Thursday.
Jávea is also a handy base for visiting the many attractions of the Costa Blanca – Benidorm, with its Terra Mitica, Aqualandia and Mundomar theme parks, for example. The busy cities of Alicante and Valencia are a short drive away, or you could head inland for a taste of the "real” Spain in such villages as Xátiva and Guadalest.