Thanks to the excellent conditions that the area meets for playing golf, there are a variety of wonderful golf courses at the Costa Blanca where you can enjoy this sport all year round. (more…)
Thanks to the large diversity of flora and fauna of the sea ground, diving is one of the most famous activities in the area. It is also do to the great variety of coasts along Javea and Denia and its big diversity of caves. The rocky bay and the cliffs of the Cabo de la Nao are very famous. Even Cabo de San Antonio has ideal areas for diving. These were declared marine reserve due to the large variety found on the sea ground. Within the marine reserve you may only dive with a special permit. (more…)
Sun, beach and water – for many that is the Costa Blanca. But there is so much more to the port city of Denia than the sea. A mighty mountain towers directly above the city – the Montgo in Denia. People say he lies there like an elephant. Again, other residents of Denia think that he looks like a little sugar loaf.
The mountain Montgo – local mountain of Denia and Javea
The Montgo is Denia’s and Javea’s local mountain. If you lie down on the beach in the sun, you can see your summit cross glittering high up. A helicopter has flown the well-known cross at 694 meters above sea level. Sporty people lace up their hiking boots – and climb up.
The tour through the nature reserve on the Montgo mountain leads over stones and rocks. We continue past palm trees and lavender. The path is steep, especially at the end. A few climbing skills are still required. It is therefore always advisable to hike up in a group. But up on the mountain, on the cross, all that is forgotten. The world is at your feet here. The houses of Denia are tiny. Infinitely far the Mediterranean Sea. The city of Javea stretches far and wide. And the area around Alicante is so mountainous. You can see as far as the Bay of Valencia. On a clear day, even the Balearic island of Ibiza is visible. In addition, the view from the summit cross of the Montgo is breathtaking. This 360 degree view of the whole surrounding area is impressive. Just sit and enjoy!
Information about the ascent can be found at the tourist office in Denia and Javea. They also have maps and hiking routes for every level of difficulty. The Montgo area also offers beautiful walks for different levels of fitness. A walk on Sunday takes less than an hour with the small group. Meanwhile, there is a variety of plants, trees and shrubs that have become rare on this hiking trail. The visitor can also observe a large number of butterflies and insects. That is why it is so important for the locals of Denia and Javea to preserve this unique nature reserve.
Rough cliffs, enchanting bays and turquoise water: there is always something to discover in Javea! So ideal and perfect for a relaxing day by the sea in Javea!
La Granadella – a perfect day by the sea in Javea
In the bay “La Granadella” you lie on smooth, white stones. The wind blows through the pine forests. The waves are rushing. The water glitters. Finally holidays! Well, the bay is no longer an insider tip since Bruce Willis shot a movie here and the Spaniards voted the beach on the Costa Blanca the most beautiful in the country. Go anyway, especially in the off-season! The location and the water are just spectacular.
The Arenal – a classic in Javea
Do you prefer action? Then on to the “Arenal”, the long sandy beach in the center, directly on the beach promenade. First a game of beach volleyball or surfing, then an ice cream or a mojito in one of the many cafés or beach bars. Later in the evening we have dinner in a restaurant with a view of the sea – and then we celebrate… The Arenal is where most of the bars, cafes and clubs in Javea are located. Everyone can find something for their taste here. Nightlife takes place here, for young and old.
Porticholl Beach – La Barraca
The beach of La Barraca was still an insider tip 5 years ago. But today Porticholl or La Barraca beach is well known for its water sports activities such as canoeing, scuba diving and snorkeling. The bay is just perfect to spend the day by the sea of Javea. The approach through the residential area of Mar Azul is interesting. This shows what Javea has to offer. Beautiful villas overlooking the sea. We therefore recommend that you ask us about these vacation spots. We have some holiday homes there for you. Down in the bay is a nice day bar with tapas, wine and coffee. A perfect destination. Many bridal couples celebrate their wedding here. Between May and October, Cala Clemence is a coveted place to party.
The Historic Center of Javea, is a beautiful place to visit. Javea is a small town on the Costa Blanca, with narrow streets and old buildings. You can spend the day walking through its streets and discovering all the little details of its town houses. It has a wide variety of restaurants with terraces, you can even go to a restaurant with a backyard, enjoy a glass of wine and delicious tapas. Or better a paella with sea views to watch the sunset? In Javea everything is possible.
If you like cycling, you will love the Via Verde in Denia. For more than 90 years Spain’s oldest, narrow-gauge railway operated here. Today only bicycles roll on the green road – you can have a lot of fun for seven kilometers, it is a very easy bikeride since there are hardly any hills: This bike ride is just perfect!
Via Verde – from Denia to El Vergel
From Denia to El Verger without unwanted cars this is a perfect place to roll. This does not only appeal to children, as there is so much to enjoy for the whole family. From the youngest to the eldest, you can enjoy a calm bike ride or a healthy walk. Comfortably you can ride over rivers and wooden bridges, past orange groves and almond trees, from rest areas to view points. It is a great way to connect with nature.
This via verde doesn´t stop in Vergel, you can also grab the next one in Oliva that takes you all the way to Gandia! It´s a great way to excersive safely.
It is best to cycle in the late afternoon – you can ride back with a romantic view with the warmest sunset that the Costa Blanca has to offer.
The Fallas in Denia is one of the most important festivals of the year. The inhabitants of Denia are especially proud of their festivals. It seems that throughout the year there is a festival in the small town. There is no better place to meet the inhabitants and the culture.
Without a doubt, the most important festival is “las Fallas”. This festival that takes place in March, is celebrated throughout Valencia, in honor of San José. Throughout the year, the falleros and falleras work hard to choose the best designs for their fallas. These always look for a surprising theme, be it political, soccer, or even stories about celebrities. The artists spend the whole year creating these “ninots” so that they are ready for the day of the “plantá”, the day the falla is inaugurated.
The falleros spend hundreds of euro on their traditional outfits, and the falleras can spend up to 10.000€, specially if they are voted “Fallera Mayor” which is the Queen of the Falla. Each falla has a Fallera Mayor (most important fallera), Fallera Menor (most important fallera from the kids) and a Corte (courte). The elected falleras have a very important role in this festivity as they have to attend many acts. Throughout the week there is music and parades, the mascletá at 2pm makes us feel the smell of gunpowder every day. In the end, every year, on the 19th, and while the falleros mourn the end, after a good firecracker, the fallas burn.
Until next year when everything starts again and we can start celebrating again the Fallas in Denia…
Whoever passes through this area, falls in love quickly with the ports of Denia. While hotels and resorts such as skyscrapers have been built in other places, here you can still notice the old fishing village in the colorful old town.
It all started in the Middle Ages in the Denia Castle. Today, the ascent through the steep serpentines is a must-see. Whoever is up there in the Castle, will see the bay, the sea and the port. And he will also see how the small fishing village has evolved.
In the three marinas or Ports of Denia, la Marina de Denia, the Nautical Club and El Portet there are over 1000 sailboats and yatchs. While having a “cortado” in one of the cafes you can observe the life of the port in a relaxed atmosphere. You can also see the sails of the sailboats, how they move with the wind, and how the big boats leave for Ibiza, Formentera and Mallorca. You can also greet the fishing boats that arrive in the afternoon. Every day they bring 700 boxes of fresh fish that they take directly to the great auction room of the port. You can´t miss it! You will not find a fresher fish at Denia. Enjoy!
The “Route of the Viewpoints of Javea” is a wonder for the five senses. Fifteen viewpoints await you to be discovered: lighthouses, windmills, stone crosses, all on the coast with vertiginous cliffs with sweeping views. You just have to lace up your shoes and go out and enjoy, many of these points have direct access to get there by car, others are perfect for going on a route. The sea, the light, the colors… As far as your feet take you, or going down to a refreshing swim in the sea.
An obligatory stop on the “Ruta de los Miradores de Xábia”, is undoubtedly the “Cabo de la Nao” and not only because it is the easternmost point of Spain. Up on its high cliffs, the view is simply amazing. The waves crash against the rocks. The clouds dance around the lighthouse. And far on the horizon, Ibiza appears. Thoughts go. This is called freedom!
Route of the Viewpoints of Javea:
Cap of San Antoni
Pointe de l´Arenal
Sequia de la Noria
Creu del Portixol
Cap de la Nau
Chateau de Granadelle
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Grab a paddle board or a kayak at Javea and head off to the adventure! The Costa Blanca around Jávea is very wild and beautiful, especially when seen from the sea. There are so many corners to visit that one day is not enough to visit such wonders.
It is recommended to start early in the morning, as soon as the sun rises, this is the moment when the sea is at is calmest. Normally from midday the wind around Cabo la Nao begins to blow intensely, making kayaking difficult.
We highly reccomend you to go to one of the stone caves with a kayak at Javea. Some were created by wind and water, others were created by man, but they all have something in common; their beauty. Whoever enters is amazed. What light and what water! Cristal clear! Now all you have to do is to put on the goggles and the tube and start diving. With your head submerged under water, the world looks very different.
There are several companies in the area that do excursions, or if you have experience you can go alone, but we always recommend to check the weather and sea forecast before starting this adventure that will undoubtedly leave you with the best memories.
You can also practice other sports in this area, check our post about Diving in Jávea.