Top 10 Unique Things to Do in Javea
Situated along a wide bay on the Southeast coast of Spain, Javea is a relatively hidden Mediterranean jewel that provides its residents with an abundance of natural scenery, history, and rich culture. It offers a serene and less crowded atmosphere, and the fauna is also remarkably greener and abundant, which can be attributed to its’ geographical location, as well as the town’s sustainability rules that strive to keep this Mediterranean paradise intact.
Because of its geography, there is much to see and appreciate in the protected space. For one, the elephant-shaped Montgó Mountain “protecting” the town offers plenty of sights, including cave paintings and burial chambers that date back to prehistoric times. The town’s many natural reserves, scenic locations, the horseshoe-shaped Arenal bay, and its many coves, caves, and pebbled beaches offer a variety of scenic locations and fun and relaxing activities.
Of course, when here you are advised to take advantage of the pristine beaches, and gorgeous promenades that provide many kilometres of relaxing strolls. In this article, however, we take a look at 10 Relaxing, Exhilarating, Romantic, Unique, Fun and Decadent activities to do in and around Javea:
1. Snorkelling and Scuba Diving in Crystal-Clear Waters
Another Blue Flag beach that can be found near Javea is Playa de la Granadella. It boasts turquoise waters, soft golden sand, and a huge cove which many consider to be its special feature. Being less crowded than most beaches, and with calmer waters, Playa de la Granadella has become a destination for underwater activities. Here you can enjoy snorkelling, or—if you’re feeling more adventurous—scuba diving to witness fantastic views of an underwater paradise.
2. Jet-Skiing and Windsurfing the Wide Open Sea
PUNTA ESTRELLA CHARTERS
At the secluded Muntanyar Beach the choppy waters have made it less of an ideal place to chill, and more of a destination for exhilirating water activities. The wide expanse of sea is perfect for jet-skiing and wakeboarding, while its winds and many rock formations provide a nice course for windsurfing.
3. Kayaking Through Large Coastal Caves
As mentioned, Javea is home to many scenic, natural wonders, and among these is La Cova Tallada, or Tallada Cave. Inside the large cave are still, clear waters where you can swim or snorkel. To gain a better perspective and appreciation of its impressive interior, you can kayak through the large cave. You can even hire a guide to show you the best routes and inform you about the rich history of the area.
4. Exploring the Historic Tosca Houses and Grand Palaces
In the past, an area of Javea was once enclosed by walls, to enable the local population to defend their town. Today, remnants of these fortifications can still be seen in some areas of Javea, such as in EnCairat. You can glimpse the old market town history of Javea by going through the Historic Centre and explore streets with old houses made of “tosca” sandstone, as well as historical palaces with whitewashed walls.
5. Dine on Romantic Terraces with Panoramic Sea Views
Cabo de la Nao is the easternmost point in the Valencia Community, offering panoramic views of Javea, the Mediterranean Sea, and on clear days even as far as the Balearic Islands. There are three restaurants on the cape, each with an outdoor terrace from where you can enjoy a lovely al-fresco lunch or romantic dinner while breathing in the fresh clean air, and basking in the rejuvenating atmosphere.
6. Cruising the Calm Waters at Sunset
Cruise the calm, Mediterranean waters aboard a luxurious yacht. Relax with a cocktail, fresh air and mesmerizing views. Cabo San Antonio is a place filled with nature reserves, and its blue waters are ideal for yacht cruises. As the last rays of the sun sets on the horizon, you can clearly see the whole of the cape with its iconic lighthouse.
7. Enjoy Bird’s Eye Views while Suspended 1km Above the Costa Blanca
Enjoy dazzling views of breathtaking landscapes and historic towns on a hot-air balloon excursion. There are a couple of companies on the Costa Blanca offering hot-air balloon trips, as well as high-definition photos and videos of the activity, and the option of a countryside picnic after the balloon flight. This is the perfect activity for those seeking a special out of the ordinary activity, and the chance to appreciate the spectacular surroundings with clear and breathtaking views from almost 1000 meters above.
8. Tour the Sprawling Jalon Valley Vineyards and Taste Exquisite Wines
The large fields and vineyards of Spain are known for their world-class wines. With wine-tasting tours in the Jalon Valley and its surrounding region, you not only get to visit the various vineyards scattered across the countryside, you will also be able to witness the wine-making process, and sample some of the best-tasting and well-aged wines. You can tour the vineyards ( also with a guided tour) and discover the wine-making process, and of course, enjoy wine tasting after.
Bodegas Gutierrez de la Vega
Bodega Museo Maserof
9. Cruise the Costa Blanca by Helicopter
Plan you own custom tour/route and flight duration. You decide on the destination in the Costa Blanca, alternatively you can even be transported to Ibiza. A chopper ride is an exhilarating way to appreciate this privileged location and admire the green landscapes around Jávea.
10. Sunset Cruise with a Romantic Dinner at Denia Port
Ride the gentle waves of the Mediterranean Sea aboard a modern catamaran, while you and your loved one, family or friends enjoy the sunset and breathtaking views. There is champagne served during the ride, so you can share a romantic moment or relax with friends. You can also enjoy a full-course dinner at the end of the calm cruise in a restaurant at the port of Dénia—a perfect way to cap off the evening.
With its lush greenery, sparkling waters, and variety of scenic landscapes, it is no wonder that Javea is a nature lover’s paradise. The wide array of activities and surprises that await in almost every area of the town makes Javea not only a jewel of the Mediterranean, a peaceful place to spend the holidays, and an ideal place to call home.