Javea is nestled on the southern ocean shores of Spain in between Alicante and Valencia (both Good airports and approx 1hr 20 drive to Javea).
This once sleepy little fishing port is now an up and coming seaside town, it has come alive with fun and adventures for everyone.
There are a handful of hotels in Javea itself as it tends to be more of a holiday home rental location.
Stay down at the Port for it’s quiet at intimate location with bars and restaurants along the port and also a number of hidden gems in the backstreets, take a stroll around the boutique and one off shops, with their individual homeware and accessories.
A short walk from the port you can wonder past some fantastic,vibrant beach bars and onto the Arenal beach front, which is alive with champagne bars, tapas, paella, flamenco dancing and more.
The soft, but hot sand leads to the seashore where you can take a paddle, a snorkel or just build a sand castle or two.
If the beach doesn’t take your fancy then mount Montgo which overlooks the bay is s beautiful home, but be sure to get up early to beat the heat.
Another option is to venture into the old town, it’s cobbled streets and array of history, it’s a beautiful place to whittle away a few hours wandering around the cathedral and taking in the culture.
This small town has changed dramatically in the 13years I have been coming here, from a very expat meat and two veg with pictures on the menus, to a cool sleek and funky town awash with fun adventures for all.
Where do I start!!
In Javea you are spoilt for choice on where and what to eat.
Why not stop at Pepe Y Estrella on the port beach front for a spot of lunch and delicious tapas (best to book as they get busy).
A mojito and sushi in front of the sea at La Siesta, with its beautiful and helpful staff (seriously where does the guy hire these guys and gals!), cool and funky vibe, large sun Beds or huge arm chairs it’s a place to relax over a long lunch or chill out for the evening.
At the port there are a number of places to stop for coffee, a cheeky vino or a bite to eat. A new restaurant is Triana with a delicious looking menu del dia or some tapas treats.
The sea front is alive with music, bars and places to take a moment.
Stop at the champagne bar for a drop of fizz or head to La Bambula to watch flamenco dancing, while enjoying a cocktail or two and taking in the views of the bay. The food here is fantastic and a must try.
If you don’t fancy being in the hustle and bustle by the sea you can walk through the back streets and find somewhere to rest your legs, even find a soul band to dance the night away too.
One of our favourite places is set back from the port, Sophia’s run by an British couple who have travelled the world. The menu del dia at €29 for 3 courses and half a bottle of wine is not to be sniffed at.
A starter of Tempura prawns in a lemongrass broth. Just delicious.
Followed by a main of Malaysian fish stew, a bowl of goodness to fill your belly.
A new found favourite of ours from this trip is a 20 minute drive from Javea up into the hills set in acres of farm land with its Arabian horses in the fields and it’s beautiful views over the countryside and montgo Vall de cavall is a restaurant not to be missed.
The staff are friendly and extremely helpful, the food is beautiful and fresh. It’s a great alternative to being in the town.
A delicious lobster dish.
then a sumptuous sole
The perfect companions with a glass of vino and beautiful views
Access for my Wheels – Marvellous
Smooth well paved pavements and sea front walks / pushes. The drop curbs are a little higher than in the UK but are manageable.
There are a number of wheelchair accessible restaurants And bars all around Javea, mainly down at the Arunall.
With regards to accommodation the wheelchair accessible hotel is parador de Javea, it’s one of the only accessible hotels in Javea as it seems most people opt for hiring villas or apartments. We are lucky enough to have both in the family but these are not overly accessible to be rented out to those in wheelchairs.
But here are a couple of links to villas that are. They looks amazing.
Another hotel about a 10 minute drive to a small town called Denia is the Marriott, this does have accessible rooms but the bathrooms have a bath and not a wet room.
For the first time we saw an accessible taxi driving around but unfortunately we didn’t catch the name, but good to know they are available and if you put accessible taxi Havea into google lots of different information pops up.
This trip to Javea has opened my eyes to how accessible this Little town is and I cannot wait for our next adventure here.