The family friendly resort of Javea is a jewel on the Costa Blanca, offering a variety of landscapes thanks to the beaches, rugged mountains and surrounding lush nature reserves. Set back from the coast, the delightful old town is steeped in history and culture – a wonderful place to saunter through during the day. Explore the narrow-cobbled streets and admire the medieval church, study Iberian history at the Archaeological Museum and savour Spanish tapas and sangria in one of the tavernas. A livelier atmosphere kicks in during the evening, when a late restaurant meal accompanied by live flamenco is in order. And if you’re in the mood to dance til’ dawn, you’ll find a handful of music-filled nightclubs along Arenal Beach.
Enjoy the mild Mediterranean climate at two stand-out beaches proudly waving their Blue Flags; the pebbly La Grava is close to the harbour and lined by tapas restaurants along the promenade, while Arenal Bay is a lovely spot with golden sands and clean, warm waters that stays shallow a long way out. If you’re after an adventure, a walk up the craggy Montgó Mountain is essential.