The city of Javea (or Xabia in valenciano ) is situated behind a wide bay and sheltered between two rocky headlands, between Denia and Altea, about 80 km north east of Alicante. Javea lies in the shadow of the dominating Montgó Mountain in the northern Costa Blanca and is one of the most popular resorts of the region. You can reach Javea via the road N 332, a national road which goes along the coastline and from which beautiful views of the Mediterranean can be appreciated.

There are a large selection of amenities including bars and restaurants along the Avenida del Mediterraneo which runs along the Javea harbour area and nightlife in Javea is centred around the Arenal area where there is a selection of bars and clubs. During the summer, several chiringuitos (beach bars) spring up along the seafront between Arenal and the port. The old town region also hosts a wide variety of nightlife options, ranging from the more traditional Spanish bars to modern nightclubs frequented by the locals.

There are wonderful views which can be appreciated in Javea, such as of the Cabo de Nao San Martin which can be seen walking up a path from the Javea harbor. The Cabo de Nao is a small hill with a lighthouse on top.

Javea is divided in to 3 areas: The village of Javea which lies about 3 km inland, the port of Javea and the area around the beach of Javea. In the old part of Javea there are still some traditionally built houses with balconies remaining. The old town was once a walled town to protect the inhabitants from marauding pirates that once sailed this coast and there is still evidence of the presence of these fortifications; stone crosses mark the original gates in three locations. In the centre of town, mostly built in original Tosca stone hewn from the rocky shore, sits the church of Sant Bartomeu which dates back to the late 14th century but there is evidence that some of the structure may date back a further 300 years. The church suffered extensive damage during the Spanish Civil War and its southern and western walls remain pockmarked with bullet and shell holes. It was listed as a National Historic and Artistic Monument in 1931 and remains a centrepiece of Javea ‘Old Town’. The modern municipal market sits opposite on the northern side of the church and stands on the site of the convent of Agustines Descalces (the barefoot Augustine nuns). Built in 1946, and recently refurbished, the market retains the style of the area and sells fresh fruit and vegetables, locally caught fish and meat from the local area.

The average Javea weather reaches temperatures of up to 40°C in summer, but not less than 10°C during winter time. Javea is protected from harsh winter winds of the north by the massif of Montgó and it enjoys a unique microclimate that the World Health Organisation named as one of the healthiest in the world. There are more recorded hours of sunshine per year in Javea than in any other place in Spain, making it a popular destination for Northern Europeans during the cold winter months.

The plain remains largely untouched and the groves still produce crops of oranges. Flat agricultural land stretches for miles inland, cut by small streams and used primarily for growing citrus & olive trees. 90 km to the east is the island of Ibiza, which can be seen on a clear day. The Montgó, which shelters Javea, is the highest summit of the region at over 750m tall. From the Javea side, it is said to resemble an elephant. The Natural Park of Montgó was declared in 1987, it stretches across the area of La Plana to the cape of Sant Antoni.

Sports and hobby activities are catered for in the area, including cycling, diving, fishing, golf, horse-riding, mountain-biking, photography, bowls, sailing, trekking; there are many shops & rental centres that serve these pursuits.