Where to go
in Javea

De Montgo

In the mood for something sporty? Climb to the 753-metre peak of the iconic Montgo. The Montgo is the last part of the Betic mountain range that disappears into the sea here to resurface in Ibiza and Formentera. You will find a rich flora and fauna here.

There is an easier route, as well as a more difficult route. There are also two routes mapped out for cyclists. The visitor centre can be found in Bosc de Diana, Cami de Sant Joan 1 in Denia.

Jesús Pobre

Riurau Farmers Market

This atmospheric market is held every Sunday between 9 AM and 2 PM in and around the restored RiuRau in Jesús Pobre.

Eat local, support local and enjoy local! Organic food market with brocante and antiques. A cheerful, energetic atmosphere with live music.

A place under the sun, with personality.


Altea is a museum in itself, and the most artistic town on the Costa Blanca. A place where many national and international painters, sculptors, poets, singers and writers have their ‘taller’ (workshop) and find inspiration. Artistry and the kind of people that are attracted to it can be found in the narrow, white streets and around the large church with the Valencian ceramic tiled roof, the Nuestra Senora del Consuelo, which, with the Tower of Galera, is part of the Cultural Heritage that belongs to Spain.


In the interior of the Costa Blanca, the old village of Guadalest is well hidden in the mountains. The unique thing about Guadalest is that the village is beautifully integrated into the rocks. Guadalest is about a 45-minute drive. The almost thousand-year-old village is situated entirely around the castle. The castle, simply called El Castell de Guadalest, had been an important defence point for the Moors against the Spaniards for many years. Because Guadalest could only be reached through an entrance cut into the rock and the castle had towers that rose above the rocks like a crow’s nest, it was easy to defend. From the beginning of the seventeenth century, the Spaniards held sway in Guadalest.


The Roman castle of Denia is located on a hill in the centre of Dénia. This was built in the 11th and 12th centuries. The Castillo de Dénia can be visited, but for a fee. The climb to the top can be quite difficult during hot summer days for people who may not be in the best of shape. With your entrance ticket you can visit the Palau del Governador, which includes the accompanying museum. You can also enjoy the beautiful panoramic views over Denia.
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The port of Dénia has a triple function. First of all, this is where the fish auction is. The freshly-caught fish is sold here in the morning. The second function is that of the marina. Dénia has one of the most popular marinas on the Costa Blanca. Thirdly, the port of Dénia is the place from where you can go by ferry to the Balearic Islands. If you want to sail from the mainland to Mallorca, Ibiza or Formentera, Dénia is your departure port.

Visit the recently opened Els Magazinos in the Baix de la Mar district, a revival of a historic building that used to host the horse carts and horses of the royal family, which has now been revived as a modern market space with many restaurants and bars and local art galleries.

Jalon – Xaló

The main attraction of Xaló is the weekly flea market. Every Saturday the west side of the village turns into one big flea market. In total there are about 200 to 250 stalls in this market. It is a major crowd-puller, which would normally create a temporary parking problem in Xaló if no additional parking areas were opened. Fortunately, during the flea market there are a few parking spaces where you can park your car for a fee.
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The flea market starts around 8 AM and ends around 2 PM. In the northernmost part of the market, you’ll see the same tourist things you see in many other tourist markets on the Costa Blanca: Spanish dresses, hats, fake bags, sunglasses and other unoriginal pieces. You can also see such stalls in the southern tip of the market. The vast majority of the flea market means rummaging through old stuff that ranges from antiques to vintage. In general, the supply exceeds the level of an average flea market. So if you have a good eye for these things you can come home with some really nice things.

Vall de Pop

Beautiful green blossom valley with vineyards and beautiful villages
Not far from the coast you will find Vall de Pop, also called Jalón Valley. This beautiful green valley is an area of vineyards, olive, citrus and almond trees and is sandwiched between several mountain ranges. The river Rio Jalón, the lifeline of the valley, winds past the villages of Parcent, Murla, Benichembla and Alcalí, Jalón, LLíber, Senija and Castell de Castells. The people here work as they have done for centuries. The Moors lived in this valley for centuries. This can clearly be seen in almost all of the villages.

Every village has its own culture and its own fiesta. In January and February, the almond trees bloom beautifully, and the valley turns into a white/pink flowered splendour.

The valley is also known for its wine. Sweet wines are mainly produced here that taste good as dessert wines. The famous Moscatel and Mistella come from this area. A visit to one of the bodegas should not be missed!


At an hour’s drive you will find Valencia, the second largest city in Spain. Definitely worth a visit now that you’re in the area. Book a bike tour in Valencia at surprisingvalencia.nl, the ideal way to visit this beautiful city.

Fun to visit:
Ciudad De Las Artes Y Las Ciencias-Mercado Central-Catedral De Valencia Y El Miguelete-La Lonja-Plaza De La Virgen-Jardines De Turia-Iglesia Y Torre De Santa Catalina-Plaza De Toros-Plaza Ayuntamiento-Torres De Serranos.

Beaches - Character Living


Alicante is an hour’s drive away. Beautiful sights to see here are, for example, the castle of Santa Barbara on Monte Benacantil (a hill of 166 metres height), the old town (Casco Antiguo), and some interesting museums.

Walk through the Barrio ‘Santa Cruz’ De Santa Cruz neighbourhood — the neighbourhood you will encounter when you walk from the centre to the Monte Benacantil hill. The district is also called ‘El Barrio’ and is the authentic working-class district of the city, with many friendly residents. The neighbourhood is not touristy and shows the real side of Spanish life in Alicante.

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The Basílica de Santa María is the oldest church in the city, built on the remains of a mosque. The Gothic Basilica was built in the 14th and 15th centuries and consists of one nave with six chapels. Inside the church are beautiful works of art and a golden altar.

The ‘Museo de Arte Contemporãneo de Alicante’, or MACA, is a museum of modern art in the city centre. It is located in the Plaza de Santa María square near the basilica. The museum is housed in a 17th century Baroque town house, the oldest civil building in the town. The collection contains more than 800 works from the 20th century by Pablo Picasso, Juana Frances, Joan Miró and Juan Gris, among others.

The MARQ is the archaeological museum of Alicante and tells you more about the history of the Santa Bárbara castle and the surrounding Guadalest valley. Learn about the history from the Romans, the Moors and the Spanish kings.


A high-speed ferry leaves the port of Dénia at 7:30 AM and takes 2 hours to get to the port of Sant Antoni around 9:30 AM. The rest of the day you can enjoy Ibiza, the beaches, bars, restaurants or the old town in Ibiza town, and then to leave Ibiza later that evening at 9 PM to arrive at the port of Dénia around 11 PM.

Those who prefer to party in Ibiza can use the evening ferry ‘Cecilia Paye’, another high-speed ferry that leaves Dénia at 5 PM and arrives at the port of Ibiza at 7 PM. The next day you can then take the same ferry at back to Dénia at 11 AM where you will arrive around 1 PM… to most likely go back to sleep

Prefer a day trip to Formentera? Also an option!
For current departure times, visit www.balearia.com

Because it has to be right down to the last detail.


Elche is located 1.5 hours’ drive from Javea (about 20 km from Alicante). It is one of the largest cities in the Valencia region. In its centre you will find the archaeological site of L’Alcudia.

Palmeral of Elche, in the 10th century the Arabs planted palm trees around the city. The Palmeral is on the list of Unesco World Heritage, a rare example of the Arab farming method in Europe. If you are in the area on August 14 or 15, visit the performance of the Mystery of Elche.

Golf in Javea and the Surrounding Area

There are many beautiful golf courses of different levels in Javea and the surrounding area. There are options for both the experienced and the novice golfer.

Golf with a sea view!

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