Benidorm and Javea are two most popular sea-side resorts on the Costa Blanca. Javea locates in a geographically beautiful location. British people who are affluent decide to spend their holidays on the sunny side of the Montgo, Javea. Renting a villa in the summer months can easily set you back two thousand pounds a week for a truly luxurious four bedroom villa with a pool.
Javea is roughly a ninety minute car journey from two international airports namely Alicante and Valencia, and two hours away from Murcia. Apart from taxi transfers or being dropped off and picked up by a friend, the best way to visit Javea would be to hire a car.
There are many different car rental companies offering packages with varying car sizes for different prices so it is always important to compare. If you have left your car hire until the last moment it is quite possible to hire a car at the airport as all the big companies have desks at the airport.
Javea is split into quite a few different zones. There are villas on the Montgo, many apartments for rent in the port and on the Arenal and then there is a hillside full of villas on the Costa Nova. Unfortunately in many cases there are no restaurants, cafes, bars, grocery shops or beaches within walking distance so you will need Javea car hire to get around.
Javea’s main beach is at the Arenal. Lined by a long promenade you will find many restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world, pubs and bars offering sky sports so you can watch the latest football matches. For the cheapest breakfasts head to Scallops for their famous 1.25 breakfasts.
For a superb lunch why not head to Pepe where you can have a three course meal with wine and tomato aioli. This menu is only available at lunch time so be sure not to miss it. The paella at the far end of the Arenal at Fontana is the best on the strip!
The beach has play areas for children, sun loungers with parasols which cost 15 for a pair for the day, foot showers and W.C. Please note that if you have brought your dog on holiday he or she is not welcome at the beach.
For a change in pace to the north of Javea you will find Moraira and Benissa and to the north there is Denia all waiting to be explored. Of course no holiday would be complete without poking your head into Benidorm perhaps to catch a show, enjoy a classy dinner with a show at Benidorm Palace, or take the family to spend a day at any one of Benidorm’s theme parks.
Mark Eastwood is a writer and expert on the Costa Blanca and especially Spain. For more information take a look at his page on Javea tourist information.
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