Situated at the far point of land which looks eastward over the Mediterranean Sea, Javea is both a working port and a tourist haven, where people from all over northern Europe come both to live permanently, and also to spend a few weeks of each year, soaking up the unique atmosphere and culture that is Javea.

With the Montgo mountain to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the east, Javea is comprised of three distinctive areas; the Casco Urbano (urban centre), the Port and the Arenal.

The Casco Urbano contains much of the history of Javea including San Bartolome Church, part of which dates back to 1244 when King Jaime defeated the Moors there. San Bartolome Church is constructed from Javea's local building material, tosca stone, which was extracted from the sea.

The Port has a very different feel to it from that of the Casco Urbano. It is a working port where the fishermen, returning from their day's work, sell off their catches each evening. Close to the harbour is the marina where cruisers and yachts of all sizes are moored. On the pedestrian precinct, the Marina Española, numerous bars and restaurants serve tapas and local wines and beers.

The Arenal beach is a sandy beach which is raked at the end of each day. On the esplanade which adjoins the beach, a variety of bars and restaurants can be found, and, during the summer evenings, there are numerous stalls selling handicrafts and jewellery and also musicians and portrait artists.

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