Things to do in Jávea
Jávea offers so much more than sea, sun and sangria! Almost every kind of water sport is available in Jávea, and for those who don't want to get their feet wet there are also many golf courses in the area, or if golf is not for you, then what about horse riding, tennis, cycling, hiking and walking. The elegant city of Valencia and its famous historic buildings, museums and shopping centres is also only an hour away.
In Jávea you can keep in shape with all kinds of water sports. Swimming, sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, water-skiing, jet-skiing, snorkelling and fishing are all available and much more!
A marina and yacht club with over 500 moorings, sailing and windsurf schools, boat hire and diving centres make up an excellent range of water sports to choose from, allowing the visitor to discover both the surface and the deep sea beauty of this privileged part of the Costa Blanca.
The entire Marina Alta coast is host to intense sailing activity throughout the year, with races and competitions at all levels and categories, with regional, national and international classifications.
The topography and the ideal climate make all year round play possible, in addition to Club de Golf La Sella located less only 1km from Finca Montgó there are many other full courses spread around the Costa Blanca coast, making the Marina Alta one of the best destinations possible for golf enthusiasts.
- Club de Golf La Sella Ctra. La Xara – Jesús Pobre 03749 DENIA
- Club de Golf Javea Ctra. Xàbia-Benitatxell, km 4,5 3730 JAVEA
- Club de golf Oliva Nova Pda. Aigües Mortes s/n 46780 OLIVA
- Club de Golf Don Cayo Urbanización Sierra de Altea Golf 03599 ALTEA
There are two horse riding schools near Finca Montgó - La Hipica and La Sella have horses and instructors for both beginners and experienced riders.
Walking & Hiking
Almond blossoming in January, cherry blossoming in March, cherry-picking season in May, autumn colourful sceneries and, upon request, snow in winter!
From the huge hulking mass of Montgó which extends its protective arm into the sea to the wide open natural spaces of Granadella to the south, Jávea offers plenty of scope for walkers of all ages and all abilities.
A network of five special walks for all abilities can be enjoyed throughout the year from the lung-busting ascent to the top of Montgó to the relaxing walk through the protected species of the micro-reserve of Cap Prim which bounds the southern end of the wide bay of Jávea.
And there also is plenty to offer within a short drive from the coast, including Aitana, the highest mountain in the region rising to 1,559m, and the enigmatic Barranco del Infierno, a popular hiking destination which is also known as 'La Catedral del Senderismo' - the 'Hiking Cathedral' - can be explored on the testing PR-CV 147, a 15km route that boasts some 6,000 steps carved by the Moorish population.
So put on those boots, pull on the rucksack, fill the water bottle and don't forget your camera!
If you are fed up with chilling around the pool, relaxing on the many beaches, visiting golf and tennis clubs or you don't feel like going for another walk through the vineyards or orange groves - what can you do?
Well, there are always the water parks, the museums, the art galleries, the theatre, the cinema, the theme parks, not to mention the restaurants.
And not to beforgotten, there is the new Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias (City of Art and Science) in Valencia.
It has a theatre, a botanical garden a science museum and a fantastic aquarium with several underwater tunnels where you can walk beneath the sharks and other fasinating sea life. The architecture is literally out-of-this-world and well worth spending at least a day appreciating.
Alternatively, you could use Finca Montgó as part of a two centre holiday and visit Ibiza, Majorca or Menorca from the port in Denia.
Spain is famous for its leather goods and shops locally in Jávea and Denia have a great selection of shoes, luggage, handbags, jackets, wallets and belts. Great cane and basketwork can be found in Gata de Gorgos and for pottery take a trip to Elche.
There are plenty of excursions that can be taken when staying in Jávea and far too many to mention here so we shall just a list a few of our own particular favourites.
The Jalon Valley Vineyards
This the vineyard of the Costa Blanca with growers producing 2.5 million litres of wine each year. Go to the centre of Jalon and you will find a cooperative where you can sample the wines and buy them at great low prices. The scenery here is unbelievable and if you follow the road in the mountains towards Tarbena you will find a scenic point where you will see views that sweep across the Jalon Valley, Jávea and the sea. This area is also a fantastic place to enjoy the Spanish tradition of a great Sunday lunch!
Every town and village in Spain has its general market day where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, clothes and household goods. The fruit and vegetable stalls are filled to the brim with all kinds of produce - most of which will have been picked locally within the last couple of days. These are great places to browse and bargain. The important local market days are
Monday - Denia, Parcent
Tuesday - Altea, Xalo/Jalon
Wednesday - Benitatxell, Ondara, Orba, Teulada
Thursday - Jávea
Friday - Denia (Rastro), Gata de Gorgos, Moraira
Saturday - Calpe, Benissa, Pedreguer, Xalo/Jalon (Rastro)
Sunday - Pedreguer