JÁVEA PORT - The bustling port area
The origins of the port date back to the XV Century and is a typical fishing quarter with tiny quaint streets where small, one-storey houses predominate.
It is lively and bustling the whole year, with many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants offering the most traditional regional cuisine. Just the place to sit, relax, enjoy a glass of local wine and watch the fishing boats bring in the days catch.
The pretty beach and nearby marina have also retained much of the original charm of a traditional fishing village and has a market which sells the fresh produce from the fishing fleet when they arrive in port, usually twice a day.
From the heart of the port rises the magnificent structure of the church of Our Lady of Loreto with a ceiling which imitates the hull of a ship. You can also find the Club Náutico Jávea, an important meeting-point for sailing and water sports enthusiasts. The port is overlooked by ruined 17th and 18th Century windmills (Molins). Views across the bay are spectacular.
Take a stroll along the Port promenade towards the Arenal and you will find the beach bars or 'chiringuitos' as they are locally known... also an excellent place to just relax with a drink and admire the fantastic views.