This heavenly beach isn’t easy to find, so, if you decide to come, make sure you have a GPS or asks the people in the area on your trip. You can get there in about 20 minutes by car if you leave from the beautiful town of Javea-Xabia, taking a curvy road with many inclines and declines. There aren’t many traffic indications to help you find your way, making it somewhat difficult to find the beach. However, the scenery along the road is breathtaking and is worth the trip itself as you’ll see a completely Mediterranean environment with colors and plants that any other place along the Mediterranean or Caribbean would envy.
There are some wooden stairs on the right side of the beach, marking the beginning of a path that will take you along the border of the aforementioned beach (about 30 minutes). The path lies between rocks and you’ll probably have to get your feet wet from time to time (or jump a little bit). Make sure to be careful, as there are some narrow stretches where you could trip or fall. That’s just a warning, as many people (children and senior citizens) go along the path all the time, it’s just important to be careful.
This tiny natural cove with crystal-clear water located to the south of Cape Noa and in front of it emerges the impressive Descubridor island you can enjoy a swim all to yourself. You can scuba dive between the lush ivy grasslands that house the foundation of the cape.
Although it’s not a nudist beach, it’s not abnormal to see people swimming in the nude. It’s very fun to snorkel or scuba in this cove: in the rock just in front of the beach there’s a sunken ship.
When you jump from the rocks and you dive into the water in order to try an get cool ... you will be stunned to discover that you are in the middle of a fabulous natural aquarium. Fabulous?? Yes it seems that schools of fish of various species have made their habitat there, which swim alongside you, ignoring you, maybe you should be considering other species to swim if they could think, you think how wonderful it is to walk around this giant pond or aquarium , where the diving visibility is at an average of 4 or 5 meters is 15? 20? 25 meters? Wonderful.
This is one of the prettiest places in Costa Blanca. Cap de la Nao is one of the most emblematic capes in the entire Spanish Mediterranean. It’s located in the municipality of Jávea in the southern end of the Gulf of Valencia. It’s easily recognizable for being the easternmost peak in the province of Alicante.
The cape forms a treacherous system of rocky cliffs which tower over small coves, caves, and islands known as the Cova dels Orguens. It’s also a popular area among scuba divers and water-sports aficionados. You can also find the La Nao Lighthouse on the cape.
The coast of Jávea from the road connecting the port to the Arenal beach (named Montañar) offers some of the best views of the Bay of Jávea and especially Cabo de San Antonio. This area has pebble beaches, so I’d recommend bringing sandals to explore the waters pain-free. In summer, various beach bars set up so you can enjoy a cold drink day or night
La Cala is made up of white sand, gravel and rocks, its waters are deep and have a very deep blue color, which, when added to the beautiful surroundings of the small islet of Portitxol that has pretty seabed full of arches, tunnels and other beautiful rock formations, make the Cala Portitxol or La Barraca a cove perfect for diving lovers. There is access available for people with disabilities, and they also provide you with information about the sea state, toilets, canoes, a restaurant, and lifeguards.
This beach is 550 meters long and 80 meters wide. Normally there are a lot of people on the beach, as it is comfortable both for young children and older people, as there are no stones like there are on the other coves and beaches nearby. It is an urban beach with a sandy composition, it also has disabled access. Nearby there are many shops, restaurants, pubs, and local services.
Although I went to Jáveo alone for a quick trip, I had time to visit the beach a little. There´s no sand, only boulders, but the beach has a special charm to it. For whatever reason, I tend to prefer this type of beach, and I like this one a lot. Maybe it was the contrast between the white rocks and the reddish sand that gives this landscape its unique touch. I found a fantastic refreshment stand selling horchata and was able to chill out, drink it and felt no envy towards the more famuos beaches, like Ibiza.
This is another iconic place in Costa Blanca. Jávea (or Xábia, if you like) is known for its coast, cliffs, and the quality of the water.
Depth: 5 meters and deeper
What to see: Lots of small marine life: blue fish, jellyfish, orange fish, octopus, starfish, sea urchins, and large schools of fish.
Recommendation: Go slowly at first, and don’t forget to look closely at the rocks.
After leaving the port of Jávea, we sailed about 40 minutes south to the Cabo de la Nao. With calm seas and plenty of sunshine, this was a superb diving trip and a wonder for the senses.
At the end of Granadella creek, you can find Luis where you can rent a kayak, for two people for 12 € and for one person for 8 € per hour. You start in the same cove, make a left turn along beautiful cliffs, moving toward the Discoverer Island and you will see nothing but, after paddling for about 10 to 15 minutes, you will see a great rock and a hidden beach which is an ideal place to take a break and take a dip. Continue on to the Discoverer Island and you again see a new wonder of nature, a beautiful cove (La Cueva del Llop Marí), easy to access. After visiting the cave we left, skirted the island and returned to the Granadella Creek. A morning full of surprises, surrounded by stunning panoramic views. I am sorry that I did not take my video camera and I apologize for the poor quality images. I would like to return to take a great video.
This viewpoint enjoys a fantastic location, as it is surrounded almost entirely by the Mediterranean sea, below is the Ambolo creek, a nudist cove made up of virgin gravel and pebbles, with crystal clear water down the Cabo de la Nao. It was given its name because of the watchtower built in the sixteenth century, whose function was surveillance and maritime defense of the pirate attacks, as did the other Javea watchtower located in Portitxol area, both located on private land. It is the most southern island that has been discovered.
Javea is a small tourist town in Alicante. There’s a large variety of scuba centers that can get you ready to submerge yourself into the depths of the sea.
There's a hidden life below the surface of the sea we hardly know. It always surprises those who venture out to see it – and scuba enthusiasts know this well!
Discover the marvelous nooks under the sea in Javea.
The hightway from Denia to Jávea is a pretty complex drive, being full of curves. But, at the same time, it cuts through a beautiful area of pure nature. Once you´re almost in Jáveo towards the end of the road, there are plenty of well-signaled lookout points that you have to stop at.
The offer you uncomparable sights and if they´re not all accesible, as you´ll have to wait for some, but once your turn arrives, you´ll have a hard time leaving. They´ll leave you spellbound as you look off into the horizon without any care in the world.
Leaving the CV-736 road connecting Javea and Denia around the Cape of San Antonio which was our destination, in over a mile we found the Shrine of Our Lady of the Angels in whose intercession marked Els Molins. My photographic curiosity led us to begin a small paved road a few meters which became a forest track despite millionaires houses around us. The walk was nice and only took 15 minutes to get to one of the most incredible viewpoints in this part of the Costa Blanca. This place is known as Les Planes and is in the Montgo Natural Park and windmills eleven houses built between the XIV-XVIII century that are cylindrical and about seven feet high. And more than six in diameter. Although at present they are completely hollow inside is known to be divided into two parts. The ground floor served as a warehouse and have upper molars and is held by machinery that moved the blades that have now disappeared. While one is in pretty deterioration, others however are fully rehabilitated and some within private properties. Of course the views are spectacular.
Are you searching for things to do in Javea? Well, you're in luck! There are tons of things to see in Javea ranging from its wonderful beaches to the stunning natural parks nearby. Ever since the 1960's when the city's first large hotel was built, more and more travelers visit each summer to discover the wonderful natural and cultural attractions in Javea.
First on your list of places to visit in Javea should be the Iglesia de San Bartolomé, a fourteenth-century Gothic church located in the heart of the city. If your idea of fun Javea activities involves hiking or snorkeling in the great outdoors, you'd do good to head to the nearby Montgo Natural Park or the Cabo de San Antonio Marine Reserve.
Of course, no list of stuff to do in Javea is complete without mentioning the area's fabulous beaches. Grannadella and Barraca are the city's two most popular beaches but many beach-goers also opt for an afternoon of diving and snorkeling at Isla Portixol. Speaking of which, the surrounding coastline is full of rocky coves with crystal-clear waters which are perfect for a day of picnicking and snorkeling as a family.
For more on what to do in Javea, have a look at all the tips and recommendations from real travelrs and discover all the Javea attractions you can't miss this summer!