Some relaxing days @ Xàbia

Camping Jávea – our home for 3 weeks

Coming to Xàbia (or Jávea) felt like coming home for us. We lived here for 8 years with our son and have very good memories of this town. For us, it is the most beautiful spot at the Costa Blanca. The Montgó – a fascinating mountain, with caves inhabited already 30.000 years ago, shelters the town to the North. Xàbia can be divided into 3 parts: the old town, the harbour and the Arenal beach, from where the summer houses spread up to the lighthouse of the Cabo de la Nau, 120 metres above the sea.

Monastery @ Plaça del Convent

In the old town, you find many beautiful buildings, where the Tosca-stone from the coast was used. Along the coastline you easily can spot where it was cut.

Every Thursday a market is held at the Plaza de la Constitutión. From fruits and vegetables to olives, cheese and churros, but also clothes, shoes and much more is sold here. This market still serves for the locals to buy everything they need.

Typical breakfast: churros con chocolate

The coast from the Cabo de San Antonio in the North to the Cabo de la Nau in the South is of tosca limestone with a lovely sand beach in between called “Arenal” which means sandpit in Spanish.

We still have our little car in Jávea
Crossing Río Gorgos at Pont del Llavador
The harbour sheltered by Cabo de San Antonio
Wild orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis)
Cala Blanca
Creu de Portitxol and Portitxol island
Cala Moraig

The coastline has many caves and beaches to explore. Some are only accessible from the sea, others can be reached by car, often with a little walk included.

The Montgó mountain resembles an Elephant, reaching with his trunk to the sea
Paella – typical for the region of Valencia, where rice is cultivated
Bars and restaurants at the Arenal
Sunset behind Montgó

In the end we spent 3 weeks in Jávea, meeting friends, revisiting many of the restaurants we like and getting a couple of things organised. The Camping Javea was a great place to stay, in the middle of orange groves and in walking distance to the old town and the harbour.

But now we want to explore more of Spain and are on the way to the famous wind mills of Don Quixote. More on our next post!

2 thoughts on “Some relaxing days @ Xàbia”

  1. Willi Zwicky

    Super schöne Fotos, werden weiter eure Reisen bewundern und lesen die ihr macht .
    Grüsse von den Schweizer Nachbarn
    Christa und Willi

    1. Hallo Christa & Willi,

      danke, wir sind bereits im Tal des Rio Jucar! Extrem schöne Landschaft, müßt Ihr dringend bereisen!

      Cordy & Edi

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