Located in the centre of the Xàbia Bay, the Beach: Playa del Arenal is the town's main tourist centre and undoubtedly the most well-known and popular beach visited by bathers due to its fine sand and shallow water.
Acclaimed for its extensive leisure and gastronomy offer, this town district has undergone major growth in recent years.
In its northern end, there was a major Roman settlement, where the Parador de Turismo de Xàbia is now located. Along the promenade, there is an entertainment-shopping complex which is the zone's major focus of activity during the entire year which is especially popular during the Summer season.
The Summer nights at the Arenal Beach are extraordinarily lively and festive because it is the traditional recreational area where young people meet in its select pubs and leisure establishments. This district is clearly Xàbia’s most Cosmopolitan zone, its major leisure and local cuisine facilities make it an essential place to visit and the temptation to return here will be irresistible.
The Old Town
There is the Old Town of Javea where you can wander down ancient narrow streets and visit the local market on a Thursday. Built with original Tosca sandstone it’s rich in medieval history.
The Gothic fortified church of San Bartolome dominates the centre of Javea’s town. This building dates back to the 15th century. At the side of the church is a beautiful building which houses the indoor market where you can buy local fresh produce daily.
Every Thursday a large outdoor market fills the main plaza offering visitors bargains from food to souvenirs.
Many people’s favourite area of Javea this has a fascinating charm factor hard to define. Whitewashed houses surround the bay. Watch the fishermen bring in their fresh catches or watch the sailing boats set off from the marina. Eat at the fantastic seafood restaurants.
There are also many good shops, bars and cafes – it’s bustling with activity. The Port area of Javea has a real Spanish feel, this is an area where locals live and work in harmony with the tourist elements. It is a lively bustling area with many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
The landmark of the Port area is the church of Our Lady of Loreto with a roof which imitates the hull of a ship.