Tucked between two capes and fronted by the cerulean blue of the Mediterranean, the picturesque resort town of Javea on Spain’s Costa Blanca is as close to holiday heaven as one can get. While this is a tourist boom town, development blends with the stone and wrought-iron of the historic quarter, and the busy modernmore
Javea - Mark P.. Date of travel: Feb 2009
Javea has yet to turn into Benidorm or the like (thank heavens). You can still have a relaxing holiday here, but it's not completely dead at night. We like it because it's fun but not rowdy. It's a popular resort with families and the beach Playa de Arenal is one of the best on the Costa Brava. Scuba diving's really popular here. There are some nice walking tours in the old part of the city and if you want to hire a car and drive along the cost you'll find some more excellent beaches.
Javea - Great for families - Dave. Date of travel: Jun 2008
I've been to Javea three times and booked again for summer 2010. It's not overly built up, although there has been some development since I first visited 9 years ago. The beach is safe for kids and doesn't suffer like many Spanish resorts of being stuck between a road and the main shopping area. Very well worth a visit. Not a buzzing loud place, perfect for a family holiday. I wouldn't go any earlier than May, I went in April once and it was a bit cold, but any time after mid-May and you should get plenty of sunshine. I would say that a car is essential. We took plenty of drives out to the surrounding areas and there are a couple of water parks near Benidorm, which is about 45 mins away by car. The old town is worth a visit during the early evening with plenty of places to eat. All in all, the place is excellent for a nice family holiday away from all the hustle and bustle of busy life.
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