Javea (also known in Valenciano as Xàbia) is a gem of a town situated a short drive from Moraira. Javea has a rugged coastline with a wealth of secluded coves and sandy beaches. These hidden caves and bays were once used by pirates and smugglers in the Middle Ages but are now used by sunbathers, snorkelers and is very popular with scuba divers. Javea is situated on the most easterly point of mainland Spain about 100 km from Valencia and 90 km from Alicante.
Javea has been voted environmentally near perfect by the World Health Organisation and boasts 320 days of sunshine a year. Javea is split into three distinct areas the Arenal, with its beautiful sandy beach and plethora of restaurants and nightlife, the port and cobbled the old town. New building developments in Javea are subject to height restrictions which mean there are no high-rise buildings unlike in other Costa Blanca towns such as Calpe or Benidorm.