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Javea

4.3
Beaches · Kayaking · Scuba & Snorkeling
Xàbia or Jávea is a coastal town in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Valencia, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. Situated on the back side of the Montgó, behind a wide bay and sheltered between two rocky headlands, the town has become a very popular small seaside resort and market town. Half of its resident population and over two thirds of its annual visitors are foreigners.HistoryThe area was first inhabited in prehistoric times, 30,000 years ago by cave dwellers on Montgó. Subsequent residents have included Stone and Bronze-age peoples, Romans, Greeks, Phoenicians, Visigoths, Germanic, Carthaginians, and Moors. Roman fishing boats used the port, and there is evidence that dates the Roman occupation of Xàbia to the 2nd century BC, it makes Xàbia the oldest known Roman site on the coast with a commercial port for fish and minerals.In the 6th century AD, Christian Visigoth monks came to Xàbia and founded the monastery of Sant Martí, which likely gave its name to the cape in the area named Cap San Martí. Hermenegild, son of the Visigoth king Leovigild of Toledo, sought refuge in the Monastery after angering his father by marrying a Christian girl. When his father's troops arrived to arrest him all but one monk fled to Portichol; Hermenegild and the old monk were killed. Several people with Visigoth names still live in the area. There is little left of the Moors and their culture, other than some inscribed gravestones and ceramics. They had controlled the area from about 714 AD until they (the Moriscos) were finally expelled from the Alicante region in 1609. The hermitage of Popol dates to the 14th century.
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Playa del Arenal
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Playa La Granadella
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Pier / Boardwalk
Arenal Promenade
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

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State Park
Peñón de Ifac Natural Park Calpe
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Denia Castle and Archaeological Museum Denia
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing Denia
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Playa de Levante o la Fossa Calpe
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Lighthouse
Cabo San Antonio
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Playa Ambolo
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Cala Cap Negre
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Beaches in Javea

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Banos de la Reina en Xabia
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Playa de la Grava
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cala de Portixol
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Cala Blanca
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Outdoors in Javea

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Outdoor Activity
La Cova Tallada
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Outdoor Activity
The Inn on the Green
4.5
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Wildlife in Javea

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Wildlife Area
Parc Natural del Montgó
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

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