Spare a thought when in your Javea Apartments that just ninety km to the east is the island of Ibiza, which can on occasion be seen on a clear day. Xabia or Javea is the biggest area geographically at the Cap de la Nau, and the headland encloses the whole area, the city of Javea or Xabia depending on which Spanish language you speak.
The Cap Negre and Cap Mart. Since the start of this century Javea's has undergone serious growth with huge improvement work, The local government. though has limited height of all new building This way the local officials have helped keep the town's charecter. Many urbanizations have been built in wooded hills surrounding the bay and while the apartment and villa complexes are being built along the coast between the port and the Arenal.
The local terrain has remained virtually untouched the groves continue to supply crops of oranges olives and almonds.
Since 2004 the city has been running a local Agenda twenty-one program. This is a United Nation sponsored and non political initiative where the inhabitants of Javea have the right in any discussions for future plans and development of the city.
Excellent road connections mean that the regions capitals. Valencia and Alicante and the international airports are only an hour's drive away. Only 10km inland is the towns closest train Station at Gata de Gorgos with a regular service linking the cities, and a direct regular coach link to both towns, as well as a daily service to Spain's capital Madrid.
A regular carferry to Ibiza from Denia makes sure those travelling across the nation and the other Balearic Islands another easy route.
Playa del Arenal is the sandy beach area it's an arc of white sand flanked on each side by a promenade of shops, bars and restaurants.
In the summer evenings there are several stalls selling home made crafts. Plenty of the bars offer music and stay open until the early hours. Sand artists and street entertainers work along the Arenal beach during the summer months. The Punta de l'Arenal which is behind the Parador Nacional Hotel was at a previous time a very important Roman settlement.
It is at the Punta de l'Arenal the Romans produced the fish sauce garum. On the other end of the little bay once stood the Fontana Castle, built in 1424 and destroyed by the English during the Peninsular War in the early 19th century.
The ruins of the castle now lie under modern buildings might even be one of your Javea Apartments, but some of the castle's surviving cannons sit outside of the church of Sant Bartomeu in the old city.