Javea is one of those Mediterranean places that hide sceneries of extreme beauty. At Cala Bandida we know that you like to live life intensely, and we think that a good plan for before or after coming to visit us, would be to discover more of Javea’s charm. Regardless of if you decide to visit Javea in the summer or in the winter, there are 7 places you should definitely see; coves, lookouts, beautiful spots… Get your camera ready, because with the photos you’ll take in these places, you’ll be sure to make your friends jealous on social media!!
1. MIRADOR CABO DE SAN ANTONIO: A lookout on San Antonio Cape, located on the Montgo’s nature reserve, it is an emblematic place from which you can see the whole of Javea’s bay and almost the whole province, along with the Balearic Islands.
You can get to San Antonio Cape by a level 2 difficulty hiking trail, which starts from the former Tangó Beach, next to Javea’s Sailing Club. You can also get there by car from the mountain road going to Denia. It is properly signalled, before leaving Javea, you will find a sign pointing to the right, which will take you straight to the lookout.
2.CALA BLANCA. As we mentioned at the start, it doesn’t matter if you visit Javea in the winter, you will fall in love with the beaches regardless. Furthermore, they are located in places where you can have a nice walk through the countryside with the whole family.
Cala Blanca, also know as “la caleta”, gets its name (White Cove) from the dominant colour of the rocks, and is a little paradise with crystal clear, and normally calm, water. You can get there by car and then by foot, taking a nice walk by the sea the last 100 meters. Through this cove, you get to a place called the “segunda caleta”, or second little cove, which is another hidden cove perfect for just contemplating its beauty and disconnecting from the world.
3. JAVEA OLD TOWN. Narrow streets, colourful corners, San Bartolomé Church, small businesses with unique items, the Municipal Market… Javea Old Town is, no doubt, full of reasons for you to visit. One of our favourite streets is “carrer estret”, full of plants and flowers that the neighbours care for all year round.
4. JAVEA PORT. The fishing village in Javea maintains history and tradition. Right behind Cala Bandida is Javea’s fish market, where you can find fresh fish that the local fishermen have caught throughout the day or night. Right behind the fish market is a lovely path to walk around the boats, and depending on the time, you can see the fishermen coming into the port with their fresh fish of the day. Another special feature of Javea Port is the modern style church with the ceiling in the shape of a boat’s keel.
5. LA GRANADELLA. Surrounded by mountains and Mediterranean flora, is one of the most emblematic coves in Javea, the Granadella. Explaining the beauty of this place isn’t easy, which is why we prefer for you to find out for yourself. The only thing we can tell you is that if you need a place to relax and unwind… this will soon become your favourite place. Swimming in the crystal clear water surrounded by mountains is the best therapy. On a little note: as from this year, access by car has been restricted, so you must park up La Guardia road and take a bus that goes by every 20 minutes.
6. CALA DEL PORTITXOL OR CALA BARRACA. Without a doubt, another Mediterranean treasure in Javea. In this cove, the little white former fishermen houses are the main feature, along with the beautiful Portitxol Island that can be seen from the whole cove. It is a very good place to do snorkelling or diving, as it has great sealife. If you are thinking of going to this cove during the summer, we recommend you get up and go early so that you get a parking space, as later on, car access and parking will be limited.
7. CABO DE LA NAO. It is the closest point of the Spanish peninsula to Ibiza, and the beauty of the cliff’s coast is just like that of the sea, immense and infinite. On this cape, which is one of the most characteristic of the Spanish coast, we can also find the lighthouse, which along with the San Antonio Cape, has served as a reference for the local fishermen and boats for many years.