I’d never even heard of Jávea until my boyfriends parents rented an apartment here for 6 months. If you’re looking for, instagrammable pink sunsets, divine food, boutique shisha spots, picturesque beaches and tat markets, Jávea has it all for you.
We left rainy, England, snowy England, everything but nice England and headed to Jávea just south of Valencia for a week. I under packed but that’s okay, the weather permitted me to stay in my bikini for the duration luckily!
Day 1. Beach day: It was a simple day, picnic cold pizza pre made by myself, fresh OJ and watermelon all packed and cool boxed. We sunbathed and relaxed all day and enjoyed cold pizza by the ocean.
Day 2. Market day: The market was filled with typical tat stools. Fruit and veggies to wicker bags, flamenco dresses and ornaments you only buy if you’re typically a parent. You know those metal colourful lizards you see which hang up on the outside wall on the porch at home? Yep them. We sipped wine and fluffed beer at a family run winery where we promptly left after two wasps 🐝 decided to start buzzing around our glasses. Teasing us with their terrifying buzzing noises, although pretty sure they were more scared of us… A couple of yards down an old winding pathway we found a beautiful church. We found out records date it back to 1244 and it comes by the name of Saint Bartolome the ancient Church Javea. It was truly magnificent. We sat and ate lunch just by it so we could admire the architecture and our surroundings. If your looking to grab a lovely lunch after exploring the markets, I’d highly recommend here. The food is great and the scenery is very instagrammable (come on guys you know that’s what your after anyway.. Right?) • The markets run every Thursday 9am-2pm.
Day 3. We climbed to the light house and the views were sensational: Yep we did it! I can’t say I wore the most appropriate of attires. Converse, a skirt and swimsuit completed with a small handbag…. Not the best mountain hiking wear. The walk took about 55 minutes in total. And that was just upwards. The views at the top were breath taking. The world below us looked like a little paper town. So small and perfectly pieced together. We took in our surroundings and glugged the remainder of water we had with us and stopped for some quick snaps. Perfect memories captured. Where to go: To get to the entrance, walk straight past Javea port until you get to a sign pointing up (duh). There are two routes. We took the long one which is less steep and was not knowingly more tailored to my choice of outfit. There’s another route which takes 15 minutes but, unless you don’t get vertigo, I’d take the longer route!
Sunsets in Jávea: They’re certainly not to miss. If you sit my the port, it’s as if you’re in LA. Pink fluffy clouds and pale yellow hues fill the sky with unicorn colours. Dreamy right?
Day 4. Easter Brekky, Rocky beaches, Sushi and Camembert: We started the day off right. Easter breakfast. A full English, fresh paste dies, strawberries, ON freshly squeezed and chocolate Easter eggs. The day is off to s good start.
There’s something I’ve figured about the people of Jávea love. The first thing is everyone seems to have a bloody tea cup Yorkshire terrier… The second thing is they LOVE fried Camembert. Good news is so do I. I’ve eaten it every day this week. Guilty. But that’s fine, I’m on holiday. Another beautiful thing about Javea is the rocky beaches. Waves splash gently against them and what’s magical is you can sit close to the shore line without getting wet. The black rocks have indents, perfect to sit and lie in, from the waves hitting the outer layers and creating rock crevasses. Perfect wind blocks! If you’re ever in Jávea, head to the bottom of the Arenel where you’ll find the most divine restaurant. They serve a variety of Mediterranean dishes alongside sushi and of course Camembert! The restaurant is named La Bambula click here to get more information.
Ps. This is the real me, sulking because the wind was blowing too much for a photo. Courtesy of the Boyf.
Day 5. Lake Guadalest: Id never heard of this place before. I didn’t even know places like this could exist in countries like Spain! About 1 hour 20 away from Jávea, through winding roads, a shed load of roundabouts and narrow village streets, Lake Guadalest took our breath away. Right in the middle of the mountains this turquoise lake sits alone. It gets it turquoise colouring from the salt rock. I haven’t felt that relaxed in a long time. Birds, bees, the sound of trickling water running through the aqua coloured stream. Literally heaven on earth. I can’t quite express how beautiful it is without telling you go physically go there and see for yourself.
Home time: Has come so soon for us, I’m super sad. But we’re coming back in June for round two! Jávea, you’ve been a blast! I’d love to answer any questions you might have if you’re thinking of travelling to this beautiful town. There will also be a YouTube video up in the next few days about our stay, so make sure you’re subscribed to my CHANNEL and be the first to see! ⚓️🍏🌊
Lots of love!