The seaside town of Javea proves that rustic and rugged are also beautiful. The cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean are wild and breath-taking, nature at its purest. Javea lies between Valencia and Alicante, roughly a four hour’s drive from Madrid. It’s a rugged old sea town, with 25 kilometers of beaches and weathered stone lighthouses. Sailboats abound in the Mediterranean, framed by sweeping cliffs and jutting outcroppings of rock. The history of Javea dates back nearly as long as human history itself. Archaeological findings include flints and hand axes from 30,000 years ago. The cave of the Barranc del Migdia, on the side of the Montgo mountain, is an important historical site due to paintings found there in 1989. The cave is considered to be a burial site, giving insights into the beliefs of ancient peoples.Javea is composed of three main areas: Javea Old Town, Javea Port, and the Beach area. There are apartments for sale in all areas of Javea, so let’s explore each of them and see what makes them unique. Javea’s old town is a preserved, time-tested grid of lovely stone buildings. Here you will find ghostly remainders of walls erected as protection against pirates. Restaurants in this area range from merely lovely to almost cathedral-like in their splendor. You can navigate the delights on Moorish style streets too narrow for cars. Javea Port is a lively commercial part of town. It does have a beach, La Grava, and the Promenade for shopping. Javea Port is home to the annual Fiesta de Moros y Cristianos, a four-night battle reenactment with spectacular costumes and loud gun fire. Also in the port is the fisherman’s church and the boats always coming in that are fun to watch. In the beach area, Arenal Beach is one of the most desirable spots. Those looking for property for sale in Javea are often lured by all that there is to do at Arenal. It’s an elegant, peaceful locale for walking, sailboarding, jet skiing: you name it. The gorgeous Mediterranean water gives the beach the highest possible rating of a blue-flag beach. There is now a diving platform several meters out. If you purchase one of the properties for sale in Javea you’ll be sure not to miss out on Summer movie screenings at the Arenal you’ve never seen a film until you’ve seen it hovering over the Mediterranean. After reading this far, you’ve got to be hungry. Javea features the gamut of cuisines in the region: Catalan, Tapas, traditional Spanish. You’ll find plenty of seafood, as well as lamb, olives, oranges, and the spicy aiolis that are world-class in this region.Some of the standout eateries include El Clavo (Javea Port), Corral de Pato, and Cabo de la Nao. As far as libations, gin and tonic is often the drink of choice here, particularly for late nights on the beach. Restaurants will serve an amazing array of wines from local wineries.If you are interested in settling down in this Spanish paradise, one of the villas for sale may be for you. In Javea, you will find affordable properties that will meet a variety of lifestyles. The area affords an amazing blend of a historic, down-to-Earth town with fun and nightlife. There’s an influx of visitors to keep things interesting, but not so much that it will bog you down. Whether it’s hiking in the Montgo, lazily watching boats come into the port, wiling away hours on the beaches, or enjoying the nightlife, you’ll find your soul restored in Javea. There is the sandy Arenal beach, with lots of climbing frames etc for the children to enjoy, and numerous rocky coves including the beautiful Granadella beach. Boats and pedaloes are available for hire at the Arenal beach. In the hills there are many areas where you will find traditional Spanish villas from reasonable priced smaller villas with private pools to magnificent luxury villas in some of the best locations on the Costa Blanca. Javea is one of the nicest towns on the Costa Blanca, the region is among the healthiest in Europe. The Arenal beach area and the Aduanas Port areas both offer numerous bars and restaurants. 2014 promises to be a strong year for the real estate market in the Costa Blanca. The market is no longer saturated, since so many people have been buying existing properties because they’ve been unable to get permits to build new properties. This means hospitable prices for properties, whether you are buying or renting. This is a good time to consider a villa in Javea, whether you would like to buy near the major beaches, in the downtown area, or in Old Town. Most of our villas have light and airy floor plans, with stone construction and swimming pools. You may choose something with a panoramic view of Javea or choose based on amenities such as BBQ’s, hot tubs, etc.Perhaps location will be your biggest consideration, with walking distance to bars and other nightlife being high on your list of criteria. In any case, it’s hard to go wrong in the fun and exciting seaside town of Javea. It’s one of the premier beach towns in the Costa Blanca and in all of Spain. The beaches are fed by the crystal blue Mediterranean, offering swimming, diving, snorkeling, even jet skiing. Also, the beaches include amenities such as restaurants and bars, making your day more convenient and comfortable. When you are ready to go out for your late-night dinner, Javea has several satisfying and inspiring options. Restaurante Mezquida, with its airy ceilings and elegant dining room, offers meats charred over a wood fire and traditional Valencian dishes, including, of course, paella. El Restaurante Calima offers a hipper, more youthful atmosphere, and grilled seafood is at the center of their menu. While living in Javea you’ll probably take advantage of outdoor activities, such as hiking in the Montgo Mountain, just outside of town. You’ll overlook everything, include the villa you’ve bought, and get a sense of the splendour of a real Spanish town. That’s the essence of Javea, an old town rich with tradition, affording enough activities without being too touristy. With its active beaches, world-class restaurants, and fascinating Old Town section, the town is definitely versatile.Villas are available in Javea which are comfortable and luxurious.