10 Things to Do in Xabia That You Shouldn't Miss

February 5, 2018 Moriah Teneyck

Xàbia (Valencian: [ˈʃabia]) or Jávea (Spanish: [ˈxaβea]) 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.
Restaurants in Xabia

1. Montgo Natural Park

Javea, Spain +34 966 46 71 55
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 414 reviews

Montgo Natural Park

Reviewed By nnmercman - Camberley, United Kingdom

Numerous trail options as well as beautiful views from all around. It’s an easy hike up along the trail from marina to Cabo headland but there are choices as to difficulty and around the headland it’s reasonably flat - Montgo hill (mountain?) with its rock formations and caves is much more of a challenge at around 2500ft - where numerous access trails are on the inland side of the CV-736 Javea/Denia road. There is the usual “hiker beware” of dog mess which seems to litter everywhere you walk in Spain - really disgusting and spoils the general ambience of hiking as you have to pay more attention to the trail than the views!

2. La Cova Tallada

Reserva Marina del Cap de Sant Antoni, Xabia, Spain
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

La Cova Tallada

Reviewed By Caroline C - Juneau, Alaska

The Ajuntamiento have now 'adopted' this route, so they have installed steps to avoid the slide down the rock face. However, be aware that the track is loose rubble all the way-except for a traverse that is sheer smooth rock polished by many feet. There are two routes to the caves themselves, the lower track is wet and dangerous with choppy water ( there is no shoreline) the upper route is a descent down the rock face. We set out at 10, it was sweltering. On the way back there were hordes carrying deck chairs, cold boxes etc etc....madness, there is no beach here, and really nothing to do other than wander round the caves that are of limited interest. Add to this the impossibility of parking ( and if you find a spot you will be boxed in), give it a body swerve.

3. Macizo del Montgo Natural Park

Avda. del Montgo, 03730 Denia, Spain +34 966 42 32 05
Excellent
70%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 240 reviews

Macizo del Montgo Natural Park

Reviewed By nnmercman - Camberley, United Kingdom

The park has numerous hiking trails and a lot are fairly easy going. You can of course attempt to climb Montgo mountain but a much shorter and easier route is the trail leading up from Javea port area to the lighthouse headland, from where you can look across to Ibiza island. If hiking on the far side of the Denia/Javea road then you’ll get great views inland and along the coast in both directions, although you will need to keep an eye open for frequent piles of dog mesh:-( Regardless of your fitness level I strongly suggest wearing appropriate footwear and taking water.

4. Cala del Moraig

Urbanizacion Cumbre del Sol, Benitachell, Spain
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 249 reviews

Cala del Moraig

Reviewed By nnmercman - Camberley, United Kingdom

It’s a bit of a drive down through the large Combre del Sol urbanisation and mid December the whole area was completely deserted - the car brakes were complaining when we reached the beach parking area! The beach itself is definitely not worth the effort - there are far better places to have a safe swim on a sandy beach - the sea slopes away quickly, beach is unattractive and there’s no life guard station. However, what made the trip worth it for me was the sea cave with view point overhead - it was relaxing to watch the sea burst through the narrow entrance and crash against the inlet. The cliff path just up the road from the beach leads to Cala de Llabeig and takes around an hour - not sure of the difficulty but I’ve walked there from the other Combre del Sol trail (see my other review) which is not for the faint hearted!

5. Cabo San Antonio

Carretera Cap de Sant Antoni 46, 03730 Javea, Spain
Excellent
63%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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4.5 based on 129 reviews

Cabo San Antonio

Reviewed By Nilindy - Glasgow, United Kingdom

We were able to see Ibiza from this headland - our host had only managed this twice previously during 35 years residence!
Worth trekking or driving. The commanding view over the bay lets you see all the other places you might visit.
Seabirds effortless gliding was fascinating to watch.

6. Scuba Xabia

Calle Burdeos 9 | Local 1, Javea, 03730 Xabia, Spain
Excellent
90%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
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Poor
5%
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5 based on 20 reviews

Scuba Xabia

Scuba Xabia was born in 2007 with the intention of creating a new style of Diving on the Costa Blanca. In 2016, the owners of Greenwichdiving Altea decided to expand the territory in which we operate buying Scuba Xabia. More dives for our current divers and the chance to meet new divers who enjoy the wonderful dives Javea offers. The aim of Scuba Xabia is maintained, all services for diving and snorkelling while maintaining quality and safety for all our customers. We know you’re coming to enjoy a weekend or an extended vacation. At Scuba Xabia we handle everything for you, from the moment you decide to come to dive, we take care of organising everything, so you just have to enjoy, unhurried, without stress, without having to worry about the equipment, only relax and dive. Scuba Xabia is located in Javea, in the north of the province of Alicante. The average annual temperature is 18°C and its Beaches are among the most popular of Spain. During a clear day you can see Ibiza, because we are only 90km from the island. All this makes it an ideal location for your diving vacation and enjoy with family and friends. That’s why we offer a wide range of offers, dive packages, courses and dives for all levels … Scuba Xabia is a scuba diving school where our philosophy and goal is to train safe, responsible and fun divers. We are known for having an excellent customer service and a highly qualified team and instructors with extensive experience as professionals in the diving world.

Reviewed By Geoff B - Southampton

My wife and I wanted to add some dives to our recently obtained PADI Open Water qualification. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly, English spoken and our Instructor Borja was fantastic, very reassuring. Their dive boat is right at hand and we had two fantastic dives off the coast of Javea. We would have no issue in recommending this dive school and will certainly come back again. Many thanks to everyone there.

7. Xabia's Bike

Avenida Lepanto 5, 03730 Xabia, Spain
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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5 based on 5 reviews

Xabia's Bike

Reviewed By Erik K

Staff helped me in delivering the rented bikes to a different location. (Email) Communication could have gone better, but when one bike needed changing an alternative was offered. The quality of the bikes (a race bike and an MTB e-bike) were of very good quality!

8. Arenal Promenade

Platja de l'Arenal, Javea, Spain
Excellent
49%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 739 reviews

Arenal Promenade

Reviewed By nnmercman - Camberley, United Kingdom

Visited on a blustery late December day between Christmas and New Year - surprised to see how busy it was and even parking wasn’t that easy. The beach was empty and in fact there weren’t many walking the Promenade - everyone was in the numerous restaurants lining it! The Promenade itself is clean, wide and well maintained - no doubt very pleasant for an evening stroll. There was even a large decorated Christmas tree half way along.

9. Creu del Portixol

Xabia, Spain
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Creu del Portixol

Reviewed By Paul B - Hereford, United Kingdom

Park at the cross, easy found on the main road.
An easy walk out to the point, well signed, about 20 minutes each way. Great views.
A lovely circular walk down to the beach, follow the signs. At the beach is a good bar, still open in winter. A good number of locals each time we have been. Sea views from the Terrace.
Walk back the way you came or go up the road and see the views back to the bay. When you get to the main road at the top turn left and in 50 meters take the small residential road, it passes a fabulous villa and the road becomes a wooded path back th the cross at the start of the walks about 45 minute for the circuit. Took us two hours, long stop at the bar.
Both Walls together makes a good walk.

10. Arenal Beach

Javea, Spain +34 636 28 89 45
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Arenal Beach

Reviewed By Hotelinspectpr

Arenal Beach is perfect for traditional sea and sand holiday. The sand is flat and easy to dig and the sea is shallow so safe for youngsters. There are plenty of good cafes and restaurants for all budgets along the Promenade serving food almost 24/7.
A great variety of souvenir shops too.

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