Historic centre of Moraira
A place where the atmosphere of the region's fishing traditions still endures, proudly preserved by the local inhabitants, who take great care of every corner of this patch of paradise.
The huts used to store the fishing apparatus were gradually extended as the trade became more important, ultimately becoming traditional fishermen's houses. That served to lay the initial foundations of the settlement which over the years was to become Moraira.
A pleasant stroll along the picturesque streets, today filled with small boutiques stocking highly original clothing, souvenir shops and bars serving up fine cocktails, ice creams or the region's traditional drink, horchata (tiger nut milk), with one unmissable establishment being “La Jijonenca”.
From there, on to the Plaza de la Sort, the site of the castle dating from 1742 with its curious layout and a viewing platform alongside, offering wonderful panoramas of the sands of Playa de La Ampolla and the Peñón de Ifach de Calpe.
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Narrow streets where stone is the common theme of the ancient buildings which make up the beautiful town centre of Jávea. A tour of the modest cottages and palatial townhouses of various eras and styles, including Gothic, Neoclassical and Modernist, discovering the stories which lurk around every corner of a thoroughly Mediterranean town.
The El Arenal district of Jávea is unquestionably one of the main focal points for tourism. It is home to “Playa del Arenal” a beach of wonderfully fine sand skirted by a promenade running along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Here there are dozens of fashion boutiques, bars and excellent restaurants serving the famous rice and fish dishes of the Bay of Jávea.
There can be no doubt this is one of the most distinctive buildings in the beautiful town of Jávea. The Fortified Church of San Bartolomé, built in the Gothic Isabelline style, has been declared a "National Artistic Monument", and a visit is a feast for the eyes, as are the surrounding buildings in the traditional local "tufa" undressed stone, with their Mediterranean feel.