The planning of this holiday started with a friends villa in Javea, Costa Blanca in Spain. It was perfect for a family, where we could have space (two teenagers) and relax in its shabby-chic, homely environment. I had also visited Moraira before and was keen to go back and seeing as it was only a 15 minute drive away from the villa, our plans were coming together nicely.
Our home for 10 days was Dos Casitas – a beautiful farm house style paradise just five minutes from the centre of Javea. It’s cosy and lived in, so no need to worry if you have small children. It has a great pool and is set within a wonderful tree-filled garden that wraps around the property, protecting you from both the midday sun and nosey neighbours. It has everything you will ever need including a few extra’s like table tennis, board games, bbq and home entertainment.
There are lots of different areas and vibes you can have in Javea. The main tourist strip is on the beach El Arenal. The front of this sandy beach is filled with restaurants and shops and filled withtourists from all over Europe enjoying an evening stroll on mass. This isn’t really our thing but Javea didn’t leave us short for places to go. The old town is great to walk around and stumble across bars and restaurants. There’s also the port which is ideal for dinner over-looking the sea. On Avenida Del Mediterranean you will find countless beach bars, from swanky to rustic – pick your thing as it’s the perfect place for sundowners. The beaches in Javea are pebbled and filled with Spanish. They have a lovely atmosphere but I would take rock shoes. They’ll definitely make a paddle a whole lot less painful! You’ll have no need to worry about food or refreshments as all the beaches have beach bars where you can fill yourself with paella and sangria.
We did take quite a few trips to Moraira. The beaches speak for themselves. You can choose from two and they both have great beach bars and are perfect for families. The town itself is very pretty. It’s a great place to trot around, popping into boutiques or relaxing over a bite to eat and a cold drink. The restaurants are incredible