Hacia el Sur is a very beautiful, traditional villa surrounded by 3,000m of sloping Mediterranean gardens. It has a stunning and very private pool, built in a natural mountain ravine. This lovely position has an incredible backdrop of the Montgó mountain which looks more like a film set than reality. One of the most attractive features is that the pool is not immediately in front of the villa. Instead, the owners have created an amazing and complete summer environment, including an incredible summer kitchen, a lounge and bar area, a large al-fresco shaded dining terrace plus a summer dining room and a huge barbecue big enough to roast a whole lamb. This gives guests the advantage of several very different environments to enjoy, rather than just the 'pool holiday' that many other quality villas offer.
It is a beautiful and peaceful location with panoramic views from the Mediterranean Sea across the valley to distant mountains. There are several areas in which to relax and sun-bathe, landscaped gardens with secret places to explore, a secluded and private swimming pool, Jacuzzi pool, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi wireless internet access, private parking for two cars, and only a few minutes drive away from the sea, golf course, tennis courts and the many delightful restaurants of Jávea. In fact, two of the very best restaurants in Javea are minutes away, plus two of the best 'meal-of-the-day' restaurants. A perfect retreat to your perfect holiday in the Spanish sun.
Jávea is a jewel on the Costa Blanca, combining great natural beauty and modern facilities with the charm of ancient fishing port, a traditional Spanish village, golden sandy beaches, rugged mountain areas, unspoiled coastal regions, a mild year-round climate, delicious cuisine, extensive tourist facilities and many sport and leisure activities. Jávea has something for everybody.
There are several beautiful bays to visit each with its individual charm. Local activities include golf, scuba diving, sailing and water sports, walking and cycling. And for something completely different, just half an hour away are Terra Mitica Theme Park, an ancient-world themed park with a variety of rides and roller coasters, Aqualandia Water Park, one of the largest water parks in the world, and Mundo Mar where you can see dolphins, seals, sea-lions and exotic birds.
Jávea has long been called Amanecer de Espana, Dawn of Spain, because it occupies a far point of land looking eastward over the Mediterranean Sea. The rising sun’s path catches variously the three headlands. One day San Antonio, another day San Martin, or Cabo de la Nao sees the first golden rays. But always day dawns over that blue sea, enriching the life of the old Spanish fishing community.
There is a sense of contentment, which wells up and exists just under the surface here. This is partly because Javea continues to be a working port and not just a tourist Mecca; but also because it is a place where people from many parts of northern Europe come to live permanently, not just a few weeks a year.
There is much history here, with the influence of the Moors much in evidence, with perhaps the ancient San Bartolome Church containing the soul of the village. One of its inner walls was there in 1244 when King Jaime El Conquistador defeated the Moors here, whilst the outside wall is pockmarked by fusillades of the Civil war seven centuries later.
Then there are the wonderfully fresh fruit and vegetables, the wine of all qualities and prices, the incredible almond blossom in the early spring, the outside markets, the fields of orange trees, literally hundreds of restaurants and then of course always the clear air.
Halfway between Alicante and Valencia airports, less than an hour from each via a modern Autopista, but far enough away to never see an aeroplane. Centrally placed to reach the cities of Madrid or Barcelona, to travel down to the Costa del Sol or just travel 10 minutes inland into the hills that surround Javea.
Of course there are the tourists, but unlike most of the resorts on the Costas of Spain, the travellers here prefer to rent a villa with a private pool, or an apartment with a communal pool. There are very few hotels in Javea, and those that are here do not cater for package holidays.
Importantly, the Spanish have taken Javea to their hearts, and now make up a large percentage of the influx to the town.
Javea is no longer a hidden paradise. Clubs, restaurants, the Parador, the Javea Golf Course, and our proud Club Nautico do all they can to make us known, as does the annual Tourist Feria. The shooting range on La Plana, riding stables, tennis courts, cricket pitch, bowling clubs, undersea diving facilities – exist for the pleasure and profit of all. Many local clubs exist and walking in the area is a favourite pastime.