Moving to Javea: The ultimate guide

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A jewel on the coast, Javea is a great example of the old world meeting the modern and is one of the most beautiful towns on the Costa Blanca to consider moving to.

With beautiful Mediterranean beaches, renowned restaurants, bars and cafes and the wonderful old town – you won’t be short of things to see and do if you decide to move to Javea.

Javea (also known as Xàbia) is a gem of a town situated on the Northern Costa Blanca, free from high rise buildings, Javea is a firm favourite for British and German expats moving to Spain.

So, you are thinking of moving to Javea, but where do you go for all that essential information on the types of property on offer, the best schools and the coolest restaurants?

To make moving to Javea a bit easier, the Euro Weekly News has put together this handy guide to everything you need to know before heading over.


Contents

  • Where is Javea?
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • Properties in Javea
  • Law firms in Javea
  • Wealth management
  • Insurance in Javea
  • Setting up your home
  • Furnishing your home
  • Things to do when living in Javea
  • Best restaurants in Javea
  • Schools in Javea
  • Healthcare in Javea
  • Contact information

Where is Javea?

Javea is situated on the most easterly point of mainland Spain about 62 miles from Valencia and 56 miles from Alicante. The closest airport is Alicante Airport just 53 miles away, Valencia Airport is also just 60 miles away.

Living in Javea is a great base for visiting other towns on the Costa Blanca.


Foreign Currency Exchange

Our top pick

Currencies Direct

When transferring money overseas to purchase a property, choosing the right currency provider can make a huge difference to the amount you finally receive. Currencies Direct offer excellent exchange rates, award-winning service, and a range of tools to help you get the most out of your transfers.

With Currencies Direct, you’ll also never pay transfer fees or receiving charges in Spanish banks, potentially saving you thousands of euros.

They have 20 branches spread across Spain, so you can pop in and speak to a friendly currency expert face to face. Alternatively, you can transfer funds quickly and easily online, over the phone or using their app.

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Property

Our top pick

Maravilla Costa S.L Javea

Real estate sales, new constructions, apartments – homes for any budget. Maravilla Costa offers a wide variety of properties, ranging from luxury villas to Spanish fincas or the construction of your dream home – it’s your choice! Maravilla Costa has been operating in Javea for many years and is an established family run business offering reliability, care and advice resulting in satisfied customers.

Their friendly team is eager to assist you in finding your new home and they are also looking forward to being of assistance with administrative tasks. Right at our first meeting in Javea, you will know that the Maravilla Costa team will be there for you.

If you would like to know more about their offers, the team would love to welcome you to their bureau in Javea.

Open: Weekdays 10am until 6pm

Location: Ctra. del Cap de la Nau Pla, 124, local 8, 03730, Javea

Phone: 965 794 515 

Email: [email protected]

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Law firms in Javea to help with your move

Our top pick

Anton Abagados

At Anton Abagados, your legal peace of mind is their goal. The qualified and multilingual team of professionals can assist you with important legal matters including property sales and purchase tax, conveyancing, fiscal representation for residents and non-residents, family law such as inheritance and making a will, as well as relocation documents for your move to Spain.

Relocating to a new country with a new language can be a stressful experience, that´s why the English and Spanish team at Anton Abagados aims to make the process as smooth as possible by helping you with the legalities of purchasing your new home, assisting you with quickly obtaining your NIE number and any other processes related to public administration.

As the Spanish property sector continues to evolve and mature, Anton abogados is on hand to be your local, independent legal adviser, offering unparalleled, independent property expertise. You can trust the legal team to give you up-to-date, practical advice on mortgages and tax matters, taking care of day-to-day issues such as the transfer mains services, as well as acting as your fiscal representatives after the purchase.

Their services include complete conveyancing on property purchases, sales and transfers, distressed property sales and purchases, licensing, planning compliance and disputes, in-depth property checks, as well as mortgages and bank guarantees.

Inheritance is a particularly complex area of law if the estate includes assets outside of your country of residence. The probate department is experienced in handling inheritance of Spanish, UK and European estates, offering strategic advice to other law firms in Europe and further afield on obligatory heirs, succession to Spanish estates and private international law, including conflict of laws or jurisdiction.

Start your new life with the trusted legal team at Anton Abagados by your side and make your journey as quick and easy as possible.

Address: Av. del Pla, 130 – Corner C/Niza, Desp. 2.04 03730 Jávea (Alicante)

Telephone: 96 646 31 77

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Wealth Management

Our top pick

Blevins Franks

Tax, investment and wealth management advice for expatiates

Are you looking for a new home in Costa Blanca?

As an expatriate in Spain, you need to navigate a whole new financial planning environment, which can be very confusing. Blevins Franks provides integrated strategic financial planning advice and solutions, and their local Javea advisers can help you with the following and more:

  • The implications for living in Spain in the post-Brexit world
  • Effective estate planning for Spain and the UK
  • Reducing tax on investment income, wealth and inheritances
  • Investment advice based on your personal needs and risk profile
  • Pension solutions to provide long-term financial security

Blevins Franks is a leading pan-European financial advisory group to UK nationals living and moving abroad. They have 25 offices across Spain, France, Portugal, Cyprus, Monaco and Malta, with expert multilingual cross-border support staff based in their London office in St. James’s Square, Piccadilly, and have been established in Spain for 30 years.

Their highly experienced advisers have a deep understanding of the Spanish tax regime and the financial planning needs of expatriates living here.

Contact them at their local office to meet the team and make an initial complimentary consultation to see how they can guide you.

Telephone: +34 965 793 561

Email: [email protected]

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Insurance in Javea

Our top pick

Jennifer Cunningham Insurance SL

For all your insurance needs, from car to comprehensive house, life to mortgage protection, funeral to health, pet to travel.

Jennifer Cunningham Insurance SL offers a wide range of insurance policies, specially designed for expats.  Jennifer has been established for over 30 years, starting her business in Javea, where she has 2 offices and now a further 5 offices throughout the Costa Blanca and 1 in Lanzarote.

They are much more than a voice on the phone. With English speaking sales staff and full support, including a dedicated renewals department, a claims administrator, with special expat policies in English, Jennifer Cunningham Insurance SL makes your life as easy as possible.

Come and see the team or give them a call to find out how they can assist you.

Telephone: 966 461 690

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Setting up your home

Our top pick

Amasvista Glass S.L

Founded in 2011, Amasvista Glass specialises in glazing systems, roofing solutions, awnings and shading, windows and doors (interior and outdoor) and balustrades for your new home.

Amasvista Glass simply love what they do, seeing the business as a view and not just a window! The team sell, install and manufacture high-quality products, delivering quality down to the smallest of details combined with expertise, reliability and on-site installation – not to mention their handy after-care service.

Owner of Amasvista Glass, Sigi Kunz, is also a licensed technician and responsible for planning projects to the highest of standards. Salesman, business partner of Sigi and your first point of contact, Pedro Vázquez, is on hand to answer any questions as well as to visit your home to give you the best solution for your wishes and requirements. The “heart and soul” of the office is Melanie, working hard in the background to ensure everything is running smoothly – together, the friendly team at Amasvista will work to meet all of your needs.

Amasvista Glass is an authorised and official dealer of SUNFLEX glazing systems – the original glass curtains systems – meaning you will receive a high-quality German product, tested & certified in Germany according to DIN standards. They also supply STOBAG awnings, a high-quality Swiss product, made to order to your specific requirements.

To find out how Amasvista Glass can help you, pop into their workshop located on Pol. Ind. Les Galgues, Calle La Pansa 9, 03750 Pedreguer, Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm or call 96 645 78 78 to arrange an appointment.

You can also call Pedro on 634 315 559 or email Amasvista Glass via [email protected]

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Furnishing your home

Our top pick

Harris Furnishings

Have you promised yourself a fresh new look for your home?

At Harris Furnishings they believe it is important to have a well-balanced, cosy ambience in our homes so, with this in mind, they are continually striving to offer the latest furniture trends as well as high-quality, classic designs at very competitive prices.

Our home is a reflection of our personality so it’s no surprise that we all have different styles and tastes but with such a varied selection of fabulous lounge sofas and chairs, Harris Furnishings have something to suit everyone.

If you’re looking for high-quality British furniture, then a magnificent Parker Knoll sofa may be for you. As exclusive retailers for Spain and the Balearics, Harris Furnishings are proud to be able to offer this famous prestigious brand – established for over 150 years – to their customers.

To ensure the showroom stock is kept current and interesting, display models are occasionally reduced to clear. So keep abreast of their latest offers each month by visiting their website!

Whatever your personal taste Harris Furnishings are sure to have a desirable design for you. Pay David and Jayne Harris a visit, with their wealth of experience they will be happy to assist you with everything you need.

Open: 10am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday, or Saturday by appointment

Address: Industrial Estate Les Galgues, Calle de la Marroquinería 1, Pedreguer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +34 966 469 371 / +34 699 836 251

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10 best things to do when living in Javea

Voted environmentally near perfect by the World Health Organisation and boasting 320 days of sunshine a year, there are plenty of things to do and ways to get involved in local life when living in Javea.

1. Exploring the beaches

Javea has lots of beautiful bays to explore. The Arenal area offers a sandy beach with palm trees and play areas for children. The promenade has a wonderful choice of bars and restaurants offering national and international cuisines.

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2. Exploring the old town

Wander through the narrow streets of Javea’s historic centre that dates back to the Medieval period, taking in the beauty of the many buildings that remain.

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3. Take a walk up Molins de la Plana

Take a walk up to the top of the hill and take in the breathtaking panoramic views of Javea and the surrounding areas.

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4. Discover the Soler Blasco Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum

A gem in the heart of the old town, if you are looking to find out about local life through the ages then this museum is a must.

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5. Get adventurous with watersports

Javea is the perfect place for watersports such as diving, kayaking and snorkelling. Explore the bays and hidden caves that were once used by pirates and smugglers in the Middle Ages.

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6. Enjoy Javea Port and its variety of shops and restaurants

Javea Port is bustling with activity in the day and into the night. Explore the shops and restaurants, people watch or admire the local fishermen bringing in their catch of the day.

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7. See the Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de Loreto

Providing a haven of calm from the bustling town, the stunning architecture of this church is a must to be marvelled at. Step inside and feel the atmosphere, you may even be able to watch a performance or a service.

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Image – Parroquia Ntra. Sra. de Loreto, de Javea

8. Visit the GUDZGALLERY Art gallery

A small and cosy gallery that also holds painting classes for children.

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9. Hike in the Montgo Natural Park

Put on a good pair of trainers, grab a picnic (and some sunscreen!) and take a hike through the stunning Montgo Natural Park. Sunset is a particularly special time to catch the views from here.

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10. Take in the stunning views at Cabo de la Nao

Cabo de la Nao is the easternmost point in the Community of Valencia where you can see views of the Balearic Islands. Take in the views at one of the three restaurants situated at the top.

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10 best restaurants in Javea

 

1. Posidonia Restaurant

Posidonia offers Spanish and healthy cuisine as well as vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Open: 9am until 11:30pm

Address: Platja de l’arenal, P.º Amanecer, bloque 2, local 3, 03730

Booking: 965 79 30 74

Price: €€-€€€

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2. Buddha Palace

Serving up some of the best Nepali cuisines in Javea, Buddah Palace also offers vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Open: 1pm until 4pm and 6pm until 11:30pm

Address: Ctra. del Cap de la Nau Pla, 122, 16 Bajo, 03730

Booking: 965 79 28 94

Price: €

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3. V-THOS Cafe

A fully plant-based cafe-bar serving a wide range of smoothies, fresh cold-pressed juices, breakfast, lunches, salads, sandwiches, main plates and tapas.

Open: 11am until 4pm and 6:30pm until 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am until 4pm and 6:30pm until 10pm, closed on Tuesdays

Address: Calle de San Rafael 1 Zona Arenal, 03738

Booking: 965 64 14 29

Price: €€-€€€

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4. Curry Palace

If you’re looking for Nepalese food, Curry Palace offers some of the best Indian, Nepali and Balti cuisine in Javea.

Open: 1pm until 4pm and 6pm until 11pm, Closed on Tuesdays

Address: Pl. Adolfo Suarez, 14, 03730

Booking: 965 79 29 07

Price: €€-€€€

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5. Tula Restaurante

For something a little fancier, Tula Restaurante offers a Michelin star menu of seasonal cuisine with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Open: 1:30pm until 3:45pm and 8:30pm until 10:30 pm, closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Address: Avda. de la Llibertat 36 Aptos. La Casona I, 03730

Booking: 966 47 17 45

Price: €€-€€€

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6. La Plaza No. 6

La Plaza No. 6 offers German, Mediterranean, European and international cuisine with a variety of appetisers and vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Open: Tuesday to Friday 12pm until 3:30pm and 7pm until 10:30pm, Saturdays 7pm until 10:30pm, Sundays 12pm until 3:30pm

Address: Ctra. del Cap de la Nau Pla, 122, 03730

Booking:  966 46 23 14

Price: €€-€€€

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7. La Cocina

La Cocina is a family-run restaurant offering an exciting variety of dishes inspired by the countries they have travelled to and regional flavours of Spain.

Open: 1pm until 3:30pm and 7pm until 10pm, closed Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays

Address: Avenida Lepanto 2, 03730

Booking: 965 79 51 40

Price: €€-€€€

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8. Sofia’s Restaurant

Sofia’s Restaurant serves up Mediterranean, European and British dishes with an added twist.

Open: 7pm until 11pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays

Address: Avenida Pla 20, 03730

Booking: 966 46 29 03

Price: €€-€€€

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9. Puesto 7

Located in Javea’s old town, Puesto 7 has a variety of Mexican street food, burgers and a great wine menu.

Open: 5pm until 12am, Saturdays 11am until 4pm, closed Sundays and Mondays

Address: Carrer Sor Maria Gallart Mercado de Xabia, 03730

Booking: 684 26 40 75

Price: €

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10. Le Bacchus

If steak and ribs are what you’re looking for, Le Bacchus has got you covered and specialises in stone meats and fondues.

Open: Tuesday to Saturday 7pm until 10:30pm, Sundays 1pm until 2:30pm and 7pm until 10:30pm, closed on Mondays

Address: Travesia Cansalades 87 03730, 03739

Booking: 966 47 30 96

Price: €€-€€€

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Schools in Javea

When moving to a new location, making sure there are some great schools is essential. Javea has a total of eight educational centres for Infant and Primary Education.

The public schools in Javea are CEIP Mediterranean, Port de Xabia School, College Trenc d’Alba and L’Arenal School, all offering fantastic education services.

Javea’s concerted school is Maria Inmaculada School.

Javea boasts some of the best international schools including Xabia International College and El Montgo Waldorf International School.


Healthcare in Javea

Having access to quality healthcare is essential when moving to a new home and Javea has an impressive public health service and several private healthcare options.

 

Hospitals in Javea

Hospital San Carlos HLA Group

Hospital San Carlos HLA Group is a private centre in Marina Alta offering multidisciplinary healthcare to all of its patients.

Address: Carrer Nancy, 3, 03730 Playa del Arenal, Alicante

Contact: For more information, click here

 

Doctors in Javea

Javea Pueblo Health Center

Javea Pueblo Health Center is a public health centre that also attends to emergencies 24 hours a day, offering free healthcare to those who are entitled to it. Located in the port and the main pueblo are two state Centros de Salud (medical centres) where everyday GP treatments are available.

Address:  Plaça de la Constitucio, 03730 Xabia, Alicante

Contact: For more information, click here

 

Dentists in Javea

Clinica Dental La Plaza

Clinica Dental uses the best quality materials and excellent dental laboratories to offer you the highest quality dentistry available in the Costa Blanca.

Address:  Avda del Pla 122, Edif. La Plaza, Local 5, 03730 Javea, Alicante

Contact: For more information, click here


Important Contacts

Moving somewhere new is exciting but it’s very important to know the contact information for the emergency services.
That´s why we have included information on important contacts when moving to Javea.

Emergency services, including health, fire and police: 112

National police: 091

Local police: 092


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Laura Kemp

Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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