Javea lies 40km from Benidorm in the heart of Spain’s citrus growing region. The town sits on a group of small bays that all have sandy golden beaches. Although it has a seafront the main town centre is 3km inland. Climatically, the town is protected from winter winds by mountains and has the honour of being the town with the highest number of sunshine hours in the whole of Spain. It has a population of about 30,000 with a significant number of British and German residents. During the summer months the town attracts over 100,000 tourists each year. The town is popular with people of all ages but has particularly gained a reputation as a place to which people wish to retire.
Why do so many people decide to retire and buy in Javea?
There are many reasons. You can find a lot of bargain home listings in resorts these days for a start. Because Javea is busy with tourists for much of the year this has meant that finance has been invested on the infrastructure.This means the town has modern facilities but has also managed to retain many traditional aspects. New estates have been built on the wooded hills around the Javea bays. Along the coast a variety of apartment buildings have been added. Many of the orange groves have been retained to reflect the history of the area. These new developments mean that there is a healthy property market in the Costa Blanca. While unemployment figures in Spain are high, due to the tourism this region has not been affected as much as others.