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Javea, Spain
Javea (or Xàbia) is a port town on the Costa Blanca positioned between Alicante and Valencia, and as such is easily accessible from both airports with less than a two hour drive from either.
It's a great base to explore the coast line of southern Spain, and it boasts two splendid lighthouses at either end of the town. The lighthouses at Cabo de San Antonio in the north and Cap de la Nau towards the south both perch proudly on dramatic outcrops looking out across the western Mediterranean to the Balearic Islands.

Javea spreads itself across several beaches, a port and a delightful Old Town. It's a good stomp to walk between them all but they are all serviced by a cheap, local bus service, and each area definitely warrants a few visits.

The beach and bars of the Arenal are probably most folk's first stop when they arrive in Javea, and it is probably one of the more picturesque and upmarket beach developments in Spain. The restaurants are plentiful and cover the …

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