Xabia (Javea)

We’ve spent the past two days exploring Xabia by foot and by bike.  Yesterday we walked to the port and then past the pebbled beach of Playa de la Grave and the rocky beach, Playa del Benisero, and continued along the seafront to Playa del Arenal, a sandy beach backed up with a promenade lined with restaurants and bars.  We stopped off at a bar for a beer before walking back to the campsite, along the country route at the back of the town, a total of about 4 miles.

This morning we cycled into the old town twice because, the first time after we had locked our bikes up and started wondering through the town, I took my camera out to take some photos and realised that I had left the battery in the charger!  The old town is traditional with the usual narrow streets, Ayuntamiento, old church and increasingly common, wall art and dummies on balconies.

We met up with Peter and Beryl and cycled to a restaurant at the back of Playa del Arenal, Scallops, which was extremely good value for money. There were three four course set menus priced at either €9.99, €11.99 or €13.99 per head which also included a bottle of wine per person which you could take away with you!  The food was very good and we were all given a breakfast discount ticket worth €2.35 each and as the full English breakfast is only €2.55 each, we will be going back for breakfast tomorrow!

Camping Javea is a fabulous site and we cannot fault it, however Xabia itself is not really for us and to be fair we haven’t explored the southern headland that includes Cap de La Nau, Cap Negre , La Cala and Ambolo, maybe we will take a look on our way out tomorrow and change our minds!

The weather has been a chilly 13 degrees today and the forecast for the rest of the week is a little bit disappointing, cloudy, sunny spells and even rain again, so we are not sure where we are headed next, it will either be slightly inland to explore some of the picturesque and scenic mountains and hilltop villages or venture further south to Altea and Benidorm!

10 thoughts on “Xabia (Javea)

  1. Peter and Nia March 15, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    Sounds great. I fancy the idea of breakfast for 20 cents, washed down with any undrunk vino from the night before. You should invite Tony’s friend from the balcony along…


  2. Penny March 15, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    You must be SO fit with all this exercise Good job with bottles of wine and breakfasts on offer !! What beautiful architecture .

    Happy Mothers Day xxxxxxxxxxx


    • Rosie Pike March 15, 2015 / 8:56 pm

      I know Penny, I think I need to do more exercise to combat the wine and breakfast!


  3. liz March 15, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    scalops menue and those rates and almost free breakfast … that must be dream land for Tony!! 😉

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  4. John Lockyer March 15, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    Hi Rose I am enjoying your posts and the photos are fab glad to see your both enjoying the local cuisine and getting about on your bikes love Carol x


  5. Rosie Pike March 15, 2015 / 9:16 pm

    Thanks Carol, glad to hear your are enjoying the blog!


  6. Alan and Gloria March 16, 2015 / 9:39 am

    Where are all the people? Is Tony holding them back from the photo or have they left town?
    Ketchup and free ish food, lucky tony.


  7. Rosie Pike March 17, 2015 / 4:42 pm

    It was Sunday so they were all in church or judging by today they were all in Benidorm, catch the post later!


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