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!