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We Simply Got Fallen in Love with Javea - Our Journey to Permanently Move and Live in Spain

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My wife and I have already been on a countless journeys to the country of Spain, and we love the place, but we typically take a trip to Andalusia. This year we fancied having an alternative and made a decision to lease a holiday villa in Javea - Javea holidays. It proved well that the particular area does not only match our anticipations but remarkably exceeded it and we’re so more than happy.

On the south east coast of Spain lies Xàbia or Javea (as it’s often spelt) in the province of Alicante around Valencia. It gives a good deal of Spanish tourist attractions and has prominent tourism destinations like many other coastal areas yet a far more diverse place than you could ever imagine. We found out that almost all of the respectable Spanish people have been living in Javea and we both finally feel a little more Spanish in this destination. So Spanish culture is very welcoming and wants to make certain that visitor feels more comfortable among them. Javea is abundant in tradition more than any other areas of the country. Traditions are naturally being valued by the local people here as people tend to always keep in touch with their past. Even at the first glance you can easily distinguish the way they value earlier times simply by seeing Javea’s folklore, architecture and cuisine. For this reason you’ll undoubtedly feel at home as it provides that unique feeling of comfort and experience to the holidaymakers and travelers.

Javea has the best climate in the world being further up from the equator, it’s not quite as hot as the southern tip of Spain, but the weather is still incredibly hot. Having an architectural mastery of Mediterranean layout and maze of narrow winding streets bordered on both sides by old white washed buildings, the place itself is precisely what you’d expect to see. It’s also possible to roam around and be thrilled of how perfectly beaches are as Javea gives you its 25 Km of beaches, a varied coastline of beaches and coves. Basically, the complete stretch of seacoast is sure to thrill you.

You can roam around on foot or you can rent a bike. What it is that you would quite possibly do to explore the town and to enjoy its wonders, do it to your heart’s content but we highly recommend this place that is particularly worth seeing and worth visiting which is the Montgó Natural Park. We’ve already wandered and roamed around the town on foot on our very first day and numerous sightseeing which we never want to miss are stimulating. We even took the trip up the Montgó Mountain nevertheless on foot on our second day and it’s really satisfying. Hiking as much as the mountain was an elite practical experience and worth the effort specifically after you reached the top and appreciate the breathtaking views of landscape and seascape it offers. Eye-catching views from the top of the peak would also include Denia and Javea. It would require adequate time to arrive at peak so ensure that you bring some lunch and lots and lots of water with you because there are no food shops nearby.

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The “old town” a part of Javea can also be a very nice location you do not desire to miss throughout your tour. There is magnificent 14th century church to take a look about and it also still has an old wall that was constructed to ward off pirates. And to experience more of the natural beauty Javea’s coastline could offer, you might like to visit the official viewpoints which have been selected for their extremely good panoramas which in North, there’s the remains of several windmills which overlook the town and from the south the stunning high cliff landscape of Cap Negre and Cabo de la Nao can be cherished. Outing with food and sharing scrumptious meal in an outdoor is best and great in this place.

We’ve mostly covered all activities important to totally enjoy the visit like eating (mostly in this lovely eating place in Javea Bay - Sofia’s Restaurant), scuba diving, lounging on the beachfront and on the sand at the sea. Basically, the week was spent in the encircling area walking or cycling. Those are the main reasons why we’re here. What makes us busy for the rest of our stay is looking for a villa for sale in Javea. The place is really great and our visit is truly worth it which makes us decide move for good and to move out here within the year or so. We both really enjoyed our stay. We still need to make the very best decision which villa would be the new home for us and there is quite a few of ideal villas for sale to pick out.

The market value of some villas for sale in this town is quite high and could reach up to several millions of Euros because town itself is quite affluent and also considering its desirable location. Our budget is around 300,000 Euros which could include the money from selling our current home. We are not well-to-do but what we can buy with that amount is exponential. A great mix of both contemporary and classic Spanish architecture is what we are very interested in a deluxe villa. It has its very own pool area and a sizeable garden. We’re also considering another villa that’s not quite as large, similarly priced and near the canal. Alternatively, we also found a stunning 2 bed villa located high in the Castellans section of Javea that has wonderful panoramic views of the enclave from its spacious balcony, and is amazingly only half the price of the other two. Even though it does not have the pool area, the balcony even more than makes up for it, and for 50 percent the price we are able to even keep and lease our present own home for extra revenue. We are so excited to transfer and live long in Javea.

That’s how we really love Javea and we’re fallen deeply in love with it, the amazing houses, the people, the countryside and especially the beaches. All we have to do now is make a concluding decision on which home we want (and can afford) and we will be beginning our new lives in one of the most stunning places on Earth.

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Spain as UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Spain is a home to many delightful towns and inspiration. It’s known for it’s vibrant culture and nightlife. It has everything you can ask for - a reliable and wonderful weather, delicious and affordable wine, great historical architecture, all night lively bars, friendly people and countless of luxurious Javea rentals always ready to welcome tourist.
There always something for everyone. But what really makes it a great tourist attraction country are the historic monuments and thousands of heritage tourist attractions spread throughout the country. Plenty of tourist attractions reflect the heritage of the conquest of Spain from different nations. From cathedrals, palaces and castles, Moorish baths, mosques, Renaissance buildings and modernist architecture - there are plenty of places to visit.

1. Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
Gaudí began this utterly surreal temple in 1882, and it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was originally intended to be a modest, neo-Gothic church, but it has become the most famous building in Barcelona. Gaudí broke away from the reigning neo-Gothic style of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries and imbued every element of the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia with symbolic meaning. Turtles form the base of columns (the Chinese symbol of order within chaos) and the pillars are palm trees. The most outstanding feature of this building is its Baroque style, plus the mixture of colors and the diversity of materials used (plaster, ceramics, mosaic, iron and many types of stone).

2. Las Ramblas
This is a series of streets joined together one after the other, that lead from Plaça Catalunya to the sea.

3. Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
Antoni Gaudí, the architect who built this jewel of Catalan modernism, wanted the facade to reflect his romantic and anti-classical ideas about design. It was built for the Milà family between 1906 and 1910. Neither the family nor the public were much impressed, and it was dubbed La Pedrera (stone quarry) as an insult. Only later in 1984 did it win great acclaim when the UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site. Now internationally celebrated, Casa Milà is a prime example of Gaudí’s civil architecture; it is aesthetically interesting and unique as well as outstandingly practical.

4. Tibidabo
Tibidabo can rightly be called the Disneyland of Barcelona. This is one of the city’s oldest amusement park. Built in 1990, it offers more than thirty different and exciting rides. The most popular is La Atalaya (the watchtower), with its fantastic views. Some of the original 19th-century attractions are still here, like the Museo de Autómatas (Mechanical Museum). The ‘Magic Carpet’ swing introduces you to the fun-filled day you will be spending at the park. Take off in the self-operated plane and capture the clouds while enjoying the amazing views. Break all traffic rules and crash and dash your opponent’s car at the ‘Crash Cars’.

5. Cervecería Catalana
This comfortable beer hall, close to La Rambla de Catalunya and decorated in dark shades and varnished wood, is noteworthy for its Montaditos (small pieces of bread with tapas on top), and their Ensaladilla (like potato salad but better), which decorate the bar behind the glass. Their assorted menu of beers - domestic and imported - is also worth a mention. The service is excellent, and the staff, cordial and efficient. They also have a terrace you can enjoy all year round.

6. Barcelona Cathedral
The Barcelona Cathedral is dedicated to Eulalia, Barcelona’s co-patron saint who refused to renounce her faith during the Christian persecution of Emperor Diocletian’s rule, leading to her torture and execution at the age of just 13. Most of the work on this Gothic cathedral was done in the 14th Century, and it was finally completed around 1450. The roof, adorned with gargoyles, is one of the highlights of this architectural marvel. The Catalonian tradition of the ‘dancing egg’ is thought to have originated here.

7. Montjuïc Castle
This 18th-century castle stands on top of Montjuic Mountain . The original structure was built in 1640 during the War of the Segadors to resist Felipe IV’s forces, but it was expanded and improved between 1751 and 1779 to form the present building, which has become a symbol of centralist repression and of the abolition of Catalan liberties. You’ll find it at the end of the cable-car line where it protects the harbor with its show of arms.

8. Zoo Barcelona
It all began with a certain Luis Marti Codolar donating his animal collection to the City Council in 1892. Today, Zoo Barcelona is one of the most visited spots in Parc de la Ciutadella . Over 7000 animals from over 500 different species call this beautiful sanctuary their home. Exotic mammals like anteaters, hippos and mangabeys; enchanting birds like the black vulture and red front macaw; and fascinating amphibians and reptiles comprise the diverse selection housed amidst majestic Grevíl-lea and Om trees. The establishment’s commitment to ecological conservation and preservation is hard to miss.

9. Park Güell
Built between 1910 and 1914 and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gaudí’s original aim in this 20-hectare (50-acre) park was to create a harmonious combination of urban and natural landscapes by building houses, gardens and public institutions. The project was never completed; however, you do still get to see a great mixture of architectural styles. For instance, the columns of the Sala de las Cien Columnas (Hall of the Hundred Columns) are purely classical, while the balcony they support is an example of the Romantic style; plus it’s covered in colored mosaic tiles.

10. Museu Picasso
Barcelona’s tribute to one of its adopted sons, this fabulous collection is displayed in three adjoining medieval palaces. Picasso was born in Málaga but really started his long artistic career here. At Museu Picasso, you can see all of his most important early works, including engravings, lithographs and pottery. The most famous pieces on display include his Harlequin, a portrait of one of his wives, Jacqueline, and the Las Meninas series. Regular temporary exhibitions focus on different aspects of the artist’s activities, for example, his research on landscapes or his foray into theater design. In addition, there are some examples of work by artists from the avant-garde movement.

Spain’s cultural heritage is priceless for its tradition, history, wealth and diversity. Currently, there are 911 sites recognized by UNESCO with Italy having the most (45). Spain has 42 sites in total: 37 cultural, three natural and two mixed sites. The Spanish for “World Heritage” is Patrimonio Mundial. The list is maintained by the International World Heritage Programme, administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 state parties (countries) which are elected by their General Assembly for a four-year term..

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Spain Vacation - All Year Round Holiday Destination

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If you are exploring for a destination to go to and wants to enjoy the hot summer season, Spain is best place to be not just for summer but for all-year round holiday vacation. The Costa Blanca region lies with towns along the beach. The coastal region has an remarkable weather record of 325 days of sunny days. Spain can truly provide a worthwhile summer vacation to those people who are searching for exciting overseas escape.

Tourism has been made the essential business activities because of the following aspects.

Spain Transportation
Spain has a wonderful air and road travel system. Visitors can access the country either by land, by ferry or by air but majority of travellers arrive by air. The nation’s air carrier is Iberia however the country also uses air carrier which includes Clickair, Vueling, Charter airlines, Air Berlin and Air Europa Coastal beaches:

Best resorts in Spain for Families
Along the Mediterranean waters lies the 4 major areas in Spain and these are Valencia, Catalonia, Murcia and Andalucia.

  1. Valencian Community. Costa Blanca - The wonderful town of Javea you’ll surely love is found in this community.
    Germany and United Kingdom travellers are spotted here most. Spain’s well-developed coastal region is Costa Blanca Costa del Azahar is also found in this community.

  2. Andalucia region.
    The Costa de Almeria, the Costa del Sol, the Costa Tropical and the Costa de la Luz lie in this region.

  3. Catalonia community.
    The Costa Del Meresme, Costa Daurada, and the Costa Brava. This region is most visited by the European travellers especially from inland France and Spain.

  4. Costa Calida lies in the region of Murcia

Spain religious beliefs
The Catholic Church highly valued Spain for it has several of the most holy places for the Catholics. Most sacred places for the Catholics are not only in Vatican City and Jerusalem for Spain has Caravaca de la Cruz, the city of Santiago de Compostela and city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Hence, pilgrims and other believers throughout the world doing annual pilgrimage to these places especially on holy week and Christian holidays also have therefore helped the economy of Spain.


World-class villas.
Costa Blanca luxury and affordable holiday villa apartments and villas are most sought-after staying place in the country for the majority of of the vacation goers. For these are generally situated on either hilltop or cliff edge and offers comfortable and great accommodation. Parking and garden pool are as well offered as special amenities.

Spain at Night:
Places to visit in Spain Spain is also very popular for its night life. Cities in particular Madrid and Barcelona would be the most praised on this matter. Night parties and overnight clubs such as Pacha and Kapital bring tourists to Spain just to experience night energy.

Archeological destinations:
Most essential and popular art galleries and museums are in Spain. Probably the most visited galleries and museums in the world famous for its array of arts from thousands of years ago is The Museo El Prado. Countries national museum which are also included are The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia as well as The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando.

The country has without a doubt invested much in the tourism industry and much it has obtained from it. Throughout the years, Spain remained a year-round holiday maker holiday location bringing in increasingly more visitors from around the globe. But by just thinking about Spain and summer your ideas absolutely will wander to hot sunny days with clear blue skies.

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