Holiday villa to let in Javea, Costa Blanca

Villa Mariposa, Javea, Costa Blanca

Parque Pinosol

Pinosol is a quiet residential area in Javea and Villa Mariposa is situated at the end of a cul de sac, so you have no passing traffic.

A couple of minute's walk away from the villa is a shady park, the Parque Pinosol (Pinosol Park) which is a lovely area for children to play supervised. There is also a small bar in the park that serves drinks and snacks.

The location of the villa, in Pinosol, is very convenient with the beach and shops just a short five minute drive away, and there are two restaurants within easy walking distance.

Close to Villa Mariposa is the Consum supermarket. At only 1,3Kms this is less than a mile from the villa.

Villa Mariposa

The Arenal beach area is only a five minute drive or 25 minute walk from the villa. If you walk to the beach area in the evening you can enjoy the craft market along the Paseo David Ferrer (Promenade).

In the general area of the Arenal you have lots of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants of all descriptions as well as banks and chemists.

The Arenal is a sandy beach set in a large cove with no traffic immediately in front of the beach so is safe for children to run up and down.

There are many bars and resturants and small 'seaside' shops for essential beach fun facing the sea while towards the back of this area is shopping in some exclusive designer shops and more restaurants and bars.

During the high season small craft stalls line the Arenal and add an ambience to the atmosphere. You will also find local artists who will draw a spectacular portrait or caricature of you.

A lifeguard can be found on duty during the high season and the red cross have a small hut to deal with any unfortunate incidents. Many watersports such as pedalos, canoes and a small island to swim to and dive from can be found towards the left of the beach. In the low season the bay has some tremendous waves and surfers can be seen in abundance.

For the disabled traveller there is a free service at the beach to assist wheelchair users into the sea on a special chair. There are also changing facilities and toilets. You will find many designated parking spaces so be sure to bring your blue badge! Access to shops, bars and restaurants is generally good though you may need a little help into some and the odd few are just not accessible.

The Old Town and The Port

In the old town you will find the local market each Thursday morning from 8am to 12.30 (1pm).

The Old Town has many small narrow typical Spanish streets and old buildings. The Old Square with the church is very pretty and many shops can be found amongst the small streets.

In this part of Spain the locals tend to speak mostly Valencian. However they all speak Castellan which is the predominant language in Spain. So do practice your restaurant Spanish!

There is also a large population of English expats who have opened bars etc. If you crave some good old English cooking then you will find the English Breakfast in most cafes. Do try the tapas and local cuisine. The best time to eat for value for money is lunchtime and the set menu's 'Menu del dia.'

The port is small but the surrounding area has many good restaurants and bars. There are many small shops and the beach here is made up of large pebbles.

If you visit during a fiesta a superb firework display can often be seen in the Port.

In June there is the annual Paella festival where a huge paella is cooked for all to eat. (See tourist information centre for dates)