Monthly Archives: December 2016
Javea is very fond of its festivals, like every Spanish city and town and village and hamlet – anywhere people are gathered in a community large or small. Festivals may be based on ancient traditions or they may have been instigated in recent years; in fact it sometimes seems that festivals are their own reason, just a fine excuse for a party.
The protective sand dunes quickly erected a couple of weeks ago on Javea’s Arenal beach have now completed their job of both protecting the beachfront walkway and the buildings beyond, as well as stopping the sand being washed away to sea.
An NIE (Número de Identidad de Extranjero or Foreigners’ Identification Number) is an important piece of documentation that will assist anyone intending to spend a significant amount of the year in Spain. It is an essential document for many government related services such as registering a car you have purchased, or getting power or telephone connections installed, as well as registering the purchase of property and most importantly as far as the Spanish Government is concerned, paying your Spanish taxes.
Though the Lady Elizabeth school does not use the word ‘international’ in its title, this exceptional independently funded school is amongst the top echelon of international schools in Spain. The Junior school was opened in 1987, the Senior school a little later, in the 1990s.
The Cova de Barranc del Migdia, referred to in English as the Cave of the Barranc del Migida, is unusual in that it was accidently discovered. Today the cave is under careful investigation and the site of archaeological excavations, but it wasn’t known until April of 1989 when a group from the Gata Caving Club stumbled into its opening.
Javea has had a weekend of fairly severe weather ranging from high winds, huge continuous down-pores and large thunderstorms.
The international presence in Javea is very significant, and as many people often like to continue to eat the food brands they are accustomed to, shops and supermarkets have sprung up in and around Javea to cater for international tastes.
A very popular Sunday market in the Javea area is the Pedreguer Rastro market held each Sunday from 9am until around 2pm. It is located on the Pol Ind Les Galgues, or Les Galgues Industrial Estate, Pedreguer.
Any seaport town has some built-in attractions just by virtue of being located at the edge of an ocean, but from the perspective of a visitor looking for pure enjoyment,
To reach the beautiful viewpoint of Cruz del Portitxol you should take the road towards Cap Negre which is easily found from the Southern end of the beach by following the signs from Mas Y Mas on the beach road.