Jávea (Xàbia in Valencian), on the Costa Blanca, is on the Mediterranean coast between Valencia and Alicante Spain. It is approx a one hour drive north of Alicante and it's most popular beach is the Playa del Arenal. This beach has been awarded the coveted Blue Flag and is a long wide stretch of pure white sand. There are also the beaches of Cala de La Granadella, Cala del Pope and Montanar for you to enjoy. Jávea is said to have one of the best climates in the world. It is incredibly sheltered, being positioned between two large rocky headlands. The Montgo natural park with an abundance of wildlife and archaeology, dominates Jávea; it is 758m high and covers around 2000 hectares. The Montgo mountainous ridge, known locally as 'Elephant Mountain', protects Javea from extremes of weather and produces an ideal micro climate - protecting it from harsh cold winds during the winter and ensuring that the summer heat is never too intense. The average Jávea weather reaches temperatures of up to 40°C in summer, but not less than 10°C during winter time - gentle breezes ensure that the heat is never too overbearing.