Spain Guide


Javea Nightlife

Javea doesn't pretend to be the hottest night spot on the Costa Blanca other resorts are better geared to the demands of wild young things. But the live music scene is active all year round and Javea's nightlife really takes off in July and August when there's non stop nocturnal activity, mainly based around the Arenal Beach. You won't find the raunchiest shows and top name DJs here but in high season there are enough clubs, karaoke bars and live acts to keep the young (and young at heart) happy until the early hours.

The clubs don't tend to get into full swing until between 12 midnight and 1am. La Noche on the Arenal and the Moli Blanc on the Cabo la Nao road are two of the most popular. The former is more geared to "thirty somethings" whereas the latter attracts a younger clientele.

In high season many of the bars and restaurants offer live acts including some names which were (once) famous in the UK. Check out the local English language paper The Costa Blanca News for a list of live performances and venues each week the paper is published every Friday.


If you're interested in all things Spanish, watch out for Flamenco groups performing in local bars and restaurants. These are often your "genuine article" gypsies from Andalucia and the performances can be spine tingling. Most bars and restaurants have posters outside giving details of forthcoming attractions. So it's worth cruising along the Arenal bars in the daytime to see whether there's any entertainment to suit your taste. The Arenal's Champagne Bar is one of the most popular meeting points for young people it offers a good selection of cocktails, tapas and meals and in the summer months it stays open until the early hours of the morning.

Depending on what time of year you intend to visit, you may well get a chance to savour a real Spanish fiesta these people know how to party!

One of the most spectacular fiestas in Javea is the "Fogueres de Sant Joan" in mid June. This goes on for several days culminating in the awe inspiring burning of a huge papier mache effigy in the old town a tableau, which takes months to create, giving a satirical representation of the local political and social issues of the day.

Visit in mid July and you'll catch the elaborate Moors and Christians fiestas with colourful (and noisy!) street parades in the port.

In the first week of September there are yet more fiestas in the port in honour of the Virgen del Loreto. Once again the streets will be full of running bulls, firecrackers, bands, parades and fireworks.