The Costa Blanca is known for its coves (calas) and beaches (playas). Where Denia and Calpe got large stretched beaches, Jávea, Benissa and Moraira are more known for the small, pittoresque coves.

We start off with Jávea; one of the hotspots of the Costa Blanca. Jávea is the more cosmopolitic town of the area. You’ll find here more sophisticated restaurants, exclusive shops and boutique stays. Also the coves of Jávea are cosmopolitic.

1. Cala la Granadella

Cala la Granadella is not only one of the most beautiful coves in Jávea. It’s considered the most beautiful cove in the entire province of Alicante. Cala la Granadella is located in the center of a small semicircular bay and protected from the waves by the Morro del Castell.

Granadella is a cove of pebbles with all the services (e.g. restaurants, lifeguard, water activities) available. But, at the same time, it is located in a Idyllic natural environment, surrounded by small mountains covered with lush vegetation.

An ideal cove for snorkeling or enjoying one of the best kayak routes in Jávea. Those routes allows us to discover the impressive and nearby sea caves or “secret coves”.

2. Cala Ambolo

Cala Ambolo in Jávea is, at least, the second most beautiful cove of all those found on the Javea coast. It’s ocated very close to Cabo de la Nao, with its characteristic lighthouse. This cove is protected from the southeast winds by the Isla del Descubridor. The island is separated from land by a narrow channel that can be crossed by kayak or small boats.

Unfortunately, Cala Ambolo in Jávea has been closed to the public for a few years, due to the risk of rockfalls from the cliffs that surround it.

Even so, it is possible to visit it thanks to this kayak excursion from Cala Granadella. Or take a look from the lookout point Mirador Torre d’Ambolo.

3. Cala Portitixol

Cala Barraca de Jávea is also called Cala del Portitxol because it is located in front of the Island of Portitxol.

For sure this is the most photographed cove of Jávea. Maybe even the Costa Blanca. Thanks to the blue-doored fisherman houses on the beach. Therefore it’s a popular destination for Instagrammers.

Like Cala Granadella, it has easy access by road (which is closed with a barrier when the parking spaces are full). It is also possible to access it on foot, taking a simple route from the Creu del Portitxol viewpoint.

Cala Barraca and its surroundings, under the protection of Cap Negre, are ideal for snorkeling and kayaking or paddle surfing.

4. Cala Sardinera

Cala Sardinera is located in the small bay that forms Cap Prim on its northern slope. So this cove is ideal for days when the south/southeast wind blows, as it is sheltered from them. It is a small cove of bolos (boulders) that is accessed on foot along a path from the Creu del Portitxol viewpoint.

Unfortunately, this cove has become overcrowded in recent years as a result of the countless boats that anchored in its waters.

5. Cala Blanca

The Cala Blanca in Jávea is a very small horseshoe-shaped cove; almost a “natural pool.” This beautiful cove gets its name from the color of the small cliffs that border it. It’s also known as Caleta de Fora. By visiting this cove in Jávea you can also discover the nearby Caleta de Dins, for which we will have to go through two small tunnels in the cliff, following the path that runs along the coast.

Ah! And don’t leave Cala Blanca without taking advantage of the opportunity to visit two of the 15 Viewpoints of Xàbia: Cala Blanca and Caletes, which are accessed by stairs from the access point to the cove.

6. Cala Caló

The second last cove on the list is Caló, the so-called “secret cove” of Jávea. To tell the truth, it is little secret anymore. As in recent years its popularity has grown exponentially as a result of the countless photos that have appeared on social networks. Of course, its beauty remains intact.

Cala Caló it is a very small cove, whose entrance is protected by a huge rock that fell from the cliffs that surround it. Access to this cove of wild beauty is only possible by sea.

The safest way to get to know this wonder is to book an excursion guided by expert instructors.

7. Cova Tallada

Although it is not actually a cove, it can’t be missed at this list. La Cova Tallada is a spectacular cave at sea level, located on the cliffs of Cabo de San Antonio, between Dénia and Jávea.

The cave is half natural and half artificial, since centuries ago it was excavated by humans to extract rough stone for construction. The Cova Tallada has many rooms, some flooded by sea water. The deepest part can be visited with the help of a flashlight. It can be visited by foot from Les Rotes in Denia.

At last

Some of the coves (Granadella & Portitxol) offer services, like a restaurant, toilets, lifeguard etc. The others not. Please be respectful to nature and don’t damage any nature, only walk on the path and take your litter with you. So we can all keep enjoying the most beautiful coves of Jávea. Check out our other posts to discover the Costa Blanca.