We recently visited Xàbia (Spain) and despite only being there for a couple of days, I came home with quite a few photos!
Platja de L’arenal
Platja de L’arenal is a beach in central Xàbia. Sunbathers and surfers on one side; lots of shops, bars, restaurants and an ice cream shop on the other.
Meet Montgó. We’ve visited the area several times but never had a chance to venture up the mountain — partly because it has been so hot every time, despite us being there either side of the Summer months. Needless to say, we’re more cold weather creatures.
Most people left the beach before sunset; they missed an amazing sky! I’m glad I walked down to the sea when I did because these colours disappeared shortly afterwards, and these are some of my best photos from the trip.
The beach looking beautiful at night! We ate dinner in the large restaurant at the front.
Many Xàbia streets are lined with Oleander trees. And best of all, hibiscus. Unfortunately, none of my hibiscus photos were in focus!
Port De Xàbia
Xàbia had plenty of narrow streets to explore and the coastline felt wilder compared to Platja de L’arenal. It was also pretty quiet when we visited in the morning.
Parroquia del Mar is a small church with narrow wooden doorways all the way around — we poked our heads inside and each one had a wall mounted electric fan over the top.
This sweet, freshly squeezed orange juice was the dream!
It was nice to look around the port for a couple of hours because it’s not a part of Xàbia we’ve explored before. Read part 2.