Where is Javea Port?
Javea Port, known locally as the "Duanes de la Mar" (in Valencian), is 170m below the cliffs and lighthouse of Cabo San Antonio, making it an ideal spot protected by the headland.
The Avenida del Puerto road brings you in from Javea old town and the Avenida del Mediterraneo brings you into the port from the Arenal beach area. You can also access the port via the Avenida Augusta which is set back a little bit from the port center.
What type of property is for sale in Javea Port?
The center of Javea Port is mainly made up of apartment blocks without pools or gardens, that do mostly have parking underneath.
There is a small selection of traditional style townhouses, closer to the harbour and then there are a number of apartment complexes that also have modern style townhouses within the grounds, that also benefit use of the pools and gardens.
If you’re looking to buy a south facing villa with amazing sea view, then Javea Port has the Cuesta de San Antonio, La Corona, Puig Molins and Puchol areas with villas on their own plots of land.
How much can I buy property in Javea Port for?
Property in Javea Port is pricer compared to the old town for example, as it has higher demand.
You can pick up an apartment that needs work and has no pool, starting around 130k, then an apartment on a community with a pool and 3 bedrooms would be advertised around 240,000 euros.
A villa in either Puchol, Puig Molins, La Corona or Cuesta de San Antonio would start from 500,000 euros up to a million plus or more, depending on the style, quality and view.
Javea Port has higher demand than other areas of Javea, mostly due to the fact that the port area is considered more ‘all year round’, whereas the Arenal beach area is considered perfect for ‘summer holidays’ and because it has a high influx of people during the summer months.
Who buys property in Javea Port?
Apart from the locals, a lot of foreign ex-pats buy property in Javea Port after downsizing from the big villa to an apartment or townhouse.
Whichever be the purpose of buying property in Javea Port, whether it be for living in all year round as a first abode, as a holiday rental apartment of villa – Javea Port is popular to many.
Does property in Javea Port rent well?
Yes, most property in Javea Port will rent out well; either long term or for holiday rentals.
Property in the port tends to attract a more niche market clientele of people wanting something with a traditional vibe all year round.
Holiday rental prices would be comparable to prices obtained by property available in the beach area.
Long term tenants are quite easy to find and would probably pay a bit more for a property located in Javea Port.
Additional expenses of owning a property in Javea Port
Property taxes in Javea
IRNR Non-resident income tax (Impuesto sobre la Renta de No Residentes)
A yearly tax applied to owners of Spanish property, even if they a non tax residents (not official residents of Spain).
Assuming no income is made from the property or is made on Spanish territory. Tax is calculated on the value of your villa at 24,75% of a given percentage of the cadastral value, between 1-2% depending on when the value was established.
For example: If the cadastral value of your villa is 200,000 euros, the IRNR would be 24,75% of 1% = 495 euros.
The exact value depends on your villa’s cadastral value which is shown on a rates (IBI) bill from Javea town hall or Suma in Benitachell and other areas.
IRPF Personal Income Tax (Impuesto sobre la Renta de Personas Físicas)
If you are a Spanish tax resident, in this case you have to pay the IRPF and file a tax return like a Spanish citizen, based on your annual income.
IBI tax for immovable real estate assets (Impuesto Sobre Bienes Inmuebles)
Resident or non-resident of Spain, everybody has to pay this property tax once a year, and in Javea it’s paid to the town hall.
It’s a yearly rates or council tax, calculated on the cadastral value which is usually below market value, and means you’ll pay in the region of 600-2500 euros per year for a villa and anywhere from 250-1000 euros for an apartment or townhouse belonging to a community.
This is 125 euros per year in Javea.
There are payment schemes which can give you a small discount.
Don’t forget to organise and calculate home insurance. Make sure it’s for home and contents; for any eventuality.
Spanish home insurance will be in the region of 180-400 euros a year, depending on the size and value of the property and its contents.
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Community charges (Gastos de comunidad)
Is paid for maintaining shared, communal spaces, pools, gardens, gyms, tennis courts etc.
A budget, voted each year during a residents meeting which you have the right to be a part of as a property owner, is divided between all home owners. Calculate anywhere between 60-150 euros a month.
Property administrator (Gestor)
If all the above is too much, whether you’re here full time or not, you can employ somebody to do all the necessary paperwork for you. Charged at around 100-150 euros a year for apartments for sale in Javea.
A property manager will be your eyes and ears whilst you’re not here, and if you are here; they’ll keep your home clean, well maintained and in fully functioning order.
What is there to do in Javea Port?
The port area of Javea offers a fabulous Club Nautico where you can learn how to sail, or moor up your boat if you’re lucky enough to get a mooring space. It also has a good restaurant with one of the best terraces in town!
During hotter months the Playa de la Grava is a pebbled beach with sun bed and shade rental and swimming platform just out from the shoreline.
Cine Jayan, is a relic of a cinema that plays movies in English during winter for its foreign residents which makes a fun night out of pop corn and the big screen.
If you like walking, there’s a trail up from just before the Playa Tangó and the Bar Tangó. The trail leads up through the natural mountainside up to the old windmills at La Plana and along to the lighthouse at Cabo de San Antonio.
You can also do a bit of shopping in Javea Port, as it has some boutique style shops, a few Spanish high street shops, supermarkets and gourmet butchers or fruit and vegetable shops. A selection of market stalls selling artisan goods is set up along the beachfront during the summer months, making evening strolls after dinner in the port a real pleasure!
Besides exploring the streets of Javea Port, eating tapas or tasting the local wine, you can also visit the Parroqui del Mar church, found in a quaint back street with a few boutique shops nearby.
Or visit the San Bartolomé church and Mercado de abastos, indoor market, both found at Plaza Celestino Pons.
Every Thursday morning is the weekly town market, which sets up at La Plaza de la Constitución and has market stalls running up to the top and lower sections of Calle Príncipe de Asturias. Fruit and vegetable stalls line the main square, then there is a selection of fashion, home wear and household goods on the inner section.