Los Lagos is located in the region known as the Marina Alta. This is situated on the east coast of mainland Spain in the Valencian Community, which consists of the provinces of Valencia, Castellon and Alicante.
Situated on the Costa Blanca, it is 92 km from Alicante and 105 km from Valencia, cities which have international airports with daily flights to and from all the main European cities.
The well known towns of Calpe, Altea, Benidorm and the beautiful and dramatic Guadalest are within an hours drive, plus Aquaparks, Safari Parks, Amusement Parks, caves and many reminders of the colourful Moorish past. Enthusiastic walkers, bird watchers and cyclists are also able to able to enjoy this Spanish experience either by the coast or in the fabulous mountains inland.
There are many facilities in the area, including the excellent local golf courses of Javea and La Sella, good walking in the Montgo Park, diving centres, horse riding, water sports and more. Throughout the year there are exciting fiestas with parades, fireworks, bull-running, dancing etc, both in Javea and in the neighbouring towns of Denia, Moraira, Teulada and Benissa. Most of the local towns have their own market day for vegetables, and the flea market or Rastro on Saturday in the wine growing area of the Jalon valley is a great favourite. The Co-operativo in Jalon offers a great opportunity to taste and buy the excellent local wines.
This area enjoys its visitors. You will find the locals both friendly and helpful, making your stay a most memorable one! In addition the World Health Organisation declared this area to be one of the healthiest places in which to live, with an average temperature of 17°C and over 320 days of sunshine each year.
The nearest towns and villages to Los Lagos are Jesus Pobre, Gata De Gorgos, Javea and Denia.
A small local village, Jesus Pobre is a charming traditional Spanish village but do not be fooled by the sleepy exterior. It boasts a full range of facilities which means the visitor need go no further for any requirements should the preference be to stay close to home.
Jávea's coastline stretches for 25 km from the sheer high rugged cliffs of Cabo de San Antonio to the sandy Arenal beach and beyond to Cabo de la Nao, the most easterly point in Spain. To the North-East is the Montgo mountain which, at a height of 758 metres is the highest peak in the region. To the West is the wide valley of the river Gorgos, which crosses the area from West to East.
Jávea still has a thriving fishing fleet and the port also boasts a sizeable Yacht Club and boat yard. The daily fish auction attracts visitors and locals alike as every day the boats return with their daily catch of typical Mediterranean fish. This is an excellent area for Restaurants and bars and for trying out the local tapas or 'Menu del Dia'.
Javea old town is approximately 1km inland from the port and is an interesting place for a quiet stroll around the shops. There are many old buildings including an excellent Museum, and the Church of San Bartolome is well worth a visit. The local Tourist Office nearby conducts weekly tours in English around both the Port and the Old Town. In the summer there are many free evening concerts and events in the Church square and Port areas to delight the visitor.
The more modern area of the Arenal is a great favourite with summer visitors as it offers an excellent and safe sandy beach, with cafes, shops, restaurants and nightclubs. The wide sweep of the bay with palm trees and the nearby Parador Hotel attract families from all over Spain and much of Europe.
Dénia, situated to the north of Javea, on the other side of the Montgo Mountain, is a large vibrant Spanish Town. The town Cente is geared more toward everyday Spanish life whilst the seafront and Marina area enjoy a wide range of restaurants with locally caught fresh fish being a specialty. The beaches to the north of Dénia are of a remarkable beauty .
The historic centre where the castle rises majestically right in the centre of town enjoys a wide selection of shops, restaurants and cafes. There are also museums to visit, churches, narrow streets and old quarters.
Also within the area of Denia is the La Sella Golf Course