JÁVEA - About Book

Do You Know The Historical Stories of Prominent People & Places of Jávea?



Jávea (Castilian language) or Xàbia (Valencian language) is a Valencian coastal town in the Marina Alta region of Alicante province. This book is a collection of essays that recount some of the most intriguing stories ever told about Jávea's most prominent people and places. 

These narratives are well-known by the local population, but for visitors and new residents, this information will enhance your appreciation for this popular Mediterranean seaside resort town.


Karla Ingleton Darocas is Canadian married to a Spaniard and based in Benitachell on Spain's Costa Blanca. She is an educator with a passion to inspire and facilitate a lust to learn. Her love of Spanish art, architecture, and history is infectious, and she attracts art lovers to her lectures. 

Other Information & Resource by Author 

  • Roman Arches And Fish Farming In Ancient Xàbia
  • Xàbia , José Antonio Bolufer And His Ship Mystery
  • Sorolla Finds Inspiration In Xàbia For A Special Patron
  • The Tale Of Sorolla's Holiday Horror In  Jávea
  • Jávea - One Hundred Miles South Of Valencia
  • Who Was André Lambert Within The History Of Jávea Arts?
  • Xàbia / Jávea Regional Heritage Rewards Raisins
  • The Jávea Monument That No One Talks About


Karla's book JAVEA - for me, was ALL very interesting. It is difficult to pick out a favourite essay from the collection. All the stories tell a historical journey and every single chapter is a treasure of extraordinary knowledge, explaining the very impressive history we have here in Xàbia!
Karla's writing style is absolutely gripping, hence the reason I was able to read this book all in one go. She writes with such enthusiasm, just like she does in her lectures.
* Diana Santiago, Xàbia