Denia, Alicante, 03700
Where is Denia? Denia is situated half way between Alicante and Valencia Airports in the car it is approximately 1 hour drive to either airport.
The main AP7 motorway junction 62 sign posted Denia, Javea and Ondara CV725 takes you into Denia town.
This town is very well connected with public transport.
Built around the historical castle which is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Denia. The castle was built in the 11th and 12th century offers a wonderful view around the sea, marina, port and up the coastline to Valencia. Within the castle you will find the Palau del Governador with its museum. Along with the other interesting museums in Denia, the Museo Etnologico will give you further details on the rich history and culture of Denia.
With the beautiful buildings with stunning architecture this makes Denia a pleasure to walk around.
The bonfire/fallas festival is celebrated each March. Huge papier mache statues, called fallas are set up throughout the town, and then set ablaze.
The Bous a la Mar (meaning "Bulls at the Sea") is held in July. The highlight of this week long festival is watching bulls run down the main street Marqués de Campo, only to be chased into the Mediterranean Sea by those daring enough to enter a makeshift bull ring with them.
Shopping: the main high street Marquesa de Campo is lined with London Plane Trees which at every time of year are beautifully maintained, there are an abundance of shops: shoes, handbags, jewellery, gifts, clothes, banks, bars, restaurants, thriving town with pretty much everything you need.
There is plenty of parking along this street and various car parks either side. The street is full of bars and restaurants and tables outside so you can sit and relax and watch the world go by.
Marques de Campo is closed during fiestas and the parades go up and down, well worth a visit.
Marina has mooring with beautiful yachts and has the equipment to lift the larger yachts of 70ft which makes it a perfect place for the sea sportsman or woman. Around the marina is a variety of restaurants and most of them are open all year around. You can charter a yacht and book a fishing trip.
From the Port you can take a ferry to take you to Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca and Formentera which are just a few hours away. As a foot passenger it is reasonably priced.
One of the main streets for food is called Carrer Loreto here you will find a superb selection of restaurants, tapas bars, exquisite food at La Seu restaurant and tasty tapas at Taberna Seville. Or is you fancy an afternoon of wining and dining then one of our favourites is Tomasetes.
For a good Indian I go to Kathmandu which is just a short walk along the coast road. Excellent value and reasonably priced.
Various markets are in Denia; the main market is by the courts, the fresh fruit and vegetable market is on the street parallel with Marques de Campo and at different times of the year they have medieval market. Fish market is daily in the late afternoon.
The beaches are all BLUE FLAG which means they are safe to swim in. A variety of water sports in designated sections such as paddle surfing, kite surfing, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, and for the beach lover who likes peace and quiet there are literally kilometres of sand to sun bath on. Because of the length of the beaches in Denia they never get overcrowded. Popular family beaches with the European blue flag for quality and cleanness are Les Deveses Les Marines, Les Bovetes and Els Palmars. All patrolled by lifeguards during the summer months. These beaches are also equipped with foot showers, sunbeds and sunshades to hire.
Les Rotes is a nature reserve with no boats aloud and has a variety of sea life to see. Snorkelling and scuba diving is very popular in this section of Denia this part of the coast is protected including the natural dunes, caves, plants and wildlife. A foot path allows you walk from Denia marina all the way to the lighthouse which is a few kilometres, the majority is flat and there is wheel chair access. Along this route are some traditional restaurants and bars so refreshments along the way make it a very pleasant walk.
Montgo National Park and Mountain
The backdrop for Denia is this Spectacular Mountain and national park. The Montgo Natural Park declared in 1987, covers an area of â€‹â€‹2117.68 ha and rises to 753 meters. Witnessed the passage of man from ancient times has a high cultural and archaeological value.
Noted for its more than 650 species of flora, among which are endemic as Carduncellus dianius. The Montgo reaches the sea at Cape San Antonio, which at his feet is home to the Natural Reserve of the seabed that bears his name, declared in 1994 by the importance of its funds and the biodiversity that they contain.
Fiestas dates vary so please check with the local tourist information Centre.
Every month something is happening, from Bull runs in July to burning the faellas in March.
Golf La Sella Golf Resort
Spanish world class golfer Jose Maria Olazabal designed La Sella close to La Jara, Jesus Pobre and Denia. Designed in 1990 it offers a demanding 18 hole golf course and a driving range with over 20 bays.
An important part of permanent living in Spain with children, the Lady Elisabeth schools are very popular as they are international and have a very high success rate of passing exams. There is a coach that picks up children from various other towns and takes then to school.