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About Denia

Denia is a thriving, working coastal town in the province of Alicante, part of the Comunidad Valencia, on Spain's Mediterranean coast. With a population of around 42,000 it is located halfway between the cities of Valencia to the north and Alicante to the south (approx 95km each way). Both these cities have busy airports offering budget travel from the UK and the rest of Europe throughout the year. For road travel the main eastern motorway (AP-7) passes by Denia from the north and the south. It is also the main hub for travel to the Balearic Islands via ferry (Ibiza is approx 60km off the coast of Denia and can been seen on a clear day).

Denia Beaches

Denia has the luxury of over 20km of beaches & coves stretching to the north and south of town. From the centre of town and to the north lies the various beaches of Las Marinas, with over 12km of sandy areas right up to the outskirts of Oliva Playa. Just a few hundred metres to the south of Denia is the Marineta Casiana beach, forming the start of the beaches and rocky coves of Las Rotas, covering another 7km towards Cabo de San Antonio which separates Denia & neighbouring Javea.

The beaches offer everything for family, sports enthusiasts, walkers, relaxers! Las Marinas is perfect for family time and sunbathing with huge swathes of empty beach to chill out and relax by the shallow waters. Las Rotas offers many rocky coves and small pebble beaches with deep water and diving areas. Check out the sea life whilst snorkelling or visit the caves via kayak! You'll also find areas designated to kite-surfing and wind-surfing, kayak and jet-ski rentals and sections offering disability access and services. Get the kids onto the inflatable water-park in the summer months or enjoy a relaxing cocktail at one of the beach bars!.

Denia Beaches

Denia Food & Gastronomy

Denia has been famous for a many years for it's seafood dishes along with the traditional Valencian paella dishes, yet in 2015 it was also awarded the title of UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. With over 300 eateries in the city, it is the perfect place to take a wander and check out the special dishes offered by the various restaurants and tapas bars. There are places to eat to suit every budget, from a simple (yet fabulous) tapa and a drink from only €3 to our very own world famous Michelin 3* restaurant Quique de Costa (not for the faint hearted at €210+ per person!).

Denia is famous for its local 'Denia Red Prawn' said to be one of the best available, along with so many diverse dishes hauled in daily by the local fishing fleet. Visit the daily indoor market to check out the wares on sale, or pop along to the harbour in late afternoon to see the boats arrive at port and delivery the produce to the on-site seafood market.

Denia Food and Gastronomy

Denia Tapas Route

So Denia is popular for it's food yes? It certainly is, and what a fantastic way to sample the different dishes the city has to offer. Now held twice yearly, the 'Ruta de Tapas' in Denia now enters it's 13th fiesta, from October 19th - November 18th 2018, with over 40 local restaurants and bars offering their own creative dish.

Collect your 'Tapas Passport' and visit all the eateries involved and for just €3 get a tapa with drink: a small beer, glass of wine or Spanish vermouth (a sweet wine). You'll find all on offer in the passport/guidebook. Get a stamp in all of the establishments and you can win a prize, although it's really more the taking part and enjoying all the varying dishes on offer. You can even download the app to your smartphone.
Never fear if you're not in Denia for a 'Ruta de Tapas', you can get variations all over town throughout the year!

Denia Ruta de Tapas

Denia Markets

There are many daily and weekly markets in and around Denia to visit. In Denia itself, you'll find the indoor market open every morning Monday to Saturday, just off the main high street Marquis de Campo. Here you will find meat and fish stalls, fresh fruit and veg, local cheeses and many small specialist suppliers. There is also a fruit and veg market outside the indoor market every Friday morning. There's also a outdoor rastro market every Monday & Friday mornings in Torrequemada Park just across the road from the new bus station.

Denia also has various other markets at certain times of the year such as the Medieval market every December and the Outlet markets held every 6 months. Further afield, there are weekly markets in pretty much every town and village, of particular note to visit would be Jalon Market held every Saturday morning (Jalon Valley is inland from Denia around a 30min drive), or it you're into antiques and / or nick-knacks, head down to Cisne Market located just this side of Benidorm, open every Thursday, Saturday & Sunday mornings (Cisne Market is on the road between Benidorm and Albir).

Denia Markets

Denia Marina

Denia has, in fact, 2 Marinas! Somewhat confusing if you've lived here a while as the 'New Marina' is now the 'Old New Marina' and the 'Old Marina' is now the 'New Marina'!! Best get around it all by calling the 'New Marina' by it's new name 'El Portet' or the Balearia Marina (where the ferry to Ibiza terminal is now located.

Both are well worth a visit, with plenty to see and do - Loads of restaurants and bars to chill out at, rent a boat for a day (or a jet-ski if you prefer), spend the night (and well into the early hours) in one of the nightclubs.....the choice is yours. You can catch the free boat (La Panseta) across to El Portet every day just for a wander around or to catch the ferry, or head down towards Las Rotas (just past the Yacht Club - well worth popping in to btw) and you'll find the 'Marina de Denia' with more bars, restaurants, clubs....and huge yachts dearer than some of our properties!

Denia Marinas

Denia Monuments

There is a lot of history to see in and around Denia. Visit the Castle via the old town and check out the museum in it's grounds. Some stunning views over Denia and to the Med. from up there. There's a Toy Museum in the centre of Denia which used to be the main train station, showing various locally made wooden and metal toys from bygone days (you'll find it at the bottom of Calle La Via). Visit one of the local churches in Denia and join in a service (Convent Square and Calle Loreto), or visit one of the old Ermita's around town (Las Rotas and Pare Pere, Montgo worth visiting).

Take a hike up and into the Montgo National Park and follow the designated routes to the top of the Montgo, the 'Cova de Agua' (water cave with centuries old graffiti) and even right round to Javea on the other side. Visit the old watch towers spread across the area - there's one at the end of Las Rotas which has fantastic views over Cabo de San Antonio and also takes you via the only walking route to the 'Cova Tallada'.

Denia Castle & Monuments

Denia Fiestas

There are fiestas and festivals on in Denia all year round. The most famous are 'Fallas' in March, the 'Fiesta Mayor' held in July, and the 'Moors vs Christians' every August. These fiestas run for around 7 to 10 days and there are a host of various activities for the whole family, food and wine tasting and very, very late nights!

The Fallas Fiestas (as per image) are every March (usually beginning around late Feb and culminating in the final week of major events through to the huge 'Mascletas' fireworks and the burning of the Fallas statues on the final evening of March the 19th. The burnings continue through to around 3-4am in the morning and is a sight well worth viewing. Be warned though, Fallas get's very noisy - bring ear plugs if you don't like loud fireworks!!

Denia Fistas - Fallas