The coastal town of Denia is a beautiful city in the province of Alicante belonging to the region of Marina Alta, and has about 45,000 inhabitants. It is located just 110 km from Alicante airport and about 95 km from the city of Valencia, and its airport. Located in a privileged corner of the Levantine coast.
Denia holds 15 km of beaches of fine and clear and small coves of great beauty, mild climate and sandy waters that form a unique marine reserve around the Mediterranean coast.
Denia breathes history in every corner of the city. Whether in the charming fishing district “Baix la Mar“, with its squares, its narrow streets and colorful houses, or the neighborhood of Les Roques, where it is a pleasure to wander through its streets and small houses. Another obligatory point in your visit is the Castillo de Denia, of Islamic origin, which was used as a fortress.
It is considered the city with more festivals in Spain, being the summer when you can enjoy the largest number of traditions and festivals. Failures, the Moors and Christians, the night of San Juan or the traditional “Bous a la Mar” are some of the celebrations that can not miss if coincide with the dates of your trip.
Puerto de Denia has an important fishing port and a premier commercial marina. Here is the bridge between the mainland and the Balearic Islands with several exits to all the Balearic Islands, Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca. If you come with time, you’ll make a trip to the idyllic island of Formentera in just 2 hours 30 minutes for example via Balearia.
Denia and nature: Active turism
We cannot talk about Denia without mentioning the fantastic Macizo Montgó, which with its 750m of altitude, dominating the coast guarding in its skirts the towns of Denia and Javea. It is a beautiful place where you can go hiking and do walks of different difficulty levels for different routes to reach the top. From the top of the Monte you will be enjoying spectacular views that leave no one indifferent.
Diving enthusiasts will find in this area their little paradise, a few kilometers from the city of Denia, we find the fantastic Reserva Marina del Cabo de San Antonio. A protected area of 250 hectares at 150 meters’ high which is part of the completion of Mount Montgó that rushes abruptly to the sea. The reserve has a high biological and environmental value, has a large number of marine species and large seagrass meadows, considered the lungs of the sea. Visitors can go on excursions and boat trips from different nearby ports to enjoy its coast, and also have the option of hiring diving trips with many companies dedicated to this sport in Denia or Javea.
Denia is the perfect place for a holiday of sun and beach where you will find many more activities for all ages and tastes, culture, nature, sports… thousands of options await you in this fantastic city. Come to discover it.