Denia is a beautiful town of 41,600 inhabitants located north of Alicante. This city of the Valencian Community is part of the Marina Alta and is dominated by the presence of the Castle of Denia since immemorial times. The city has a beautiful fishing port and 2 marinas along the fishing district of Baixa Mar.
The first thing we find just inside the city is the great Castillo de Denia on the edge of the sea. Almost visible from any point and situated on top of a hill near the port, the castle has become a symbol of the city. First it was the Romans who occupied this site, then later the Muslims, and Christians were the ones who reconquered this land and dominated the castle until today. Inside, you can visit several spaces and rooms as the Explanada del Gobernador, Torre Baluart or the magnificent archaeological museum. The views from the top of the castle are really spectacular.
One of the most visited areas of Denia is definitely the port area. In the port of Denia we also find two marinas called Club Nautico and La Marina. It is a genuine pleasure to walk around this area after a long day at the beach, enjoying the sea, luxury boats and a lot of bars, terraces and restaurants where the evening holds a very pleasant festive atmosphere. In addition, we can enjoy the fishing port and see the arrival of boats loaded with the day's catch as they head to the fish market.
If you like nature do not hesitate to visit the Reserva Marina de Cabo de San Antonio, a rock mass located between the towns of Denia and Jávea of more than 170 meters tall where cliffs merge, forming a natural landscape of great beauty.
Denia is truly a gastronomic paradise where the sea, the Valencian orchard and rice merge with tradition, innovation and creativity of the people of this beautiful land. We cannot fail to try the fabulous arroz a banda or the very famous red prawns from Denia, the "llandeta" or "expecat" are examples of the typical dishes of this area. The population has more than 300 restaurants to sample these great dishes and many others.
Denia offers a wide selection of restaurants having Quique Dacosta as the maximum standard of creative cuisine with 3 Michelin stars and awarded as the 5th best restaurant in Europe of the so called author´s cuisine.
Baixa Mar with its low houses and narrow streets forming one of the most charming areas of the city. Denia holds an extensive cultural heritage that witnessed the passage of many civilizations along this coast that is reflected in many of its monuments, its magnificent castle and historic buildings.
Throughout its 20-km of marine front there are countless diverse beaches, in the southern we find coves and crystal clear waters and further north there sandy beaches with 2 distinct areas, Les Marines and Les Rotes where to enjoy the sun, sea and water sports. The Northern Zone is where we find long beaches like Les Marines that house several beaches. Further south is the area of Las Rotas where you can enjoy beautiful beaches and rocky coves. In the Les Marines zone, the north area of Denia there are the most sandy beaches such as: Les Deveses, La punta dels Molins, , La Almadraba, Les Bovetes, Albaranes Les Marines, La Punta del Raset.
In contrast, in the area of Les Rotes, south of Denia it is characterized by its many coves where most are boulder and have a promenade like La Marineta Casiana, La Punta Negra, El Trampoli, Les Arenetes, and La Cala.
We cannot talk about Denia without mentioning Parque Natural Montgó. Nature lovers and hikers can enjoy the Monte Montgó of 750m high which offers several routes to discover its secrets. From the top you can enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the coast of Alicante. Reserva Cabo de Santa Marina also is especially recommended for scuba divers because it has sea beds that have been protected for 23 years and where we enjoy crystal clear waters and rich fauna.
Denia is a city with excellent connections either by land, sea or air. The city is connected by road via the AP-7 and N-332 with the city of Valencia and Alicante which is approximately 120 km.
If we want to travel by train, Denia is also connected by rail to Benidorm. Denia is the starting point from the mainland to the Balearic Islands so from the harbor depart numerous ferries to the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera almost daily.
If what we want is comfort and travel by plane, the nearest airport is in Alicante and is located 100 km away, but you also have the Valencia airport at about the same distance of 110 km.
Denia has spent years living by and for tourism, so the hotel and rental offerings are very wide. The advantages of renting holiday apartments in Denia instead of hotels are numerous. Renting an apartment, house or villas with private pools will make you enjoy much more freedom, and the ability to experience life just as a local. We recommend you perform a search on our website where you will find a large number of tourist accommodations to find your dream home.
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