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Joakim Johansson

We're so lucky we found this spot. It's a hidden gem - yet - for regular tourists albeit Spanish citizens has indeed found their way to the city. It hosts all kinds of great restaurants, nightlife, beaches, rocky mountains, views and if you fancy going on a daytrip Ibiza, Formentera is just a short boatride away.

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Villa in Denia

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Penthouse in Denia (Las Marinas)

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Penthouse in Denia (Las Marinas)

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Denia

Denia is a delightful cosmopolitan town located along the Mediterranean coastline, where the sun shines almost all year. Its climate of mild temperatures and its 20 kms of sandy beaches and rocky coves makes Denia an ideal place for family beach holidays.

Situated 110 kilometres from Alicante airport, (approximately 1 hour 20 minutes) and 95 km from the city of Valencia. The town faces north-east, looking out across the sea towards the Balearic islands.

Denia has a sophisticated infrastructure, with a marina offering 546 moorings and a full range of services.

History
The town sits at the foot of a hill crowned by a castle, which was the residence of the erstwhile Marquis of Denia; of note are the towers if Mig, Galliner and Carsell.

The city has well preserved ancient walls and bastions. From the hilltop esplanade there is an excellent view of Denia and its surrounding countryside.

Among the monuments in the town worthy of a visit are the 18th-century church of the Asunción; the 17th-century Atarazanas (dockyards); the cloister and church of San Antonio and the 18th -century, neoclassical town hall building.

Just outside the town you can visit the hermitages of the conquest- Sant Joan (gothic), Santa Paula and Santa Lucía (gothic), constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries, and also the Torre del Gerro (17th C.) located on the cliff next to the cape of San Antonio.

Beaches
Denia enjoys almost twenty kilometres of coastline. To the north of the town, there are beaches of fine sand and shallow waters, such as Les Marines, LAlmadrava, Les Deveses, Les Bovetes and els Palmars, To the south lie a series of small coves along the rocky coast, known as Les Rotes, which is a paradise for fishermen and divers.

Natural surroundings
Denia lies in a fertile plain, backed by mountains. The Montgó Mountain, which separates Denia and Javea, is the major landmark of the area.

Recreation and Leisure
Denia offers a variety of water sports, including: sailing, windsurfing, diving, fishing, rowing, and swimming.

For those who prefer land to sea, there is also an extensive range of activities to choose from: mountain climbing, hang-gliding, mountain biking and hiking.

Golf
Denia has its own 18-hole golf club, located very close to the town, the Club La Sella was designed by José Maria Olazabal. Further courses can be found at Oliva, Moriara, and Javea.

Eating out
There are many welcoming restaurants along the promenade facing the marina. The marina itself has a modern commercial area where you can dine overlooking the moored yachts bobbing in the water.

Excursions
It’s possible to take the ferry to the Balearic islands directly from the port in Denia.

Cuisine
The local cuisine of Denia is typically that of the Costa Blanca, which combines delicacies from both land and the Mediterranean Sea. Many civilizations have lived in this area (Celts, Iberians, Greeks, Romans, Muslims), all of which have all left their mark on the gastronomy.
The diet in Denia is a healthy Mediterranean one; the Costa Blanca is rich in fish, vegetables, olive-oil, rice and fruit and the ingredients which are all used to prepare delicious, healthy dishes, such as Paella Valenciana, Arroz Negro (black rice), Arroz al horno (Oven baked rice), Arroz a banda (fish and rice stew), Arroz del Señoret (Princes rice).

Aside from seafood, typical dishes include succulent lamb chops, rabbit in garlic, roast leg of lamb with garlic and fresh rosemary, and home made sausages and black puddings.

If you have a sweet tooth then you will enjoy the local homemade pastries and deserts that the whole region is famous for. Or Jijona ice-cream (Nougat), which is made with the almonds of the region.

Whilst in Denia we recommend you try the local wine selection on offer, especially Jalon wine a which is of high quality with a lovely bouquet.

There are many international restaurants in the town offering a wide choice of different cuisines from around the world.

Climate
Denia enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in summer and protection by surrounding mountains against the cold North winds in winter. The area averages nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and the average temperature easily exceeds 20 degrees.

In 1986 the World Health Organisation recommended the climate of the area as one of the most equitable in the world - neither too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter. On average it can boast 325 sunny days each year making it an ideal all year round destination



 

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Reviews for Denia

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Great city, reminds me of a mini Madrid with the tree lined main street. Great weather, Fantastic food at affordable prices/ Easy to walk around.


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With the mountains in the background and the sea in front the Costa Blanca is an ideal holiday destination. Loved the Spanish of Denia and the English of Javia a few miles up the coast - best of both worlds. Also you have a choice of airports so you can find affordable flights.
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We're so lucky we found this spot. It's a hidden gem - yet - for regular tourists albeit Spanish citizens has indeed found their way to the city. It hosts all kinds of great restaurants, nightlife, beaches, rocky mountains, views and if you fancy going on a daytrip Ibiza, Formentera is just a short boatride away.


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Incredible beaches which gives you all opportunity to enjoy what's best about Spain! The sun, the beach and the food!
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Just a common City in Spain.


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The water was mouldy and stinky a little bit. But I am not beach lover and prefer swimming pool.
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Denia 's a lovely town, great harbour, loads nice restaurants and some great Tapas bars at the back of Denia's town. Still retains the old Spanish feel.


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Fantastic beaches, never crowded.
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Cosmopolitan outlook due to historic trading links with Italy; a wonderful variety of good restaurants; far enough from Alicante and Benidorm to still feel genuinely Spanish.


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The beaches at Denia are north-facing and very spacious. They are less crowded than the Costa Blanca to the south-east towards Alicante. They are well served by bars that also hire parasols and beach mats.
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Nice small Spanish town, many restaurants, some of them are very good. There is a castle and small museum on top of the hill and small port. If you have a car, then Terra Mitica park few hour away is a great amusement


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Perfect for children, because it is shallow, but divers should look for places few kilometers away from town.
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There were lots of bars and restaurants to chose from and the prices also varied, the small side streets of the old town were very interesting, also the castle, the port area was bust with ferries to the Balearics and fishing boats, in the evening there were lots of crafts people selling their wares, we really enjoyed the town.


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The beach was very clean and sandy although the beach to the right of the port did have a lot of seaweed which was being cleaned up.
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All is well! But why the locals use the beach as an ashtray? Unpleasant smell. A more frustrating when a child finds a bunch of cigarette butts in the sand.


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a great place to relax at sea in autumn
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Nice town with some good places to eat.


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In Els Poblets, we found a stone beach, however just next to it was a fantastic sandy beach with only view people - hence we always found a place to stay and enjoy.
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Great City for a holiday. Really spanish


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Denia's beaches are less developed than Javea down the road. But the beach are endless !! safe waters, mostly sandy.
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Denia still has the typical Spanish atmosphere about it, more than can be said about neighbouring villages where foreigners have completely taken over. Wide sandy beaches, and kilometres of it!


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Very clear water, very white sandy beaches, very clean
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We enjoyed the city very much!


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It could have been cleaner!
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relaxed, safe and friendly. very popular with Spanish families who want to relax by the sea, pool and at the restaurant. no lager louts to be found anywhere.


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Beautiful
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the city is nice, quiet, with good sandy beaches (Marinas), the one closer to the city center is smallish and not so clean. Plenty of good restaurants, lost of affordable housing and several rent-a-car companies (local and international). Regular train to Alicante (dead slow) and cheap bus connection to Valencia


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Nice and clean. Were not lucky with the weather though ((
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Denia is a very beautiful seaside town with a fantastic harbour. A castle stands proudly over the town and gives such fantastic views of Denia and the surrounding areas. Denia is situated in between Valencia and Alicante, the beaches have golden soft sand and the sea is calm and perfect for young children. There are a mass of restaurants dotted throughout the town and the marina varying in prices and styles. We tended to go for tapas in the evenings as the apartment we stayed in had a BBQ which allowed us to cook some delicious food and not spend too much in the town. Denia is a very friendly town with quite a mix of Spanish, German and English tourists.


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The Costa Blanca has many beautiful towns varying for all tastes.
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Briliant town - New part lovely tree lined avenues with good shops and restaurants, old part very quaint and interesting. Still maintains a very spanish feel.


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Denia has 20km of lovely beaches, visited in May and very quiet and unspoilt.
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It is a beautiful city in itself but also a great base to visit other parts of Spain. There are many beaches, coast walks and mountains to explore in close proximity to the city.


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Clean and safe. There is a gerat mixture of sandy beaches and rocky bays.
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Great beaches/bars and restaurants. Prices to suit all pockets.


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For a September stay, quiet during the week and busier during the weekend. Never gets overcrowded as there is so much of it and lovely gently shelving sandy beaches.
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