Reviews for Denia

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Loved Denia and prices everywhere very good

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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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Loved Denia and prices everywhere very good


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Beautiful town with stunning scenery and a lovely mix of a holiday resort and working town.


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Javea and Moraira were exquisite and also the Orba valley slightly inland with the surrounding mountains was stunning.
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Its a fantastic town with everything you could want...lovely friendly people, beaches are blue flag, amazing port and marina, a castle, mountains, bus and train connections, everything is within easy walkable reach (even mobility hire shop if needed in town) or a great base if you have a car and venture out of town..


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Miles of Sandy beaches in 'las marinas' side of the town or Rocky coves in the 'las rotas' direction.
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Great town with always something to do, Many fantastic restaurants


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Really lovely small city!


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So many things to see and do...pretty!!
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Very nice city, and lots of wonderful people


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Lovely!!
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Het stadje Pedreguer is een typisch Spaans stadje. niets bijzonders. maar je bent op 10 minuten met de wagen aan de kust. Denia is leuk. Calpe en vooral Altea is heel mooi.


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De costa Blanca was minder druk bezocht dan wij gedacht hadden. Dat viel dus heel goed mee. Je hebt er fijne zandstranden maar ook een rotsachtige kust. Het beviel ons zeer zeker. Wij hebben vaak gewandeld langs de kuststrook. Die is mooi, goed bewandelbaar en niet te druk.
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Medium size town, not your old school fisherman's village, maybe it was at one point, but definitely overgrown over the years. Plenty of facilities for a short stay but not too many upscale options, mostly targeted to average families with kids.


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Water temperature is good, warm and pleasant. However it is not crystal clear and plenty of weeds.
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Lovely Spanish seaside town loads to see and do.


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Historical area was very interesting.


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Coast was great
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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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