Denia is situated north of Javea and is regarded as the very northern part of the Costa Blanca coastline.
Denia and Javea are divided by the Montgo mountain – said to resemble a sleeping elephant. The mountain is certainly spectacular and offers a number of walking routes.
It is right on the coast and the 20 km of beaches are of very high quality with lots of brightly coloured restaurants and bars by the sea.
To the north of Denia there are the fine sand beaches of Les Marines. To the south is the rocky area of Les Rotes with its spectacular coves of transparent waters which are ideal for those who enjoy diving or snorkelling.
The town is large with a real Spanish feel. The main street in Denia has shady plane trees, loads of cafes and designer shops. It’s almost like being in a big city.
Denia’s facilities are excellent – a modern hospital, spas, two high quality golf courses in La Sella and Oliva Nova.
At night Denia buzzes with nightlife, not necessarily discos but more with the hundreds of bars, live entertainment and restaurants, many of which are right on the sea front. There is charm and atmosphere. Whereas many other towns empty for the winter with many restaurants and bars shuttered up, Denia hustles and bustles all year round with a good variety of amenities and facilities.
Make sure you visit the local market selling fresh fruits and vegetables as well as other locally-made goods and produce – market day is on a Monday.
Another significant landmark in Denia is the old 16th century castle right in the middle of Denia on the hill which gives spectacular views.
Denia has a large and cosmopolitan port and a large marina. From here you can get to the Balearic islands such as Ibiza.
Denia is close to the A7 motorway and is about midway between Alicante airport and Valencia airport – travel time approx. one hour 15 minutes to each.