Denia Spain about 85 km north east of Alicante along the Costa Blanca. Doubtless to say, Denia is famous for being one of the most attractive places to spend your holidays.
With about 29 000 inhabitants, Denia does not only make their living from tourism. It possesses one of the most important harbors of the area, with ferry connections to Ibiza, Mallorca and others.
Denia and its Important Harbor
This and the huge fishing fleet have made Denia a very prosperous city over the past years.
One of the most visited tourist attractions of Denia is the castillo (castle). The castle built in the 11th and 12th century offers a wonderful view around the sea, the city and the backlands. Within the castle you will find the Palau del Governador with its museum. Along with the other interesting museums in Denia, the Museo Etnologico will give you further details on the rich history and culture of Denia.
You should also do some shopping along the main road of Calle de Marques de Campo. Along with some Denia hotels, ( we put a list of some good hotels in the area here), you will find many bars and little restaurants.
Make sure you test some of the excellent cakes and sweets of local confectionery and bakery shops, Denia is famous for them. In case you are looking for a golf course or Denia golf club around, please look at our golf course list here.
How to Get There ?
You best reach Denia via the road N 332, a wonderful road along the coastline of the costa blanca or the highway AP7.
If you have some time to discover the beauty of the area via the N 332 – you will love it’s views. Another nice way to come to the city is the narrow gauge railway Denia Benidorm Alicante. Denia in between Gandia in the north and Javea in the south is every summer one of the most visited cities around.
Denia lies directly on the outskirts of the mountain Montgo, a fact that surfers and sailors admire a lot, as the wind from the sea is reflected to give a very stable water sport resort. The average Denia weather reaches temperatures of up to 40 °C in summer, but hardly less than 5 °C during winter time.
Over the past ten years Denia has seen one of the biggest real estate booms along the Costa Blanca. When you enter the city for the first time, you will see many Denia real estate agencies and an enormous construction boom on the outskirts.
However, even with a high demand for Denia apartments and villas, the city has managed to maintain its suburban flair.
Tips on your Denia trip
If you plan to spend your holidays in or around the Denia area, make sure you get a boat round trip to Javea, Altea and Benidorm or rent a car. Local transport by bus or train is available, but if you want to see some of the beautiful places around the Costa Blanca, you really want to have a car.
Denia car hire companies offer car pick up and drop at Alicante airport which you would like to have. Booking your hotel or apartment for your holidays you should check the internet before you plan to see the area. It is not advisable to come to Denia during the summer period, without a car reservation in hand.