About Denia


Dénia, the capital of the Marina Alta district (northern Costa Blanca), is a cosmopolitan and modern town which offers great diversity. Situated half way between the airports of Alicante and Valencia, Dénia has a direct motorway connection to both and a ferry port serving the Balearics providing the town with excellent transportation links.

Dénia is not a typical beach town, although there are some 20 kilometres of coastline in the municipality. The beautiful long sandy beach area known as Las Marinas is to the north of the town and to the south, there are the attractive rocky coves leading to Les Rotes. Several sections of Dénia’s beaches are awarded the EU’s blue flag every year for their cleanliness and ease of access for the physically handicapped. 

2The landscape around Dénia is quite diverse. Its Moorish castle rises defiantly above the town centre and immediately inland, the orange groves provide splashes of colour throughout the year. To the south east of the town, Sierra del Montgó Natural Park, rising to some 753 metres above sea level, separates the towns of Dénia and Jávea and extends to cliffs at the sea’s edge and the Marine Reserve around Cabo San Antonio. On a clear day from the summit of Montgó, it is possible to see the Balearic island of Ibiza some 70 kilometres off the coast.

The commercial life of the town is centred around the tree-lined main street of Marqués de Campo where al fresco bars and dining make for perfect relaxation and people-watching. Delicious tapas can also be enjoyed in atmospheric pedestrianised streets and squares of the ‘old town’. Numerous boutiques provide opportunity for parting with euros, whilst some excellent museums, the castle and ancient architectural sites provide cultural diversions along with concerts of all musical styles, theatre performances, cinemas and art galleries. The Mediterranean joie de vivre is reflected in the fiestas. These colourful events lasting up to 10 days provide amazing spectacles and merriment in the streets. The most important fiestas being the Fallas in March where artistic figures made of papier-mâché as high as the surrounding houses are burnt at the end of the fiesta, the Bous a la Mar which celebrates the town’s patron saint in July with the bloodless running of bulls through the streets and the Moros y Cristianos in August which commemorates the Moorish reign during the Middle Ages.

3Dénia is very much involved with the sea and has an important fishing industry, whose main product is the famous red prawns. Weird and wonderful fish can be viewed at the fish market when the boats come in with their catches. Water sports are extremely popular on the beach with wind and kite surfing, paddle boarding, diving and sailing schools and several marinas. Other sports are well provided for in the area around Dénia with a number of golf courses, tennis centres, an indoor swimming pool, sports stadia, road cycling, mountain biking and footpaths for ramblers, so, there are many opportunities to keep active!

Dénia was designated by UNESCO as being a "Creative City of Gastronomy". It is well known for its tasty rice dishes, such as various paellas, rice baked in the oven and arroz a banda all using the paella rice grown in the paddy fields to the north of the town. A particular delicacy is the gamba roja de Dénia – the red prawns mentioned earlier which are served fresh in local restaurants.

We have listed just some of the reasons why the Dénia area could become your new home! Why not come and see for yourself! We think you will fall in love with this amazing town and area!

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