Surroundings.. and Denia…
Denia has a large harbour facility. There are two excellent developed Marinas, which are the central departure and arrival points for boats to Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca. Denia has the characteristics of a typical Spanish fishing village with lots of restaurants, bars and shops, Denia is located at the Costa Blanca in the Comunidad Valenciana in Spain, at the north coast of Alicante province. Valencia and Alicante airports are both approximately 100 km away from Denia. Denia has a beautiful marina and a medieval castle with view on the city and the sea.
Denia has more than 320 days of sunshine per year, which makes it an ideal place to celebrate your holidays on the Costa Blanca. The beautiful 20 km long coastline of Denia is made up of outstretched sandy beaches and rocky bays. In the north of the district lies the area named Las Marinas where you will mainly find long beaches with soft sand. Las Rotas is in the south of the Denia district. This area starts off with a sand beach, followed by a gorgeous rocky coastline with many bays and inlets offering scuba divers and snorkeling fans stunning underwater landscapes.
Playa las Marinas
Besides enjoying the sun, the beaches of Denia also offer all kinds of activities such as beach volleyball, soccer, surfing and kite surfing, jet skiing, canoeing, and scuba diving. If after all of these activities you would like to quench your thirst, please find one of the chiringuitos, the little wooden beach huts ‘on’ the beach, near you. The beaches of Denia are all popular family beaches and have received the European blue flag for their quality and neatness. Lifeguards protect the beaches during the summer months and the beaches are equipped with showers, beach loungers and beach umbrellas (usually available for a fee).
The beaches also have several areas specially equipped for people with disabilities with amongst others special access paths to the beach and summertime transportation and supportive equipment for on the beach and in the sea.
Cuisine of Denia
You can enjoy a large variety of seafood. The harbour of Denia has a daily supply from fishermen providing for the menu of the restaurants on the very same day. Furthermore you will find the typical dishes of the Costa Blanca of which the Paella is a must. The rich variety of the cuisine in this area of the Mediterranean Coast is mainly characterised by the use of olive oil, garlic, fish, crustaceans and fresh vegetables.
Tapas in Denia
Wellknown are also the renowned red shrimps of Denia, the rice dish calles Arroz a banda, the Espencat (grilled vegetables) and the Suquet de peix (with a.o. fish, sea urchins and dried cuttlefish). You can enjoy this delicious dishes in the more 300 Denia restaurants. Apart from that Denia has numerous cheerful terraces, bars and bodegas.
Denia is surrounded by nature areas of high ecological value. The nature area of mount Montgó was named a nature reserve in 1987 because of its scenic value, flora and fauna. The area is home to a large diversity of original domestic plants, animals, caves and paths.
Mount Montgó, reaching 753 meters in height, stretches out to the ocean at the impressive Cabo de San Antonio, a 160m high cliff with a lighthouse offering a stunning view over the sea and Javea bay. At daytime this offers an impressive panorama while at night the many small lights grant the scene a touch of magic. At the foot of this cliff lies the Reserva Marina of Cabo de San Antonio natural reserve. This protected area has always remained well-preserved, making it of high value both environmentally-scientific and ecologically.
Besides hiking, cycling and walking in the Montgo mountains area you can also make beautiful horse riding trips.
There are several boat rental companies and sailing schools and lots of activities can be found here as well such as beach volleybal, (kite) surfing, jetski, canoeing and scuba diving
Golf in Denia
This area has many golf courses; fourteen in total in this districts. The nearest golf courses are the 18-hole lane of La Sella Club de Golf in Denia , the 18-hole lane of Oliva Nova Campo de Golf, and the 9-hole lane of Javea Club de Golf.