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Denia castle view from the marina, Costa Blanca, Spain.

A guide to Denia

Denia lies 7km north of Javea along a spectacular winding mountain road over the Montgo Mountain or past the small towns of La Xara and Ondara.

It is a bustling resort with a classic Spanish traditional old town, fine restaurants and blue flag beaches stretching for many kilometres; even in the height of summer, finding a quiet spot is easy.

Luxury holiday villas and apartments are the main tourist accommodation here. La Posada Da Mar is an attractive hotel option, located right in the centre of town opposite the port area. In a 13th century building, which formerly served as a custom’s post. Close to the hotel are a number of great restaurants with varying menus and prices.

Daily ferry servies to Denia and Ibiza, you can see Ibiza on a clear day from both Javea and Denia, and of course from the Montgo mountain. There are also half and full day mini cruise options, along the coast, that visit other resorts including Javea, Calpe and Altea.

The ferry terminal in the town centre is about 300m from the town’s train station, which is convenient for services south to Alicante. 

You need to head to Gandia for train services to Valencia.

The Marques de Campo is Denia's main shopping area, a lively street, shaded, tree lined, with restaurants of a real world food theme, serving everything from traditional rice and tapas, to tastes from Germany, Holland and the UK.

All restaurants have plenty outdoor seating, with little traffic on this pedestrianised street; it makes for a great atmosphere, with the added bonus of shading from the trees, many an hour can be spent watching the world go by. The surrounding streets are great for shopping, with boutiques and designer clothing outlets; Denia provides the best shopping between Valencia and Benidorm.

Things to do in Denia

For sightseeing, head up to the town hall building from Marques de Campo and visit the Iglesia de la Asuncion church with its ornate dome. Then continue up the steps following the signs for the castle which overlooks Denia bay.

The old houses that surround the base of the castle have been painted in different colours adding to the ambience, making this a great place to relax and stroll around.

With a coastline of more than 20 kilometres, Denia is a true paradise for sea lovers. There are more than twelve beaches, many of them have Blue Flag status. The north has perfect sandy beaches for families. In the south, rocky coves open to the Marine Reserve of the Cape of San Antonio.