Nestled between the rugged cliffs of Spain’s Costa Blanca lies the resort of Denia, an old fishing town with plenty of authentic Spanish charm. In the centre of this resort lies the old Denia Castle which overlooks the modern marina, shingle beaches and a quaint landscape full of traditional Spanish buildings. Alternatively, if you want to soak up the sun, Denia’s coastline provides plenty of opportunity for a lazy beach day or two!
Things to Do
The Montgo Natural Park is home to a variety of wildlife, walking trails and dramatic caves – perfect for exploring Denia’s natural beauty. Alternatively, walk the Torre del Goro - a flat pathway around the rocky coves of Las Rotas which leads visitors to the Gerro Watchtower. If you’re in the mood for shopping, take some time on Monday morning and visit the local market in Jaume I Square to pick up some unique souvenirs!
Most people come to Denia for its beautiful and rugged coastline and with 20km of sandy beaches and hidden coves, you won’t be stuck for a place to soak up the warm Spanish sun! Head to Les Rotes for a beach surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Montgo National Park or go further north to explore the Blue Flag beach of Les Marines where you can hire pedaloes or enjoy a drink on the promenade.
Although the recently refurbished marina of Denia is slowly becoming a cosmopolitan area, the rest of the resort still shows flickers of its traditional roots. Make a visit to Denia’s castle to experience the town’s history or wander down the narrow lanes of the thriving fishing port and discover colourful buildings where pretty flowers line the balconies. If you’re hungry, you’ll also find some great places in this area to sample local wine and cuisine.