Denia, Spain, A Magnificent Coastal TownCategory: Locations
Experience life in beautiful Denia, Spain Denia, Spain is a beautiful town along the Costa Blanca. It is rich in history, culture and nature. Let us tell you about the wonderful place we call home in Denia. The scenery
Denia has almost twenty kilometres of coastline. To the north of the town, there are beaches of fine sand and shallow waters such as Les Marines, L’Almadrava, Les Deveses, Les Bovetes and els Palmars. To the south lies a series of small coves along the rocky coast, known as Les Rotes, a paradise for fishermen and divers. The Montgó Mountain, shared by Denia and Javea, is the major landmark of the area.
The town itself sits at the foot of a hill crowned by a castle, a fortress containing the remains of all the people that once stopped here throughout history. The castle is the residence of the erstwhile Marquis of Denia, also noteworthy are the Mig, Galliner and Carsell towers, and the so-called Palace of the Governor, as well as its walls and bastions. From the hilltop esplanade you’ll have an excellent view of Denia and its environs. Among the monuments in the town, we would recommend a visit to the 18th-century church of the Asunción; the 17th-century Atarazanas (dockyards); the cloister and church of San Antonio and the 18th -century, neoclassical town hall building. Outside the town we can suggest the so-called hermitages of the conquest- Saint Joan (gothic), Santa Paula and Santa Lucía (gothic), constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries, and also the Torre del Gerro (17th C.) located on the cliff next to the cape of San Antonio.
For those with an active lifestyle
Water sports are tops in Denia. Sailing, windsurfing, diving, fishing, rowing, swimming or whatever you want. Denia has a complete infrastructure, with a marina offering 546 moorings and a full range of services and equipment. Landlubbers also have an extensive range of activities to choose from: mountain climbing or hang-gliding, mountain biking or hiking. There’s also an 18-hole golf course in the vicinity, the Club La Sella, designed by José Maria Olazabal.
Get ready for lots of fun. We can’t really say that it’s always fiesta time in Denia, but there are plenty of occasions for enjoyment. January, the Epiphany Parade and Pilgrimage to the Hermitage of Santa Paula. February, Carnival, and the Mig, and the half-year celebration of the Fiesta of Moors and Christians. March, the Fallas. June, the Bonfires of San Juan. July, the town feast in honor of the Santísima Sangre, with steer baiting on the quay (els bous a la mar). August, Festival of San Roque, with the Moors and Christians Parade.
What else to do in Denia
Make your way up to the castle and visit the Archaeological Museum. The exhibits will take you on a journey through the past, from the 2nd century B.C. to the 18th century of our era. The Ethnological Museum in town provides an interesting showcase highlighting Denia’s traditional crops, particularly the production of raisins. If you feel strong enough, conquer the peak of Montgó (about 5 hours in all), you’ll find the panoramic view from the top breathtaking. On a clear day you can see the island of Ibiza. Windsurfers should head straight for the end of Las Marinas, an area held in high esteem by their kin. If it’s nightlife you want, there’s an incredible array of cafes, pubs, discos and nightspots in the Las Marinas district.