We love Christmas the cozy time of the year. With its delicious meals, the family gatherings and the traditions. Our climate and many rituals on the Costa Blanca area make us enjoy those dates. Christmas and kings in Denia can be really be fun for everybody. All the streets are illuminated with lights as well as our houses, villas and buildings. A lot of Christmas trees on our balconies together with the nativity scenes that we put next to the Christmas tree. The same you see with churches, schools, town halls and squares. They are decorated with the typical “birth” of the baby Jesus that can be visited. Many cities and towns are filled with Christmas markets where many families enjoy sweets, decorations and workshops. The children enjoy this a lot, knowing that the gifts will arrive soon.
The three kings
Speaking of gifts, our children are doubly happy. Because they receive their long-awaited gifts on December 24 at night or on December 25 in the morning, brought by Santa Claus. But also by the Three Wise Men, famous three kings who arrive on the night of January 5. Just after the famous parade that they do through the streets of our cities. This three kings come with horses, camels or in huge illuminated floats throwing sweets to the children. They are waiting impaciantly for them, ready with their bags to pick the sweets up. But in Denia before the parade, Melchior, Gaspar and Baltazar arrive with a boat from the Far East loaded with their gifts.
For Three Kings Day, let’s not forget our roscón de reyes made with candied fruit, with cream, without cream, but above all, knowing in which piece the figure of a Wizard King will fall, with whom you will take the crown or otherwise the broad bean, and you will have to pay for the roscón.
The Christmas Lottery
Before those exciting days we have the famous day of the Christmas Lottery that the children of the famous San Ildefonso school in Madrid “sing”, followed by millions of Spaniards dreaming that they will win a prize. Also for January 6 there is the lottery of the Child and continue with hope.
New years eve in Denia and Javea
For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, many families gather for lunch or dinner with grilled meats or our famous “puchero” with meat balls, not forgetting our famous prawns as an appetizer. All to enjoy with our famous wines and our Moscatel along with our excellent nougats. On New Year’s Eve, friends gather in houses or restaurants to eat the 12 grapes after dinner with each stroke of 00:00 on December 31 in the town halls. Even in the church squares wishing an unbeatable New Year. All those emotions with a very mild climate for those dates that we like a lot, make it worth to pass your Christmas days in Denia.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2023 with Quality Rent
The market in Denia, i.e. the weekly market, takes place every Friday morning. At the market in Denia you will find local products such as fresh vegetables and fruits. The smell of the fresh vegetables and fruit awakens the desire to cook and enjoy. There are seasonal specialties for every season. Especially in winter, the tangerines and oranges stand out. Many people take advantage of this to then prepare freshly squeezed orange juice at home. In spring, already from the end of February, we find strawberries. During the summer there are melons, cherries and tomatoes of all kinds. And in the months of autumn a variety of mushrooms and olives is offered. So all year round you can smell, taste and buy the seasonal, fresh goods from the region.
The weekly market is located at Calle La via, directly above the large multi-storey car park in the center of Denia. The market hall “Mercado Central” is also very close by and is definitely worth a visit. The streets of Denia always fill up with many visitors and some tourists on Fridays. After breakfast in the city centre, they are still looking for fresh food from the market. Shop like the Spaniards! So it’s definitely worth stopping by there. Not only to buy fresh products, but also to get to know the atmosphere and everyday life of the local people. A chat between the stalls is part of the lifestyle. You exchange ideas. And they tell each other the news of the week.
All sorts of souvenirs at the Rastro market in Denia
The second weekly market takes place on Mondays. All kinds of souvenirs, basketwork, jewellery, clothing, kitchen utensils, textiles, shoes and much more are offered. There you can find a lot of curiosities. Everything is available, from traditional flamenco-style dresses to frying pans. The showmen come from all over Alicante and show their wares in a different market every day. Every village and town in the area has its “market day” and you will find the same goods and exhibitors there. Feel free to ask us when a market is taking place near your holiday accommodation. The Rastro market in Denia always takes place in front of the large courthouse on the Plaza de Paris. There is also plenty of parking there.
You spend the whole year planning a well-deserved break and looking for fun in Denia and Javea. When you go on vacation it is to rest, sunbathe, eat well, go to the beach, swim in the pool, walk, enjoy friends and family. The perfect holiday!
But do you want to spend a funny day? Today you don’t want to go to the beach and you want to do something new or different? Do you want your children to have fun?
With Quality Rent you will have a great time. We have many plans for you all to enjoy together. You can spend a good time in Denia and Javea right between Valencia and Alicante. The Valencian Community offers many options for a funny holiday.
Parks for the whole family
There are theme parks where the whole family will have fun. Water parks, with their different slides for all ages. Natural landscapes, with waterfalls, castles and unforgettable landscapes. Ride a horse. See animal parks as if they were in their natural habitat. For the older ones there are excursions on jet skis, kayaks, quads and spending a different time in the middle of nature in our Valencian Community. Your little ones will also be able to see Dinosaurs… yes, you read that right; Ask us and you will be surprised.
We cannot forget our pets. There is an exclusive water park for them, where they will have a great time and make many friends.
We even have the only and last remaining drive-in cinema in Spain dating from 1979. With a billboard of the latest premiere films that changes every week. You can watch 2 movies in a row and eat delicious sandwiches. We recommend the tortilla with cheese and bacon. But there are much more varieties and also hamburgers with their fries.
Many different alternatives to spend an unforgettable vacation, where the whole family or friends will have a great time. Have fun in Denia and Javea!
After the Easter holidays are over, the search for the holiday with discounts in May begins. There are many vacationers who want to enjoy the beautiful month abroad. Some of our holiday homes and holiday apartments still have free capacity. The prices are very attractive and in some accommodations there is a discount of up to 30 percent. At the weekend, Denia, Javea and the surrounding area are popular destinations for the Spaniards. There are many special offers for the weekend. But not only the Spaniards benefit from May. The airlines between Great Britain and Spain also offer plenty of special prices. If you are not dependent on the school holidays, you have to secure the holiday bargain now. We would like to introduce you to some attractive special offers today.
We offer you an incredible May discount of 30 percent in the week of May 7th to 14th. Take advantage of this great offer and experience in one of the best places on the Costa Blanca in Javea. With direct access to the stony beach of La Barraca you can enjoy a touch of luxury.
The newly renovated and modern furnished apartment in Denia is perfectly located. Here you can spend your relaxing holiday on the beach. The residential complex offers a communal pool. But also direct access to the sandy beach of Denia – pure sun, sea and sand. The apartment is nicely furnished, with a modern flair and for the smaller purse. We are also giving a 20% discount in May.
Villa Anna – Holidays in the countryside and discount in May
Holidays can come true in this classic Spanish villa surrounded by a beautiful garden. Villa Anna has been modernized in the last 2 years and has all the amenities a holiday home needs. The pool can also be heated so that you can swim even in May. Having breakfast on the terrace in the morning, enjoying nature and the wonderful air of the well-known Cabo La Nao in Javea… that means relaxation and vacation. We are giving an incredible 30% discount in May.
These are our best examples of how you can save a lot of money by vacationing in May. There are other discounts that you can find here on our holiday rentals page : Discounts in May
On a coastline of 20 km there are various beach types: In the north of Denia is the area “Las Marinas” with long sandy beaches. In the south of Denia is the area of “Las Rotas” which begins with a long sandy beach and then turns into beautiful rocky coves with cristal clear waters, some of them hidden and with astonishing views over the coast. (more…)
Denia is much more than sun and beach, it has so many things to offer even in the winter. With an average of 18 degrees, it is a luxury to visit throughout the year even in coldest months you can enjoy the sun in a terracita.
It has a large number of beaches where you can walk, dive, go kayaking, always with the correct clothing you can have a pleasant time.
Then there are those of us who are fans of gastronomic tourism and in this we take the cake!
Stop by Els Magazinos any day, you will find a great culinary variety for all tastes. Then, take a walk through the center of Dénia, in each street you have something to discover. There you will find a great culinary variety for all tastes. Then a walk through the center of Dénia, where there is something to discover in every street. Continue to the Central Market. In Denia’s covered market you will find all the fresh products, from vegetables to fruit, meat and fish. It really is worth a visit. Especially if you are looking for local products.
And then you can divert to the well-known Marqués de Campo street. Here you will find numerous shops and small boutiques in all the streets sorounding this area. There is something for all diferent tastes. Finally, you can walk up to the Castle of Denia, from where you can enjoy a great view of the port of Denia. You see, Denia is much more than sun and beach.
The gastronomy of Denia is well known worldwide. Did you know that Denia is a “Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO?” With more than 300 restaurants spread throughout the city, Dénia and its surroundings is a perfect place to enjoy a good dinner. Enjoy the famous red prawns and various rice dishes such as the well-known a banda rice or the acclaimed paella. The varied Mediterranean cuisine makes everyones mouth water. Thanks to the local products and their quality, as well as to the culinary tradition, Denia offers a wide range of delicious recipes and typical dishes.
In addition, it is available for all kinds of palates, especially since simple dishes can sometimes be as delicious as a 5-star menu. You just have to mix in with the local gastronomy. We recommend simply trying the small inconspicuous taverns. Here you can sometimes find real pearls. Perhaps a simple bread with aioli, tomato and some olives, accompanied by a glass of wine. Even this simple combination will open up your appetite.
The secret is in the weather
While breathing in the salty coastal air, the food takes on a specific and unique flavor. While it is difficult to find them in your own country. Perhaps it has happened to you that a dish or an ingredient from Spain did not taste as good at home? The various hams from the region simply taste better in the salty air and local climate. The enjoyment begins with the famous climate of the Costa Blanca.
Modern gastronomy in Dénia and surroundings
All of Denia’s restaurateurs strive to live up to the title of city of gastronomy and give their best every day. You can also have dinner in Denia at affordable prices. Many restaurants and bars offer affordable set menus and lunches, often already included with drinks. Of course, classic tapas are very popular. Many young restorers are reinterpreting the classics today and giving an impression of their creativity. The classic tapas pincho becomes an authentic adventure in the purest Mediterranean style, sometimes it is worth ordering something from the menu that you did not know. Ask the waiter about the house specialty. Surely, you will be surprised!
We can also proudly say that we have five Michelin star restaurants throughout the region. Below you will find a list of restaurants. Denia is waiting for you!
Sun, beach and water – for many that is the Costa Blanca. But there is so much more to the port city of Denia than the sea. A mighty mountain towers directly above the city – the Montgo in Denia. People say he lies there like an elephant. Again, other residents of Denia think that he looks like a little sugar loaf.
The mountain Montgo – local mountain of Denia and Javea
The Montgo is Denia’s and Javea’s local mountain. If you lie down on the beach in the sun, you can see your summit cross glittering high up. A helicopter has flown the well-known cross at 694 meters above sea level. Sporty people lace up their hiking boots – and climb up.
The tour through the nature reserve on the Montgo mountain leads over stones and rocks. We continue past palm trees and lavender. The path is steep, especially at the end. A few climbing skills are still required. It is therefore always advisable to hike up in a group. But up on the mountain, on the cross, all that is forgotten. The world is at your feet here. The houses of Denia are tiny. Infinitely far the Mediterranean Sea. The city of Javea stretches far and wide. And the area around Alicante is so mountainous. You can see as far as the Bay of Valencia. On a clear day, even the Balearic island of Ibiza is visible. In addition, the view from the summit cross of the Montgo is breathtaking. This 360 degree view of the whole surrounding area is impressive. Just sit and enjoy!
Information about the ascent can be found at the tourist office in Denia and Javea. They also have maps and hiking routes for every level of difficulty. The Montgo area also offers beautiful walks for different levels of fitness. A walk on Sunday takes less than an hour with the small group. Meanwhile, there is a variety of plants, trees and shrubs that have become rare on this hiking trail. The visitor can also observe a large number of butterflies and insects. That is why it is so important for the locals of Denia and Javea to preserve this unique nature reserve.
If you like cycling, you will love the Via Verde in Denia. For more than 90 years Spain’s oldest, narrow-gauge railway operated here. Today only bicycles roll on the green road – you can have a lot of fun for seven kilometers, it is a very easy bikeride since there are hardly any hills: This bike ride is just perfect!
Via Verde – from Denia to El Vergel
From Denia to El Verger without unwanted cars this is a perfect place to roll. This does not only appeal to children, as there is so much to enjoy for the whole family. From the youngest to the eldest, you can enjoy a calm bike ride or a healthy walk. Comfortably you can ride over rivers and wooden bridges, past orange groves and almond trees, from rest areas to view points. It is a great way to connect with nature.
This via verde doesn´t stop in Vergel, you can also grab the next one in Oliva that takes you all the way to Gandia! It´s a great way to excersive safely.
It is best to cycle in the late afternoon – you can ride back with a romantic view with the warmest sunset that the Costa Blanca has to offer.
The Fallas in Denia is one of the most important festivals of the year. The inhabitants of Denia are especially proud of their festivals. It seems that throughout the year there is a festival in the small town. There is no better place to meet the inhabitants and the culture.
Without a doubt, the most important festival is “las Fallas”. This festival that takes place in March, is celebrated throughout Valencia, in honor of San José. Throughout the year, the falleros and falleras work hard to choose the best designs for their fallas. These always look for a surprising theme, be it political, soccer, or even stories about celebrities. The artists spend the whole year creating these “ninots” so that they are ready for the day of the “plantá”, the day the falla is inaugurated.
The falleros spend hundreds of euro on their traditional outfits, and the falleras can spend up to 10.000€, specially if they are voted “Fallera Mayor” which is the Queen of the Falla. Each falla has a Fallera Mayor (most important fallera), Fallera Menor (most important fallera from the kids) and a Corte (courte). The elected falleras have a very important role in this festivity as they have to attend many acts. Throughout the week there is music and parades, the mascletá at 2pm makes us feel the smell of gunpowder every day. In the end, every year, on the 19th, and while the falleros mourn the end, after a good firecracker, the fallas burn.
Until next year when everything starts again and we can start celebrating again the Fallas in Denia…