Beaches in Denia

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

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.

Gastronomy of Denia

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!

Gastronomy of Denia, Michelin Star Restaurants

Quique Dacosta

Carrer Rascassa, 1
03700 Dénia, Alicante
Quique Dacosta


Camí de La Bota, 13
03700 Dénia, Alicante

Peix i Brases

Plaça Benidorm, 0
03700 Dénia, Alicante
Peix i Brases

Grupo el Raset

Carrer Bellavista, 7
03700 Dénia, Alicante
Grupo el Raset

El Baret de Miquel

Carrer Bellavista, 7
03700 Dénia, Alicante
El Baret de Miquel

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Diving in Jávea

Thanks to the large diversity of flora and fauna of the sea ground, diving is one of the most famous activities in the area. It is also do to the great variety of coasts along Javea and Denia and its big diversity of caves.  The rocky bay and the cliffs of the Cabo de la Nao are very famous. Even Cabo de San Antonio has ideal areas for diving. These were declared marine reserve due to the large variety found on the sea ground. Within the marine reserve you may only dive with a special permit. (more…)

Montgo mountain Denia

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.

Javea by the sea

Rough cliffs, enchanting bays and turquoise water: there is always something to discover in Javea! So ideal and perfect for a relaxing day by the sea in Javea!

La Granadella – a perfect day by the sea in Javea

In the bay “La Granadella” you lie on smooth, white stones. The wind blows through the pine forests. The waves are rushing. The water glitters. Finally holidays! Well, the bay is no longer an insider tip since Bruce Willis shot a movie here and the Spaniards voted the beach on the Costa Blanca the most beautiful in the country. Go anyway, especially in the off-season! The location and the water are just spectacular.

The Arenal – a classic in Javea

Do you prefer action? Then on to the “Arenal”, the long sandy beach in the center, directly on the beach promenade. First a game of beach volleyball or surfing, then an ice cream or a mojito in one of the many cafés or beach bars. Later in the evening we have dinner in a restaurant with a view of the sea – and then we celebrate… The Arenal is where most of the bars, cafes and clubs in Javea are located. Everyone can find something for their taste here. Nightlife takes place here, for young and old.

Porticholl Beach – La Barraca

The beach of La Barraca was still an insider tip 5 years ago. But today Porticholl or La Barraca beach is well known for its water sports activities such as canoeing, scuba diving and snorkeling. The bay is just perfect to spend the day by the sea of ​​Javea. The approach through the residential area of ​​Mar Azul is interesting. This shows what Javea has to offer. Beautiful villas overlooking the sea. We therefore recommend that you ask us about these vacation spots. We have some holiday homes there for you. Down in the bay is a nice day bar with tapas, wine and coffee. A perfect destination. Many bridal couples celebrate their wedding here. Between May and October, Cala Clemence is a coveted place to party.

Historic Center of Javea

The Historic Center of Javea, is a beautiful place to visit. Javea is a small town on the Costa Blanca, with narrow streets and old buildings. You can spend the day walking through its streets and discovering all the little details of its town houses. It has a wide variety of restaurants with terraces, you can even go to a restaurant with a backyard, enjoy a glass of wine and delicious tapas. Or better a paella with sea views to watch the sunset? In Javea everything is possible.

Via Verde Denia

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.

Fallas in Denia

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…

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