Holidays to Denia take you to a little town with lots going on. Here you’ve got plenty of bars and restaurants, along with 20 kilometres of golden sandy beaches.
Little coastal town
This little beach town on Spain’s Costa Blanca has a typically Spanish feel – there’s the thousand-year-old castle in the town centre, rustic seafood restaurants along the beach and colourful fishing boats bobbing in the harbour. There’s another side to this place, though – the cosmopolitan marina is dotted with bars, and there are designer boutiques along the tree-lined Carrer Marques de Campo.
Blue Flag beaches
Here you’ve got some 20 kilometres of golden sands. The beaches north of the harbour tend to be livelier, while the southern ones offer up peace and seclusion. Les Deveses and Les Marines – both within 15 minutes’ drive to the north of Denia – are Blue Flag winners, too. You’ll find sunbeds and parasols to rent, while the seafront promenade has a great selection of bars, cafés and restaurants.
Medieval castle and fishing shacks
On a hilltop right in the middle of Denia is the 11th-century castle. Within the castle walls there are grassy picnic areas and observation points with incredible views across Denia and the Mediterranean. Or you can take a stroll through Barrios Antiguos – the old town – to the Plaza de la Constituçion, which is dominated by the Baroque Iglesia de la Asuncion church. Look out, too, for the colourful fisherman shacks, just off the beach promenade.
Daytrips to Valencia
It’s a 40-minute drive to Valencia, a picture-postcard city known for its architecture. Sights range from the 15th-century Gothic-style Llotja de la Seda to the very modern City of Arts and Science, which looks like a spaceship and is home to a planetarium and science museum. You can also explore the city’s botanical garden or take a wander around Barri del Carme, the old town – which now plays host to a lively alternative scene.
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