DENIA – WEATHER, HOLIDAYS, THINGS TO DO, BEACHES AND PROPERTY FOR SALE
- 1 INTRODUCTION
- 2 MAP, WEATHER, LOCATION, HOW TO GET THERE AND CAR HIRE
- 3 HOTELS, VILLAS, APARTMENTS & CAMPSITES
- 4 THINGS TO DO DURING THE DAY IN DENIA
- 5 THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT
- 6 PROPERTY FOR SALE IN DENIA: VILLAS AND APARTMENTS FOR SALE IN DENIA
The city of Denia, capital of the Marina Alta district, feels more like a town in character.
Denia is both a wonderful town to live in and a great place to holiday.
It exudes Spanish Valencian style and culture but, as a capital, offers high levels of goods and services. Famed for its huge red prawns, Denia retains its seagoing heritage.
Although not an all-night party town you can catch a ferry from the port and be in Ibiza in just two and a half hours.
Whether you’ll be fit enough to get back remains to be seen???
It’s population of around 40,000 explodes during the summer to embrace up to 200,000 holidaymakers.
It is, nevertheless, much loved by around 14,000 expats, who choose to make it their home due to good value Denia property.
MAP, WEATHER, LOCATION, HOW TO GET THERE AND CAR HIRE
WHERE IS IT?
Denia is located on the coast approximately midway between Valencia and Alicante and adjacent to Javea (see separate blog post) with the Montgo mountain keeping the 2 apart.
Like all other towns on the Costa Blanca, Denia is blessed with 300+ days of sunshine each year and an all year round average temperature of c.20 degrees.
Denia is located approximately equidistant (115 kilometres) from Valencia and Alicante international airports, from whence it is served by a coastal transit coach.
Beni Connect https://www.beniconnect.com/en/ Get by Bus - https://getbybus.com/en/
Car hire can be prearranged for collection at the airport from most of the major hire firms or locally from a choice of companies in Denia.
I always find that the following 2 companies are very competitive and efficient with new cars: –
Do You Spain Holiday Autos OK rent a car
And why not support the local companies? – Rent a Car Dénia – https://www.rentacar-denia.com/
And to protect the environment why not rent an electric vehicle?
HOTELS, VILLAS, APARTMENTS & CAMPSITES
If you want to be pampered on your holiday then probably a hotel is the best solution however if you prefer more privacy and independence and want a “home from home” then renting an apartment or villa with a private pool or even camping for those on a tight budget is the best choice – whichever, Denia has it all in abundance.
In this rather more extensive conurbation there are, as you would expect, way too many hotels to even describe a cross section of the choice available.
And anyway we are here to help people who are seeking advice over buying or selling property!
But here are a few that we love: –
El Raset – elegance at a reasonable price
Boho suites – a delightful boutique hotel (adults only and gay friendly) near the beach and the Montgo mountain.
VILLAS AND APARTMENTS
There is an enormous choice but you need to make a booking for something that provides the right accommodation for your family or group.
So here’s a couple of reputable rental agents: –
Camping Los Pinos
Camping los Llanos ( in pic)
Camping Los Patos
THINGS TO DO DURING THE DAY IN DENIA
SHOPS & MARKETS
In comparison with most of the other coastal resorts Denia, by virtue of its size, boasts an outstanding range of goods, services and shops.
You will find everything here that you would expect in a UK county town. A few are listed here by way of reassurance.
Supermercado Cash’n’Carry Denia
Mas y Mas Supermercados
Mercat Municipal de Dénia
SHOPPING MALLS FASHION & CLOTHING
- Portal de la Marina Shopping Center – Mall
- Peluquería Carol -. Mall
- Barbería y Peluquería Badr.
- Utopia Denia – Ladies fashion
- Koker Dénia – Ladies fashion
- Coast-hair.es – Hair salon
- Denise Bruns Hairstylist -. Hair salon
- Calzados Ramon Marsal – Shoes
- Primichi Stores – Shoes
- Joyeria la joia – Jewelry, Denia’s finest.
We all love a market and the anticipation of grabbing oneself a bargain or something out of the ordinary.
There are a couple of regular markets in Denia: –
For sandy beaches head towards the north of Denia and to the south the beaches are pebbled and host to a myriad of hidden coves and inlets.
For the determined, Denia has 20 kilometres of coastline to explore and therefore too many to provide a complete list but here’s a few of our favourites: –
On well while we’re at it here’s a few more – they really are so good!: –
Playa de Les Bovetes – 7 kilometres of fine sandy beach with plenty of refreshment stalls in the summer months.
Platja de les Rotes – explore this mainly rocky beach, which is part of the Montgo nature park.
Area Punta Negra Denia – spectacular beauty of its wild rocky nature, a real pleasure to explore but wear suitable shoes.
Platja les Arenetes – this fine sandy beach has limited parking and is a fair walk along the beach from Denia so it is often quite crowd free.
Escollera Norte Puerto de Denia – best view of the coast from the Cape of San Antonio to the Monduver.
Platja Les Deveses – a long sandy beach popular with kite surfers, kayaks and windsurfing.GO AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES.
LOS BAÑOS SUNSHINE BEACH BAR
With 20 kilometres of beach there are going to be plenty of beach bars, mostly on the beaches close to town.
On the more remote beaches you can normally find a refreshment stall to quench that thirst.
No doubt once you have been there a few days you will have found your “GO TO” beach bar and established yourself as a regular!
ACTIVITIES and AQUATIC
There’s no shotrage of water sports and aquatic facilities in Denia: –
Here are but a few: –
Fun Quads, El Portet – quads, buggies, Jetski and kayaks are all for rent here.
JetSki Denia – Jetski hire.
Aventura Pata Negra Denia – excursions by mountain bike and kayak with snorkeling thrown in.
Maremoto Sports Watercraft – jet ski excursions, hunt with the pack.
Tururac – try an adventure, kayaking, canyoning and coasteering. Get that adrenaline rush.
Parasailing Mundo Marino Dénia – for a novel way to see the town try parasailing.
Segway Trip Denia – a trip around Denia by segway, now there’s a curious contraption.
Mon diving – an excellent dive centre with first class instructors.
Náutica Pérez Charter – top boat charter; bring your yacht masters.
FOR THE KIDS
If your great pleasure is enjoyment of nature, then between the rugged coastline to the south and the Montgo nature reserve you will be spoilt for choice in Denia.
Senderismo (trekking) is huge in Spain and particularly in the Costa Blanca area. Check out this website for all you need to know: –
Trekking in the Montgo Natural Park
And these great walks: –
There are 3 excellent golf courses within easy striking distance of Denia and if that’s not enough, don’t worry, I am often tempted to wonder whether there is more land on the Costa Blanca dedicated to golf than farming!
Le sella golf marriott.com
As you would imagine Denia does not disappoint when it comes to upholding the long Spanish tradition for horses and riding.
- Centro Hípico Lledó – a well organised equestrian centre providing a range of services.
- HIPICA ONDARA – another fine establishment and a little more focused on hacking.
- Montgo Vall Equestrian Centre – in a great country location for fun hacking.
There is no more to say than that Denia has a maritime legacy and continues to maintain that reputation as one of the foremost yachting centres on the Costa Blanca.
The facilities and opportunities for both the experienced and the novice are fantastic – here’s a sample: –
THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT
Be assured fine dining and exceptional cuisine is very much on the menu if you choose to spend time, live or holiday in Denia.
A very small selection of the offering: –
BARS & TAPAS BARS
El Jamonal de Ramonet
Since most of the best tapas bars are all crammed into a small area of the old town, Calle de Loreto, sleepy during the day but bursts into raucous life at night.
So head in that direction and follow your instincts.
For instance try these music bars but if you don’t find what you are looking for there are many more: –
La Chica de Ayer - cocktails and live music at weekends. Lamarserena - a cool place on the dock. Pub Dorian Gray - in with the young Spanish crowd Soho - live music & karaoke.
THEATRES & CINEMAS
And for something a little more sedate why not a film or show: –
Condado Gastro Show Club
CALL TO ACTION
PROPERTY FOR SALE IN DENIA: VILLAS AND APARTMENTS FOR SALE IN DENIA
So you finished your Denia Holiday and liked it – thinking of buying a villa or apartment in Denia then read on.
There are literally hundreds of portals dealing with ‘000’s of property sales in Denia and, in Denia itself, many estate agents.
Consequently trying to wade your way through all of those is extremely difficult, especially when you have to make allowances for “Estate Agent Lingo and Infoxication”.
That’s where we come in: –
Because this is our speciality and something we’ve been doing for the last 40 or so years.
Click the link here to visit our website and see what you think? We are happy to give you a call if you want to find out more about us.