Dénia is a large traditional Spanish town, at the northern foot of the Montgó Mountain. Named after the Roman Temple of Diana, Dénia still houses a stone from the temple inlaid within the façade of the town.
This neighbouring town to Jávea is also about an hour’s drive along the AP7 motorway to the cities of Alicante and Valencia, both of which have international airports and super train links.
From Dénia, you can also catch the ferry to Mallorca and Ibiza (which on a clear day is visible from Dénia).
The focal point of the town is the 10th Century castle, where you can enjoy far-reaching views over the port, town and Montgó mountain. It’s a great place to get your bearings.
The exclusive marina has more than 1,000 moorings for all types and sizes of yachts, along with superb restaurants.
With more than 15kms of beaches - from the golden sandy beaches of Las Marinas to the tiny coves of Las Rotas - you’ll always find a spot for your beach towel. If you’re feeling energetic, Dénia is a super place for watersports or tackle one of the walks up the Montgó mountain - it’s worth it for the views alone.
The port is where the daily fish market is held – where many of Dénia's restauranteurs purchase their main ingredients. One of Dénia’s claims to fame is the exquisite Dénia red prawn, and you’ll find this delicacy on many restaurant menus.
Another claim to fame is that Dénia is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy and it is rightly proud of its cuisine. Dénia chef Quique Dacosta runs a 3 Michelin Star restaurant bearing his name in the town. And there are also around 300 restaurants and bars in the town from the tapas bars in the historical Calle Loreto to the glamorous Els Magazinos gastronomy market.
Dénia is also a fab place if you love fiestas. You’ll find a fiesta taking place somewhere in the Dénia area every month.
Of its 47,000 residents, 9,000 are foreigners including 1,100 Germans and 960 British. It is a working Spanish town so it stays busy all year, although the population doubles in summer when the tourists arrive.
You’ll find a great choice of properties to buy or rent in Dénia from seafront apartments to exclusive villas with sea or mountain views, and traditional townhouses in the heart of historic Dénia.
Come and talk to us at VillaMía if you’re interested in buying a property in Dénia or looking for long-term rentals.
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