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Denia

 

Denia is a family resort located on the east coast of Spain on the Costa Blanca North.  It is a very popular tourist destinations with wonderful beaches .  Denia was once the centre of the regions raisin growing industry.  The Montgo mountain is the backdrop to the town which is divided into various areas, The old town centre (Casco Urbano), Las Rotas and Las Marinas.  La Sella is the largest urbanisation which also has its own 18 hole golf course which was designed by José Maria Olazabal.  The 5 star Marriot Hotel is also located here.

There are lots of things to do and see in Denia with museums, art galleries, the castle and walking through the historic back streets where you stumble upon traditionally run small bars and restaurants very often offering a menu del dia (menu of the day) for between 8 - 12 Euros.

The main street is the Marques de Camp where there is an array of shops but also lots of wonderful restaurants and bars to sit and watch the world go by.  The main seafront in Denia offers lots of parking.  There is around 20 km of coastline which is divided into three parts,  sandy, rocky and the marina.  

There are many fiestas throughout the year but one of the major ones is the fiery fallas which are held in March.  This is where you see the huge satirical paper mache statues get paraded through the streets and then watch them burn.

Denia is an important port along this coastline but the marina which has been refurbished over recent years is a great place to walk or sit in one of the many restaurants or cafes.  You can charter boats, organised fishing trips and boats that will take you to Ibiza and Javea.