A Travel Guide to Denia
Denia is located to the northern end of the Costa Blanca, Spain close to Javea and Moraira. It is a very beautiful place with over 14km of sandy beaches and beautiful mountain ranges, it is easily accessible by taking the N-332 road which passes through the amazing coastlines of Costa Blanca. Railways and direct ferries bring in holidaymakers who came from countries such as Germany, UK, Ireland and France although there is a large British influence in the area.
The castle (Castillo) is one of the best sights to see in Denia. Sitting next to the castle is Palau del Governador as well as its corresponding museum wherein the rich culture, history and tradition of the Town of Denia are proudly displayed for visitors to discover. One particular festival that showcases the colorful history of the city is known as, “Bous A la Mar”, which translates to “Bull of the Sea”. This festival is held during the summer month of July. During the festival, bulls are set to run down the main street to the harbour while they are chased by courageous men and women who then end up in the sea with the bulls where both the bulls and the humans are then helped back to the shore.
The Calle de Marques de Campo, in the center of Denia, serves as a shopping haven for visitors who need a little retail therapy and sells a wide variety of goods and souvenirs. Genuine Spanish delicacies are also served in a number of restaurants and cafes around the city. Tourists can indulge in a variety of the choicest Spanish dishes and specialties such as Paella, Tapas and Gazpacho.
Despite the recent large scale construction along the Costa Blanca, Denia has remained loyal to its roots by making sure that the historical sites in the area are very well-preserved. Exploring Denia on foot is probably the best way to truly appreciate the architectural details of the old houses and monuments. Denia overall beauty, extensive sandy beaches and spectacular scenery make it a popular destination and a great base for a holiday at any time of year.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation in the Denia area ranging from a selection of cheap and luxury apartments close to the town and the beach to large villas with private swimming pools in the surrounding countryside.