The 9 Things to See in Dénia to Surprise You

 

Still don’t know what to see in Dénia (in Valencian)? Denia (in Spanish) is a city in the province of Alicante where you will find everything you need to spend the best vacation of your life, or relax for a few days. A jewel what to see on the Costa Blanca , pure Mediterranean charm, sun, beach, leisure throughout the day, sports and many activities. It is estimated that about 42,000 people live there, but that in summer there can be up to 200,000. As always, we offer you to stay in one of our bungalows and go on a day trip, just 35 minutes away from the campsite.

You still don’t know that see in Dénia ? With this article we show you the main points of interest that you can visit for quality tourism. This Alicante town lives not only on the coast and the Montgó massif.

Turistas visitan el puerto de Denia

Tourists visit the port of Denia

Baix la Mar

In the first place we have “Baix la mar”, the most prominent neighborhood in the city; It has a rich history behind it, intimately linked to the sea and the sailors (for this reason, it is still known as the “sailor’s neighborhood”).

History tells us that in the past it was occupied by the Arabs. And, at that time, Dénia was divided into 4 ravales and the most important was this.

As soon as you enter this place, it will be like taking a trip back in time that will take us to the past.

Baix La Mar, un barrio único de Denia

Baix La Mar, a magical neighborhood to see in Denia

Bous a la mar festival

If you have holidays, this is what you should see in Dénia, a very popular festival that takes place in the second week of July and is considered one of the most important. It only consists of running in front of the bull and jumping into the sea.

In the event that the animal also falls, there is a specialized team that will save it if necessary.

 

Bous a la Mar, fiestas populares

Bous a la Mar, popular festivals in Denia

El Castillo, an essential thing to see in Dénia

The Dénia castle is the main monument of the city and is today a very important cultural and historical center. It houses the Archaeological Museum and, in addition, it is the point where the oldest streets with Muslim style begin to spread out throughout the city. In the museum we will find the evolution of the city from its origins to becoming a Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO. The castle is next to the natural park of the Montgó massif and the marina one of the most interesting elements of this town on the Costa Blanca.

In the marina we can take a boat to the Balearic Islands, to Ibiza. Experts say that sailing to Ibiza is a unique sailing experience.

Torre del Castillo de Denia

Beaches of Dénia

As we have already mentioned, this town on the Costa Blanca is very famous for its sandy beaches. Marineta Cassiana and the Cabo de San Antonio marine reserve, between Dénia and Jávea, stand out. Here we have prepared a list with the 5 best beaches in Dénia:

  • Black Point : Located on the Carretera del Barranc del Montgo to Les Arenetes and has an extension of 1400 meters. It has crystal clear waters and in it you can practice all kinds of nautical sports.
  • Marineta Cassiana : Sandy beach that has received the Blue Flag award (symbol of high quality) on several occasions. It is not too deep and is accessible to everyone.
  • The Trampoline : Located in the area of Les Rotes. This rocky beach has that characteristic name due to the presence of a wooden trampoline located in its rocks.
  • Punta del Raset beach : This beach is not very deep either, so it is a good option for children to learn to swim.
  • The Carved Cave . This cave is located on the border of the town with the municipality of Jávea. It is a cliff that offers us spectacular views.

The best way to enjoy it in all its splendor is through a canoe or kayak, for example. If you want to know other beaches to the south, we recommend our post about Alicante beaches that you cannot miss .


PHOTOS OF THE BEACHES YOU MUST SEE IN DÉNIA

Playa de Les Rotes

Les Rotes beach in Denia

Actividades acuáticas Maremoto, en playa de La Marineta Casiana

Maremoto water activities, at La Marineta Casiana beach

Calas aguas cristalinas en Denia, Punta Negra

Punta Negra, another cove with crystal clear waters in Dénia

Gerro Tower

The Torre del Gerro comprises a pleasant route that runs along the rocky coast of Les Rotes. It is a very popular place that can be explored both on foot and in a vehicle. Its length is 5km with a certain unevenness; It takes 1h 40 minutes on foot to cover it completely, while 40 minutes by bike.

Among its main attractions we discover that the walk connects with the Marineta Cassiana beach, with warm and very shallow waters. In addition, it has a swimming area for summer and areas adapted for people with reduced mobility.

A city famous for its gastronomy

Since last December 11, 2015, Dénia was declared a Creative city of gastronomy by the UNESCO .

Therefore, if you are going to eat in Dénia, you will have countless restaurants where you can enjoy all kinds of products. The most valued are those of the sea and its charismatic rice dishes.

You cannot leave there without trying the characteristic red shrimp: an indescribable delicacy.


PHOTOS OF DÉNIA

El Chef Quique Dacosta

El Chef Quique Dacosta, reconocido por sus 3 estrellas Michelín

Chef Quique Dacosta, recognized for his 3 Michelin stars

La famosa ``Gamba Roja de Dénia``

La famosa Gamba Roja de Dénia

The famous Red Prawn of Dénia

Después de comer, a Senza

Club Senza en Denia, ocio nocturno

Best restaurants to see in Dénia

Since we are talking about gastronomy, we are going to highlight the main restaurants of the destination:

  • La Seu : This site is located in the historic heart. Creative cuisine with a spectacular design that will not leave anyone indifferent. On your website LaSeu.es You can reserve a table and see some dishes.
  • The Paellers : We assure you that you will never have tasted a paella like it. It is a place located in a chalet in the Las Marinas area. It is characterized by its close treatment and by its rice dishes made over a wood fire. They even have a pool to bathe whenever we want. They open between March 15 and October 1, approximately. Until June 15 they have a shorter schedule. You can find the contact in the Els Paellers website . Here you will eat authentic Valencian Paella. Please, do not confuse with Alicante rice.
  • Quique Dacosta Restaurant : Probably the most important restaurant. It has 3 Michelin stars and they have dishes as interesting as an innovative version of Beetroot, ash mushrooms, seafood corals and, of course, we can enjoy the red prawn and its rice dishes. Prepare the wallet, but it’s worth it. Reservations in your Quique Dacosta official website .
  • Federico House : We also recommend you try this place. It is located on the border between Las Marinas and Dénia, right on the beach. Although they have a long series of dishes, their specialty is rice (such as arroz a banda or lobster rice). It is so popular that you have to book well in advance. Web of Federico House .

 

Adventures at sea

Dénia is also a place that will be very pleasing to lovers of riskier activities. And here we can practice adventure sports, both water and air.

We can take a Ferry to visit Ibiza and enjoy the best views of the town.

We can even take advantage of our visit to take a boat and reach the Balearic Islands (Formentera or Palma de Mallorca, for example).

Actividades acuáticas en Denia, flyboard

Water activities in Denia, flyboard

Motos acuáticas en Denia

Jet skis in Denia

Visit the Montgó

 

And if you want to enjoy the best views of the city, don’t hesitate for a moment and climb the Montgó massif (declared a Natural Park since 1987).

Parque Natural del Montgo en Denia, perfecto para senderismo

Montgo Natural Park in Denia, perfect for hiking

OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST ACCORDING TO TRAVELERS

Following the people’s opinions on the internet and who has traveled here, you can also visit this list:

  • Cape of San Antonio
  • Príncipe de Asturias Ecological Walk
  • Church of San Antoni de Pàdua
  • Arenal walk

HOW TO GET TO DÉNIA – MAP

Distances to get to Dénia by car:

  • Jávea / Xàbia: 10 km, 22 minutes.
  • Valencia / València: 100 km, 60 minutes.
  • Benidorm: 47 km, 32 minutes.
  • Altea: 38 km, 28 minutes.

You already know all the basics that you should see in Dénia, that little treasure in the province of Alicante. Either from the beaches of Dénia, the marina or the archaeological museum, leave us your score (if possible 5 stars) if you liked or have this post served you.