The Romans dedicated the city to the goddess Diana. The port of Dénia is one of the most active on the peninsula; it is a popular gateway to the Balearic Islands. But that doesn’t mean that Dénia itself isn’t worth your attention, on the contrary!
In Dénia, you can find a 20 km long coastline, totally in the north of the Costa Blanca. The north has a lovely beach with white sand, and great water while the south has a rockier beach and steep sections. You can find brightly coloured bars and restaurants on the coastline. The coast of Dénia is perfect for water sport such as diving, snorkelling and water surfing!
Between Dénia and the neighbour city Javea, you can find the Montgo mountain and Nature Reserve. The mountain with its beautiful walking routes is perfect for hiking.
There is no shortage of culture in Dénia: archaeological museums, an ancient Moorish castle, the church of Asuncíon, the City Hall with old antique references to the ancient temple of Diana and much more!
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Montgo Natural Park
The area was officially declared a Natural Park in 1987 and has an area of 2117 hectares. The park is home to more than 650 species of flora and vegetation. The Dénia Tourist Office can help you with maps, walking routes and tips.
Castillo de Dénia
You can visit the castle taking the steps from Plaza de la Constitución, up to 60 meters. From the castle, you will enjoy a fantastic overview of the town and coast. Here you will also find the Archaeological Museum of Dénia, where you can learn more about the town’s long history.
Playa de las Marinas
You have to spend a lazy afternoon at these lovely sandy beaches located almost 3 km north of the municipality. In high season there is a lifeguard service on the beach. You will see that you will always have some space at this beach, which makes it even more attractive. The beach is also perfect to practice sports like volleyball.
Marina El Portet De Dénia
The port is very close to the historical centre of Dénia. This is the perfect place for a lovely short walk away from the centre, from the early morning until the late evening. It also has a large shopping area and a lot of possibilities to do water sports. If you are interested in making an excursion on the sea, this is the place to be.
Mercat del Riurau
This market has only existed since 2013, promoted by the Neighbours Association of the Jesús Pobre community. It has quickly become a favourite of both locals and tourists. Farmers, bakeries, wineries and gardeners offer their products first-hand. You can also find traditional desserts and artisanal products from the area. The market only opens on Sundays.
Via Verde de Dénia
The Dénia Green Route is based on the railway route which connected Dénia to Gandia. No trains have passed since 1974, and after years of abandonment, it became a wonderful walking and cycling route. The walk is suitable for everyone and is generally flat. The orange groves and views of the mountains are not to be missed!