DENIA - GATEWAY TO THE COSTA BLANCA
Located between Valencia and Alicante on the Spanish Mediterranean coast known as Costa Blanca, Denia is something special. It has a way of making everyone feel at home. Many people over the centuries have made it their home. And they still do. With its benign climate (mean annual temperature 19°C) and an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, Denia, along with its neighboring communities, has a reputation of being among the world's healthiest places, a fact which has been officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Denia offers something to everybody: sandy beaches, spectacular rocky coves, colorful fiestas (no other town in Spain has more of them), five nearby 18-hole golf courses designed, among others, by Spanish world class players Seve Ballesteros and José María Olazábal and a million possibilities to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. Year after year, Denia's beaches have been awarded the prestigious "Blue Flag of Europe". Las Marinas, situated to the north, boasts 15 km of fine, uncrowded, sandy beaches - ideal for swimming, wind surfing or sunbathing, while to the south of town, the rocky beaches and coves of Las Rotas with the nearby Marine Reserve of the Cape of San Antonio are a paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers. Getting hungry after all these activities? Dozens of fine restaurants and literally hundreds of tapas bars will satisfy even your wildest cravings. Try the delicious "arroz a banda" rice dish or the famous "gamba de Dénia" prawn, gourmets claim it's simply the best in the world! In December of 2015, Denia's outstanding gastronomic achievements earned the town the coveted UNESCO title of City of Creative Gastronomy.
Denia has always been a safe haven for seafarers. Today, the Yacht Club of Denia and its newly built Marina, offer a total of over 1.000 moorings for yachts of any size. The ports of Denia, traditional point of departure for the 60-mile hop to the Balearic Islands, are perfectly equipped to handle any ship repair or maintenance requirement.
Situated at the foot of the majestic Montgó mountain, Denia's setting amidst lemon and orange groves is truly spectacular. Nature lovers may enjoy scenic walks in the Montgó Natural Park, home to a variety of species which are unique to this ecosystem, while more adventurous hikers will climb all the way up to the mountain top. At a height of 753m above sea level, breathtaking views will reward the exhausted hiker. On clear days, the rocky silhouette of the island of Ibiza may be visible at the horizon and invite the visitor to board the new super-fast ferry which connects Denia and the island in just two hours.
Denia is full of life, color and Mediterranean joie de vivre. Be sure to visit one of its famous fiestas: Las Fallas (arrival of spring celebrations) in March, Bous a la Mar in July or the spectacular Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians) festival in August. Please click on the Tourist Info button below for more information about these festivals.
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