Denia Area

The Area

Denia AreaThe area offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the whole of Spain. From white sandy beaches to rocky pebbled coves - from spectacular mountain ranges to lush valleys.

There average 320 sunny days a year and the temperature rarely drops below 15 degrees, even in winter. The perfect year-round destination.

Beaches

Many great beaches, all within driving distance:

  • Oliva (6kms) - Wide and wild white sand beach with sand dunes stretching some 25 kms
  • Denia (6kms) - Sandy beaches and small rocky coves, ideal for snorkeling
  • Javea (12kms) - Sandy family beaches and rocky beaches lined with small restaurants
  • Calpe (20kms) - Sandy family beaches with bars and restaurants

Dining Out

Freshly caught seafood and locally grown fruit are in abundance. There are a multitude of excellent local tapas bars, pavement cafes and restaurants in the area serving the best of Mediterranean cuisine (great Paella available in Beniarbeig). Eating out can be cheap with Menus of the Day from 8 euros (3 courses plus wine/beer). Bodegas in all the local villages offer tasting and a selection of local wines to buy by the bottle or litre!

Fiestas

There are numerous Festivals held throughout the year:

Beniarbeig
6 January Three Kings Day - Three wonderfully dressed wise men deliver presents to the children. Followed by fireworks and fiesta food. Last week in August Beniarbeig Fiesta - A week of activities for all ages including bull runs through the village, music, water fights, precessions, firework displays and food extravaganzas.

Denia
15-19 March Las Fallas -Huge statues are built from paper mache, these are burnt on the final day during a massive firework display.

Mid-July Bull Running & Fiestas - Bulls are run through the town and finish in the sea. Fiesta week with a huge procession, paella cooking, music, fireworks, etc.

Benidorm (20 min drive) offers:

Theme Parks

  • Terra Mitica, a theme park based on ancient Mediterranean cultures
  • Aqualandia, a huge water amusement park
  • Mundomar, the Costa Blanca's answer to Disney's Sea World

All these parks are suitable for both adults and children.

Local Villages

Beniarbeig (2 min walk)
A charming Spanish village with a small river flowing through its center. With a church and central square it has several bars offering daily menus and tapas, a pizzeria and a small restaurant. It also has a supermarket, newsagent, bakery, butchers, fishmongers, newsagents, bank, pharmacy and a hospital (which is revered in the area) and a large municipal swimming pool.

Ondara (3 min drive)
Famous for its historic bull ring (and wonderful tapas bars around it) also has ‘La Marina’, a large shopping center with numerous branded shops, a hypermarket and cinemas.

Denia (8 min drive)
Has an old town with lanes and cobbled streets, wide shaded streets, a plethora of seafront restaurants, and an ancient castle rising from its center. There is a fabulous marina boasting chic shops and cafes. Ferries leave Denia port for the Balleric Islands daily (2 hour trip).

Javea (12 min drive)
Has two parts - the old town with tiny restaurants, great shops and chill-out restaurants and bars on the beachfront. The Arenal with bustling restaurants, bars and a sandy beach area with watersports, volley-ball, climbing frame etc.