Activities in Denia
Stroll through the lively streets of Denia, with terraces, shops, cafes, and buildings of historical interest. Leading off from main streets, explore markets, the Plaza del Convento, the Church of Iglesia de San Antonio and more. Overlooking Denia on a hill above the town is an ancient castle, where you can discover towers, monuments, an Archaeological Museum, and great views out onto the sea and surrounding area.
A long sandy beach, popular with the Spanish locals and foreign tourists alike, runs along the town front of Denia and becomes rockier further down the coast. The crystal-clear water invites you for swimming, diving, snorkeling and kite-surfing.
The historic harbour of Denia is buzzing with life, full of exciting and varied boats, and sea-side restaurants. Daily ferries (car access) to Ibiza and Formentera allow easy trips over to these wild and beautiful islands.
Montgo Natural Park
The Montgó mountain and surrounding area, is an impressive Natural Park, with the mountain seeming to rise high from the sea and touch the clouds which frequently crown its peak. The mountain and the forested park below have an amazing wealth of plant and animal life, and the mountain has become a symbol of the great biodiversity of the region.
Walking – Hiking - Biking
Taking different routes around Montgó you can enjoy the local flora and fauna, the panoramic coastal views of the local area, and even the islands of Ibiza or Mallorca on clear days. Aside from a golf course in Denia at the foot of Mt Montgó, in the area between Valencia and Alicante there are 14 golf courses.
Festivals in Denia
FallasIn March, the streets come alive with a religious celebration, filled with Music, Dance, fireworks, and different districts showing their fallas (figures of papier mache).
Santisima Sangre The festival of Santisima Sangre in July features many events with music and dance, bulls running wild through the streets, and the high point is Correfor, a parade with beautiful parade floats.
Activities in the Region
Xàbia is a beautiful coastal town, just south of Denia, which maintains a balance between its cultural and historical roots and the modernity of a contemporary tourist destination. It is a gentle, family-oriented place, pleasant, relaxed and picturesque. It comes in three flavours: the small old town with its old houses and culture, El Puerto (the port), directly east of the old town; and the beach zone of El Arenal. Crystal clear water and small hidden beaches are promises for those exploring the coastal area in and around the town. 15 minutes by car.
Callosa dèn Saaria-Fonts
A 30 minute drive through scenic hills, and you come to Algar Waterfalls, a spectacular area with an amazing conservation of the natural flora and fauna. It is a real theme park about the importance of Water as an economic and cultural environmental resource. There is a route where you can walk through the bed of the river Algar, see the spectacular waterfalls and the numerous sources which spring from the rock. You can also take refreshing and revitalizing swims in the crystal clear waters, known before as "sources of health".
Altea is one of the most charming towns to be found on Spain’s Costa Blanca. The town is just 11 kilometres north of Benidorm, yet the two resorts are worlds apart. Altea is similar to other Costa Blanca towns in that it has a new and an old neighbourhood. The old section is perched on top of a hill from where you will find really spectacular views, and is a true old Spanish fishing town, surviving the tourism boom on the Costa Blanca. This town is a holiday haven for tourists who will be captivated by its medieval cobbled streets.
Penon de Ifach
The enigmatic Penon de Ifach stands proudly at 300m at the head of Calpe, surrounded by the shimmering blue of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a huge rock, joined to the mainland by a thin stretch of land. This small national park holds different kinds of protected flora and fauna, and makes for a beautiful walk up to the top. A tip would be to walk up at sunrise or sunset, and take in the gorgeous views of the surrounding sea and landscape. 40 minutes by car.
High up in the mountains, as well as being a beautiful old historic town, Guadalest has many remarkable monuments and interesting places to visit, such as the castle built by muslims 1000 years ago, a Baroque church, and various museums. The surrounding nature is stunning and wild, with a rugged mountainous terrain surrounding a blue lake, all of which can be seen from many viewpoints from the old town. This is a must-see. 1 hour by car.
Valencia is a wonderful city with thriving cultural, eating and nightlife scenes. Never afraid to innovate, Valencia diverted its flood-prone river to the outskirts of town and converted the former riverbed into a wonderful green ribbon of park winding right through the city. On it are strikingly futuristic buildings, and other brilliant contemporary buildings grace the city. Valencia has many great museums and you can explore its large, characterful old quarter, with narrow streets, beautiful architecture and traditional cafes.
Alicante is a dynamic, attractive Spanish city with a castle, old quarter and long beachfront. Lively and buzzing all year-round, the eating scene is exciting and the nightlife is absolutely legendary, whether you're relaxing with your family in a traditional restaurant, or twirling on the dance floor with the locals until late in the night. Its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, colored houses and a lively character, and from here you can visit the medieval Castle set on a hilltop with sweeping views of the Mediterranean coast.
Formentera is a quiet contrast to the busier tourist island of Ibiza, and the main attraction is its magnificent shoreline - the clarity and colour of the sea is astonishing, with water turquoise like the Caribbean. The government has restrained any tendency to over-development and there is a blissful absence of concrete resorts, and a general feeling of laid back relaxation and ease. 2.5 hours by ferry from Denia harbour.
Ibiza is a sun-kissed, beach-bejewelled, pine-clad island island where you can enjoy both a fun-filled night on the town in the famous nightlife scene, or adventure into lesser known sights. Step off the beaten track for a stay in a rural hotel, a hilltop hamlet or on a secluded north-coast beach to discover Ibiza's surprisingly peaceful side. Or explore the ramparts of Dalt Vila to immerse yourself in the island's rich heritage. 3.5 hours by ferry from Denia harbour.