Bordered by the Mediterranean on one side and the majestic Montgó Mountain on the other, Denia is a seaside town rich in recreational activities. Whether you’re exploring rocky coves and soft sand beaches, hang-gliding over the coast or revelling in the countryside from atop a castle, Denia consistently delights.
Things to do in Denia
Admire Denia from atop an original stone tower at the Castle of Denia. This 17th-century Renaissance-styled fortress is known for its Archeology Museum. Housed within the original remains of the Governor’s Palace, the museum offers a unique look at the history of this diverse beach town.
Enjoy the beautiful sand and shallow warm waters of Denia’s northern beaches, Les Marines and Les Deveses, then trek to the south and explore a series of small coves. Known as Les Rotes, these natural landmarks are a paradise for fishers and divers.
Taste Denia’s eclectic cuisine, which combines a history of Celtic, Spanish, Greek and Muslim diets with the bountiful seafood of the Mediterranean. Sample the best seafood paella and a range of traditional tapas and Iberian ham at Las Bairetas. Finish your meal with a scoop of Jijona, a typical Spanish ice cream made using local almonds.
Take to the land or hit the sea with a wide range of activities designed to capitalise on Denia’s surroundings. Climb, bike or hike up nearby Montgó Mountain for a stunning view of the city below or feel the warm water as you windsurf, sail and dive off Denia’s vibrant shore.
Getting around Denia
You can catch a train to Denia from Alicante. Buses connect Denia to nearby towns, while local ferries access hidden beaches and the neighbouring Balearic Islands. Once in town, Denia’s key sights can all be reached by walking.