Area Guide

Dénia

The best of everything

Denia is a cosmopolitan city in the north of the province of Alicante offering a wide variety of activities, both for the occasional visitor and for the permanent resident. To buy a property in Denia is to get a piece of the good life. Situated in an enviable position between the mountains and the sea, the most active visitor can find lots to do in Denia; adventure sports, hiking and many other outdoor activities, both in the National Park of the Sierra del Montgó, and on its magnificent 20 kilometres of beaches and coves. And those who want to lead a more relaxed lifestyle can always try out the tapas bars of Loreto Street or discover the charms of a sunset stroll through the castle of Denia or its bustling port. Not to be overlooked is Denias strategic location. Denia is located in close proximity to the Balearic Islands, which makes for an ideal getaway place for a weekend. You can really make use of what’s on offer in Spain when owning a property in Denia. You can stay and enjoy the city or explore farther away, Mallorca, Alicante, Valencia and Benidorm – all exciting places not far from Denia.

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City of fiestas

If you love fiestas but don’t like going from place to place, then just stay in Denia. Denia is the ideal town for its extraordinary concentration of fiestas. Some have even been awarded “Fiestas of National Tourist Interest”. Of special mention is the Fallas de Denia in March, a small-scale version of the major festival in Valencia, a spectacular must-see tribute to fire. If you want to avoid the crowds of the Fallas of Valencia, stay in Denia and watch the burning of the giant satirical figures crafted in Papier-mâché. Denia also has its own Festival of Moors and Christians, typical to the Valencian community, as well as several Romerías, typical Spanish festivals of religious origin, but which are also abound with cultural and gastronomic activities. And in summer, the party of "Bous al mar" stands out, when the port of Denia is flooded with brave bulls. The many bulls in one place make us think we are really several hundred kilometres further north, in the Sanfermines of Pamplona. The many festivals also make for good rental return. There are always plenty of visitors looking for accommodation should you wish to sublet your property in Denia for some extra cash.

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Who can resist the red shrimp?

It is one thing to stroll along the beach, but another thing entirely to go and try the magnificent gastronomy of the city. In the art of enjoyable eating, Denia is certainly a remarkable place, in 2015 it was declared Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO. A red shrimp is the most typical food of Denia, and you will find it in all the bars of the city. You can also enjoy it accompanied by other delights of the sea in the unique seafood casserole of Denia. As a dessert, perhaps the most appropriate is to try some of the citrus fruits for which Denia is also famous, and which are considered the best in the Iberian Peninsula. And if you want to celebrate in style, why not go to the restaurant of Quique Dacosta, the holder of three Michelin stars, and give yourself a treat? Denia is located some 80 kilometres from Alicante airport. There are many options to get to Denia apart from driving. You can catch a train from Alicante or one of the many transfer coaches. To buy a property in Denia is convenient from several perspectives; it is easy to get to, easy to sublet, always an abundance of activities on offer, beautiful with both sea and mountains close by and the climate is of course fantastic. And the lovely local food is like icing on the cake.

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