Our Denia Apartments are ideally situated on Spain's cosmopolitan Costa Blanca coast between Valencia and Alicante.
Only 100m from the beach, 400m from the new Marina De Denia and less than half a mile mile walk to the main street of Denia. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and a supermarket 200m from the apartments so everything you need is right on your doorstep.
Marineta beach is only 100 metres away from these luxury apartments in Denia.
Relax by the stunning Denia Marina only 400 metres from the apartments.
Denia has almost twenty kilometres of coastline. To the north of the town, there are beaches of fine sand and shallow waters such as Les Marines, Lalmadrava, Les Deveses, Les Bovetes and els Palmars. To the south lies a series of small coves along the rocky coast, known as Les Rotes, which is a paradise for fishermen and divers. The Montgó Mountain, shared by Denia and Javea, is the major landmark of the area.
Denia has some of the most varied beaches on the Costa Blanca, from sheltered coves to beautiful golden sandy beaches.
Water sports are tops in Denia. Sailing, windsurfing, diving, fishing, rowing, swimming or whatever you want. Denia has a complete infrastructure, with a marina offering 546 moorings and a full range of services and equipment. Landlubbers also have an extensive range of activities to choose from: mountain climbing or hang-gliding, mountain biking or hiking. Theres also an 18-hole golf club in the vicinity, the Club La Sella, designed by José Maria Olazabal.
The town sits at the foot of a hill crowned by a castle, a fortress containing the remains of all the people that once paused here on their way through history. The castle is the residence of the erstwhile Marquis of Denia, and of note are the Mig, Galliner and Carsell towers, and the so-called Palace of the Governor, as well as its walls and bastions. From the hilltop esplanade youll have an excellent view of Denia and its environs. Among the monuments in the town, we would recommend a visit to the 18th-century church of the Asunción; the 17th-century Atarazanas (dockyards); the cloister and church of San Antonio and the 18th -century, neoclassical town hall building. Outside the town we can suggest the so-called hermitages of the conquest- Sant Joan (gothic), Santa Paula and Santa Lucía (gothic), constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries, and also the Torre del Gerro (17th C.) located in the cliff next to the cape of San Antonio.
Take a trip to Ibiza and Formentera(2 hours crossing), or Majorca (4 hours crossing), from Denia Harbour with Baleria Ferries
Fun for all the family can be found within a short drive of our apartments in Denia.
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Mundomar marine and exotic animal park
Aqualandia Water Park
Aquopolis Water Park
Valencia is Spain's third-largest city with a population of some 740,000. It lies on the Mediterranean coast some 350km south of Barcelona. Gastronomically, the region is home to paella, Spain's most famous dish. Historically, it is believed that the Holy Grail resides in Valencia's cathedral and it was here that El Cid fought the Moors.
The climate tends to be mild all year round and one of Spain's greatest festivals, Las Fallas, takes place every March when revellers enjoy a week long party with fireworks and massive bonfires every night.
Americas Cup - Valencia hosted the 32nd America's Cup in 2007, the first time this classic sailing race had been held in Europe. On three occasions in the past Valencia has served as the training base for Spanish teams which have challenged for the America's Cup but this time, as host, the city was transformed for the 2007 event. Click here for more details about the Americas Cup
The major tourist attraction is the amazing City of Arts and Sciences which attracts 4 million annual visitors and is equally fascinating to adults and children alike. Valencia is now firmly established on the European art circuit with galleries containing works by El Greco, Goya and Velázquez. The city is currently undergoing a facelift in preparation for the 2007 America's Cup sailing race which will take place off the shore of Valencia. The city's football team is amongst the top teams in the country winning a league and UEFA cup double in 2004/05.
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Once the provincial landing pad for package sun-seekers on their way to Benidorm, Alicante is now asserting itself as a cultural and recreational centre of the Costa Blanca. It is the Blancas capital after all.
The surrounding countryside offers visitors a great deal - mountains, forests and castles towering on hilltops. Of course there are also the numerous beaches and maritime towns close by.
The compact town centre is a 15-minute taxi ride or 40-minute bus journey from the airport. The renovating and constant construction process, which seems to be synonymous with many Spanish coastal tourist havens, makes for a stark eyeful as you approach the town. But the palm tree-lined broad avenues and promenades make up for t he less than impressive first impressions!
At the initial sight of Alicantes outer shell, the word "charming" certainly wouldnt spring to any travellers mind, in contrast to tourism literature! Yet considering its one of Spains most significant provincial economic centres the nucleus of Alicante contains unexpected spots of impressive architecture and urban quaintness.
Alicantes old town (el barrio) is nestled beyond the El Cortes Ingles stores, scaffolding and cranes and theres evidence of a rich and varied history behind what is now home to 300,000 people.
The town treasures an ancient history stretching back to pre-historic times. The archaeological museum proudly displays remains dating back to the third millennium BC. Alicante pulls in the history fans with tales of its former life as a Roman municipium of Lucentum, before it matured into a Spanish city in the late 1400s.
Old Alicantes most impressive architectural achievement is the imposing Castillo de Santa Barbara. One of Europes largest standing medieval fortresses, it perches atop the summit of the 166 metre high Benacantil mountain. The pale-coloured stone looks as if the fortress is a spectacular carving from the rock itself or a giants sand castle! Inside you can see three eras of the one building encompassing the 9th to 18th centuries. Its easily accessible to everyone by lift up through the mountain from Jovellanas Avenue. Its worth the excursion for the great view of the city, nearby craggy mountains and the Med, and for a ramble among the ruins.
For more history go Alicantes oldest church, St Marys, built over the ruins of a main mosque from previous Moorish rule. The gothic style Iglesia dates back to the 14th century and today looks in need of repair. The exterior is understated, but take time to sit on a bench in the small, serene square in front to admire the worn architecture whose backdrop is the castle.
Bringing you back to more recent times Alicantes 18th century palatial homes are dotted around. Check out the Berenguer de Marquina and Maisonnave along Calle de Labradores for displays of wealth and nobility.
If youre still eager for more of Alicantes past times, take in ruins of St Ferdinand Castle, Concathedral of Saint Nicholas of Bari, and the bullring, which is one Spains oldest still in use.
The harbour provides a contrast to the apartment blocks and dusty old town. Its here where the tourists and party seekers head for obvious entertainment. Its sanitised tidiness seems characterless but theres no doubt that the view of the rows of gleaming yachts and dainty dinghies bobbing on the azure water is a wonderful refresher from the Meds summer heat. Stroll along the walkways, relax in cafes, or boogie through the night in clubs and bars. Word of warning: do watch out for pickpockets at this popular tourist spot.
A ferry departs from the harbour for day trips to the island of Tabarca, where automobiles are banned and you can sample traditional fishermens cuisine. It was once a refuge for pirates, an 18th century fortified town and settling ground for Italian fishermen!
The best beach in the area is San Juan - a 10-minute bus ride from Alicantes centre. Youll find 5km of white sand and plenty of cafes, bars and hotels.
If the serenity of the harbour isnt enough for you, hop on a local train at the main RENFE station and head for nearby Elx. Thirty minutes and 1.50 Euros later, youll find Europes biggest palm tree plantation listed as World Heritage.
Gaudis Barcelona it isnt, but Alicante serves as an experience off the Costa Blancas beaten down tourist trail and offers a glimpse into life in one of Spains smaller destinations. Its perfect for a long weekend, not to mention great choices for eating out and letting your hair down without melting your credit card.
Alicante is small enough to go everywhere by foot - slowly! The pace of life in the town is a delicious break from the madness of other holiday destinations. You've got variety on your doorstep and the locals are friendly and will happily chat - whether or not you speak the lingo!
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