10 minutes drive from Pedreguer is the beautiful Historic town of Denia which has a long coastline with 20 kilometers of clean sandy beaches. Denia has even received a Blue Flag award for the quality of the water and the sand on its beaches. If you are a water sports enthusiast, be sure to take advantage of the beautiful water for the abundance of activities. Dive, snorkel,jet ski,kayak,water ski, kite surf or windsurf; you can find many shops to rent from. Be sure to check out Les Rotes, a rocky area that is popular for snorkelling and diving and where beautiful underwater life can be viewed.
Denia has also a fine harbour (one of the best in the region) and is an important ferry port for the Balearic Islands in particular, (Ibiza is around a 2 hour trip). Denia has a large fishing fleet and a fish market is held every day. Overlooked by Mount Montgó and surrounded by the Mount Montgó Natural Park it is an area of outstanding beauty with plenty to see and do. There is a scenic train that runs along the coast to Calpe and back.
The main street in Denia ‘Marques De Campo’ has a wounderful cosmopolitan feel with shaded tree lined streets, designer shops & boutiques, cafes,restaurants and tapas bars etc,.
At night Denia buzzes with nightlife, not necessarily discos but more with the hundreds of bars, live entertainment and restaurants, many of which are right on the sea front. There is a real charm and atmosphere to the whole place.
In Denia there is always a celebration going on. Denia is known to be the district in the Costa Blanca that has more fiestas than any other. The festivities are celebrated extensively, sometimes for days in a row, and for all ages. Starting early mornings, they go on until late at night. One of the major characteristic celebrations in Denia is the Fallas around March 17th with huge themed efiges spread around the town that are ultimately burned at the climax of the festivities (see website for details) www.costablancavillarentals.com
Among the many sites to see in Denia, the castle is one of the most interesting. Denia is dominated by the hill-top castle, part of which dates back from the Roman times. The castle is open to the public and easy to get to by car or by foot. The castle also houses the museum of archaeology which gives an insight into Denia from Roman to modern times. This landmark, built in the sixteenth century, can be toured any time of the year. The views from inside the castle out onto the surrounding region are spectacular.
Denia’s facilities are also excellent with a modern hospital, spas and also two high quality golf courses in La Sella and Oliva Nova.
To sum up, Denia is a true Spanish town, and not just a tourist attraction, unlike some of the bigger tourist areas, Denia doesn’t close down after the summer vacation season has ended, giving you the chance to travel in the less crowded off seasons, where you’ll get to visit local bars, restaurants, and stores. Staying here, you will get the feel of really living the Spanish life.
Javea is only a 15 min drive and is a gem of a town situated on the Northern Costa Blanca, many would argue it is the finest place on the whole Costa Blanca and has been voted environmentally near perfect by the World Health Organisation and boasts 320 days of sunshine a year.
Here you can find a small fishing port and beautiful old town, also here is the popular Arenal beach with an attractive promenade lined with bars, restaurant and boutiques, it’s a great place to walk along the promenade in the evening.
The bustling Arenal area is very good for families with the sandy blue flag beach which is large and very wide, the water is very shallow and calm as it is in a sheltered bay, ideal for the kids with play areas, volleyball nets, pedlows or just for sunbathers relaxing. The rocky inlets are also ideal for snorklers and scuba divers.
During the evening in the summer there are various stalls here selling a variety of handmade crafts. This is the place where you can sample traditional tapas or paella and many of the bars have live music and there are several discotheques.
The Old Town of Javea is where you can wander down ancient narrow streets and visit the local market on a Thursday. Built with original Tosca sandstone it’s rich in medieval history.
The port is many people’s favourite area of Javea, it has a warm charm and a real Spanish feel, this is an area where locals live and work in harmony with the tourist elements. It is a lively bustling area with many shops, cafes, bars and fantastic seafood restaurants.
Also within easy driving distance is the beautiful town of Moriara with a traditional fishing port and wounderful marina lined with bars, cafes and shops, a perfect place to soak up the mediteranean atmosphere & dine outside and sample some local delights. There are several great beaches including L’Ampolla, Plagetes and the hidden gem of El Portet just round the corner.