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Destination guide

Book Dénia holiday homes

Many people whiz through Dénia on their way to the sparkling Balearic Islands by boat. Those that linger a while get to discover a lived-in Costa Blanca city, with an enthralling maze of an old town that's awash with white-painted homes covered in colourful bougainvillea and topped-off by a striking castillo, on the hill above. When you're not sipping coffee and dining on tapas between the plazas and marina, you can head out to discover shimmering beaches or rock-backed coves, off the beaten track, where only the most intrepid folk go. Dénia holiday lets dot the town and its surroundings, offering the perfect pad for a whole host of different sorts of travellers.

History

Tracing the history of old Dénia

Most Dénia holiday cottages will sit in the shadow of the soaring Castell de Dénia. It's kept watch over the town for millennia, and has a history that stretches back to the ancient days of the Romans. The city's Museu Arqueologic is a great place to unravel tales of those one-time inhabitants – it's laden with ceramic finds and other relics that are more than 2,000 years old. The outline of Dénia castle that's seen today was constructed in the 11th and 12th centuries. You can climb it by passing under the old City Entrance Arch and up cobbled lanes, scented with eucalyptus trees.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Denia

Are you looking for things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Denia a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • La Sella Golf Course (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Javea Golf Club (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Natural Park of Penyal d'Ifac (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Rull Cave (15.4 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Club de Golf Don Cayo (16.2 mi / 26.1 km)
  • Dinopark (16.8 mi / 27 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Denia

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Denia is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Les Marines Beach (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Las Rotas Beach (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Montgo Natural Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Les Bovetes Beach (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Garden of L'Albarda (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Els Molins Beach (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
Beaches

Discover great beaches around Dénia villa rentals

  • Punta del Raset runs for 600 metres along the Med, near Dénia's centre, making it a fine place to stroll in the evening and enjoy the sea breezes
  • Les Albaranes has a boardwalk, palm trees and volleyball courts
  • Gorgeous Les Bovetes is a Blue Flag option that's great for swimming and sunbathing
  • Rugged and rocky Punta Negra has plenty of headlands and protrusions, where you can find privacy right by the side of the sea
How to get there

Transport options to and around Denia

Fly into Alicante (ALC-Alicante Intl.), the closest airport, located 52.4 mi (84.4 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

How to get around Dénia

The heart of Dénia is its charming old town district. With cobbled lanes hardly large enough to edge a car through and sunny pedestrian plazas that open onto handsome churches, it's a great place to navigate on foot. If you're keen to break away from your Dénia holiday rental and explore the surrounding Costa Blanca, then a car hire is a great way to do that – just be wary of the narrow, windy tracks that wiggle into rugged Cabo de Santo Antonio, to the south. Short bus links around the town and its immediate vicinity operate from the stops on Esplanade Cervantes.

Food & drink 

Culinary treats near Dénia holiday homes

Dénia bills itself as one of the culinary hotspots of the Costa Blanca. The upshot is that you can find a whole medley of Spanish cuisine to get the taste buds tingling just a stone's throw from the door of most Dénia villa rentals. Traditional Spanish fare is always an option, so be sure to sample paella cooked the classic way – ask for the seafood version that's common on the coast. Tapas dishes draw on the long cooking heritage of Andalusia, offering platters of Iberian ham and goats' cheeses. They go excellently with a glass of rich red wine from the Utiel-Requena growing region of Valencia.

Essential info

Facts about stays in a Dénia holiday rental

  • Have euros at the ready to leave tips of 10% in the restaurants, when cover charges aren't included in the bill
  • Dénia's population of 40,000 can more than double in the summer high season
  • Remember, driving is done on the right-hand side of the road in Spain
  • Call 112 in case of an emergency in Spain
  • Be sure to bring plenty of sun cream – the rays can be powerful along the Costa Blanca

How many holiday rentals are available around Dénia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 10,037 holiday lettings around Dénia. From 4,250 villas to 3,501 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Dénia?

Nothing beats a little sand between your toes and sea salt on your skin. It's time to muster your squad for a beach escape like no other. Luckily, there are 4,243 beachside holiday properties to whisk yourself away to. Alternatively, you might prefer trying another type of setting. HomeAway has plenty of options to pick from, including:

  • 2,843 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,905 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,803 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a villa in Dénia?

Whether you're organising a family reunion, a rendezvous with friends or a lively celebration, there's plenty of room for your crew when you choose a private villa. Just don't forget to call dibs on the biggest bedroom! In this destination, you have 4,544 rentals to select from. Rates start at £29 a night. Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Apartment: 3,473 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £20 per night.
  • House: 1,848 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £16 per night.
  • Bungalow: 174 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.

Can I stay in Dénia in a large group?

Whether you're taking off on a special getaway with your relatives or spending a few nights away with your old school friends, it's always loads of fun being under the same roof! And the good news is that HomeAway has places that'll suit. Villa holiday rentals are the top option here for large groups of guests. Our global database presently has 1,487 available. Properties in this area that are just right for bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we have 5,338 properties suitable for that size. Book a night for as little as £20.
  • Keen to find somewhere for 8 people? We have 2,890 that will work well. Prices start from £29 a night.
  • Hunting down rentals catering to 10 people? You'll be thrilled to hear we have 1,146 that'll be ideal. You can book one from just £82 a night.

You and all your mates will be well catered to when you arrange your Dénia adventure with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Dénia?

Tight hotel rooms are no place to spend those precious holiday moments! Explore our budget-friendly holiday rentals now and ensure everyone in your crew has room to move. Venecia is a terrific area to check out if you want to keep a handle on your budget. HomeAway has 152 holiday rentals, and the average price is an agreeable £84 per night. Arnella is another place worth considering. We've got holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £173 per night.

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