Denia is a town in the Marina Alta area, in the province of Alicante, in the Comunidad Valenciana, Spain. By 2014, it had a population of 41,672.
It is located on the Northern Costa Blanca, between Gandia and Jávea (Xábia), approximately 85 km north-east of Alicante. It can be access via the the AP-7 motorway and the N332 coast road.
There is also the Tram, a narrow-gauge railway (FGV – Ferrocarils de la Generalitat Valenciana) which runs to Alicante by way of Benidorm. And from the port you can take a ferry to take you to Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca and Formentera which are just a few hours away.
It is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Northern Costa Blanca with around 20 km of coastline to explore containing many beaches and rocky coves. The Montgo National Park is the backdrop for Denia. The Montgo Natural Park declared in 1987, covers an area of 2117.68 ha and rises to 753 meters. Witnessed the passage of man from ancient times has a high cultural and archaeological value. Noted for its more than 650 species of flora, among which are endemic as Carduncellus dianius. The Montgo reaches the sea at Cape San Antonio, which at his feet is home to the Natural Reserve of the seabed that bears his name, declared in 1994 by the importance of its funds and the biodiversity that they contain. Forming this set, one of the most spectacular scenery of the Valencian coast. Walking routes are all signposted and are all different levels of difficulty and time.
Conditions in Denia are ideal for water sports and it has become a popular area for a wide range of water based activities including surfing, water skiing and wind surfing. 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.
Up until the arrival of tourism, Denia relied mostly on fishing, agriculture and a small toy making industry for its economic survival. Since the 1960’s the town has grown rapidly due to tourism and in recent years due to property development (second homes for wealthy Spanish and holiday homes for North Europeans), there are a good range of apartments available and some luxurious villas.
Denia is well known for its large number of fiestas and festivals and is an excellent place to go to enjoy this great Spanish tradition. Fiestas include the Three Wise Men (January), the Falles bonfires (March), the Patron Saint Fiestas, the Bous a la Mar (July), the All Saint Attraction Fair (October) and of course the Moors and Christians (August).
Videos of the Costa Blanca town of Denia.
UK TV in Denia – how to receive UK TV in Denia
The Sat and PC Guy installs and maintains Digital Satellite Television Systems, for reception of UK TV in Denia.
We install Digital Terrestrial Television, TDT, Spain Freeview for Spanish TV reception in Denia. Depending on your location to the TDT transmitters, you can receive around 30 digital television channels, with the option change the language on many programmes into English.