Denia sits at the foot of the impressive Montgó Mountain overlooked by Denia castle, which is open to the public daily, and a fortress containing historical remnants and artefacts from the different cultures that have influenced this area of the Costa Blanca.
A bustling port midway between Valencia and Alicante where the foothills of the Montgó give way to the rich plains of the coast, Denia is a family resort with narrow streets and promenades overlooking the long sandy beach.
Denia hosts a busy harbour, from which a ferry leaves daily for the Balearic Isles, a magnificent marina for sailing boats and yachts, and also a fishing harbour. Taking its name from the hunting Goddess, Diana, the historic remains of its past may be viewed in the town's archaeological museum. Denia's landmark is the Moorish castle, from which you may view the entire town.
The palm-lined promenades are bursting with typical Spanish bars and restaurants, and the sandy beaches, amongst the finest in Spain, stretch for 10 kilometres to the neighbouring village of Oliva. To the south are cliffs and a charming seafront footpath through the area of Las Rotas.
The 18-hole golf course at "La Sella", designed by José Maria Olazabal, is one of the finest in Spain, and it is also here that the Marriot Hotel Group have recently opened a 5 star hotel and spa resort.