Guide to Denia, Costa Blanca, Spain with latest weather, map and local information.
Denia - Costa Blanca - Spain
Location: Northern Costa Blanca, Spain.
Denia Population: 36,200 (2003)
Overview: This former fortress town is now a popular holiday destination, one of the best loved on the Costa Blanca, it is also a popular area for re-location and many Brits and north Europeans have settled here in recent years.
Denia History: Early evidence shows that there were probably settlements in and around Denia during Neolithic times, some time later a Greek colony was founded named Hemeroskopeion, the Romans arrived in the 3rd century BC and there are still artefacts from their occupation of the town. Recorded history goes back to the Muslim Occupation (8th to 13th centuries), during which time the castle of Denia was first built (11th - 12th century). The Christian re-conquest occurred in 1244 when forces under Jaime I of Aragon recaptured the town. Denia became prosperous during the 19th century with the growth of the raisin trade although it later fell into decline after the outbreak of phylloxera, which all but destroyed this industry.
Denia rose once again during the 20th century as the tourism industry grew, and later property development, with rich Europeans looking for holiday homes in the sun, many later choosing to re-settle in the town.
Denia is located on the Costa Blanca north of Javea.
The map to the left is a satellite map of Denia, you can also view it in 'map' mode and it has 'zoom' and 'pan' features which enable you to use the buttons on the top left to zoom in and get a detailed street map of Denia, or pan around to view any number of the surrounding towns and villages including Javea, Oliva, Gandia, Moraira, Benissa, Teulada, Calpe, Ondara, Gata de Gorgos and Pedregeur.
Denia is situated on the CV-725 and CV-736 and can be accessed from the AP-7 (E-15) motorway, it is around 100 km from Alicante airport and 113 km from Valencia airport.
Denia Weather: Denia enjoys a superb Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters, rainfall is low and most occurs during the winter months. You can check out the latest weather in Denia here: Denia Weather.
Denia Beaches: Denia has numerous superb sandy beaches, some having 'Blue Flag' status for cleanliness, they stretch along some 20 kilometres of coastline and include: Les Bovetes, Punta Raset, Les Deveses, Les Marines and La Marineta Cassiana.
Places to Visit in and Around Denia: There are a number of interesting places to visit in and around Denia and these include Denia castle, dating from the 11th century and now an Archaeological Museum, the picturesque Val de Laguar, the Toy Museum, the Cape of San Antoni Sea Reserve, the Mount Montgo Natural Park, the fish market (La Lonja) in the harbour and the Ethnological Museum.
MR Les Rotes Hotel - Partida Rotes, 71, 03700 Dénia, España. Tel: 965 780 323.
Oasis - C/ Boga, 5, 03700 Denia, España. Tel: 966 424 398.
Puerto de Dénia - Puerto de Dénia, s/n, 03700 Dénia, Spain. Tel: 966 423 120.
Hotel Port Denia - Carretera de Dènia a Xábia, 47, 03700 Dénia, España. Tel: 965 781 212.
Romano - Address: Calle Nueva, 28, 03700 Denia, España. Telephone Number: 966 421 789.
You will find an excellent range of hotels and holiday rental accommodation available in Denia and can book your own accommodation on the internet where you will find a good choice of hotels and privately owned rental accommodation.
Denia is situated on the CV-725, CV-736 and CV-730 can be reached via the AP-7 motorway, it is around 100 kilometres from Alicante (El Altet) airport and 113 kilometres from Valencia airport. Denia has numerous fine beaches along its 20 kilometres of coastline.