Exploring the area around Denia
Denia’s cosmopolitan atmosphere attracts home buyers and holiday makers from the UK, Europe and around the world, yet it retains its true Spanish feel. Old and new architecture exist harmoniously in Denia: an imposing 12th Century castle and a modern marina, traditional villas and designer villas.
An ideal base from which to explore Spain’s Mediterranean coast, by road or rail. Denia has a narrow gauge coastal railway with spectacular mountain views as it slowly travels north to Alicante (not the airport) via to Calpe, Altea and Benidorm. For adventurers wishing to explore further afield, the ferry to Ibiza and the other Balearic Islands departs daily.
Just around the peninsular, to the south, is the coastal town of Calp or Calpe, where the marina nestles beside a mini-Gibralta rock. Travel inland to the Algar waterfalls, a beautiful oasis near Callosa d’en Sarria, where you can spend a while swimming in clear cool waters or just relaxing.
By contrast, visit Valencia to add a touch of city life sophistication: the opera house, museums, the cathedral, ‘futuristic’ architecture and a walk around the city walls.
If you have children or you’re still a kid at heart, there are theme parks, water parks and wildlife parks, the most notable being: Terra Mitica, Aqualandia and Terra Natura. And if you like to party, Benidorm offers everything you need. For those who would rather avoid that type of ‘fun’, it’s also worth a visit off-season. Benidorm has almost as many skyscraper buildings as central New York, including the Bali, one of the tallest hotels in Europe. The Sol Pelicanos hotel, near Levante beach, is where you’ll find the pool and pool-bar from the popular TV sit-com!
With 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and unspoiled white sandy beaches plus numerous excellent restaurants, cafés, bars and shopping, all tastes are catered for. The Denia lifestyle is attractive to leisure seekers and investors, ensuring a higher return on investment for Spanish property owners.