The idyllic Spanish city of Denia sits on the southeastern peninsula of Costa Blanca, half way between Alicante and Valencia, and is one of the top Spanish destinations for a sailing holiday.
This cosmopolitan Spanish city is the perfect starting point to rent a boat and sail the Spanish coast and Balearic Islands; Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca are only a short sail off the coast. Start your dream sailing vacation here and explore the gorgeous coastline, cruising by the best party islands in Spain and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
One of the top attractions in Denia is the beautiful beaches. Denia has around 20 km of beaches to explore, split into three parts: the sandy beaches, the harbour beaches and the pebbly beaches. The sandy beaches - such as Les Marines, L’Almadrava, Les Deveses, Les Bovetes and els Palmars - are generally more popular and busy in the summer months and the rocky beaches - known as Les Rotes - are a favourite of divers and snorkelers, but all the beaches are well-equipped and safe for swimming. Many deep sea divers sail to Denia for it’s underwater wonderland, featuring various kinds of Mediterranean fish and sea creatures. Denia’s coastline is also popular for windsurfing, fishing, rowing and, of course, sailing.
Many sailors flock to Denia for its stylish full-service marina, which offers 546 moorings, a complete offering of services, restaurants, bars and a lovely elevated promenade.
Denia has an abundance of fantastic restaurants and eateries, even several restaurant districts, so you’ll be sure to find excellent local Spanish produce and cuisine.
This thriving Spanish coastal city has a rich history with fascinating historical sites still remaining. The centre of the city sits at the foot of Denia castle, which was built in the 11th century and offers magnificent views down onto the sea.
Although Denia currently has a large influx of tourists, it still retains its historic Spanish charm. The old fisherman neighbourhood, the harbour and the main street are all lovely areas to explore, and the locals are welcoming and hospitable.
Denia is also popular for its large mountain, Montgó Mountain, which is now a nature reserve that looks down onto the sea and is popular for hiking, biking, mountain climbing and for its interesting caves, flora and fauna.
Denia is a relatively easy Spanish city to access. The closest airport is Alicante airport, to which many European carriers fly, but you can also fly into Madrid or Valencia. From these airport there are regular bus services on to Denia, or alternatively there is a popular scenic train that travels the coastal route from Alicante to Denia, which takes around two and a half hours.
With a year-round gorgeous climate and popula fiestas throughout the summer season, Denia is one of the best Spanish sailing destinations to visit. The possibilities of the Costa Blanca - with its many beautiful coastal resorts and proximity to the Balearics - are endless, and the crystal clear water and white sandy beaches should not be missed. Start planning your sailing holiday in Spain, now!