Denia is a city in the province of Alicante. This situated to the north of Benidorm and near Javea. This part of Spain, the Costa Blanca, is so accessible nowadays to anyone who wishes to visit. The Costa Blanca, or the white coast, has been a favorite amongst European tourists and indeed ex-patriots for quite a number of years now and Denia is no exception. You can fly in to Alicante airport or there is an airport in Valencia for you to use. Both of these airports are fairly close, you can get to Denia within an hour by hiring a car at the airport.
Denia Alicante, like many parts of this part of Spain was conquered by the Moors in the 11th century. Before that there is evidence that they have been inhabitants going back to the stone age. And, there is further evidence that the Romans had a city just north of where and Denia stands today. Denia was also ruled by the Visigoths.
The Christians, under James II of Aragon, reconquered the town and the area in 1244 at which time Denia reappeared as one of the centers of Christianity in Spain. The war of succession took a dramatic turn in Denia with the citizens openly taking part. Afterwards, there was crisis in the city, much retaliation and bloodshed. The 19th century saw much growth, especially when it came to fishing. But the 20th century saw the great harvest being ravaged by the scourge of the phylloxera.
When you come to Denia you will notice that the town is filled with fabulous monuments and interesting places. The old quarter has a charm and beauty and along with the port, goes back centuries. There is always plenty to do around here. The Spanish are great when it comes to entertainment and you can be assured that the bars and restaurants will open until late into the evening are indeed late into the night.
If you are a sports enthusiast, you can either head down to the local beaches for a spot of windsurfing or snorkeling. Also, you may get is an occasion to have a few rounds of golf while you are on vacation in Spain, there are plenty of golf courses around Denia, and Denia golfing as a lot to offer in general. Much of the housing in and around Denia is sold by the real estate agents on the basis that golfing enthusiasts will find so many golf courses to choose from. There is a lot of construction going on in this area.
If you rent a car here, you will find plenty to do. There are so many different cities around the area, for instance Javea is just up the road, or you can take the boat trip to Javea, Altea, or Benidorm. Whenever you do while you’re in Denia, don’t forget to sample some of the wonderful cuisine here. Spanish cuisine is not only very tasty, it is also very healthy. The Tapas here, those small portions of really tasty food, is very cheap and plentiful. Sit back and relax and a couple of tapas is then enjoy a glass of red wine.