Dénia Villas

A charismatic city overflowing with sights and natural beauty, Dénia, which is also known as the White Coast, is one of the most enchanting destinations in Costa Blanca.  The city is overlooked by mighty Mount Montgó and boasts a mixture of lush natural spaces and dramatic coastline.  Many people on Dénia villa holidays also take advantage of the city being the closest mainland point of Europe to the Balearic Islands, by enjoying a day trip to Majorca, Menorca, Formentera or Ibiza.

An abundance of colourful Mediterranean scenery and wildlife is waiting to be discovered in Dénia’s Mount Montgó Natural Park, which can be seen from many villas in Dénia.  If you do explore the breathtaking landscape, which is a combination of dramatic caves and plant life, you may see some of the 600 different kinds of vegetation in the parks as well as many reptiles, mammals and birds such as the Partridge Eagle.  Amazing sea life can also be discovered whilst staying at villas in Dénia at the Marine Reserve of Cabo San Antonio.  The variety of natural treasures in the reserve includes coral and sea lobster.

Most people staying at villas in Dénia spend a lot of their holiday on the city’s renowned beaches, many of which have been awarded Blue Flag status for their excellent standards of cleanliness.  In the north of Dénia, villas in the area known as Les Marines are close to soft, sandy beaches which are excellent for days spent soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine.  People staying in Dénia villas in Les Rotes, in the south of the city, will find picturesque rocky coves.  The city is also popular with surfers due to the excellent conditions created by the coast being sheltered by Mount Montgó.

As you meander through the streets of Dénia on your villa holiday you will see a variety of Carthaginian, Roman, Arab, Iberian and Christian influences.  The crown jewel of the city is the medieval Castle of Dénia which was first built in the 11th century.  The majestic fortress sits in the heart of the city and has a variety of highlights including its Soldiers Barracks and the Red Tower.  Inside you will find the Archaeological Museum which details the history of Dénia.  The many other historical highlights available during your Dénia villa holiday include the city’s quirky Toy Museum which exhibits toys that were produced in Dénia from the early 20th century, when the toy industry was a vital part of the city.

One of our favourite things to do whilst on a Dénia villa holiday is to spend a day visiting the city’s inspirational religious monuments.  There is a collection of characteristic churches and chapels in the region including the 18th century Assumption, which is located in a quaint old quarter.  Other religious highlights that can be visited from villas in Dénia is the Gothic and Renaissance style San Juan as well as the Hermitage of Jesus Pobre, which is split into two buildings - a church and a convent and is located in a village of the same name. 

There is no better time to stay in a villa in Dénia than during one of its exuberant festivals.  Many different celebrations are held throughout the year each with its own series of customs and events that goes along with it.  The Falles Festival, the city’s far bigger version of our bonfire night, is one of the best festivals that can be enjoyed if you enjoy your Dénia villa holiday mid-March.  During the festival elaborate papier maché sculptures are set alight in dazzling firework displays.

As you take a look at the Dénia Villas featured on the website you will find a wide selection of characterful properties, each offering the perfect Spanish retreat for your holiday in the sun.  Many of the Dénia Villa listings also have a gallery of photographs, which allow you to see just how gorgeous the accommodation is.  Each is ideally located for enjoying all the delights of this largely still undiscovered city, which is beautiful throughout the year.