Denia is a bustling town around 20 minutes north of Javea. The town has many shops and a beautiful tree lined high street (Calle Marqués de Campo) that offers shade in the summer. There is stunning marina with high end restaurants with views of some fantastic boats and yachts. As well as the marina there is a ferry terminal where you can board a ferry to Ibiza and the Balearic islands.
Slightly to the North is the long sandy beach known as Playa de Les Marines. Miles of sandy beach stretching as far as the eye can see which is where most holiday homes are situated.
The castle is an interesting visit, but best explored during the cooler months. There is always something going on in Denia, including the Fallas fiesta. This is a Valencian region fiesta where huge effigies are built as high as 3 stories and then burnt to the ground. A spectacular sight and quite shocking the first time you see it.
You will often find an artisan market, a paella competition and other parades or fiestas being held on the Calle Marqués de Campo, it´s always a hub of activity. Except during siesta time in the summer. Being a traditional Spanish town shops close during the hot summer afternoons and the buzzing street falls in to a quiet calm. Until it starts again when the sun goes down with shops staying open until late.
Denia is an all year round town and is mainly a permanent home location with lots of Spanish residents as well as British and other European nationalities.