Denia (in Valencian and officially Dénia) is a city in the Valencian Community, Spain located on the north coast of the province of Alicante. It is the capital of the Marina Alta region, also known as "Marquesado de Denia". It had 44,450 inhabitants registered on January 1, 2013, but in summer its population can reach 200,000 inhabitants.
Denia communicates, by road, with Valencia and Alicante through the N-332 and the AP-7 E-15 Highway (Mediterranean Highway Exit 62). It has a bus connection with Gandía, Valencia or Alicante. It also has a railway station on the Denia-Alicante line of F.G.V. (Trenet de la Marina) and maintains maritime communication with Ibiza (in 2 hours), Palma de Mallorca and Formentera (with the Balearia company).
Denia has a coastline of 20 km; the northern beaches are wide and sandy, in the south there are rocky coves. A quality management and environmental management system has been implemented.
These beaches are recognized by the ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 9001-2000 (quality management) certificates.
Among its many beaches, there are some that deserve to be highlighted:
- The Les Marines area has the sandiest beaches: Les Deveses, L'Almadraba, Els Molins, Les Bovetes, Les Marines, Albaranes and Punta del Raset.
- The area of Les Rotes is characterized by its numerous coves (most of them made of stone) and the promenade (Marineta Cassiana, El Trampolí, La Punta Negra, Les Arenetes, La Cala).
In Dianense gastronomy, it is worth highlighting rice, fish and shellfish, especially the renowned and popular boiled red prawn. The seafood casserole (suquet), cakes, espencat, aioli, llandeta, dried octopus, prawns with chard, etc. Mistela and raisins are the basis of an excellent gastronomy, to which must be added citrus.
Denia tourism website www.denia.net