Things to do

In between the weekend’s events, we hope you take some time to explore and see why we consider Dénia such a special place. Local gastronomy, breathtaking nature, and a laid-back way of living are abundant. Below are our recommendations for sightseeing, restaurants, shops, and beaches that you may wish to check out during your stay.

There is a rich gastronomical history here, from humble beginnings as a fishing village. Some signature dishes we recommend trying include: paella valenciana, paella negra, fideua, cocas, jamón, manchego cheese, croquetas with jamón, patatas bravas, mejillones.

- La Barqueta and El Raset - sister restaurants with our favorite paellas in the Port of Denia
- Pont Sec - best cocas
- Peix y brases - 1 Michelin star upscale restaurant in Denia
- Casa Federico
- Restaurante Mena - perfect for sunset dinners overlooking sea

Dénia is at the beginning of 250km strip of of beach called Costa Blanca, so pretty much anywhere you go you’ll find a beach.

- Playa de les Marines - the main beach in town
- Cala Granadella - a picturesque pebble beach in Xavia/Javea

Dénia is situated at the mountain Montgo, so a lot of hikes are quite hilly. There are quite of variety of hikes on the mountain from 10 minute ones, to a 6 hour round trip to the summit (doable but wake up early before it gets too hot!)

- Visit Dénia’s castle to learn about Dénia’s past as a capital of medieval Islamic Kingdom once ruled by a slavic man.

Neighboring towns to visit
- Javea/Xábia
- Calp