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Dénia

With a diverse 20 kilometre coastline, Dénia sits at the base of a craggy hill and 11th century castle and is the northernmost city on the Costa Blanca. Separated from neighbouring Javea by the towering bulk of Montgó Mountain, the city has a modern infrastructure and hints of its ancient past evident in the Iberian ruins scattered along the nearby hillsides. These days the city has a cosmopolitan population with chic boutiques and fine international restaurants.

Attractions & Activities

The large Port of Dénia operates regular ferries to Spain's Balearic Islands and visitors to the city have a choice of two international airports, Valencia in the north and Alicante in the south. The lovely marina has over 500 moorings and offers an excellent choice of water and board sports as well as sailing and scuba diving. Here visitors can enjoy wonderful al fresco dining in a selection of local and international restaurants with pleasant views over the marina. Places of interest include the 18th century Church of the Asunción and the Church of San Antonio as well as the clifftop Torre del Gerro lookout tower and the 17th century dockyards.

Beaches & Water Sports

Dénia's coastline offers something for everyone with calm shallow waters and sandy beaches such as Les Bovetes, Les Marines and Les Palmars ideal for sunbathing and families with young children, and superb fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving in the rocky coves of Les Rotes. Further fishing and diving trips can be arranged in the marina area.

Outdoor Pursuits

A round of golf can be enjoyed at the nearby Club La Sella which has an 18 hole course and the surrounding mountains, especially Montgó offer excellent outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking, hiking and rock climbing. When spending any length of time in Dénia visitors may wish to take one of the regular ferries to the Balearic Islands where stunning beaches and turquoise waters can be enjoyed during the day and megaclubs offer fun filled nights.

Cartagena

Bordering the Costa Blanca and Costa del Azahar, Cartagena is a historic and important port city, being the world's third deepest and home to Spain's main naval station.
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