...right on your doorstep.
Els Magazinos gastrostreet: 50m
Dénia's best beach: 400m
The municipal market: 250m
Shopping. Lots of shopping: 100m
Squares and alleys... cafes and bars: 50m
Paella to pizza... the top restaurants: 50m
The port – bars, boats, views: 100m
Mercadona supermarket: 300m
Nightlife – on Calle del Mar: 250m
The castle – great views: 20-250m
Denia's second-best beach: 1.5km
Calle Loreta – awesome food: 50m
The old town - heritage: 300m
La Marina de Dénia: 2km
Four museums: 50-250m
A more rewarding holiday...
It looks like a dream. That pool there, those views out across the town from way up on the hillside. We've had guests, though, who've done this holiday. It's not always what it seems.
You're isolated out of town. Every manoeuvre needs the car. The supermarket... where? You forget something... aaaaagh! A trip to the beach is a monumental operation. You can't park. You forget something again! Aaaaagh! Later, half the group wants to stay, half want to go home. Then there's the issue of who is drinking, and who is staying sober, or the impossible job of finding a cab home. The reality is never quite as simple as the picture promised.
At Denia Townhouse you're surrounded by life. Everything you need is right there on the doorstep. This gives options and freedom to everyone in a large group. Just one small example: got young children? This small playground is just 50 metres from the house. Pool? OK, there's no pool. But we do have the Mediterranean, just 400 metres away. And 24 hour access to all the magic of this brilliant town.
A blue flag beach... 400m away
We love the walk to the beach itself, passing cafes, shops, stalls, terraces and ice-cream parlours. The Punta El Raset beach has a huge expanse of sand, is safe, protected by the Red Cross, and stretches for miles to the north.
There are many activities, from free tai chi and dance classes in the mornings to volleyball and all manner of watersports. For the more leisurely-minded there are three beach bars - 'chiringuitos' - some with live music at sunset. These open early too - a lovely alternative breakfast spot.
August - when a number of these photos were taken - is pretty busy. But the sea is lovely right through until the end of October at least... in fact last year we managed a dip every month of the year (pretty challenging in January and February though!). October here is amazing, 25 degrees, nice and calm, chiringuito open till the middle of the month, and the sea perfectly warm. Come and try it!