Denia castle is set on a hill
I enjoyed the Lemon Express as a good day out.The Lemon Express is the oldest tourist train in Spain.It's been around since the 1920's.Since it has been completely done up and now has a toilet and buffet car.The Spanish Government of Valencia own it.The trip leaves Benidorm railway station and goes through places such as Altea, Calpe,Benissa and Teulada and arrives in Gata De Gorges about an hour and 20 mins later.During the journey you will have guides telling you about the area and you will have loads of time to take pics etc.The train even slows down at the nicest stops.
While in Gata people can visit a guitar factory and wonder around the town which is worth seeing for it's whicker ware.I enjoyed the huge range of shops here.Especially the ethnic style ones.On the return trip the drink starts flowing.Champagne and soft drinks are served the entire trip back.My fav part ;-)
There is a great happy atmosphere with music and this makes a great end to a great trip.Well worth doing.Tickets are sold at travel agencies and hotels.You can also call Benidorm railway station to book tickets.
call between 9-2 and 5-8.The ticket is then bought to your hotel or apartment and you will be picked up for free too.There are set coach pick up points in the area
Al Giardino had great gardens
We accidently found this place while on the way to Javea.Its on a main road and it looked very nice as people were eating out in the garden so we decided to stop.We went in and it was very nice.A proper restaurant with the waiter all dressed up and proper table clothes etc.The other places were more beach style with plastic chairs etc but this place was nicer.We sat outside as it was very warm and i could see that local people had their lunch here so that was a good sign. As we had got there quite late the only thing they were doing was the set menu.It was 13 euros a head for 4 courses.We had the choice of pasta or soup first, then fish or ham, then chicken or beef and then dessert.We ordered a bottle of wine which was quite pricey at 9 euros compared to other places we had been to but everything was very nice, nice glasses, cutlery etc so it was worth it.The food came and each course was small but very tasty and the main course was fantastic.I had chicken in a red wine sauce with pasta and husband had beef with baked veggies.It was very tasty.Dessert was lemon pie with cream.It was beautiful.One of the best meals ive had.It was presented really well, tasted fantastic and the waiter was immaculate and was very friendly.I would highly recomend you having a set course meal here.Think it came to 40 euros including wine and drinks.It was wonderful.The kind of place to go for a special occasion or just to treat yourself.
Closest city to Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza
The municipality of Denia, province of Alicante, has an area of 66 square kilometres and a population of over 30.000. The city, is located at the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula and is very close to the Cap de Sant Antoni, the closest point of the Iberian Peninsula to the Balearic Islands. The communications by land are good via the road N-332 and the highway A-7. Denia is 95 kilometres away from both Valencia and Alicante, both of which have international airports. The city also has daily maritime communication with Palma and Ibiza.
The city of Denia is located in a natural port on the slopes of Montgo (753 metres high) - a hill crowned by a very ancient castle. The port serves as the division between the northern beaches, Les Marines, and the southern ones, Les Rotes. The castle, with Arab remains, is well worth a visit, along with other monuments and museums showing the history of the city, as well its archaeological and ethnic history.
Denia is a tourist city, especially loved by many Germans that adopt it as a residence for the whole year. Despite the countless visitors it receives, it is very peaceful and it has very beautiful, endless beaches It is said that Denia is the Spanish city that has the most official holidays, mainly due to the fact that, for its inhabitants, any excuse is good enough to organise festivities. The 'fallas' are the most traditional and local celebrations, using fire as the main symbol, celebrated throughout the region.
Denia's gastronomy has many similarities with the rest of the Comunitat Valenciana (autonomous region of Valencia). The 'paellas' and many kinds of rice are the main dishes, as well as many fish recipes.