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  • Denia still has it's charm.
    Denia still has it's charm.
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    Trendy roundabouts

    by rachel_sun Updated Jan 29, 2007

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    Denia has a great seafront which has been done very nicely.Its an all year round town with lots of bars,resturants staying open.It has banks,chemists,doctors,vets,supermarkets,dentists,estate agents etc.Take a walk along the seafront and harbour and then relax at a bar.Denia also has a castle on a hill over looking the town. The castle is well worth going to for the great views alone. It also has a great museum inside and stunning gardens to relax in. Quite a hard walk up and well worth the effort. A bar was open when we went to the Castle. Allow yourself around two hours to relax and look around. There are also art sculptures in the lovely gardens. Loos are available and plenty of shade under pine trees and picnic benches.

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    Quatredondeta

    by DanielF Updated Aug 28, 2006

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    Quatredondeta is a typical mediterranean village lost in the mountains, yet not far away from the busy coast of the province of Alicante. The area provides a lot of interesting hiking opportunities, the most famous being the trail that leads to the Frares (The Priests), a number of rock formations modelled by the erosion that, according to the popular tradition, are actually petrified priests.

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    The Serranos Region

    by DanielF Updated Aug 3, 2006

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    The Serranos Region is an undiscoverd part of the interior of the province of Valence, in the upper course of the river Turia after it enters the Community of Valence. Its capital is the town of Chelva (main picture), but there are many other towns and landscapes to discover in addition to the already mentioned Chulilla and Alpuente.

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    the Columbretes Islands

    by DanielF Updated Apr 6, 2005

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    The Columbretes Islands are one of the natural treasures of the Valencian Community. they are located 35 miles off the coast and the boat trip takes aroun 1.30 h.

    They are of volcanic origin and their solitude has never been interrupted but by the occasional lighthouse men and military expeditions.

    This isolation has allowed for the preservation of a unique eco-system in the Western Mediterranean. They are classified now as a nature reserve and host rare species of sea birds and fish.

    The Columbretes are one of the best spots for diving in Spain, but being a protected area, a permit is required from the environmental authority.

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    Building has begin

    by rachel_sun Written Jan 7, 2005

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    Where my place is the building has taken off.I felt abit sad when I visited again as I saw new buildings and cranes.I just hope they keep it nice and do not over due the building and ruin the place.I am glad to say along this coast road there are villas already so they cannot build big buildings all along the coast as the villas break this up.Where my house is there is lots of new buildings going up too.It is still nice at the moment and lets just hope they knew when to stop.Keep things nice and not too built up.Fingers crossed.The beach at El Verger is still very unspoilt and well worth going to to get away from it all.

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    New building work

    by rachel_sun Written Jan 7, 2005

    Each time we visit Denia we see new buildings that have gone up.Luckily the beach at El Verger is still unspoilt.We noticed they had built huge pier things out of rock.We walked along them and had a great view along the coast.I believe they were built to stop erosion.This part of the coast is very pebbley and I think in the future they may make it sandy such as other beaches in the area.I quite like the pebbles but I guess sand is nicer and easier to walk on etc.

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    Spanish Dog

    by rachel_sun Written Jan 7, 2005

    While walking along the Oliva/Denia road we saw this cute dog looking over a balcony sunning itself.I just thought it looked so cute and funny I had to take a photo.The beach along this road is still unspolit and it is worth taking a look.Buildings are starting to spring up so take a look before it's natural state vanishes.Anywhere between els poblets and Oliva.

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    My dream alomost complete

    by rachel_sun Written Jan 5, 2004

    Here i am in my house.Next stage is to live there fulltime.Im missing it already and have only been home 2 days.Im missing the mountains and lush valleys and sunshine and paellas.The outside lifestyle.It was -3 when i came home to England.It was 19c in Spain.I misssssssss Spain ;-(

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    Take a walk along Calpe seafront

    by rachel_sun Written Jan 5, 2004

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    I recomend you to just park up somewhere near Calpe Rock and just take a walk around the rock.See both sides.Contrasting scenery .Walk along the nature reserve at the bottom of the rock and see and hear the protected birds flying around and enjoy the gardens that have been planted and enjoy the views along the coastline.The other side of the rock, Calpe promanade is not horrible.Its still pleasant but more built up.It nice taking a walk along the promanade.The beach right next to the rock the other side is the nicest.
    All in all Calpe is very nice and i always go a few times when im on my hols in the area.It has lovely costal walks and great beaches and bays and plenty to see and do.A wonderful place for families and couples alike.

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    Penon de Ifach

    by rachel_sun Written Jan 5, 2004

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    As the Penon de Ifach is so high, 372 metres above sea level it sure stands out.The rock is connected to the land by a small strip of land and there are inlets both sides with beautiful beaches.Calpe is quite a big place and i find this part of Calpe the nicest.The other side of Calpe rock is a seafront with a long promande lined with high rise buildings and hotels and restaurants and bars.The harbour side is just nicer and more pleasant and not so busy.You can eat in one of the few restuarants around this area or just enjoy the beautiful sandy beach just up past the harbour or the rocky beach next to the rock.The beach next to the rock has beautiful deep blue water and palms.

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    Museums and beaches

    by rachel_sun Written Jan 5, 2004

    Javea has a museum worth visiting.Archaelogical and Ethnoligical Museum.It has important finds made around the area.Iberian jewllery and ornaments which were found on the Sierra de Montgo and a gold crown.I had my honey moon in Javea and it was my first time to the Costa Blanca.I fell in love with the area straight away.The valleys around Javea are full of orange trees and rugged mountain ranges.Javea is a large place but has its small quaint pretty areas.Javea has a 25km long coastline.
    Next along is La Marina which is an area surrounded by mountain ranges.Thats what i like about the area, the mountains.Supose its because i was bought up in Norfolk, a totally flat area.The Sierra de Bernia is a stunning mountain range and reaches and head spinning height of 1,128 metres.Tarbena is at the top of these mountains and has Majorcan people mostly living there.Sobrasada is a tasty Majorcan sausage that they make there and i found it lip smacking.The hiking is very good in this area too.Castell de Castells has a great hiking path.
    The next thing along here is the El Penon de Ifach in Calpe.Ive been here many times and think its a beautiful part of Calpe .You can park along the road running up to the rock near the harbour and then walk along the road to the Nature Reserve and rock.

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    Mountains

    by rachel_sun Written Jan 5, 2004

    I really enjoyed going up the Montgo mountain viewpoint as the views were very beautiful and it was peaceful too.The drive up from Denia took about 15 minutes and as we drove up the views were very good.As you reach the top the road levels out and there are several places you can pull off.You can park up and walk to the edge and see the views along the coast.The Montgo mountain is very beautiful and green and even in December there were flowers out.Broom was in flower and there were lots of wild flowers too.The view point is a popular place and i can see why as it was so scenic.We went up here 3 times during our hol as it was so scenic.
    From the viewpoint we could see Javea which is about 8kms from Denia.Javea has a lovely harbour and nice historic centre and you can still see parts of old fortifications that were once used to protect the town from invasions.Historic Javea has beautiful small winding streets and i loved walking along admiring the old houses that still stand today.The coastline around Javea is breathtaking and is again rocky and rugged and well worth looking at.Im not keen on the tourist part of Javea and tend to stick to the harbour and old town.
    If you want to find coves that no one else will be at then goto Cape le Nao and Granadella Beach.Here i enjoyed the beautiful pine trees.South of Cape San Martin there is a great coatline that is quiet and scenic and we always go here.We quite often find our own private little cove with not a person in sight.

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    Sandy and rugged

    by rachel_sun Written Jan 5, 2004

    The centre of Denia is its port.Denia has plenty of monuments and also old quarters to see.Biax-la Mar is such a place near the port which is very scenic.You can visit the fish market which still sells fresh caught fish every evening.People sell the fish off their boats too.The castle is the most interesting building in Denia.It stands on a hill and is surrounded by palms and has great views of the port.Ive not been here as yet to see the museum thats inside the restored castle but have been to its gardens.Its worth going to its gardens alone for the great view you will get.
    Denia town hall is an impressive building which has inscriptions on its front from Romans and also on the stairs that lead up from it to the castle.The castle has been lovingly restored and is in Gothic style.A very impressive building indeed.

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    Denia and its rugged coastline

    by rachel_sun Written Jan 5, 2004

    Denia is about 100kms from Alicante and Valencia and the Costa Blanca begins here.I really love this area as it has a beautiful rugged coastline and dramatic mountain ranges surrounded by lush valleys filled with orange and lemon groves.The land is very fertile and because the soil has clay in it it keeps water in it longer and is very good to grow things in.North Denia has flat and sandy beaches and the south has rugged rocky beaches.You can find lots of little coves along here and i found this part of Denia very scenic indeed.An area called Les Rotes is pirticulary scenic.Lots of villas on the hills over looking the beach.
    Denia has old features and new which work together very well indeed.Denia has some beautiful areas worth visiting.I like all the gardens which are full of med flowers and plants.There are lovely streets lined with plants and trees .

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    Spanish Holidays.

    by rachel_sun Updated Nov 9, 2003

    Spain has national, regional and local holidays.Its hard to keep track of all of them as each town has its own saints day and has fiestas at different times etc.Here are the main ones but most places have at least 6 or seven others too.

    January 1& 6(Epiphany)
    Good Friday
    Easter Sunday
    Easter Monday
    May 1(May Day)
    October 12(National Day)
    November 1 (All Saints Day)
    December 6(Constitution)
    8(Conception)
    25 (Christmas)

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