In Dénia the best products of the sea and the Valencian vegetable garden are fused, resulting in a clear exponent of the variety and exquisiteness of the Mediterranean diet..
It is worth mentioning the famous red shrimp of Dénia, or the unique "arròs a banda", among other culinary specialties that combine tradition and quality, such as "espencat" (roasted vegetables: peppers, tomatoes, aubergines, onions), "la llandeta" The "suquet de peix", sea urchins, dry octopus ... These succulent dishes can be tasted in more than 300 restaurants in the city, which produce the most varied recipes of local, national and international cuisine. Undoubtedly, Dénia is situated as an authentic gastronomic environment in which the new trends of the cuisine of author appear strongly.
Dénia has a privileged climate with more than 300 days of annual sunshine, located on the north coast of the province of Alicante is an ideal place to spend a pleasant stay at any time of the year.
The climate of Dénia is characterized by being very mild in winter, with an average temperature of 12ºC. The wettest month is October when the phenomenon known as cold drop, intense torrential rains accompanied by wind that last a few hours. In summer the days are usually warm with an average temperature of 25 ° C. The average annual temperature is 21ºC. The geographical situation of Denia, at the foot of Mount Montgó and in front of the Mediterranean, favors the existence of favorable winds for the practice of windsurfing and kitesurfing.
The beaches of Denia form the beginning of the coast of Alicante. Protected by the ever venerable and challenging Montgó mountain, the city has the flavor of a traditional fishing village, seasoned with the best services and the dynamism of its tourism sector anchored in powerful natural attractions.
Dénia, and its Marine Reserve of the San Antonio Cape, are a paradise for divers and lovers of water sports, as well as a reservoir of the main marine ecosystems of the Mediterranean. Denia is also a city rich in nightlife and, for many, the anteroom for a brief visit to the nearby islands Pitiusas.
Its unique architecture preserves vestiges of Arab times in the narrow alleys surrounding the castle, perched on a small promontory that makes the city recognizable from the sea. In addition, as many vintage photos in museums and restaurants remind us, the city has modernist buildings of the times in which Dénia was the center of an economic activity that shaped the landscape: the cultivation and marketing of raisins.
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