Dénia

Valencian Community, Spain

The port of Dénia is in the region of Valencia in Spain. From Dénia, you can directly travel by ferry to the Balearic Islands. On Ferryhopper, you can find detailed information about tickets and ferry routes from the port of Dénia, as well as vacations in the city! Compare crossings and prices and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper easily and quickly!

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Panoramic view of Dénia

The amazing port city of Dénia

Dénia ferry port

The ferry port of Dénia on the eastern coast of Spain is one of the best departure points for trips to the Balearic archipelago. It has a 2,000-year-old history and it’s a place of great historical and commercial importance.

With frequent ferry routes throughout the year, the modern port serves many passengers, particularly in the summer. It is integrated with the urban center of Dénia and has numerous visitor services, such as shops, car rental agencies, cafes, markets and parking lots.

Ferries from Dénia port depart from the Baleària terminal. Also known as the Maritime Station, the passenger dock of Dénia serves all departures and arrivals between the city and the Balearic Islands.

There’s also a smaller harbor, called Mollet d'Espanya, where smaller boats and private yachts anchor.

Ferries from the port of Dénia

Dénia is a great starting point for your adventure in the Balearic Islands. There are frequent ferry routes to the islands of Ibiza, Mallorca and Formentera, particularly during peak season.

The port of Dénia serves ferry crossings to the islands of the Balearic archipelago throughout the year and it is easily accessible from both Alicante and Valencia in mainland Spain. The ferry company currently operating at the port of Dénia is Baleària.

Here are more details about ferries from Dénia:

Ferry from Dénia to Ibiza

The ferry crossing from Dénia to Ibiza is in operation throughout the year. The ferry company serving this route is Baleària. There are daily ferries that depart from the port of Dénia and the journey lasts 2-3 hours. There is usually increased ferry frequency in the summer.

Ferries take passengers to the port of Ibiza Town. Tickets for this route start at around €70.

Ferry from Dénia to Mallorca

The Dénia - Mallorca ferry route is the fastest way to reach the island of Mallorca by ferry. The ferry departs from the port of Dénia and arrives at Palma de Mallorca in 5-7 hours. The ferry route served by Baleària is active 1-2 times per day and tickets start at around €70.

Tip: there are regular ferries from Mallorca to Menorca. It’s a great idea to combine your trip to Mallorca with some island-hopping in the Balearics!

Ferry from Dénia to Formentera

The ferry crossing from Dénia to the island of Formentera takes just 2 hours. The Dénia - Formentera route is the fastest way to reach the Balearic island. The itinerary is normally serviced by Baleària and it is available all year long.

You can catch a ferry to Formentera at least 7 times per week, with increased ferry frequency in the summer. The ticket price starts at approximately €65.

Seagull at the port of Dénia

Seagull welcoming you to the ferry port of Dénia

Where is the ferry port in Dénia?

The ferry port is located 1.5km from the city center of Dénia. It is in the northeastern part of the city, close to most major attractions and visitor services.

How to get to Dénia port

You can get to the port of Dénia by car, boat or on foot. The terminal is located right by the city center, so getting to the ferry port from there is quite easy.

From the city center of Dénia, follow the main city road, Carrer de Patricio Ferrándiz, which leads to the port, and follow the signs to the terminals. It takes 15-20 minutes to walk to the terminal of Baleària from the city center.

Alternatively, you can also catch La Panseta, a solar-powered boat that takes passengers to the ferry terminal for free.

Lighthouse on a breakwater at Dénia port

Lighthouse at the port of Dénia in Spain

Vacation in Dénia

Most travelers spend 2-3 days in Dénia. The Spanish city is a great stop before or after a trip to the Balearic Islands or during a road trip on the eastern coast of Spain.

In Dénia, you can let go of the troubles of city life, while remaining close to urban services and first-class amenities.

Dénia is a great place for families and groups of friends who are after golden-sand coasts, lively nightlife and intriguing history. There are lots of cultural sights to visit, many beautiful coasts and never-ending fun from sunlight to moonlight!

How to get to Dénia

Dénia is on the eastern coast of Spain, located between Valencia and Alicante. To get to Dénia by car, you can take the A7 motorway either from Valencia or Alicante. Dénia is located within 1 hour from both cities, which are also serviced by international airports.

If you prefer to arrive by train, the city of Dénia is connected by train with Alicante and Valencia. Similarly, there are frequent bus services from both cities and other major destinations in Spain.

The train station of Dénia is close to the port, whereas the bus station is on the outskirts of the city center.

Beautiful buildings with gardens in Dénia

Beautiful summer homes with lush gardens in Dénia

What to do in Dénia

In Dénia, you can swim at amazing beaches, try watersports or rent a hammock and relax at one of the beach bars. We recommend Les Albaranes for extreme hammocking and Arenetes for peace and relaxation!

As for cultural sightseeing, Dénia doesn’t disappoint! There’s evidence of inhabitation since prehistoric times, which is evident in the many architectural traditions and interesting ruins and museums found all over the city. There’s even a museum specializing in toys with mind-blowing exhibits!

Read our travel guide about Dénia to see what not to miss during your stay.

Beaches in Dénia

Dénia lies on the Costa Blanca and it’s a great destination for summer fun! Most beaches in Dénia are sandy and easily accessible from the city center. We recommend that you try kite-surfing at Escollera Norte and enjoy the sun at Les Bovetes.

There are more beautiful beaches, where you can relax, try water sports, dine at chiringuitos and have fun with your little ones.

Here are some of the top beaches in Dénia:

  • Marineta Casiana: this is an urban beach with sand and amazing, shallow waters. It is perfect for kids and it has lots of visitor facilities, such as restaurants, parking and a book loan service. The southernmost area of the beach is smoke-free and there are services for people with disabilities.
  • El Trampolí: this is a popular rocky coast of great beauty. There are no visitor facilities except for a small parking lot.
  • Els Molins: it is a long sandy beach, perfect for playing beach sports. The beach has been honored with a Blue Flag and it is loved by locals.
  • Punta Negra: Punta Negra is a rocky cove with crystal-clear waters. It is located 5km south of the city center of Dénia.
  • Punta del Raset: this is one of the most popular beaches in Dénia. It is a sandy beach within walking distance of the city center and has various parking options nearby. There are loungers and umbrellas, as well as services for visitors with reduced mobility.
  • Les Bovetes: this is a large Blue Flag beach covered with sand. There are amphibious wheelchairs, as well as water sports facilities and a beach bar. Parking spaces are quite limited, so you'd better get there early.
  • Les Albaranes: it is a family-friendly beach close to the city center. You can play beach volleyball and football or relax on one of the hammocks at the beach bar.
  • Les Deveses: this is the widest sandy beach in Dénia. There are sports facilities for children and grown-ups, as well as restaurants and a camping site nearby.
  • Escollera Norte: this is a hidden sandy coast at the beginning of Les Marines coast. It is next to a beach club and it is popular with kite-surfing fans.
  • L’Almadrava: L’Almadrava is a beach covered with gravel and sand in the north of Dénia. There are restaurants, hotels and parking lots close to the beach.
  • Arenetes (Final de les Rotes): this is a rocky cove with amazing views. Bear in mind that parking is a bit complicated during peak season.

Good to know: some of the most popular beaches in Dénia, such as Les Albaranes and Les Bovetes are part of the Les Marines area.

Les Bovetes beach in Dénia

The beautiful sandy beach of Les Bovetes

Activities and sightseeing in Dénia

Dénia is a diverse city with a rich past and a plethora of natural sites for you to discover! The city has been influenced by several civilizations, including the Greeks, the Romans, as well as the French.

The extravagant festivals and street parties of Dénia are rather popular with locals and international travelers alike.

Here are some of the best natural wonders and attractions in the city:

  • Tower of Gerro: this is a defensive watchtower from the 16th century.
  • Ermitas de Conquista: they’re hermitages dating back to the 13-15th century CE and were used as places of worship.
  • Baix La Mar: this is a picturesque neighborhood with low-rise buildings and maze-like alleys.
  • Mount Montgó Natural Park: it’s an impressive mountain with awe-inspiring rock formations and hiking trails.
  • Cova Tallada: this is a large sea cave and a great spot for snorkeling.
  • Castillo de Dénia: castle ruins and a museum that are located on a hill overlooking the city of Dénia.
  • Toy Museum: this museum is dedicated to local toy production during the first half of the 20th century CE.
  • Mercat Municipal de Dénia: here, you can find local markets for fresh fish, meat and vegetables.

Tip: the festival of Las Fallas taking place in March is one of the most impressive in Spain. Fireworks, street installations and parades come together to create an invigorating experience!

The Tower of Gerro by the sea in Dénia

Visiting the Tower of Gerro in Dénia by bicycle

Nightlife in Dénia

In Dénia, you can have fun under the night sky at the city’s beach bars, chiringuitos and dance clubs. Although the port city is not as intense as the neighboring Benidorm and Alicante, there’s much to see and do!

Many locals and visitors spend their days and nights at the beach, enjoying delicious food and refreshing drinks. If you prefer the city life, you can explore the historic quarter of Dénia and hang out at one of the cute bars.

If you’re lucky enough to visit Dénia during festival season, make sure to join the locals in all-night dancing and street performances!

Food in Dénia

Dénia was designated as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in 2015. Hard-to-find delicacies, fresh produce and delicious recipes make up a fantastic cuisine!

Here’s what to try in Dénia:

  • arròs a banda (seafood and rice paella)
  • espencat (salad with roasted vegetables)
  • la llandeta (seafood and potato stew)
  • suquet de peix (seafood and fish stew)
  • gambeta amb bleda (baby shrimp with Swiss chard)
  • sang amb ceba (fried blood with onions and garlic)
  • erizos al natural (raw sea urchins)
  • coca María (sponge cake)
  • buñuelos de calabaza (sweet pumpkin fritters)

Dénia tips

Here are some tips about Dénia to help you plan the perfect trip:

  • Many travelers visit Dénia for a weekend getaway during the winter months too. The city may not be as lively, but nature is at its best!
  • The coastal town of Jávea, found close to Dénia, is a popular destination for short trips. The bustling town has many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
  • Dénia is a perfectly safe holiday destination. You can enjoy relaxing times with your kids or solo throughout the year!
  • Many people from abroad have relocated to Dénia in the past years, as it is one of the friendliest cities in Costa Blanca of Spain and it is filled with authentic traditions and a cosmopolitan charm.
  • If you’re spending more than a few days in Dénia, you can also visit Alicante to enjoy a day out at the impressive fortification of Castell de Santa Bàrbara.

View from the Montgó natural park

View to Dénia from the Montgó Natural Park

Useful information about Dénia

Dénia is a modern port city with intact local elements. It is a popular tourist destination in the summer and one of the most important departure ports for trips to the Balearics.

There are plenty of visitor services and entertainment options in the city. During the summer months, the city’s population almost doubles, with various new shops popping up from spring onwards.

As for accommodation, you can find short-term and long-term vacation homes to enjoy your stay in Costa Blanca to the fullest. If you’re staying for just 1 or 2 days before taking the ferry to Ibiza, Mallorca or Formentera, you can also stay at a budget-friendly hostel or hotel room. On the outskirts of the city, along the coast, there are also private villas and luxury apartments.

Regarding medical care, there are public medical centers and private clinics, as well as 2 state hospitals: Marina Salud and the Hospital for Chronic Care and Long Stays (HACLE) of La Pedrera.

Important phone numbers for your stay in Dénia

Here’s a useful contact list for your trip to Dénia:

  • Marina Salud Hospital: +34966429000 / +34965648604
  • HACLE of La Pedrera Hospital: +34966467170
  • Dénia Port Authority: +34966428240
  • Tourist info services: +34966422367, +34966423420
  • Local police: +34965780190
  • Taxi services: +34965786565
  • European emergency number: 112

Transportation in Dénia

Dénia is a small city, making it easy to get around on foot either to explore the main attractions or enjoy shopping and dining. The port is also easily accessible on foot from the city center, but there’s also a boat taking passengers to the Baleària terminal.

You can find taxis at the bus and train stations, the port and major points of interest. If you prefer public transport, you can use the local buses, operated by Denibus. Standard bus tickets cost €1.5.

As for people with disabilities, there are adequate services available to assist with transportation, such as adapted taxis and wheelchair rental. Here’s more info about getting around Dénia for people with reduced mobility.

Tip: many visitors rent bicycles or Segways to explore Dénia at their own pace. You can find Segways next to the Toy Museum and bicycles at different spots around the city.

Baleària ferry at Dénia port

A Baleària ferry at the port of Dénia

Where to book ferry tickets online from Dénia

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Dénia has direct ferry connections with 3 ports :

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