Castle at the port of Dénia


Valencian Community, Spain

The port of Dénia is in the region of Valencia in Spain. From Dénia you can travel by ferry directly to the Balearic Islands. On Ferryhopper, you can find all the information you need about tickets and ferry routes from the port of Dénia, as well as vacation in the port city!

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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 year-round, the modern port serves many passengers particularly in the summer. It is integrated with the urban center of Dénia and has many 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. 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. Ferries normally depart from the port of Dénia 2-3 times per day during the summer and the journey takes 2-3 hours

Ferries take passengers to the port of Ibiza Town. Tickets for this route start at €66 without a vehicle.

Ferry from Dénia to Mallorca

The Dénia - Mallorca ferry route is the fastest way to reach the island of Mallorca by ferry. The ferry starts at the port of Dénia and arrives at Palma de Mallorca in 5-7 hours. The ferry connection offered by Baleària is available 1-2 times daily and tickets start at €66.

Tip: there are regular ferry routes 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.

During the summer, there are up to 4 daily departures, while off-season you can catch the ferry to Formentera once per day. The ticket price starts at approximately €66.

Seagull at the port of Dénia

Seagull above 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 on foot, by car or by boat. Getting to the ferry port from the city center is quite easy, as the terminal is located right by the city center, where most hotels and amenities are located.

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 reach the terminal of Baleària on foot 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 in the eastern coast of Spain.

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

Dénia is a great place for families or 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 night and day!

How to get to Dénia

Dénia is on the eastern coast of Spain 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 routes from both cities, as well as more major destinations in Spain.

The train station of Dénia is close to the port, whereas the bus station is in 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 and 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 quiet!

As for cultural sightseeing, Dénia doesn’t disappoint! There’s evidence of inhabitation since the prehistoric times and this is evident in the many architectural traditions, as well as 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 is awarded with a Blue Flag and it is popular with 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 from the city center and 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 in the morning.
  • 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 worth discovering! 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 really popular both with locals as well as international travelers and thrill-seekers!

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

  • Tower of Gerro: defensive watchtower from the 16th century
  • Ermitas de Conquista: 13-15th century hermitages used as places of worship
  • Baix La Mar: picturesque neighborhood with low-rise buildings and maze-like alleys
  • Mount Montgó Natural Park: impressive mountain with awe-inspiring rock formations and hiking trails
  • Cova Tallada: large sea cave great for snorkeling 
  • Castillo de Dénia: castle ruins and museum located on a hill overlooking the city of Dénia
  • Toy Museum: museum dedicated to toy production in the area during the first half of the 20th century
  • Mercat Municipal de Dénia: local market 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 create an invigorating experience! Find more information about festivals in Dénia.

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 during a festival, make sure you join the locals in all-night dancing and street performances!

Food in Dénia

Dénia was designated as an 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: roasted vegetables salad
  • 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 as a weekend getaway during the winter months too. The city may not be that lively, but nature is at its best!
  • The coastal town of Jávea 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 any time of the year!
  • Many people from abroad have relocated to Dénia in the past years, as it is one of the friendliest cities in the Costa Blanca of Spain 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 during 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, which is evident from the many 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 the 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. In 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:

  • European emergency number: 112
  • Marina Salud Hospital: +34966429000 / +34965648604
  • HACLE of La Pedrera Hospital: +34966467170
  • Dénia Port Authority: +34966428240
  • Tourist info services: +34966422367 / +34966423420
  • Local police: +34965780190 / 092
  • Taxi services: +34965786565

Transportation in Dénia

Dénia is a small city, which makes 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.

There are also 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 are €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. 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

On Ferryhopper, you can book ferry tickets to the Balearic Islands from Dénia and easily plan your trip in just a few clicks! Find all the information you need about ferry schedules from the port of Dénia, check Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries for available ferry routes and book tickets from Dénia Port with no extra fees!

Dénia has direct ferry connections with 3 ports:

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