Planning your vacations in Denia keep in mind that it is surrounded by the sea, the mountains and the Mediterranean towns with a wide range of places to visit. Among them there are many places and activities for THE LITTLE ONES OF THE FAMILY. Rentalmare has tested each of them and has classified them for lovers of Nature, Sports and Adventure or History and Culture. We present our TOP-10 list of activities that are worth signing up with your children.
N A T U R E
1. Discover The Coast
Without a doubt, maritime plans are what most attract children on their holidays in Denia. A brilliant idea to enjoy a few hours of the sea and get to know the most picturesque coves with the whole family is to take the mini cruise from Denia to Javea, operated by Mundo Marino. An exclusive excursion by sailing catamaran, with several options of times available both to and from port to port. Our recommended plan is to take the boat at noon from Denia to spend the day in the port of Javea, stroll through its “Promenada Maritim” and discover one of the most symbolic restaurants such as Cala Bandida. The return can be done at five in the afternoon.
DURATION: 50 MIN
DEPARTURES FROM THE PORT OF DENIA – AT 12PM AND 4PM
DEPARTURES FROM THE PORT OF JAVEA – AT 1PM AND 5PM
PRICES: ADULTS €18; CHILDREN 4-10 YEARS OLD €11; BABIES 0-3 YEARS FREE
2. Conquer The Mountain
Both Montgo and Segaria mountains are located very close to Denia. This area is famous for hiking trails for all levels of fitness, from novice to pro.
One of the most recommended routes for the plan with the family is the Camino de la Colonia towards the Camell cave. It is a simple 5 km route with open visibility, low difficulty and an approximate altitude of 190 meters. Upon reaching the end (approx. 1.5 hours) a spectacular view of the entire Gulf of Valencia opens up.
3. Riding Horses
If your child is looking forward to a ride through the countryside or along the beach on a pony or horse, we recommend taking him to the Hipica de Oliva or the Equestrian Center of Javea on a Saturday. Both horse riding schools have a riding school for children from 6 years old and subscriptions for the entire month.
OLIVA NOVA HORSE RIDING | DURATION 2 HOURS
OLIVA-PEGO EXCURSIONS: €50/PERSON
OLIVA BEACH EXCURSIONS: €70/PERSON (JULY AND AUGUST – €80)
HORSE RIDING CENTER JAVEA | DURATION 1 HOUR
EXCURSIONS TO THE FOOT OF THE MONTGO: €40/PERSON
4. Picnic Under The Pines
For adventurers looking for an escape to nature, we recommend visiting the “El Pinaret” recreational area. In addition to a large area of pine trees, the park has a multi-adventure circuit with a zip line and a picnic and barbecue area.
El Pinaret is a perfect alternative to the beach as it has a lot of vegetation and space for children’s games.
HOURS: 10AM TO 8PM – EVERY DAY
SPORT AND ADVENTURE
5. Put The Family On Wheels
Do you share the passion for bicycles, skates or scooters? We recommend you visit the Pump track skate park in Ondara. The length of the pump-track is 120 linear meters, with an occupied area of 900 m². A circuit generally of small dimensions, which can be covered completely with a skateboard without propelling yourself with your foot or with a bicycle without the need to pedal. The rules of use remind you of the obligation to wear a helmet and protections.
HOURS: OPEN 24 HOURS, EVERY DAY
6. Master The Speed
Do you dare to a car race with the «Familia» team? Here you can enjoy the fun of karting, with all the security measures. Karting Vives includes a large track for children from 5 years old with which they can reach speeds of up to 15 km/h and a children’s circuit where the little ones can share a two-seater kart with their parents.
For those who are passionate about racing, Vives Karting offers Speedy and Super Speedy karts as well as the organization of races for groups of at least 10 participants with 10 race laps, 8 free minutes + 8 timed minutes, starting grid, podium, anthem and champagne!
INDIVIDUALS | KARTING FOR CHILDREN
(15KM/H TOP SPEED. FROM 5 YEARS OLD)
1 TICKET – €8 | 2 TICKETS – €14 | 3 TICKETS – €20
TWO PLACES (DUMBO) | CHILD + ADULT
1 TICKET – €10 | 2 TICKETS – €20 | 3 TICKETS – €30
SUITABLE FOR ALL PUBLIC, INCLUDING ADULTS.
HOURS: OPEN EVERY DAY FROM 10AM TO 9PM
7. Team Rowing
Few sports unite the family as much as rowing! In Denia and its surroundings there is a wide range of canoe rentals, kayak excursions or surfboards. Of course, there is a star route organized by OK Aventuras that passes through the Cabo de San Antonio marine reserve between Dénia and Xabia and combines kayaking through the caves with some jumping into the water and a very educational snorkeling route. There you can find sponges, sea urchins, smooth and groupers and with luck some clueless octopus! The route ends by visiting the Cova Tallada where they provide you with a flashlight and explain the different uses that the cave is famous for.
SCHEDULES: FROM APRIL TO NOVEMBER
PRICES: STAR ROUTE FROM €40 PER PERSON
DEPENDS ON GROUP SIZE
DURATION – BETWEEN 2 AND 5 HOURS OF ADVENTURE
CULTURE AND HISTORY
8. Find The Treasures Of The Castle
Of course, the Castle of Denia is a MUST VISIT for those who are passionate about history and stories about pirates. To create a true experience for your children, we invite you to try a Segway tour with the night option.
The 80-minute night tour passes through the Roques neighborhood, the site with the most history in Dénia. Upon reaching the top of the Castle, you can see the illuminated city from the top.
SCHEDULES: THE TOUR IS AVAILABLE ONLY FROM JULY 1 TO AUGUST 31, AS THIS IS THE PERIOD OF NIGHT OPENING OF THE CASTLE.
PRICE: 35 EUROS/PERSON
9. Watch Cartoons At Spain’s First Drive-In Movie Theater
Drive In Dénia Drive-In Cinema is a drive-in cinema with a double session of premieres and a bar with typical American Street Food – hamburgers, hot-dogs, pizzas and soft drinks. Located on Les Marines beach, the drive-in theater opened its doors for the first time in June 1979, making it the oldest drive-in theater in Spain.
Over the times, the site has survived many hardships such as hacking or the advent of the digital age. It has been changed and adjusted, without losing the spirit. Currently the cinema does not have a loudspeaker in the parking lot and the sound reaches each car by FM radio, but in the terrace area of the bar there are loudspeakers that allow you to watch the movie in the open air while dining on a simple and delicious meal.
SCHEDULE: AFTERNOON, CONFIRM ON WEB PAGE
PRICES: EVERY DAY 2 FILMS FOR THE PRICE OF 1 =
€6.50 /PERSON AND €3/CAR.
WEDNESDAY (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS OR VESPERS) IS THE DAY OF THE SPECTATOR =
€5/PERSON AND FREE CAR.
THURSDAY (ENGLISH SPECTATOR’S DAY) = €5 PER PERSON AND FREE CAR.
10. Open The Internal Artist In Escola Nova
Escola Nova is a new children’s project, located in the heart of Denia, which consists of a modern space for games, art and research for children from 2 to 7 years old. The center exercises active pedagogy, with reference to the Montessori, Reggio and Waldorf methods. Every hour there is a change of activity, among them are art, yoga, music and dance, learning the lights, etc.
HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY, FROM 09:00 – 15:00, 17:00 – 21:00
PRICE: TO BE CONFIRMED. BONUSES FOR DAYS AND AFTERNOON HOURS.
The Almare residential complex has a summer kids club, which is open for our guests in July and August. The outdoor and indoor activities, master classes in foreign languages, group games, kids beach picnics, swimming classes, thematic celebrations and much more!
Our summer kids club is located in a grassed area just by the zone of the swimming pools and the kids playground. You can find more information HERE. Subscribe your children for the whole week or just master classes and coach sessions. All the activities are based on the learning and developing process for the young guests.
We make master classes for different ages, such as reading night, dolls and robots making, cooking and tasting classes, etc. We organize plenty of events in Spanish and English.
Most of the activities take place in a private only-resident area, either its an outdoor or indoor Almare space. Nevertheless there are some activities organized on the beach in front of the building, with a permission of the parents, such as sand football, kids picnic, etc.
With Almare summer kids club your children will never be boring and remember the vacations for a long time!
Traveling as a family gives us opportunities to create fantastic and indelible memories for our children. However, on many occasions, holidays can become a real chaos if we do not plan them correctly and do not take into account the needs of children.
Rentalmare offers you these 6 tips that will help you travel with children and babies, so that you don’t have to worry about anything other than enjoying the experience.
Luggage restrictions… Sure you wanna pay extra to bring all the necessary things for your baby? Not enough space in the car / train? When we travel we always think about what to bring so that the little ones feel at home. Cot, meal kit, high chairs with trays, urinal, bathtub, intercative mat, changing mat, excursion baby backpack … etc.
Save time and worries to have to check and carry all these things and book them directly at Rentalmare so they are available upon arrival. Check our list of BABY ACCESSORIES.
HAVE YOUR ARRIVAL PREPARED
For example, having your transfer booked in advance so that you can be on your way as soon as your flight / train arrives is a great advantage and you can do it directly from here. The driver will help you with the luggage and prepare the baby chair according to your baby’s age.
PLAN THE SITES TO VISIT WITH KIDS
So that you do not have to waste a second investigating before going on vacation or during the same, we have created a list of the most recommended places to go with children or babies near Denia, like play centers, public playgrounds, museums, etc. You will find them all in our article “TOP-20 places to visit with kids in Denia”.
CHECK NEARBY SUPERMARKETS TO BUY ESSENTIALS
Rentalmare offers you this list of Supermarkets closest to Almare –
“Lidl” at Av. Valencia, 56, Vergel. (3 min by car / 1.1 km)
“Mas y Mas” in Av. Valencia, 46 Vergel (5 min by car / 2.6km)
“Consum” in Las Marinas street (6 min by car / 5.12 km)
Consum also offers home delivery with online ordering. All the details here.
In the Ondara shopping center (11 min by car / 8.3km), El Portal de la Marina, within it you can find the Carrefour hypermarket and around it, the supermarkets Lidl and Aldi. For those who is searching for the ecological or specific dietic products we recommend Ecorganic ecomarket (nearby El Portal de la Marina) or Herbolarrio Navarro in the central street of Denia – Carrer del Marqués de Campo, 60.
To visit the local markets of fresh food is a MUST! We recommend to take a look at the central market of Denia, la fish market in the port of Denia (la Lonja de Denia), as well as street markets on Friday in Denia and on Thursday in Pego.
FIND THE GAMES AREA
Babies have to be involved, looking for activities and games that they can do during their vacations that is why at Almare we have the summer Kids Club organized by the chain Mandarina Garden. You can find the detailes information here.
This residential complex also includes a children’s playground area with outdoor swings, swimming pools and an indoor play area with table tennis tables for the elderly and restless and a games room with toys and books for the little ones to learn.
BOOK THE BABYSITTING SERVICE
During family vacations, parents also need their free time, without worries, to be able to disconnect 100% and recharge their batteries.
Rentalmare also offers you professional babysitting service and in this link you can find all the information.
Flexibility or strength? Breathing or muscles? For those who do not want to choose, the American Jonathan Urla has created Yogilates, the new method to find body awareness. The Urla system, which is slowly spreading in Spain, strengthens the abdominal core (the Pilates base) as an important support for yoga practices, and yoga stretching and warm-ups help with Pilates exercises.
Gaining flexibility of movement, eliminating possible injuries due to having performed a posture without a previous warm-up, concentrating on the present thanks to correct breathing and achieving the long-awaited body awareness are some of the gains obtained in Yogilates.
Rentalmare offers you private outdoor Yogipilates classes, on your terrace, in the garden area or on the beach.
For the more adventurous, we have the option of classes in the sea, on professional paddlesurf boards. Book your private class or let us know if you want to organize a group class through the following form.
Gastronomy is certainly one of the major reasons why thousands of guests come back to Denia every year. We prepared for you four most delicious, diverse, spectacular places to taste in Denia.
EL BARET DE MIQUEL
It must be the most extraordinary place of high level cuisine in Denia. The story begins when Miquel Ruiz, a well-known Michellin Star chef, reaching the top of his career in La Seu and waiting for the second star, suddenly renounced all his plans, left the restaurant and opened a bar, (el baret in valencian). Simple and small location became the second home for him, his wife and two sons. The great chef returned to his roots and started feeling the freedom and inspiration again. Since then Miquel comes to Denia’s market every morning searching for the best local seasonal products and create his masterpieces for the people who cares about food not stars.
You will always find in his basket some tomatoes, lemons, potatoes, eggplants, zucchinis, and apples, he never opens the doors of the bar in August and the drink he will recommend you for aperitif is a vermouth. Come and try the character of this outstanding chef. Check its booking calender!
One of the oldest restaurants in Denia, El Pegoli opened its doors in 1943 as a bar for the local fishermen. Nowadays it stays famous for its variety of the freshest sea food and an outstanding paella “arroz a banda”, that according to the stamp WIKIPAELLA presented in the restaurant is still cooked by the traditional local recipe. The classic place is located on the picturesque spot with a front sea view and all decorated with the photos demonstrating the long 70 years history of the restaurant and the family Pegoli. The daughters of the founder are taking care of the place and enrich the menu with the seasonal sea products, the queen of which always stays La Gamba Roja De Denia (the red schrimp). Contacts here.
It’s a new gastronomic market and a cultural space that occupies 3000 m2 and 22 market stands with restaurants, bars and cafes. The central restaurant named Les Cuinetes presents a local cuisine from the best product from the sea port and the market – fresh salads, variety of fish, cocas and traditional sweets.
Passing by the stands you will find anything you may desire, starting from the oyster bar and French bistrot and ending with a Thai food and Japanese canteen. It’s a bright, vivid and colorful place to visit where you will definitely have a great meal and drink. See more…
Three Michellin Star, the 4th best restaurant of Europe and one the TOP-100 restaurants of the world, this place is surely worthy to visit. Quique Dacosta is the most recognized and awarded Valencia chef in the history who became an ambassador of Spanish and specifically Denia cuisine worldwide.
Dacosta created the unique concept for his 3 Star restaurant, he only uses the local ingredients sourced within 75 km around his place and always surprises with the way to serve them. Strong tastes of the sea food, endless menu of wines and a stage performance with each plate turn your dinner into an unforgettable experience. Book it advance!
Almare is located on the first line of the beautiful beach Les Deveses in Denia. You can find it at km 8 of the Carretera les Marines Racons to Dénia.
Alamare is located just halfway between Valencia and Alicante.
It can be reached by car in approximately 1 hour from Manises airport, Joaquín Sorolla Valencia train station or from Elche international airport and Renfe Alicante train station (Alicante).
For your maximum comfort we offer you the transfer service. Check the options in our Services.
The Almare residential complex is located on a virgin and kilometer-long beach in Denia, at the zero point of longitude (the Greenwich meridian), surrounded by the sea, the picturesque Segaria mountain and the towns of the Mediterranean coast.
Dénia, located less than 10 minutes by car from Almare, is a maritime city to which one of the most important ports in the area belongs. The Dénia maritime station is the departure and arrival point for ships and passengers bound for the Balearic Islands. Only in two hours Baleària will take you from Ibiza or Formentera to the port of Dénia, where you can find the main taxi rank in Denia for your arrival at Almare.
The Dénia coast is one of the favorite destination for many Spanish families, as well as for many French and German families. Ryanair airlines offer international flights to Alicante from Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich and other cities.
From France, connections are open to Bordeaux, Marseille, Paris, Beauvais and Toulouse.
If you want to spend a dream vacation, where you can wake up to the sea breeze, have breakfast with the sound of the waves in the background while observing its beautiful views.
During the day, enjoy the kilometer-long sandy and rocky beaches with the family, and / or explore the different mountain routes.
And for lunch or dinner, savor the best Mediterranean gastronomy, then Almare is the ideal place for your holidays.