DENIA lies to the north of Mount Montgo, over the Elephant’s trunk and at the end of a spectacular elevated and winding road which will shock travellers with the superb coastal panorama, as one descends towards Las Rotas and Denia property; not least because of the total contrast of the landscape. The focal points of this view of Denia are its two large harbours/marinas, Denia castle atop an emerald green mound – in the centre of town, but facing the harbour, and the total flatness of the landscape around the town. Apart from apartments and townhouses, Denia itself has limited availability of detached villas. However, just along the coast, north of Denia are Las Marinas and Els Poblets where there is an unusually large availability of all kinds of property, often within a level walk of the superb beaches that make up this whole length of coastline – from Denia to Gandia. Whilst there are some villas in this area of the grand style, smaller plot size requirements and more dense development mean that there is a greater availability of more modestly priced properties to suit all tastes. This whole area is much flatter than the rest of the Marina Alta and is more suitable for the more elderly buyers, those requiring a smaller, low maintenance garden, and those looking for a flat walk (or cycle) to amenities. Denia itself is a larger and very Spanish town, with excellent shops, restaurants and all other amenities. There is an excellent regular high-speed ferry service to all the Balearic Islands, and a few minutes drive away, in Ondara is a superb new out of town shopping complex.