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Denia book trips and trains to Cordoba

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Denia book trips and trains to Cordoba

Hi

Sorry that should say "boat trips"! i was thinking of how many books i could get in my suitcase!

My partner and I will be in Orba in early June when it is his birthday and i would like to treat him to a boat trip and a meal at a water side restaurant. I have looked at hiring a boat but that was too expensive and i dont want a ferry trip.

the other thing i would like to do is go by train to Cordoba and stay over in a luxory hotel for one night. I have looked at the train sites but cant see if we can get a direct train or if we would need to change?

any advice or sign posting would be gratefully recieved. thank you.

Edited: 3:50 am, May 04, 2011
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1. Re: Denia book trips and trains to Cordoba

Hi,

I don't know about private charters but you seem to have found out about them and they are too expensive. The link below is for the company that has boat trips out of Denia. They have boats that go round the coast to Javea and Calpe. Also - which might interest you more as a treat - they do evening Catamaran trips where you sail out, anchor, have a drink and a swim etc.

www.mundomarino.es - this website is very clear and is in English.

Another alternative in Denia is to go to Las Rotas (Les Rotes) which is the stretch of coast to the South of the town. Almost as far as the road takes you, there is a beautiful sea food restaurant (paella specialist) which has a huge seating area over looking the sea. It is called Mena. it is all whitewash and beautiful sea views - very romantic.

Also along the port in Denia there are lots of lovely seafood restaurants. El Port is very good and has an upstairs balcony looking over the harbour.

As far as train to Cordoba - an unusual request. It's quite a way - about 7 hours by car.

The only train from Denia is the coastal TRAM. I am guessing (but genuinely don't know) that you would have to get this to Alicante (3 hour journey with a change at Benidorm) and then get a train south from the main Alicante station but I could be wrong.

It might be a good idea to post on the Cordoba forum to see if anyone knows.

SS x

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Thank you for replying so swiftly and with so much information.

I will follow up all of your links

thanks again

Shari x

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Feel free to post any further questions or pm me. I did notice that mundomarina do not have their current timetable / price list that i could see. It looks like you might need to email them withyour dates to see what they have going out..

ss x

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4. Re: Denia book trips and trains to Cordoba

From Alicante you will have to get a train to Madrid, then change for Cordoba. Total travelling time about 5 hours. Add on the estimated tram travel from Denia....it's a long way.

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5. Re: Denia book trips and trains to Cordoba

thank you, I think i may be re thinking the trip to Cordoba!

~Shari x

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I'm guessing you may be staying in an apt. or villa in Orba - maybe with relatives - hence the deisre to stay in a hotel for a few nights for your partners birthday.

If you were thinking of coming to Denia any way for a boat trip you might consider staying in Denia and celebrating there. The three hotels that come to mind as 'romantic' are Hotel Chameral in the old town. It is a lovely old building that has been beautifully restored and is close to the main street with its many traditional bars and restaurants, and the now thriving 'tapas alley' which runs away from the main town just by the church square. There is also - going out of town towards Las Rotas the hotel Les Rotes - termed a boutique hotel and I think No 1 on here. Along the front there is Posada del Mar - quite modern and trendy in a beautiful old building - old customs house I think. All of these would give you a lovely short break where you could explore Denia and have some fantastic meals. (I have never stayed in any of them so read the reviews on here to get a better feel for them). There is also a bar along the main street (Marques de Campo) which is called Bar No.11 and if you look on their website they have two rooms/apts. which I always think look very nice.

Or if you want a city - the two closest are Alicante or Valencia. I'd opt for Valencia, although again not sure of transport links if you don't have a car.

Deep breath.....finally, I know you said you were'nt keen on ferries but if you really wanted to push the boat out (so to speak) you could also get the ferry in Denia and go over to Ibiza!!!

ss x

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This is the link to Bar 11 website. I have absolutely no affiliation to them and have never stayed there, but when I was looking for accomodation for friends who were visiting us I came across their site and I think the suites look fantastic. We have also been to the bar downstairs on several occasions and like the atmosphere - very international, cool and cosmopolitan.

http://no11denia.com/

ss x

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8. Re: Denia book trips and trains to Cordoba

I was wondering which of the boat trips offered by mundomarion is the best for a family of 4? My children are 6 and 7.

Thanks,

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The best one would be the day trip along the coast from Denia to Javea. If you get a lunchtime boat you can jump off at Javea - spend a few hours there and get an evening boat back - or stay on and go round to Altea and Calpe (although that's quite a long time for little ones). Alternatively from the harbour in Denia there is a water taxi called the Beast which takes you from town out to the marina. It's a speed boat that buzzes around the harbour basically but is a bit of fun! I think the catamaran trip would be mainly for adults.

There are two places to go to ask about the trips - one is the cabin on the harbour where all the boats moor which tends to open just before a sailing (they have timetables in a little holder outside for you to pick up) or go to the cabin opposite the tourist information centre. This is open during normal opening hours (remember the siesta) and the staff will be able to help you - they also sell tickets here for the road train that takes you up to the castle which is another excellent 'trip' with little ones. The train drives through town up to the castle, it drops you off for half an hour which is plenty of time to look around and to get an ice cream and then you get back on and it takes you back down to town - or you can then walk down on your own through the little back streets.

ss x

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10. Re: Denia book trips and trains to Cordoba

Thank you so much! That is very helpful. We will be actually staying in Els Poblets for a week and it is our first time to this part of Spain. We are not interested in the overly touristy areas like Benidorm so any advice is fabulous!

We will have a car so able to explore a bit more!

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