February 21 from 2022 - 12: 40
Dénia had an outstanding debt with caravan tourism, since for years we maintained a controversial unjust law, as admitted by the City Council a few months ago. Now, shortly after its elimination, the city seems to have reconciled with these visitors, although with certain frictions that have to be ironed out.
Last November, the councilor for Citizen Protection, Javier Scotto, announced that an old prohibition that prevented caravans from parking in the car parks of the beaches. This turned Dénia into a black spot for this type of tourism, since its regulations did not understand that these vehicles were just that, vehicles, and not just homes. It prevented them from making use of car parks, assuming that their owners would use them for camping, despite the fact that they can also be used to move around like any car or motorcycle.
During the plenary session of that month, the elimination was approved and, since then, the caravans can use the parking areas on the beaches, although it is still prohibited to spend the night in those places enabled only for parking.
A couple of months later you can already see the great reception of this measure, because this weekend dozens of caravans have taken over several beaches in Dénia. The trampoline and Punta del Raset They have been the ones that have received the most visitors, filling the parking spaces to spend a day at the beach. And some, yes, even at night.
Pending tasks for the high season
Although the rule is clear, some caravan owners have taken advantage of the new situation to spend the night on the front line. Similarly, in the case of the beach of Les Rotes, some of these vehicles occupied areas not available for parking, which has generated criticism among the residents, who are concerned above all about the visual impact that this entails in a space as limited as that of El Trampolí.
It is only February, so it is expected that the interest of caravan tourism in Dénia will continue to grow in the coming months. And even more so with the arrival of the high season, although it remains to be seen how it will coexist with the existing one to date, seeing how small the car parks are with these new visitors.
Caravans in the parking lot of Punta del Raset 07
Caravans in the parking lot of Punta del Raset 06
Caravans in the parking lot of Punta del Raset 04
Caravans in the parking lot of Punta del Raset 03
Caravans in the parking lot of Punta del Raset 02
Caravans in the parking lot of Punta del Raset 01