What is it like to live in Denia?

When looking at property for sale in Denia we are often asked, “what is Denia like to live in?”. Here is what we like to say to anyone thinking of buying in Denia.

Denia is a truly brilliant place to live. Living as an expat in the town and surrounding areas has charm and authenticity that is sometimes lost in the towns to the South of the Montgo.

An hour south down the coast from the city of Valencia, Denia is the capital of the Marina Alta area and sits on the Northern side of the Montgo mountain. Whether you are an expat or local to the area Denia is a larger town that caters to both those wanting to live a quiet life by the beach and to be a part of town with life and vibrancy.

Authenticity

A lot of Mediterranean beach towns have jumped at the opportunity to be tourist destinations for the millions of yearly visitors to the Costa Blanca. Denia has preserved its identity in a way that makes it feel more authentically Spanish. The culture of the town is ingrained in the society and residents, there is no escaping the very Valencian traditions. From architecture to cuisine and festivals the way of life has been preserved for all to embrace.

Vibrant

Denia is a town that does not stop. Whereas many of the coastal towns seem to nearly shutdown when the tourists vacate the area, Denia is a hub of both business and living. It has a thriving community where locals can enjoy live music, restaurants and the best of Spanish restaurants all year round. The winter season is amongst the best to really explore the area and to take part in many activities dominated by the tourists during the Summer months.

Culture and Gastronomy

Denia is a town steeped in history. The castle still stands overlooking the sea and the two Marinas are an indicator of how the town first began to thrive as a fishing village. Most recently however Denia has become known for its exquisite restaurants. Designated by UNESCO as a Creative City of Gastronomy is no easy task and it is one that Denia has embraced by launching Gastronomy festivals and championing the elite culinary heritage.

Traditional recipes that have been handed down through the generations are being revisited and more than preserved they are being savoured by the many that visit the town to enjoy a dining experience unlike any other. Mediterranean flavours meet high-end elegance and the unison is incredible. Several of the restaurant concepts are so popular that you would need to book months in advance. The highlight of all the restaurants is the revered 3-starred Michelin restaurant of Quique Dacosta.

6 Bedroom Villa in Pedreguer

La Sella (07151)
1,435,000 €

For Sale: This magnificent 6-bedroom villa is located on the beautiful La Sella urbanisation within minutes of the Equestrian centre & Golf course. Benefitting from breath-taking sea, mountain and valley views from all levels, this traditional style ... (Read More)

6 6 400m2 1412m2

4 Bedroom in Denia

(VPN334)
495,000 €

Villa built on a 800m 2 plot in the area of Denia Marquesa VI. The Villa has sea views, a large pool of 8x4m with heating, covered jacuzzi area , BBQ with outdoor kitchen, double garage with internal access to the Villa, a separate apartment and much more ... (Read More)

4 3 260m2 800m2

2 Bedroom Apartment in Denia

La Pedrera (00155634)
129,000 €

This beautiful 49 m2 apartment located on the first floor is located in a complex that was built in 2020. The apartment offers a spacious lounge with dining area, a fully equipped modern open kitchen, 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom. There is also ... (Read More)

2 1 49m2

2 Bedroom Apartment in Denia

Deveses (00155114)
262,100 €

This spacious 82 m2 apartment is located on the ground floor and offers a spacious lounge with dining area, a fully equipped modern kitchen and 1 double bedroom, a bathroom and the master bedroom with bathroom en suite. It also has a spacious terrace with ... (Read More)

2 2 82m2

3 Bedroom Villa in Denia

Santa Lucia (00132528)
499,000 €

Modern new build villa for sale in Denia, located in the quiet urbanization of Santa Lucia. The project can be adapted to your own wishes and can be completed within 14 months. There is a lounge / dining room, from which you can enter the covered terrace ... (Read More)

3 2 130m2 953m2

2 Bedroom Apartment in Denia

Almadraba (00148035)
214,100 €

This 2 double bedroom apartment is located in a complex located directly on the sea. At the moment there are several 2 double bedroom apartments for sale. The relevant apartment L is located on the first floor and offers a lounge with dining area, a fully ... (Read More)

2 2 64m2

Quality of Life

Denia offers a Mediterranean style of living that is becoming so sought after in modern times. Good food, warm sunshine and a sea breeze are what soothes the soul. Unlike many other coastal towns in the South of Spain though, Denia is an extremely affordable town to live in and enjoy to the fullest. As in all things you could spend a fortune enjoying the lifestyle to its fullest but it is not necessary to live a fulfilled life in Denia. Housing costs, supermarkets, utilities, visiting the shops and dining out all come at a reasonable and very attainable price.

Community

It is the Spanish way to embrace community. Families see each other regularly and friends might as well be family. Eating together is the principal way in which friends and families socialise. Do not underestimate the importance of sitting down for a meal together with friends in Denia. The local community are friendly on the whole and it is common to say “hello” to strangers in the street on a daily basis.

Beyond the local Spanish community, the expats are also welcoming and have setup a support network of events and community clubs to integrate the diverse group of nationalities that enjoy calling this Spanish town, home.

Denia is a town that truly offers something for everyone and every time we visit we are still finding new sections of beach or new restaurants to visit. We have lived locally for over 25 years and travelling to Denia is still an experience to savour. A dream place to start your new life on the Mediterranean coast of Spain.

4 Bedroom in Denia

(VPN824)
479,000 €

Villa within walking distance of Denia. Spacious 2-storey villa with pool, outdoor shower, summer kitchen, garage, large garden. Gas heating and air conditioning available. Main apartment: entrance, large living room, kitchen, large covered terrace, 2 ... (Read More)

4 4 193m2 1000m2

3 Bedroom in Denia

(VPN837)
229,000 €

House for sale near the beach of Les Deveses Denia, of rustic style, built by probably one of the best builders in the area. On a plot of approximately 400 m², this house of 125 m² built has on the ground floor s lounge, dining room, open plan kitchen, 2 ... (Read More)

3 2 125m2 400m2

3 Bedroom Villa in Denia

Santa Lucia (00132528)
499,000 €

Modern new build villa for sale in Denia, located in the quiet urbanization of Santa Lucia. The project can be adapted to your own wishes and can be completed within 14 months. There is a lounge / dining room, from which you can enter the covered terrace ... (Read More)

3 2 130m2 953m2

3 Bedroom Apartment in Denia

Deveses (00154968)
198,300 €

This beautiful 86 m2 apartment is located on the first floor and offers a spacious lounge with dining area, a fully fitted modern kitchen and 2 double bedrooms, a bathroom and the master bedroom with bathroom en suite. It also has a spacious terrace of 47 ... (Read More)

3 2 86m2

2 Bedroom Apartment in Denia

La Pedrera (00155626)
210,000 €

This beautiful 64 m2 penthouse apartment is located in a complex that was built in 2020. The apartment offers a spacious lounge with dining area, a fully equipped modern open kitchen, a guest toilet, 1 double bedrooms, a bathroom and the master bedroom ... (Read More)

2 2 64m2

1 Bedroom Apartment in Denia

Deveses (00155169)
123,300 €

This 53 m2 apartment is located on the first floor and offers a spacious lounge with dining area, a fully equipped modern kitchen, 1 double bedroom and a bathroom. It also has a spacious terrace of 13 m2, a garage and a storage room. The complex is ... (Read More)

1 1 53m2