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.

3 Bedroom Semi Detached Villa in Denia

Tossal Gross (071182)
311,000 €

For Sale: Semi-detached two level properties in a gated community with private garden in addition to communal pool and gardens. Situated just a few minutes drive from Denia town and beaches. These properties comprise on the ground floor; Open plan living- ... (Read More)

3 2 158m2 119m2

2 Bedroom in Denia

(VPN025)
119,000 €

First floor apartment distributed in 2 bedrooms, bathroom, open kitchen, dining room,  enclosed terrace and sunroof of 45 m². It has a parking place and is facing east. Complex with swimming pool, on km. 5 of Las Marinas, 250 m from the beach without ... (Read More)

2 1 55m2

4 Bedroom in Denia

(VPN642)
690,000 €

This first line beach penthouse is situated in one of the most beautiful urbanisations of Denia. The urbanisation was built in 1986 but has always been well maintained. The apartment has had a total reform only a few years ago as one can see in the photos ... (Read More)

4 3 205m2

4 Bedroom Villa in Denia

Denia (066834)
489,000 €

For Sale: Model Menorca. With a choice of plots up to 1530m² with either open valley views or sea views, these striking modern villas will be completed within 12 months. The price includes the plot, villa, pool, and perimter walls while the purchaser can ... (Read More)

4 3 180m2

4 Bedroom in Denia

(VPN744)
550,000 €

This beautifully situated villa with fantastic views over Denia, the port and the sea was completely renovated in 2002 and is adjacent to the Montgo Nature Park. When entering the Villa, immediately you enjoy the fantastic views as the naya is fully ... (Read More)

4 3 210m2 840m2

3 Bedroom Villa in Denia

Denia (066832)
429,000 €

For Sale: Model Formentera. With a choice of plots up to 1530m² with either open valley views or sea views, these striking modern villas will be completed within 12 months. The price includes the plot, villa, pool, and terrace of 20m², while the purchaser ... (Read More)

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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.

Plot in Denia

Santa Lucia (P0470)
255,000 €

For sale: Mainly flat plot available in the Santa Lucia area of Denia. Located a few minutes drive from the beach and all the amenities that Denia has to offer. The plot enjoys views towards the Montgó and to the sea in the distance.

2010m2

3 Bedroom Villa in Denia

Denia (066831)
415,000 €

For Sale: Model Cabrera. With a choice of plots up to 1,350m² with either open valley views or sea views, these striking modern villas will be completed within 12 months. The price includes the plot, villa, pool of 32m², and terrace of 20m², while the ... (Read More)

3 2 120m2

2 Bedroom Terraced House in Denia

La Pedrera (7555)
140,000 €

In an elevated position with beautiful views to the sea and Denia, this bungalow is perfect to relax. It has sun all day and is very private. From the parking you walk a few steps through the garden of the urbanisation to reach the large uncovered west ... (Read More)

2 1 87m2

4 Bedroom Villa in Denia

Denia (066834)
489,000 €

For Sale: Model Menorca. With a choice of plots up to 1530m² with either open valley views or sea views, these striking modern villas will be completed within 12 months. The price includes the plot, villa, pool, and perimter walls while the purchaser can ... (Read More)

4 3 180m2

5 Bedroom Villa in La Xara

La Xara (07605)
1,290,000 €

Unique country estate, which originated about 250 years ago, first of all the neighboring farmers built a small chapel (Ermita) and an associated house with a well and a bread oven, where they baked their bread and baked goods together on a weekly basis. ... (Read More)

5 4 565m2 6863m2

3 Bedroom Apartment in La Sella

La Sella (07532)
395,000 €

Golf Suites La Sella is on La Sella Golf Resort, a privileged area on the Costa Blanca, located just 15 minutes by car from the centre of Denia. Its location next to Montgó´s Natural Park allows you to enjoy unique natural surroundings, and fantastic sea ... (Read More)

3 2 128m2