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.


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.


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.

2 Bedroom Apartment in Denia

Almadraba (00148028)
403,100 €

This spacious penthouse apartment is located on the top floor and offers spectacular sea views. Most of the homes in this beautiful complex have now been sold. At the moment there are still 3 available. The house B in question offers a spacious lounge ... (Read More)

2 2 90 m2

3 Bedroom Villa in Denia

Pare Pere (00136470)
900,000 €

Modern new build villa with sea views for sale in Denia, located at the end of a cul-de-sac with a beautiful view over Denia and the sea. On the ground floor there is an entrance hall with a guest toilet, a living / dinning room, a fully equipped kitchen ... (Read More)

3 3 160 m2 868 m2

3 Bedroom Semi Detached Villa in Denia

Tossal Gross (071182)
431,000 €

For Sale: Semi-detached two level property 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. This property comprises on the ground floor; Open plan living- ... (Read More)

3 2 119 m2 157 m2

3 Bedroom Aticó en Denia / La Sella

La Sella (07967)
590,000 €

Situated in the heart of La Sella Golf Resort, this property offers stunning views over the golf course, the surrounding area and of course the sea. – Block with only 8 flats, all with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. – Each flat has a storage room ... (Read More)

3 2 229 m2

3 Bedroom Apartment in Denia

Almadrava (00199341)
510,000 €

This beautiful spacious 3 bedroom Penthouse apartment is part of a new complex which is located directly on the beach in Denia. The complex will be completed at the end of 2023. The respective apartment of 98 m2 offers a spacious lounge with dining area, ... (Read More)

3 2 98 m2

3 Bedroom Apartment in Denia

Centrum (00186901)
191,000 €

This flat is located in a quiet street in the centre of Denia. It is located on the third floor and can be reached by lift. The property consists of a living-dining room, a kitchen with small balcony, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite. There ... (Read More)

3 2 103 m2

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.


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 Villa in Denia

Deveses (001114351)
415,000 €

Villa with sea views close to the Santa Ana beach in Deveses. A quiet location throughout the year as it is away from the town centre, with restaurants, beach bars, supermarkets and everything you need just a few minutes walk away. This villa is divided ... (Read More)

4 2 203 m2 566 m2

3 Bedroom Villa in Denia

Tossal Gross (00198740)
375,000 €

This semi-detached new villa is part of 14 houses which are located near the old center of Denia. The villas are currently under construction and will be delivered in July 2023. The villa is spread over 2 floors. On the ground floor there is a lounge with ... (Read More)

3 3 180 m2 157 m2

3 Bedroom in Denia

1,175,000 €

Exclusive penthouse in Dénia with spectacular 180º views of the port in a unique enclave. Distributed in 160 m2 it consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room and dining room, as well as a laundry area, storage room and a large terrace. ... (Read More)

3 2 160 m2

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 86 m2

3 Bedroom Villa in Denia

Galeretes (00187161)
599,000 €

Modern new build villa for sale in Denia, situated in a quiet location close to the historic center and only 2km from a sandy beach and the boulevard towards Las Rotas. There is an entrance hall, a living dining room with an open kitchen, a utility room, ... (Read More)

3 3 177 m2 622 m2

2 Bedroom Apartment in Denia

Almadrava (00199350)
325,000 €

This beautiful 2 bedroom apartment is part of a new complex which is located directly on the sea. The complex will be completed at the end of 2023. The relevant apartment of 71 m2 is located on the ground floor and offers a spacious lounge with dining ... (Read More)

2 2 71 m2 103 m2