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.

3 Bedroom Villa in Denia

Tossal Gross (00147786)
610,000 €

This modern 3-bedroom new-build villa is part of four homes which will be ready by the end of 2022. The houses are located near the center of Denia. The villa is located on the corner and offers a beautiful view of the Montgo. The house is divided over 2 ... (Read More)

3 2 155m2 293m2

2 Bedroom Apartment in Denia

Denia (BPLC98960)
365,000 €

This beautiful spacious 2 bedroom Penthouse apartment is part of a new complex which is located 500 meters from the beach and the harbour. The complex will be completed at the end of 2023. The 75 m2 apartment in question is located on the third floor and ... (Read More)

2 2 75m2

3 Bedroom in Dénia

566,000 €

Modern luxury 3-bedroom apaprtments for sale in La Sella Golf resort. Modern luxury 3-bedroom apaprtments for sale in La Sella Golf resort. 3 bedroom apartments, all of them with access to a terrace to make the most of the sunlight and the ... (Read More)

3 2 284m2

6 Bedroom Villa in Denia

La Pedrera (001105807)
790,000 €

Impressive Villa in one of the most peaceful and pleasant areas of Denia, with stupendous views of the Montgó natural park and sea views. The property is fully conditioned and ready to move into. The property consists of a fully furnished main house of ... (Read More)

6 5 411m2 2700m2

3 Bedroom Apartment in Denia

Almadrava (BPLC100756)
645,000 €

This beautiful spacious 3 bedroom apartment is located in a complex which is also 100 meters from the sea. The complex that is already under construction will be completed in May 2023. The apartment in question of 114 m2 offers a spacious lounge with ... (Read More)

3 2 114m2

5 Bedroom Villa in Denia

Montgo (7743)
995,000 €

Impressive Villa located at the foot of the Montgó Natural Park in Denia, in a very quiet area with a completely flat plot of 1,500m2 surrounded by native vegetation. The house is distributed over 2 floors and the Ground Floor consists of a large entrance ... (Read More)

5 3 400m2 1500m2

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.

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 160m2

1 Bedroom Apartment in Denia

Almadraba (00148031)
174,700 €

This double bedroom apartment is the last one still for sale at the moment. The apartment is located on the ground floor of the complex which is located directly on the sea and offers, in addition to the double bedroom, a lounge with dining area and a ... (Read More)

1 1 50m2

3 Bedroom Apartment in Denia

Almadrava (BPLC100748)
775,000 €

This beautiful spacious 3 bedroom apartment is located on the ground floor of a complex which is also 100 meters from the sea. The complex that is already under construction will be completed in May 2023. The apartment in question of 115 m2 offers a ... (Read More)

3 2 115m2

3 Bedroom Semi Detached Villa in Denia

Tossal Gross (071182)
375,000 €

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 119m2 157m2

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

4 Bedroom Apartment in Denia

Les Bassetes (00181662)
535,000 €

This beautiful flat is located outside the city centre but walking you can reach the port and the lively historical centre of Denia as well as supermarkets, restaurants and nice bars. Through a pedestrian path you are also in less than 5 minutes at the ... (Read More)

4 3 300m2