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Taste the true essence of the Costa Blanca in Denia, where gastronomy becomes a heritage of flavours distinguished by UNESCO and where the coastline envelops you in a landscape of light and colour that captivates all the senses.

Denia has an area of 66.18 km² which extends over almost 20 km of coastline on the Costa Blanca, where you can see both sandy beaches and impressive cliffs. Bordered to the north by Oliva, to the west by Ondara, to the east by the Mediterranean Sea and to the south by Jávea, it is a municipality where emblematic spots such as the Montgó natural park stand out.

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    Where exactly is Denia located in Spain?

    Denia is located in the Comarca of the Marina Alta, belonging to the province of Alicante, within the Valencian Community, Spain. This charming town sits directly on the Mediterranean coast, bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and serves as a focal point and nerve centre of the region.

    What is Denia famous for? Why is Denia popular with foreign tourists?

    The town of Denia is famous and attractive to foreign tourists for several reasons that make it a desirable destination on Spain's Costa Blanca. Firstly, its geographical location is privileged, as it is close to the Mediterranean Sea. This gives it access to beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters and a wide variety of water activities, such as diving and sailing. Moreover, being immersed in nature, it offers spectacular views and a sustainable way of life that sets it apart from other municipalities.

    Similarly, Denia has a Mediterranean climate, making it an ideal destination for those looking to enjoy the sun and good weather. The region is also known for its rich cultural and architectural heritage, with historical remains including a medieval castle and charming cobbled streets.

    Another factor contributing to its popularity with foreign tourists is its gastronomy. The Marina Alta region is famous for its Mediterranean cuisine, with a wide variety of restaurants offering delicious seafood dishes and fresh local produce that enjoy Michelin star recognition.

      What not to miss in Denia?

      In Denia you will find a wide variety of attractions and activities that will make your visit unforgettable. For this reason, you should not miss:

      • Les Marines beach: it is considered one of the most important and popular beaches in Denia. This extensive beach of fine golden sand stretches for several kilometres, offering a family atmosphere and a variety of services including sports areas, restaurants and accessibility for people with reduced mobility. Its crystal clear water and proximity to the town centre make it a favourite destination for residents and visitors alike.
      • Cala Granadella: is a small and beautiful cove located in the town of Jávea, near Denia, on the Costa Blanca. This cove has earned an enviable reputation for its crystal clear, turquoise blue waters, surrounded by lush pine forests that give it an almost magical atmosphere and breathtaking natural beauty. It is an ideal place for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts due to the rich marine life found on its rocky seabed.
      • Greenway: Explore the Greenway, a pedestrian and cycle route built on an old railway line. Stroll or cycle through stunning natural scenery, such as the orange groves and vineyards that surround the area. It is ideal for walks and bike rides.
      • Monte Montgó: is an imposing mountain formation that rises majestically on the Costa Blanca, near the town of Denia. It is an iconic feature of the local landscape and has been declared a Natural Park for its rich biodiversity and unique ecological values. This mountain is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, some of which are endemic and protected species.
      • Denia Castle: This emblematic castle dates back to Moorish times, although it has been remodelled and extended several times over the centuries. From its privileged position, it offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the town of Denia. Explore its walls, towers and museums.
      • Local festivals and events: Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in Denia's vibrant traditions by participating in its most deeply-rooted festivities. In March, the Fallas de Denia takes place, a visual spectacle where monumental ephemeral works of art are built and then set alight in a night full of pyrotechnics and celebration. During the month of August, the Moors and Christians take to the streets, reliving the historic battles with impressive parades, costumes and dramatisations of battles. Don't miss the Fiestas Patronales in honour of the Santísima Sangre, the highlight of the local celebrations, full of religious fervour, entertainment.
      • Mediterranean gastronomy: Without a doubt, the Quique Dacosta restaurant in Denia stands out as a benchmark for Mediterranean gastronomy. With three Michelin stars and a reputation as one of the most avant-garde kitchens in the world, it offers an exceptional culinary experience with dishes that include fresh seafood, typical Alicante rice and high quality local produce.
      • Water activities: If you are a water sports lover, take the opportunity to go kayaking or rent a boat in Denia. The calm waters and pleasant climate make it an ideal place for these activities.
      • Almadrava archaeological site: For archaeology enthusiasts, this site offers a fascinating insight into the ancient history of the region. You can explore archaeological remains and learn about the civilisations that inhabited the area in the past.
      • Shopping and markets: Explore the local markets for fresh produce and handicrafts. Denia market is known for its lively atmosphere and for offering a wide variety of local produce, from fruit and vegetables to unique souvenirs.

      In short, if you are considering buying a property in Denia, you will not only be investing in a home, but also in a unique and exciting lifestyle that will give you the opportunity to fully enjoy all that this place and the neighbouring towns have to offer.


      How many sunny days are there in Denia?

      Denia enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate, characterized by an abundance of bright and sunny days. It is estimated that this city enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year, making it a perfect destination for lovers of good weather and outdoor life, whether for a visit or to settle permanently. Although the precise number of sunny days may fluctuate a little each year, the guarantee of sunshine is a constant in Denia.

      How many beaches are there in Denia?

      Denia has 20 kilometres of coastline with beaches and coves at your disposal. Here is a list of some of the most outstanding beaches and coves in Denia:

      • Les Deveses beach: Known for its crystal clear waters, it is ideal for water sports such as kitesurfing and windsurfing due to its constant wind.
      • Les Marines Beach: This is one of the largest and most popular beaches in Denia. It offers fine sand and calm waters, making it ideal for families. There is a wide variety of water sports available here.
      • Les Bovetes beach: Another wide beach with golden sand and shallow waters, perfect for swimming and water sports. It has a promenade with restaurants and bars.
      • Playa de Punta del Raset: This beach is located near the harbour and is known for its lively atmosphere. Here you can find fresh seafood restaurants.
      • Cala del Trampolí: A small cove with calm and transparent waters, perfect for snorkelling and enjoying nature.
      • Cala Blanca: A rocky and picturesque cove with crystal clear waters. It is a lovely place to relax and sunbathe.
      • Cala Almadrava: Known for its natural beauty and clear waters, it is an ideal place for snorkelling.
      • Cala Les Arenetes: Small and secluded, this cove is perfect for those seeking tranquillity and privacy.
      • Cala El Trampolí: Ideal for diving and jumping off the rocks. It offers an impressive natural environment.

      Very close to Denia, in the neighbouring town of Jávea, you will find some of the most beautiful coves on the Mediterranean coast:

      • Cala Ambolo: With crystal clear waters and an impressive natural environment, it is one of the most beautiful coves and a must-see.
      • Cala Blanca: Another cove with transparent waters and surrounded by rocks. It is a quiet spot to enjoy the sea.
      • Cala Portitxol: Small cove with calm waters and a nearby island that you can swim to explore.
      • Cala Granadella: Known for its beauty and crystal clear waters, it is one of the most famous coves near Denia and is perfect for snorkelling.

      These are just some of the beaches and coves you can find in Denia, each with its own charm and appeal, which make numerous travellers choose it year after year as a tourist destination and even decide to move to live there.

      Does Denia have school, sports and cultural infrastructures?

      That's right, and if you are interested in buying a property in Denia, we detail them below:

      • School infrastructure: in the area, you will find a variety of primary and secondary schools, both public and private. For example, the Waldorf International School El Montgó is a private institution offering high quality international educational programmes. Although Denia does not have its own universities, it is close to cities such as Alicante and Valencia, where the University of Alicante and the University of Valencia are located. This gives residents access to prestigious higher education.
      • Sports infrastructure: The city of Denia has modern municipal sports facilities, such as the Denia Municipal Sports Centre, which offers a wide range of sports and recreational activities. Also, given its coastal location, Denia is perfect for water sports lovers. You can enjoy sailing, windsurfing and diving in places such as Les Marines Beach.
      • Cultural infrastructures: Throughout the year, the region hosts cultural events, such as the Denia International Jazz Festival. In addition, you can enjoy the Ethnological Museum of Denia and the Contemporary Art Gallery of Denia.
      • Expatriate associations: these organisations bring together people of various nationalities, and organise events and activities that foster the connection between expatriates and the local community.

      These examples illustrate how Denia offers infrastructures and opportunities that can facilitate life for foreigners wishing to settle in the region, providing an enriching and diversified living experience.

      Can foreigners buy property in Denia without any restrictions?

      In general, foreigners can purchase property in Denia without significant restrictions. Spanish laws allow the purchase of property by foreigners, and these laws are open and favourable to foreign investment in real estate. Here are some important considerations:

      • NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero): In order to purchase property in Spain, foreigners must obtain a NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero). This number is essential to carry out property related transactions.
      • National and local legislation: Although national laws in Spain allow foreigners to buy property, some areas may have additional local regulations. At Quadratia, we provide guidance to help you understand the particular regulations in this area.
      • Taxes and costs: Foreigners purchasing property in Spain should be prepared to cover the associated taxes and costs, such as Transfer Tax, Property Tax (IBI) and notary and land registry fees, among others.
      • Residency in Spain: Buying a property in Spain does not automatically guarantee residency in the country. In order to obtain residency, foreigners must meet certain requirements, such as making significant investments in property.

      In short, foreigners can purchase property in Denia and throughout Spain without significant restrictions.

      If I buy a property in Denia, does it mean that I am approved for residency in Spain?

      No, buying a property in Denia or anywhere in Spain does not automatically guarantee approval for residency in the country. Property ownership and residency are two separate issues and are subject to specific regulations and requirements.

      To obtain residency in Spain, you are generally required to meet certain criteria, which may vary depending on the type of residency you are seeking. The two main types of residency that may be relevant for foreigners are:


      • Investor residency: To obtain residency through property investment, generally requires a significant investment in real estate, such as the purchase of property for a minimum value. Each region in Spain may have specific requirements in this regard.
      • Residency for other reasons: Foreigners can also obtain residence in Spain for reasons such as employment, studies, family reunification, retirement, among others. These types of residence are subject to their own requirements and conditions.

      How to get to Denia (Alicante) from anywhere in Europe?

      For travel to Denia from anywhere in Europe, Alicante-Elche airport is one of the closest options, located about 100 kilometres away. This airport is an important gateway to the region, with a wide range of European and international flights and services for passengers.

      After arriving at El Altet (location where the airport is located), travellers can choose from several transport alternatives to reach Denia, including car rental for those who prefer their own route, as well as bus services, taxis or private transport vehicles, ensuring a direct and smooth connection to their final destination.

      How far is it from Benidorm to Denia?

      The distance en route between Denia and Benidorm is approximately 55 kilometres, although this may vary slightly depending on the route you choose. The travel time between these two towns in the province of Alicante can change depending on the method of transport and traffic conditions. Here is an estimate of travel times by the different means of transport:

      • Tram and train: the only option is the tram which connects Benidorm and Denia on L9 taking 90 minutes.
      • Bus: there are bus services between Denia and Benidorm, with variations in timetables and journey times. It is advisable to check the latest timetables and fares before your journey. Bus journey times are generally around 90 minutes.
      • Car: travelling by car is a quick option, with an estimated journey time of around one hour, depending on traffic conditions and the route taken.

      How far is it from Alicante to Denia?

      The distance from Denia to Alicante is approximately 100 kilometres. Travel time may vary depending on the selected means of transport and traffic conditions. The following is an estimate of the travel time by different means of transport

      • Tram: Currently, there is a tram service (TRAM) that connects Alicante with Denia. The journey takes approximately 2 hours, depending on the service and the necessary transfers.
      • Bus: If you prefer the bus, there are options available, and journey times can vary depending on the route and stops. Bus travel also generally takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
      • Car: Travel time by car is generally around 1 hour and 10 minutes, depending on traffic and the exact route you take.
        Train: You can also travel by train from Alicante to Denia. The distance by train is similar to the tram, and travel time is usually around 2 hours.

      The distance from Denia to Alicante is approximately 100 kilometres. Travel time may vary depending on the means of transport selected and traffic conditions. Below is an estimate of the travel time by different means of transport:

      Another option that could be evaluated would be the municipality of Valencia, which is 81 km away, taking more or less the same transport options as mentioned above.

      How does Denia compare with other nearby towns in terms of property investment?

      Comparing Denia with other nearby towns in terms of property investment can depend on a number of factors. Here is a general comparison based on common considerations:

      • Profitability: Other nearby cities may have similar rates of return depending on their economic situation and demand for housing. Tourist cities may have higher seasonal returns.
      • Varied supply: Real estate supply in this area may include a variety of properties, from beachfront flats to inland villas. The availability of properties will vary according to the specific area.
      • Sustainable growth: Denia has experienced gradual development over the last few decades, with a focus on sustainability.
        Attractive environment: Denia's attractive environment focuses on its coastal location, beaches, nature, climate and healthy lifestyle.

      What are the general steps to buy a property in Denia as a foreigner?

      The general steps to purchase a property in Denia as a foreigner are as follows:

      1. Obtain the NIE (Foreigners Identification Number): this requirement is fundamental for any foreigner wishing to buy a property in Spain. You must apply for the NIE at the Foreigners Office in Spain or at the General Commissariat for Foreigners (Comisaría General de Extranjería). This number is essential to carry out financial and legal transactions in the country.
      2. Search for a property: look for the property you wish to purchase in Denia through the developer Quadratia. Our agents will provide you with detailed information about the characteristics of the property and its location.
      3. Reservation: after choosing the property you wish to purchase, the first step is to make a down payment as a reservation guarantee. Subsequently, a document will be signed where, among several points, the period to formalize the purchase contract will be determined.
      4. Signing of the purchase and sale contract: when formalizing the purchase and sale contract, an initial outlay is required which, in new construction projects, generally represents about 20% of the total cost of the property, plus the applicable VAT. However, this ratio may be adjusted according to the development, the construction progress of the work or the particularities of the buyer.The contract will also define the basis for deferred payments, specifying their amount, duration and terms.In the projects we manage, deferred payments often correspond to another 20% of the value of the property. However, it is recommended that you contact our real estate advisors to understand the specific conditions of each project.
      5. Financing: in case you need financing for the purchase, you can explore mortgage loan options offered by Spanish or foreign banks operating in Spain.
      6. Signing of the public deed and handing over of keys: the purchase will be formalized by signing a public deed before a Spanish notary.At this time, the remaining balance of the price of the property will be settled and the transfer of ownership will take place.
      7. Registration of the property: the property will be registered in your name in the local Land Registry.
      8. Taxes and expenses: you will have to pay taxes and expenses related to the purchase, such as Value Added Tax (VAT) or other taxes, depending on the type of property and other circumstances.