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Denia Beach: homes with Mediterranean Sea views

Denia Beach: homes with Mediterranean Sea views

We can’t stop thinking about everything we will do once we can enjoy life outdoors again. Going to the seaside to feel the sea breeze, swimming in the sea for the first time this year, sunbathing in the hammocks and toasting from the terrace of our homes with Mediterranean Sea views.

Would you like to do all this as well? Then, you need to know Denia Beach! Because the good life includes sea, light and your place in Spain.

Denia: a gem on the Costa Blanca

Denia is a small port city, yes. But don’t be fooled by its size. Denia has more than 2000 years of history, and Iberians, Phoenicians and Greeks lived in it. There must be a reason, right? The castle and the port are its hallmarks, as well as a gastronomy mmmm … to lick your fingers! Not surprisingly, UNESCO named it Creative City of Gastronomy in 2015.

Denia is like a secret garden, like that little lost gem that you suddenly find when you are looking for something else. It is the favorite destination of those who love sunlight, hiking, seafaring atmospheres… but also, enjoying a few hours on the beach. Denia is a small place, but it is also cosmopolitan.

The Costa Blanca is full of nearby paradises like Denia. Let’s visit them when everything is fine! Are you in? 🏖

Visiting the coast is great. Living it, is a luxury.

Denia Beach: this is what life facing the sea looks like

Nice, right?

At Sonneil, we constantly look for places with the vitality of Denia Beach. Places you can live and design in your own way, blank walls for you to create a new stage of your life while listening to the sound of the waves. 🌊 The homes with homes with Mediterranean Sea views of Denia Beach are perfect for that.

Homes where the light lives

Denia Beach is super special for five main reasons: 

  • The sea views. Imagine having your own piece of Mediterraneo in your terrace, waking up to the sound of the waves… it’s as good as it sounds, really!
  • Light is everywhere. Did you know we enjoy more than 300 sunny days a year in Costa Blanca? Houses here are designed with open spaces and big windows to let the light in. The living room and the open kitchen have access to the terrace, as well as the main bedroom.
  • Let us tell you a secret… the kitchen is our favourite part! For cooking lovers, this open kitchen with breakfast bar is a luxury. It has a column for integrated appliances. And you won’t keep your eyes off of the countertop finished in white silica! It is completely furnished and equipped with oven, ceramic hob and extractor hood. You just worry about choosing your first recipe! Those who prefer to be away from the stove will not resist this minimalist, elegant and contemporary design kitchen either. You can tell we love it, right?
  • There are houses for everyone! Are you moving with your family? Are you looking for an investment? No problem at all! There are homes with one, two or three bedrooms.
  • And, of course, the location! Denia Beach is a five minute walk to the beach and well connected to the center of Denia –and you can enjoy it in any season-. There are also supermarkets and restaurants within 500 meters. Although what we like most to know the environment is the bike path. You can also play a round of golf in Oliva Nova, a 15-minute drive away.

Relaxing in the common areas

Sharing is living. And, if it is in common areas such as Denia Beach’s, even more.

Forget about yoga and meditation. Denia Beach’s pool, pergolas and gardens are the best antidote to stress. Relax however you like. Maybe, feeling like Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate as you relax by the pool listening to Simon & Garfunkel. Or reading your favorite novel under the shade of the palm trees. 🌴

Look, look:

The construction of Denia Beach is increasingly advanced. The pool is filling up and the plants in the gardens are growing … only you are missing!

We can already see you enjoying the sunlight coming through the windows and the terraces with views of the Mediterranean.

We know that, at the moment, you cannot visit Denia Beach in person. But at Sonneil we want to make your life easier. Visit Denia Beach website and contact us to have all the information you need.

Because the good life is waiting for you. And we want to help you live it.

What to do in Denia: plans for every season

What to do in Denia: plans for every season

If you are wondering what to do in Denia, there is no need to worry: it is one of the liveliest towns on the Costa Blanca, where any season is good for getting to know the place, enjoying the little paradises that surround it, taking endless walks along the seashore…

Whether it is for diving, kayaking, hiking or simply for the greatest of pleasures, eating, Denia is a luxury all year round. Today at Sonneil we bring you the best plans, so don’t miss out, the good life is waiting for you here!

What to do in Denia in autumn/winter | Top Plans

Nothing less than an average temperature of 18 degrees awaits you in Denia during the winter. Besides, this is when tourism slows down in the city, so it is the perfect season to calmly enjoy it. Because the sun never stops shining in the Costa Blanca!

Let yourself get carried away in the streets of Denia

Something as simple as taking a walk can become a perfect plan at any unknown city: where every corner hides a surprise. Denia is no exception. Its port, the Baix la Mar district, its history of sailors or the Castle are just some examples. And let’s not forget its urban beaches such as the Marineta Cassiana or Las Marinas.

Ascending the Montgó mountain

The flatness of the calm sea is altered by the sight of its summit in the background. At Sonneil we suggest you follow any of the ascent trails to see part of the Costa Blanca from a bird’s eye view.

Views of the Montgó from the coast

Tourism… underwater as well

Water sports in winter? In Denia you can! All you need is a good wetsuit. You will be able to enjoy the green meadows of its sea bed, its colourful fish and its clear waters. It is a perfect destination for diving.

And what about the surface? Try kayaking or renting a boat and live like royalty. Because that is the Mediterranean.

Visit the Cova Tallada

This impressive rock formation that looks like something out of Game of Thrones is located a few kilometres from Denia and borders Jávea. What’s the best part? In winter, tourism gives a break to this landscape… so it will be almost like having it to yourself. We suggest you arrive by kayak or canoe. Don’t forget to suit up!

Other plans to enjoy Denia in winter

  • Follow the hiking trails that go to the Cape of San Antonio.
  • Walk along the beaches of La Marina, Trampolí and Marineta.

These are just some options if you are wondering what to do in Denia in winter. As you will see, it is the perfect season to enjoy a holiday sheltered by the Mediterranean essence. Because summer is not the only season in which the sun shines in this historic port city.

What to do in Denia in spring/summer | Top Plans

There is no question about the fact that the hot season is the most desirable one to enjoy the Spanish coast. The colours, the atmosphere, the refreshing baths in the Mediterranean sea… these are the best plans to make the most of Denia in its golden days:

Sea, sea and sea

In good weather, the sea is the ultimate place to meet people and have fun. The coast of Denia has beaches and areas for all tastes. To the north is Les Marines beach, the most extensive and well-known. Come early in the morning and take a swim when the water is cooler and before the tourists arrive!

To the south is Les Rotes, the most charming area due to the landscape formed by the small rocky coves, a paradise for snorkelling, since the waters of this area are part of the Cape of San Antonio Natural Marine Reserve. And, of course, you cannot leave without going on a sailing trip. Everything in Denia revolves around the sea!

What to do in Denia

Walks, on foot or by bicycle

Walks are a perfect option, but we recommend that you take them in the early morning or late in the afternoon, when the heat is down. A walk to the Gerro Tower, a 16th century watchtower that will make you feel like a true sentinel.

In the afternoon, take a walk around the marinas of Marina El Portet and Marina de Dénia and wait to catch the sunset surrounded by boats. Or visit the summer market, next to the fishing port and opposite the fishing district. 

And for the more energetic, cycling around the area is very rewarding, and thanks to its easy trails, it is suitable for the whole family. Go to the Alberca river bank, follow the old railway line or simply cycle along the coast. You have tours for all tastes.

Eating… whatever the season

Did you know that Denia’s gastronomy is part of the UNESCO heritage? It was chosen as Creative City of Gastronomy, and we can vouch for the fact that it deserves the award. The Costa Blanca is one of the best pantries in the world, with varied, local and healthy raw materials that come from both the sea and the land. Red shrimp, octopus, tuna, salted fish… tomatoes, oranges, grapes… and, of course, rice. 

We could have a different type of rice every day and we wouldn’t get tired of eating it. You can have it dry, like the oven-baked rice or the one with anchovies and spinach (typical of Denia), or you can have it moist, like the one with lobster, or the well-known arroz a banda. The palate does not know about seasons, and these impressive rice dishes know even less about them.

What to do in Denia

Whether you want to explore its unpolluted white streets going up and down, see the castle in the background or view the city from the Montgó… Denia is a place you have to visit at least once in a lifetime. If you choose Denia as one of your destinations to relax, at Sonneil we offer you apartments in Denia. Because life is supposed to be enjoyed!

What to do in Jávea. Experience the best of the Mediterranean

What to do in Jávea. Experience the best of the Mediterranean

Jávea is one of the best-known towns on the Costa Blanca, and it will not disappoint visitors. It has everything one looks for when visiting this part of the Mediterranean: the sea, beaches, incredible views, endless sea breezes, a perfect climate to enjoy the outdoors…

That’s why at Sonneil we offer properties in Jávea where you can live the Mediterranean life at its best.

Discover what to see in Jávea and watch out: you might fall in love.

Visiting Jávea – historic centre

The centre of Jávea, as in other towns in this area, is a reminder of the town’s medieval past. Narrow cobbled streets, white façades to soften the summer heat, arched doorways, wrought iron balconies, flower pots… and traces of medieval architecture, for example, the defensive walls, which protected the town from pirate attacks.

Take a look at the ‘tosca‘, a type of porous stone that is very typical of this area and in which many of the lintels of the town’s old houses are carved.

What to do in Jávea

Stroll through its historic centre for a trip back in time and visit its old buildings, such as the gothic church of San Bartolomé, the Town Hall, the Abastos market, or houses like the Palau dels Sapena, from the 15th century, or the Casa dels Bolufer, from the 18th century.

Apart from the buildings, the town centre of Jávea has a warm and friendly atmosphere that makes you feel at home. Shops selling traditional products, bars and cafés… and a weekly street market where the locals shop. In short, this is a place where you can experience the Mediterranean with all five senses.

Beaches of Jávea

The northern part of Alicante is famous for its coves with crystal clear waters. While some of them are difficult to access, it is well worth exploring them and admiring this marvel of nature. These are our top picks:

  • Granadella Cove. This is the most popular, the most sought-after, the one that receives the most visitors, the most beautiful… To access Granadella cove you have to wear suitable footwear and be very attentive to what you step on, but you will be blown away by what awaits you in this corner in the rocks. It also has beach bars where you can spend some time eating and drinking with stunning views of the sea. It is best to come in the months of June and September.
  • Moraig Cove. To reach this beautiful cove you have to travel a little to the south of Jávea. What stands out most about it is the contrast between the deep blue of the sea and the great cliffs that plunge into it. This is a 500-metre-long stretch where life is reduced to swimming and marvelling at the clear waters. And don’t miss the Cova dels Arcs, which seems to be carved out of the rock.
What to do in Jávea
  • Sardinera Cove. The best thing about this small beach is the peace and quiet, as it is not very crowded, even on summer days. It is a pristine cove that can be reached on foot from the Creu de Portixol viewpoint. Don’t you worry, the path is very easy and at the end you will be rewarded with a crystal-clear sea.

What to eat in Jávea

As usual on the Costa Blanca, the Mediterranean is the star of Jávea’s cuisine. Top quality ingredients, prepared to the highest standards and of the healthiest possible quality. We are staying for lunch in Jávea.

Gastronomy and typical products of Jávea

Jávea’s gastronomy speaks of its location on the Mediterranean coast, its history and its climate, favourable for the cultivation of fruit and vegetables. Rice, pulses, spices such as saffron and dried red pepper, tomatoes, figs…

The fertile fields and vegetable gardens, as well as the use of all that the sea has to offer, make Jávea’s cuisine something you cannot miss.

What to do in Jávea

There is even a quality brand, “Fish and seafood from the Bay of Jávea”, which guarantees the origin of the fish and seafood. There is also a very peculiar product that is one of the signs of identity of the town: the sea urchin.

Not to mention the salted fish, a method for preserving fish that dates back to Roman times and today produces such authentic products as salted anchovies, tuna, bonito, sardines…

Restaurants in Jávea

  • Bon Amb. Bon Amb, a two Michelin-starred restaurant set in a restored country house surrounded by beautiful gardens, is not to be missed by the most discerning gourmets. Its chef, Alberto Ferruz, takes advantage of the best ingredients from the Marina Alta region to create spectacular dishes based on fish, seafood, vegetables…
  • Tula. Tula, situated in a privileged location in front of the Arenal beach, also has a Michelin star and is run by Borja Susilla and Clara Puig, former students of the renowned Quique Dacosta. Market cuisine is their forte, and they use innovative techniques such as Ike Jime, a way of sacrificing fish that intensifies its flavour. The Michelin Guide recommends their caramelised rice pudding.
  • Embruix. We love a meal by the sea at Embruix, as it is one of Jávea’s favourite eateries, and that says a lot in its favour. From the old town house in which it is located to the tradition that radiates from its dishes, Embruix is definitely a safe bet.
What to do in Jávea
© Embruix

What to see around Jávea

If there is one thing that makes the province of Alicante stand out, it is its coastline. And the north of the Costa Blanca is a perfect example of the natural wealth, tradition and good climate of this corner of the Mediterranean.

In the area around Jávea we find exceptional places such as the popular town Denia, one of the most sought-after destinations for those seeking to relax and unwind. Its castle and the Baix la Mar neighbourhood are its hallmarks, along with its incomparable gastronomy, represented by the famous chef Quique Dacosta.

To the south of Jávea is Poble Nou de Benitatxell and its well-known Moraig Cove. Next stop is Moraira, also famous for its old town, its watchtower and its coves. And of course Benissa, with its “Cathedral of the Marina Alta” and a beautiful medieval old town. Finally, we recommend Calpe and the iconic Penyal d’Ifac Natural Park, one of the most identifiable rock formations in our country.

If you are more of a mountain person, the Marina Alta has picturesque villages nestled in the rock, rugged caves, walls, castles… and valleys where walking and enjoying the views is a luxury.

We really hope you will be able to visit Jávea soon and discover all this and much more in first hand. And now you know, at Sonneil, we can help you find your home in Jávea. We can’t wait to see you!

The best beaches in the Valencian Community

The best beaches in the Valencian Community

Beaches all over the world have just received the Blue Flag award, which rewards beaches for their cleanliness, safety, sustainability, accessibility… In other words, it is a way of guaranteeing visitors that they will feel comfortable and enjoy a day at sea in complete safety. ✅

If you don’t know about the Blue Flag certificate, in this post we tell you all about what it represents and how important it is to obtain it.

The Valencian Community has beaten its own record in 2021, and leads the ranking as the region with the most Blue Flag beaches in Spain, with 137 awarded beaches! Here are some of our favourites, so you can start planning your summer. 🏖

Because the good life is best lived near the sea.

Blue Flag beaches in the Valencian Community

The Blue Flag beaches of the Valencian Community are known for their calm, clean, blue waters and large areas of fine, golden sand. Alicante, Valencia and Castellón add up to 518 km of coastline. Makes it hard to choose, doesn’t it?

The good thing is that, no matter which beach you choose, you are bound to get it right. 😉

Blue Flag beaches in Alicante

Many of the best beaches in the Valencian Community are in the province of Alicante, which has received a total of 74 Blue Flag awards in 2021. It is the province of the Valencian Community with the most awards of this type, and also the first in the country. So we could spend a lifetime touring its beaches. But today we have chosen these:

Les Deveses, Denia. This beach is three kilometres long and is the furthest away from the town centre of Denia, thus fully preserving its natural essence. There is also a windsurfing school!

Cap Blanch, Altea. The most impressive thing is its waters, which look as if they were made of glass. You can choose between fine gravel and pebbles, and it never gets too crowded. Here at Sonneil we have a soft spot for Altea.

The best beaches in the Valencian Community

La Fossa beach, Calpe. This beach is famous for the quality of its sand and the calmness of its waters. Its short length of just one kilometre makes it very comfortable.

Sant Joan Beach, San Juan. This is Alicante’s beach of choice, full of life, covering an area of seven kilometres! Beach volleyball, football goals, water sports… There is no such thing as boredom on this beach.

Poniente Beach, Benidorm. The most peaceful beach in Benidorm, and the longest, stretching for more than 3 km. And it has everything you could ask for from a beach: clean waters, a promenade, a reading area, floating platforms, children’s play areas…

Blue Flag beaches in Valencia

In 2021 there are 32 Blue Flag beaches in Valencia, spread along its 135 kilometres of coastline. Here are our top 3:

Racó de Mar, Canet de Berenguer. Sand dunes, environmental value, 1250 metres long, fine sand… This beach has been chosen by the followers of Antena 3 Noticias as the best beach in Spain for two consecutive years. Find out more about Canet de Berenguer here.

Port de Sagunt, Sagunto. A very popular beach both for tourists and locals alike. Its fine sand, dunes and reed beds make it a real natural haven.

El Saler, Valencia. This is a very special beach, because it is in the heart of the Albufera Natural Park of Valencia, so it is perfect to find peace and quiet surrounded by nature, very well protected and preserved!

The best beaches in the Valencian Community

Blue Flag beaches in Castellón

With 31 Blue Flag beaches, Castellón is not far behind. As the least known of the Valencian provinces, its 120 kilometres of coastline with marvellous beaches and coves give it an extra sense of tranquillity. Such as these:

L’Arenal, Burriana. Located to the north of the port of Burriana, it is an ideal beach for water sports and for enjoying the Mediterranean coast at its best: 1,000 metres long, vegetation, calm waters and golden sand.

Voramar, Benicasim. This is one of the quietest beaches in the area, with a promenade along the early 20th century villas that made Benicasim famous. It is not a very crowded beach and has services such as showers, sun lounger hire, sports equipment…

Knowing the best beaches in the Valencian Community has probably made you want to put on your swimming suit and dive into the sea. Can you imagine living near one of these beaches and being able to do so at any time? At Sonneil, we have exclusive developments with sea views. Now, all you have to do is choose.

Adapting your home for remote working. It’s super easy!

Adapting your home for remote working. It’s super easy!

Many of us are now used to working from home. Remote working came unexpectedly, but it has become part of our routine.

Therefore, our new ‘office’ has to be comfortable, welcoming and designed to help us focus, be productive and efficient.

Here are some tips on how to adapt your home for remote working. If you haven’t tried it yet, go for it. You will notice the change and it will be good for your body and mind. Because living the good life often involves having the right chair. 😉

A place without distractions

Checking the fridge every ten minutes, your neighbors’ laughter, folding the laundry in your pile… There are many distractions that can affect your efficiency when working from home. 👩‍💻

Avoiding them is easy. Choose a space in your home and turn it into your office. It should be a quiet or soundproofed space, as calm and simple as possible (too many decorations can be distracting!).

Simple, minimalist lines are great because they create a clean, uncluttered space where you can focus and be creative. And of course, make sure that there’s a good Internet connection.

Adapting your home for remote working

Air and light

When it comes to adapting your home for remote working, two essential elements to feel comfortable in your workspace at home.

Natural light is great not just to avoid damage to your eyesight, but also to get you in the right frame of mind to perform at your best at work. ☀

Sunlight cheers you up, helps your ability to think and be alert, provides you with vitamins and energy… If you set up your home office in a sunny corner, you’ll start working every day much differently. Try to position yourself near a window or glass door. This is one of the home trends that Covid-19 has brought with it.

And, needless to say, working in a well ventilated space certainly makes a difference. Renewing the air from time to time for extra freshness is good for you. The more fortunate ones can step out to a balcony or terrace every now and then to rest their eyes and minds. 🌬

And if you have views of the sea or green, natural areas, then working from home is a real luxury! Our exclusive developments could very well be the best offices in the world. 🌅

Adapting your home for remote working
Sea views from our homes in Denia Beach

Watch your posture

This is important for those of you who work long hours sitting in front of a computer, whether you work from home or still go to the office.

If you’re at home, don’t use the first chair you find, and get an ergonomic one that supports your back and helps you maintain a good posture. 🪑

We take note of the advice of the National Association of Opticians, which includes basic key points: feet, back, wrists and positioning of the screen.

Adapting your home for remote working

Break and relaxation areas

Yes, it is important to adapt your home to remote working, but it is also important to adapt it to your break times. Did you have a hard day at work? Are you particularly tired or feeling down and out? Sometimes working from home can become exhausting, making it difficult to switch off from work.

Also, working from home can lead you to believe that you always have to be available, but this is pointless if you’re under stress or your mental health is on edge. To avoid getting to that point, it is important to know when to take a break. 🧖‍♀️

Allow yourself time to think about other things, even if it is just a 5 or 10 minute break every hour. You will notice how your productivity improves.

Having a place to unwind at the end of the day is essential for many people. It could be a terrace with a view, a chill-out area, your own solarium where you can breathe in the fresh air, or a beach-style pool where you can float away and relax.

Gran Canet Residencial
Chill-out roof terrace in Gran Canet Residencial

Perhaps a spa in your own residential complex with hydromassage jets to relieve body tension, or a gym where you can release some energy and get your muscles moving after so many hours in front of the computer.

And, if you are close to natural areas such as mountains, trails, rivers, coves and beaches… even better! Our Altea Bayview homes, for example, are connected directly to the Altea mountain area by a footpath. The perfect place to get some fresh air!

Order and harmony

Working surrounded by pieces of paper, clutter, clothes… is a great way to keep your mind wandering and your attention focused on the mess that needs to be picked up. 📚✏📐✂

Take advantage of the many ideas you can find online to organise your workspace at home. Shelves, drawer units, boxes, desks with storage space… There are many solutions for tidying up and trust us: you will notice the difference.

Before you start working, place all the things you will be using within easy reach, such as chargers, pens, paper… you name it. That way, you won’t have to worry about tracking them (and finding them) every few minutes.

When you finish your work, tidy up and leave the place clean. It may seem a trivial thing to do, but it also helps to let your mind know: “Hey, you can relax now. The job is done”.

Here’s a trend we love: Instagram is on fire with the new cloffice concept. Basically, it is a small office space ‘inserted’ in a closet at home, consisting of a computer area and shelves to hold everything you need. It takes up very little space and you can adapt it to the decoration of your home. In this article from Elle magazine you have some examples.

We hope these tips for adapting your home for remote working will help you, so keep up the good work from home! And, if you want to work in a paradise, full of light and gentle sea breezes, check out our exclusive deals. This will make your working day much more bearable. 😊