The best areas to live in Denia

The best areas to live in Denia

Denia is a wonderful coastal town in the province of Alicante, a special place on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The town has a coastline of twenty kilometres of fine, golden sandy beaches, and an enviable climate for most of the year. You can breathe in the scent of history in every corner and in every street of Denia’s town centre, crowned by the majestic castle that stands right in the heart of the town. Another outstanding feature of Denia is its port, with boats coming and going to provide Denia with the best seafood, which makes it an excellent place to enjoy a wonderful gastronomy. In addition, its impressive location next to Cape Sant Antoni, together with the environmental richness of the Montgó natural park, make this municipality a tourist reference, as well as one of the most desirable destinations for living or for purchasing a holiday home. If you are considering buying a property in this Costa Blanca town, in this post we are going to find out which are the best areas to live in Denia.

Las Rotas

This is one of the most exclusive areas of Denia. Located on the south of town, it is ideal if you are looking for a house very close to the sea. The views of the Mediterranean Sea are fantastic and it is a very quiet residential area. In this residential area there are wonderful coves of rocks and pebbles where you can enjoy crystal clear waters and a lot of peace and quiet.

You can also take walks towards Cape Sant Antoni and discover charming places, such as the Tallada cave, which is located at the foot of the Montgó natural park, in the middle of a marine reserve. In terms of shops, there are no supermarkets, so you will have to go to other areas to do your shopping. However, it does have essential services such as pharmacies.

best areas to live in Denia

Montgó mountainside

This area is outside the natural park and is ideal if you are looking for a residence in the middle of nature. This natural park is noted for its stunning sea views and peaceful countryside living. There are many trails through the park, ideal for sporting activities or walking while enjoying the stunning panoramic views.

As it is further away from the centre, you need a car or a taxi to get there. There is a supermarket, but for other essential services such as pharmacies, you will have to go to other areas.

Las Marinas

Las Marinas is located in the northern part of Denia, where you will find most of the sandy beaches. It is about fourteen kilometres long and is the main tourist area. For this reason, during the summer months the population increases, but it is a fairly quiet area during the rest of the year. It has all the services and amenities necessary for day-to-day life, such as supermarkets and pharmacies.

best areas to live in Denia

Town centre

The town centre of Denia extends from the neighbourhood of Les Roques, which preserves the essence of Moorish Denia, a time when people lived around the castle, to the fishermen’s neighbourhood of El Raset and the port. In the town centre, special mention should be made of Calle Loreto, which is one of the liveliest and most popular streets in the town, and Calle Campos, which is the nerve centre of Denia. In the town centre you will find a wide variety of shops, restaurants, leisure facilities and housing with easy access to both the beach and essential services.

La Pedrera

As we ascend the Montgó we find the residential area of La Pedrera, a very quiet location for those who are looking for a place far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and in contact with nature. In La Pedrera there is a hospital, as well as several parks and cafés, but the downside is that you have to drive for most things.

Monte Pego

This is a very quiet residential area made up of beautiful and spacious villas. As it is built on the hillside and is only five kilometres from the beach, it has spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. Monte Pego is about fifteen minutes from the centre of Denia, ten minutes from the best beaches and only five minutes from shops and supermarkets. There are restaurants and cafes as well as several tennis courts.

best areas to live in Denia

Where is the best area to live in Denia?

The Les Roques neighbourhood in the old town, as well as the more exclusive residential area of Las Rotas, are the best areas to live in Denia according to surveys conducted among the local population. Both areas are considered to offer a better quality of life based on a series of factors. Such as public transport, suitability for walking and cycling, traffic and parking, roads and open spaces, house prices, security, and care and maintenance.

At Sonneil we can help you find your home in Denia. Our advisors will accompany and advise you throughout the whole process. We have the best properties in the area!

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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!

The best new build houses on the Costa Blanca

The best new build houses on the Costa Blanca

Living on the Costa Blanca, overlooking the sea and being able to enjoy every day of the Mediterranean coast is within your reach in the developments that we present to you. Know a better life with mild temperatures, the opportunity to walk outdoors any day of the year, enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine … without giving up the connection to major cities and urban environments. Read on and discover the best new build houses on the Costa Blanca.

The best new build houses on the Costa Blanca

Find your perfect home, the investment you were looking for or a second home among these residential new construction on the coast of Alicante. Homes designed to the highest standards, with attention to quality and detail, with the best materials and created to stay and integrate with the environment. Homes where enjoying the climate of the Costa Blanca and prioritizing your well-being is paramount. Choose yours! 👇

Gaura, Sea Hills

new build houses Costa Blanca

The homes of Gaura, Sea Hills are perfect to start a new life breathing clean air and feeling the connection with the sea and the mountains. Located in Finestrat, between the Mediterranean and the mountains of Alicante, these detached villas are your opportunity to live surrounded by design and comfort.

9 villas on one or two floors, with 3 bedrooms and 2 or 3 bathrooms and an extreme attention to detail. With large windows that ensure the indoor-outdoor connection and allow you to enjoy the Mediterranean landscape from home. The private swimming pools with garden, the porch and the solarium area stand out. With equipped kitchens and bathrooms and a large garage included.

And in a great location, 15 minutes drive from the center of Benidorm, 40 minutes from Alicante International Airport and close to all the services you need.

Delfin Natura

new build houses Costa Blanca

Among the new houses on the Costa Blanca, Delfin Natura is a jewel. Located on the beach of Albir, in Alfaz del Pi, it is a real oasis designed as a paradise of palm trees, vegetation and sea views. Next to spectacular beaches and a few minutes from Benidorm.

Outdoor life and the enjoyment of the environment, always together with rest, tranquility and reflection, are a priority in this private urbanization. A plot of 30.000m2 that offers apartments from 1 to 4 bedrooms that stand out for their private gardens on the first floor and huge terraces of up to 130m2 from which you can see the sea and the mountains.

In addition to all this, there are outdoor and indoor swimming pools with sun loungers and umbrellas, a bar, gardens, a fruit and vegetable garden, sports facilities such as tennis and paddle tennis courts and a coworking room.


new build houses Costa Blanca

Living in a new house on the Costa Blanca in front of the beach? In the residential AllonBay it is possible. A set of houses in front of the sea in Villajoyosa, with access to a wonderful beach that you can enjoy almost all year round.

Apartments, penthouses and townhouses from 1 to 4 bedrooms that stand out for their large terraces that impress with their panoramic sea views. A real privilege with maximum comfort and high quality finishes. With fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning installation, and swimming pools and garden areas for communal use.

And in an area perfectly connected with services and communications -highways and 30 minutes from the airport-, as well as close to spectacular beaches, natural corners and vibrant cities of the Costa Blanca such as Alicante, Calpe and Denia.

Villas Alejandra VIII

In Pilar de la Horadada, one of the liveliest areas of the southern Costa Blanca, is the residential Villas Alejandra VIII, a complex in which life consists of enjoying the good weather and the outdoors in a modern and design urbanization.

These villas stand out among the new build houses on the Costa Blanca for their variety of homes – 2 and 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms – and their commitment to Mediterranean luxury, with plots of up to 318m2, rooftop solariums, garden area, terrace and private pool. In addition, the kitchens and bathrooms are furnished and equipped, and the concept of fluid distribution allows the light of Alicante to flood every corner.

All close to the best golf courses in the area, extensive and golden beaches, plenty of restaurants, stores, health centers, banks… In short, a complex of villas created for a comfortable life.


The residential Iconic is an oasis of peace in Gran Alacant, one of the fastest growing and most desirable areas where new construction is being built on the Costa Blanca. A complex of 170 homes that stand out for the views of the Mediterranean and its proximity to the beach, just a few minutes walk and with direct access!

Choose between apartments and penthouses of 2 and 3 bedrooms depending on your needs, and get ready to enjoy a home prepared for you to live in comfort and tranquility: terraces with views, communal pool, gardens, bio-healthy circuit, children’s area and subway parking and storage.

All in Gran Alacant, very close to the cities of Alicante, Elche and Santa Pola, and 10 minutes from the airport. A privileged location surrounded by nature and connected to everything!

As you can see, in Sonneil we offer you all kinds of new build houses on the Costa Blanca, so you can choose the one that best suits what you are looking for. Can we give you a hand?

What to see in Polop de la Marina: a village with charm

What to see in Polop de la Marina: a village with charm

Situated between the blue Costa Blanca and the imposing Alicante mountains, Polop de la Marina is a village where the charm of tradition, the simple life and the enjoyment of nature reign every day. Here are some recommendations on what to see in Polop de la Marina, a jewel known only to a few.

The old town of Polop

The old town of Polop de la Marina offers an authentic journey back to medieval times thanks to its labyrinthine streets, cobbled alleys and colourful façades. There is also no shortage of balconies with flower pots, which add a touch of cheerfulness at any time of the year.

We love the Plaza de los Chorros, a typical traditional square of Mediterranean architecture, with an impressive 221-spout fountain that pays homage to the importance of water in this region. In fact, it was these water resources that allowed the town of Benidorm to develop.

Also not to be missed is the Gabriel Miró House Museum, in the old Casa del Xorro dating from the end of the 19th century. The famous writer was totally in love with Polop, where he rented a villa to spend his summers with his family and his sick daughter Clemencia.

The Parish Church of San Pedro Apóstol and the Plaza de la Purísima, among other buildings and corners, complete a beautiful setting in the heart of the Alicante mountains.

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Polop Castle

Polop, like so many other villages, grew up around a hill on which stood its castle, which watched over the surrounding area. Thanks to the work to recover the remains of this Muslim construction, which dates back to the 12th century, the area has gained in value and is now a must-see. You can see vestiges of the walls and defence towers, and enjoy breathtaking views of the area. The castle also houses the museum of the history of Polop.

At the top of the hill is the old cemetery of Polop, which has been converted into a literary cemetery dedicated to the aforementioned Gabriel Miró, who wrote so much about this corner of the Mediterranean.

As you climb the hill, don’t hesitate to stop and admire the scenery and imagine the many battles and historical events it witnessed. Once at the top, spend a pleasant time on the terrace of the bar El Castell, with a 360º viewpoint from which, on the clearest days, you can even see Altea and the Mediterranean Sea.

Hiking in Polop

But Polop de la Marina is much more than its village and its cobblestones. The town’s rich natural environment allows you to go hiking to enjoy the Mediterranean flora and fauna to the full. Just do them on a cool day, always avoiding the hottest moments. Some of our favourite natural spots near Polop are:

  • Mount Ponoig. Above Polop rises the Ponoig mountain, which can be reached by a hiking route not suitable for beginners, but well worth it. Steep paths, pine forests and imposing vertical walls that mountain lovers will never forget.
  • Bolulla Cliffs Route. This area of the Bolulla river is of an exuberant nature. Here, the Bolulla river flows before flowing into the Algar river, which makes it especially attractive for canyoning lovers. Jumps, pools, abseiling… Impressive!
  • La Encantada Ravine Route. This gorge of rocky walls makes us feel very small. It is a very quiet path where you can stop to listen to the murmur of the water in the waterfalls and cool off in them. It is a route of about 12 kilometres and in spring, with the thaw, is when it is most enjoyable. Especially in the Gorg del Salt, the largest pool in the area.
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Surroundings of Polop

The marvellous surroundings in which Polop is located give it even more value. Visit neighbouring villages that reflect the best of Alicante’s tradition and disconnect from it all.

  • Callosa d’en Sarrià. About 10 minutes drive from Polop is Callosa d’en Sarrià, which we like above all for its famous waterfall, Les Fonts de l’Algar. The beauty of this waterfall is undeniable, and a refreshing swim in summer is a great plan.
  • Altea. Altea is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful towns in the Spanish Mediterranean. Its white façades, which rise imposingly above the silhouette of the sea, its blue stairs and doors and the dome of its church are enough to make you fall in love. It also has beaches to suit all tastes.
  • Costa Blanca Coves. For those who do not forgive a swim, the crystal clear waters of the coves of the Costa Blanca are a must. They have nothing to envy to the paradisiacal postcards of the Caribbean. Here you can see our top 10 coves on the Costa Blanca.
  • Guadalest. Considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, Guadalest is also a must-see in the mountains of Alicante. Situated on a hilltop, like many of the villages in the area, it has stunning panoramic views of the reservoir and the surrounding mountains. Explore its old town, visit the castle and discover its museums. Any takers?

What to eat in Polop

Finally, you can’t be in Polop and miss its delicious cuisine, with the freshest raw materials from the Mediterranean Diet and the most traditional recipes, which are nourished by ingredients from the sea, the countryside and the vegetable garden, and which are always a safe bet. Typical dishes are pilotes de dacsa -a kind of cornmeal dumplings eaten with beans, meat and vegetables-, l’olleta de blat -a stew made with wheat- and, of course, Alicante rice. Ca L’Àngels restaurant is one of the most highly rated in the area.

Now that you know everything it has to offer and everything there is to see in Polop, it’s time to discover it for yourself. Are you up for it?

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