Denpasar is the capital city of the province of Bali, Indonesia. It is also the site of Ngurah Rai International Airport, the main gateway to Bali. Denpasar means ‘by the market’ and is Bali’s only real city. Denpasar is home to Balinese people from all over the island who work in Kuta. For a Javanese person Denpasar is home from home. Many people live in Denpasar, including Balinese, Javanese and others from around the country. Denpasar is ‘local friendly’ in that rent, food and almost anything else is cheap and you will find food vendors from many parts of Indonesia.
Denpasar is the only municipality in Bali, being the largest center of population. Culturally its an interesting mix of Denpasar natives, Balinese from other parts of the island who work in Kuta other and Indonesians, particularly Javanese. Indonesians will tell you Denpasar has a community feel, where neighbours help each other, the affordable long term accommodation options and assortment of food make it popular with Indonesian tourists. Denpasar offers easy access to all the main attractions in South Bali and surrounding areas including exclusive Bali shopping and site seeing in Ubud, Tanah Lot, Kuta and Legian.