Villajoyosa or La Vila Joiosa on the Costa Blanca
Welcome to Villajoyosa. This gem of a town is hidden 15 kilometers south of Benidorm and 20 kilometers north of Alicante.
Villajoyosa is known locally as La Vila Joiosa and is renowned for having some of the best beaches on the Costa Blanca, consistently retaining their blue flag status.
The beachfront is a haven for bars and restaurants with plenty of palm trees providing shade.
The beaches also provide play areas for children.
Villajoyosa is also famed for its seafood and you can see this being landed and sold every Thursday afternoon at the local fish market,
Fresh from the market straight to the local restaurants and Villajoyosa boast some of the finest fish restaurants on the coast.
Why not sit back and enjoy some freshly caught prawns or calamari with a nice glass or two of the local wine.
After lunch why not take a visit to the world famous Valour chocolate museum and factory.
Here you can see how the chocolate is made and sample some of the many varieties and flavors’ on offer. The factory produces 40 tons a day and at busy times over 80 tons a day. The chocolate is sold all over the world and is a popular tourist attraction.
There are many walks you can take around the area and try to take in the burial tower of St Josep one of spains oldest roman burial shrines there is a theatrical performance every day
Villajoyosa also has a beautiful sea front with colorful painted houses along the promenade, it is rumored that the houses were painted in different colors so the sailors could see their houses when they were out fishing.
Take a walk town the cobbled streets and experience the real Spain and it’s ancient culture…
Right in the middle of the old town is the square with some of the best views of the town including the viaduct.
You must visit the Barbera family house, which is one of the oldest villas in the town and was donated to the town hall by the family and converted, into a museum. This glorious villa is a time casual from the 19th centaury and is a very popular destination for tourists.
There is also the church of the assumption virgin which was originally a fortress and dates back 16th century this beautiful gothic church houses many treasures
And a painting depicting of the moors and Christians war.
The moors and Christian’s celebrations are considered to be one of the best in Spain and are held every year on the 24th — 31st of July.
This is a spectacular internationally recognized reenactment of the moors and Christian’s war, which attracts visitors from all over the world.