Villajoyosa is a beautiful town on the Mediterranean that is full of history. Its small houses by the sea painted in bright colors are one of the most photographed images of our coasts. Located in the province of Alicante, in the heart of the Costa Blanca only 10 km from the bustling Benidorm, this city is famous for its chocolate, its Moors and Christian festivities and its gastronomy. Villajoyosa is a very picturesque town.
The Ruinas de Allon are old Roman baths built in the first century and discovered by chance in 2007 during the excavation of a hotel in Villajoyosa. In the well-preserved remains can be seen different rooms as the rooms of the slaves, the rooms where hot and cold water were distributed, drains and other ones. During the excavation they also discovered a necropolis with amphorae, coins and other valuables.
The Iglesia-fortaleza de la Asunción is located in the old town of Villajoyosa. It is a beautiful church in Catalan Gothic style of the XVI century that served 2 functions: a religious temple and in turn served the function of a fort where to shelter from attacks by pirates who at that time lurked the Spanish coast. Thus, the church was built with one nave and powerful buttresses for protection.
In Villajoyosa we can discover the fantastic Valor Chocolate Factory, a pretty typical 19th century house in which during a nice tour you will see the production process of chocolate. Also you will learn how this art was in the beginning through the machinery that was formerly used, as well as taste delicious products of the brand Valor.
The Old Town is one of the most interesting and most visited places in Villajoyosa. The villa should be explored unhurriedly, at your own pace and discovering step by step the treasures that lie in it.
Villajoyosa has a reputation of being a destination where you eat well. Its fishing fleet daily provides fresh fish to restaurants in the area .The base in Villajoyosa cuisine is fish and rice which are certainly the two star products on the menu at La Vila.
Some of the most typical dishes are the Caldero de villajoyosa, made with fish broth simmered, monkfish and rice. Also you can enjoy tasting the famous arroz caldoso with great seafaring tradition or arroz a banda with delicious pieces of squid and shrimp tails.
This town has one of the best preserved historical centers of our country. Its commercial and sailor character has defined its architecture for centuries, leaving a very broad cultural heritage. It's a pleasure to walk its narrow cobbled streets, historic buildings and medieval walls. Its promenade is a beautiful meeting place for Jonenses and tourists, as it´s full of bars, terraces, restaurants, all with a fabulous atmosphere during the summer months.
El Paseo Marítimo promenade is one of the most photographed places not only in Villajoyosa, but virtually in the entire Costa Blanca. Its old houses painted in bright colors like red, green, yellow or blue form a lovely postcard. The promenade is packed with bars, terraces and restaurants plus a large number of shops and stores where during the summer a very special atmosphere is alive. Definitely the perfect place to stroll after a hot day at the beach. Its 16 km of coastline are made up of 15 beaches with warm clear waters where visitors will find urban sandy beaches to pristine and natural secluded coves. An authentic Mediterranean paradise.
Mallaeta has a length of 210mts and basically consists of cobbles. It is an isolated beach without a promenade.
Playa Centro with 1.300mts length is one of the largest beaches in the resort promenade and features facilities such as showers, awnings, umbrellas, etc. It is a sandy beach awarded with the blue flag.
Caritxar has an area of 1,800m and is a secluded beach, with boulders and rocks. Playa Las Torres located about 2 km from the center of Villajoyosa offers about 550 meters of sand in addition to the old Roman tower of Hercules. Raco Conill is a beautiful beach located 2.8 km from the town center surrounded by a wild natural environment of great beauty. The cliffs protect this pebble beach that is about 160 meters long
The town of Villajoyosa is located only 8 km from Benidorm and 35 km from Alicante. If we want to travel by car it is very easy as the villa is well connected with the main Spanish cities as it crosses the N332 road and has an exit to the highway A-7.
To get there by bus it is best to go to Benidorm or Alicante and then take any bus of the Alsa bus company that within minutes will take you to Villajoyosa.
If you want a faster and more convenient alternative than traveling by plane, it is a good option. You can go to Altet airport in Alicante 35 km away or Manises in Valencia 160km away where there are multiple connections offered both nationally and internationally.
If you are preparing your trip to Villajoyosa, one of the first things you should do is book your accommodation. Villajoyosa has a good number of hotels and hostels in the old town and the beach. But if you're looking to take a trip to your needs, the same amenities as a hotel, and at half price, then do not hesitate and book an apartment or a holiday home in Villajoyosa. On our website you can make a search to find the ideal accommodation for you and your family from which to explore the wonders that await you in the city, its fantastic promenade, its old town, its historic buildings and beautiful beaches.