Villajoyosa lives up to its name which means "jovial city", splashing joy throughout the year with its more than 300 days of sunshine, its characteristic coloured facades, its crystal clear waters, its chocolate tradition, its famous festivals and an excellent fishing cuisine that is the result of the union between the culinary avant-garde and the tradition of the Mediterranean trade par excellence.
What makes Villajoyosa so special?
Villajoyosa is one of the most charming towns in Alicante, offers the perfect combination between the calm of its beaches and the bustle of its old town. A postcard environment that preserves the classic medieval framework of narrow and intricate streets arranged around a Gothic-style church-fortress that serves as a starting point for the city wall. The facades of the houses alternate vibrant colours with soft pastels forming an incomparable complex limited to the south by the Amadorio River with its houses hanging on the precipice, in the north with the modern area of the city full of shops, restaurants and the famous chocolate shops of Valor and El Clavileño, and to the east with the iconic promenade of Playa del Centro.
The Moors and Christians festivities are celebrated in the month of July and hundreds of locals become real actors to recreate, with the beach as a backdrop, the landing of the legendary Muslim ships and their fight against the natives to conquer the city. A truly unforgettable experience.
La Vila, as this beautiful municipality is popularly known, offers 15 km of coastline with up to a dozen beaches and coves for all tastes, many of them awarded the blue flag. You can choose between those that have all the services such as Playa del Paradís or the naturist coves such as L’Esparrelló, next to the Servigroup Montiboli hotel, in an intimate and wild setting that will help you re-engage with nature while enjoying its crystal- clear water.
Choose to walk the different coastal paths along the cliffs, that will take you to them, while enjoying the best views of the Mediterranean with movie sunrises where it is not difficult to spot a dolphin.
But these are just some of the activities that you can enjoy on the Villajoyosa coast where there are still many places to discover during your holidays.