Villajoyosa is situated about 10 km south of Benidorm at the mouth of the River Sella.
Its narrow streets, verdant countryside and closeness to the buzz of Benidorm are just some of the reasons for the town’s popularity.
Villajoyosa’s old town, its narrow streets and charming squares, has been declared a heritage site by UNESCO.
You can’t miss the houses on the harbour, painted the brightest colours, from indigo blue to bright red, to guide the fishermen home.
You can buy fresh fish for your supper at the afternoon fish market held every day and you’ll find bargains at the market every Thursday morning.
Don’t miss a visit to the world famous Valor Chocolate Factory for a free tour or take a trip on the Lemon Express for a scenic tour, visiting other towns along the coast.
There are 3.5 km of beaches around Villajoyosa, including Centro Beach which stretches from the old town to the marina.
It has fine light sand and the calm, clear waters make this a perfect spot for windsurfing, diving and sailing.
Centro Beach is fully accessible for wheelchair users and there is a wide range of restaurants and bars along its palm lined waterfront.
Blue Flag, El Paradis Beach is worth a visit, again great for water sports and there are moored rafts to swim out to, great for jumping off or for sunbathing when they’re not too crowded.
You’ll find havens of tranquility at secluded Bon Nou and Blue Flag, La Caleta coves. Their calm waters are clear, just perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving.
L’Esparrello cove, located at the foot of the cliffs, is ideal for nude bathing and also perfect for fishing and diving.