The town of Villajoyosa lies on the lovely Costa Blanca coast of Spain, 30km north of Alicante. The small traditional town has a quiet, restful atmosphere, unlike most Costa Blanca towns that crowded during the summer. Villajoyosa offers visitors a peaceful getaway to the lovely sandy beaches along the coast.
The primary reason tourists visit villas in Villajoyosa is for it’s convenient location along the coast and it’s beautiful, quiet beaches. There are over 3km of beaches that are safe for swimming and ideal for water sports such as water skiing, sailing and wind surfing, particularly at Paraiso Beach. The attractive beachfront area is lined with lively restaurants that offer fresh fish dishes. Visitors renting holiday accommodation in Villajoyosa can barter at the lively fish market that is held in the old town daily.
The old part of the town is called The Arsenal and is home to brightly painted houses crowded in narrow streets, as well as the popular Chocolate Museum. Here visitors can taste the chocolate that has made this small town famous. Other attractions include the Royal Palm Casino and the gothic Catholic Church.
Like all towns in Spain, Villajoyosa enjoys their fair share of fiestas during the year. The most important festival is the “Fiesta of Moors and Christians”, which is celebrated from the 24th to the 31st of July each year. Visitors can enjoy parades, music, re-enactments and feasts during the celebrations.
Villajoyosa accommodation is well situated to explore other Costa Blanca towns. Alicante is only 30km away and has excellent shopping, as well as a variety of cultural experiences including museums, jazz festivals, and top class Spanish restaurants. At the Alicante marina you can book a catamaran trip around the coast to Tarbaca, Denia and local islands.
Just north of Villajoyosa villas is the bustling beach resort of Benidorm. There are four theme parks in the area: Terra Mitica, Terra Natura, Mundomar and Aqualandia. These theme parks offer exciting water slides and rides, as well as a chance to get up close and personal with animals. It is an excellent day trip for families staying in apartments in Villajoyosa. For visitors looking for evening entertainment, Benidorm has vibrant nightlife and a variety of clubs to suit all tastes.
Villajoyosa is blessed with one of the best climates in Europe and is the perfect place for a Mediterranean holiday. The average annual temperature is around 20°C. Summers are hot and dry, but are cooled by sea breezes. Winters are sunny and mild, however the evenings can get cold so be sure to bring a jumper.
Getting to Villajoyosa has never been easier. The El Altet airport (ALC) is situated 10km outside Alicante and is the gateway to the Costa Blanca. Thomson, easyJet, Ryanair and Monarch airlines offer regular, cheap flights to Alicante. From the airport visitors can drive 30km to villas in Villajoyosa for rent.