Location of Villajoyosa
In the south of the Marina Baja we find a coastal region that in spite of
being surrounded by high mountains it is warm and full of Mediterranean
sunshine. The facades of the houses near the port painted in bright and
temperamental colors so the sailors could view them from far away, do
honor to the name by which the town was baptized as a Christian city
"Villajoyosa" or "Happy Village", are in present day a still a
General information about Villajoyosa
from the captivation of its lively colors adorning its unusual houses,
the constant activity of the fisherman with their evening auctions, the
walled heart of his old town surrounded by history in each of its
corners, are a must for all visitors.
has a unique layout of streets where you can find several watchtowers
that were used in the past as key strategic points alerting against the
Berber assaults. These include the Tower of the Aguiló, Dalt's Tower,
Hercules' Tower, Tower of the Puddle, Tower of the Cross, Tower of the
Turret, Tower Simeón, and especially the funeral monument of the Tower
of San Jose.
Beaches in Villajoyosa
has 3.5 km of beautiful beaches with calm, crystalline waters and fine
sand, where you can windsurf, especially across its two small coves of
sand and gravel. Its rocky beaches are the perfect setting to enjoy the
tranquility of scuba diving.
out of between its beaches, parallel to the maritime walk, is the Beach
Center, where you and the family can enjoy a wide range of services and
recreational areas, also the largest festival of Moors and Christians,
declared of "Tourist International Interest" in 2003.
the festival of Moors and Christians, "La Vila" recalls one of the most
historically significant Berber pirate attacks, repelled by the
inhabitants of the town. All of this is represented across its beaches,
with a naval combat and the final disembarkation in the "Beach of the
Gastronomy of Villajoyosa
is necessary to highlight Villajoyosa's magnificent gastronomy
represented in the "Sample of Seaworthy Cuisine" an event in which the
best local restaurants take part, competing to create the best
traditional seafood dishes.
far as great local cuisine goes, we have to mention the fish broth and
the salted dried fish like the mojama (made with tuna fish), also not
forgetting the sweet part of Villajoyosa which is represented in its
world famous chocolates factory: Valor.