Alicante has a wine secret. It's called fondillón and it's probably the most famous wine you've never heard of. Here's the story of how fondillón was brought back from the brink of extinction.
To say Villajoyosa is famous for chocolate is a bit of an understatement. Not many places can boast three working chocolate factories. Go on a visit and sample the product!
How to find your way round a meat menu in Spain. What to order, the different cuts of meat and styles of cooking. Everything from the most expensive steak to pigs trotters!
There's a bewildering variety of fish on offer in Spanish restaurants. So which do you go for? Here's a handy translation guide to the fish or seafood you'll find on Costa Blanca menus, or at the pescaderia in the supermarket.
Paella may be the most famous dish on a Spanish menu. But the Comunidad Valenciana is its real home. Here's how to choose the best rice dishes from the rich variety on offer.
Feeling hungry or thirsty in Villajoyosa? Here are a few recommendations for the best places to eat and drink in La Vila.
Every weekday afternoon Villajoyosa’s fishing fleet heads into port with the catch of the day. Watch the trawlers being unloaded and see how the fish is auctioned off - it's a surprisingly hi-tech operation,
Why go shopping in a soulless supermarket when you can buy from a Spanish mercado? They’re lively, great for people-watching and you never know when you’ll pick up a bargain. Villjoyosa has two, both well worth a visit. And there's also the elegant Mercado Central down the coast in Alicante.
The best ham in the world comes from Spain. At least, that's what I think! But which jamón to buy? Here's how to find the best quality without breaking the bank.