They play rugby in Spain! Who knew? And on the Costa Blanca too! Villajoyosa has a great little stadium, so take in a match!
Category: Things to do and see around Villajoyosa
Exploring Finestrat: a mountain town with a toe in the sea
The little community of Finestrat has a split personality. It's a pretty old town perched on a limestone cliff a few kilometres from Benidorm. But it's also a beach resort with some of the worst over-development you're likely to see anywhere on the Costa Blanca.
The threat to almond blossom time on the Costa Blanca
Almond blossom is one of the springtime sights on the Costa Blanca. But its future is threatened by a pest attacking the almond trees. And so far, there's no cure.
The myths and legends of Puig Campana
If you look into the mountains behind Villajoyosa, one peak dominates the skyline; the one with the square gap in the summit, like a missing tooth. The Puig Campana. But how did that gap get there? Find out more about the legends of La Vila's mountain.
Best places to eat and drink in Villajoyosa
Feeling hungry or thirsty in Villajoyosa? Here are a few recommendations for the best places to eat and drink in La Vila.
When the boat comes in: behind the scenes at Villajoyosa fish market
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,
Bargain hunt – shopping and people watching in Villajoyosa’s markets
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. Villajoyosa has two, both well worth a visit. And there's also the elegant Mercado Central down the coast in Alicante.
Exploring the old town of Villajoyosa
The brilliantly colourful fishermen's houses in the old town are the iconic image of Villajoyosa. But there's much more to the "casco antiguo" than just the picture postcard seafront. Take a stroll through the narrow streets and pretty squares to sample the atmosphere of the old town and absorb a little of its history.
Top 10 things to do in Villajoyosa
Villajoyosa (aka La Vila Joiosa) is a rare find on the Costa Blanca; a pretty seaside town that hasn’t been overwhelmed by tourism. It's my favourite place in Spain; just as well, because I live there a fair chunk of the year! Try these top things to do and see.