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.
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.
Stroll along Villajoyosa seafront, across the river and out to the ruined clifftop tower at Malladeta for a spectacular view along the coast.
Quite a lot as it happens! Find out about the fascinating legacy the Romans - and their predecessors - left behind.
Spectacular walk from the pleasant shingle beach of Torres along the rugged coastline to the 16th century watchtower of Torre d’Aguiló, from where you get stunning views of the skyscrapers of Benidorm.
This 45 minute stroll from Villajoyosa to Torres is a nice mix of cliff top walking, beautiful sea views and a little history.