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!
Santa Pola lighthouse has some of the finest clifftop views on the entire Costa Blanca. And if you're lucky, you could get a free air display thrown in.
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.
Semana Santa or Holy Week is a seriously big event in Spain. The processions of the hooded penitents in Sevilla and other Spanish cities are spectacular celebrations of faith. Here in Villajoyosa, they’re obviously not quite on the same scale, but there are processions in the town every evening in Easter week.
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.
A Correfoc is an explosion of noise and fire on the street, a cacaphony of shrieking whistles, rhythmic drumming and fireworks. Watch this video of the correfoc in October 2017 on La Vila's main street.
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.