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 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.
This 45 minute stroll from Villajoyosa to Torres is a nice mix of cliff top walking, beautiful sea views and a little history.
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.