This colourful little town’s name actually means ‘town of joy’. You can get there from Benidorm on the tram. It is just a few stops away.
It has a beautiful sandy beach, backed by cafes and restaurants all painted in different colours. The reason for this is said to be so that fishermen could make out their homes from a distance when they were at sea. Fishing is still important here and there is a busy working harbour.
To reach the town from the station, you can walk down through a park under the huge roman bridge. The path follows the course of the river, the Rio Amadorio. After enjoying the seafront you can get back up by using the escalator at the far end of the promenade.
The town itself is delightful to explore, with winding streets and colourful houses. There is a beautiful church and part of the huge town walls still remain.
If you are travelling here by car, there is a large free underground car park on the seafront – park the car and just walk up to the beach!
Villajoyosa is also famous for it’s chocolate and you can visit a museum which offers tasting!
Take a look at our ‘what to do by day’ page to find an escorted coach tour to Villajoyosa on market day.
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