A vibrant-fishing village with a rich chocolate-making tradition, who knew chocolate and fish could make a perfect combo. Villajoyosa, Spain, is an artistic town brimming with enchanting delights.
Villajoyosa (La Villa Joiosa) is the capital of the Marina Baixa district and it is located at the northern end of the Costa Blanca in the province of Alicante. It is a charming and historic town that stretches the length of a lovely wide, sandy beach, with pretty colored fishing houses running along the seafront. It is also surrounded by lush mountains.
If you’re looking to explore the rest of the Costa Blanca coastline when in Spain, we recommend visiting Villajoyosa. Enjoy the scenery of the colorful painted buildings and the wonder of the walled old town as you walk down each street.
Villajoyosa is one of the most captivating communities in the state of Alicante, in ancient Roman times it was known as “Alone”. We’ll start our tour of Villajoyosa, also known as La Vila Joiosa, at the Plaza de la Generalitat, from which we’ll depart for a tour of the Amadorio river bed.
We’ll go to the beach and the old town to see the walls and the famous colored houses. You will hear the undiluted story of this magnificent towns history, festivals, monuments, museums, and, most importantly, their gastronomy, using one of their most well-known products: chocolate.
Finally, at your request, our guides can recommend the best leisure activities, restaurants, and museums to visit in Villajoyosa.
✓ Local Guide
✘ Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point: Carrer Colón, 40, 03570 La Vila Joiosa, Alicante, Spain
Return Details: Carrer Colón, 40, 03570 La Vila Joiosa, Alicante, Spain
This Villajoyosa Free Original Walking Tour will take you to the most beautiful spots in the “happy city” of Villajoyosa. We’ll take a walk through its old town, which is full of secrets and oddities. We will begin at the Paseo del Arsenal, walk the streets concurrent to the promenade, and move through the Castle.
Next, we will stroll through Old Town, City Hall, in front of the Santa Marta Church, and finish at a hidden viewpoint from where we can see the iconic Villajoyosa bridges. If you are a lover of history and photography, then you will enjoy every singe thing about this tour. Stops include the Paseo del Arsenal, the Castle, the Old Town, the Town Hall, the Santa Marta Church, and the Viewpoint.
This experience requires good weather. If the tour is canceled because of poor weather, you’ll be allowed to choose a different date.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If the tour is canceled because the minimum numbers of participants aren’t met, you’ll be contacted to choose a different date.