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Capital of La Marina Baixa, Villajoyosa (La Vila Joiosa), also known as “La Vila”, it’s a traditional fishing village that’s considered one of the most beautiful villages in the province of Alicante.

It’s walled historic centre, next to the Amadorio River, has a showy coastal front occupied by houses painted in various colors, so that sailors could locate them from their boats.

The visit to the port in the afternoon allows you to enjoy the lively auction of fish and seafood caught during the day.

La Vila has 12 kilometers of coast and five beaches recognized with blue flags, a distinction which guarantee their optimal condition as well as all kind of services.  Playa Paraíso, El Bol Nou, La Caleta, Playa Centro, Racó del Conill (nudist), Playa del Torres, Playa Estudiantes, Playa del Varadero, Playa del Tío Roig, Playa del Esparelló (nudist), Playa del Charco (with a canine section), Puntes del Moro.

Villajoyosa’s chocolate industry is as old as it is famous. Local factories gladly open their doors for people visiting the city to enjoy. Don’t forget to visit it’s Chocolate Museum and remember that Villajoyosa boasts the best pastry shops in the region.

Every year, from the 24th to 31st July, the Moors and Christians festivals are celebrated, which are characterized by their unique character, their spectacular nature and their enormous impact, since they are recognized as Festivals of International Tourist Interest. Among it’s pyrotechnic shows and colorful parades stands out the great landing that takes place at dawn on July 28th. A historical recreation in which the Moorish side seeks to conquer Villajoyosa from their boats off the coast and meet the Christian army waiting at their camp on the beach to engage in a spectacular and festive battle.

It’s a unique experience that will not leave you disappointed.