Villaricos is a picturesque fishing village, nestled between the Sierra Almagrera and the sea and flanked by the Almanzora River.
Dating from Neolithic times, Villaricos was once a great Phoenician port. Forgotten by history for thousands of years, it resurfaced as a silver mining boom town in the 19th century before finally becoming the pleasant fishing village of today, with a special identity all of its own.
Every weekend the residents of Villaricos gather in the village square where, each Sunday, a colourful market also thrives. The real charm of Villaricos lies in its old fashioned simplicity and warmth of spirit.
At the last count, Villaricos had some eight restaurants and eleven other cafes and bars. They vary from modern to traditional, from Spanish to English and from very economic to relatively expensive; without exception they offer good value for money.