This beautiful fishing village is located just 10 km south of Benidorm and is famous for its beautiful seafront with brightly painted houses.
Villajoyosa has one of the most beautiful waterfronts on the Costa Blanca, mainly due to its petite, multi-coulored houses, which were once the homes of the local fishermen. This brightly painted promenade is one of the most photographed for postcards on the costa Blanca. The tradition of painting their houses in bright colours started many years ago by the fishermen who wanted to quickly identify their home when coming back to harbour. A tradition that has survived to this day and that locals have cleverly used to boost tourism.
For those who wanting a break from the more bustling and crowded resorts like Benidorm, the small town of Villajoyosa is ideal. Its wide promenade has plenty of bars and restaurants, ideal for taking a stroll or relaxing with a drink and enjoying beautiful sea views on a warm Summer evening.
This small town of around 32,000 inhabitants lies between the towns of El Campello and Benidorm, and is just 32 km from the city of Alicante. Its nearest International Airport is Alicante, only 49 km and a 38 minute drive away.