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This former fishing village boasts a beautiful wide sandy beach, historic architecture and a bustling harbour. Villajoyosa, meaning joyful town, is located six miles, (10 kilometres) from Benidorm and 16 miles, (26 kilometres) from Alicante. The historic town stretches out alongside its sandy beach. Holidays in Villajoyosa are based around the golden-sand beach, which measures two miles, (3.5 kilometres) and is lined with palm trees.
Torres Beach is known for its Roman tower, while Centro Beach is famous for its Moorish landing. Visitors can explore the small harbour, narrow streets, brightly coloured houses, Roman bridges, the gothic church and walled old town. Holidays in Villajoyosa are not complete without a visit to the 16th-century old town's bustling market selling local handicrafts as well as a fish market, where visitors can buy the catch of the day. Visitors can also take a trip to the popular Museum of Chocolate.
Dining in Villajoyosa features a range of local dishes, such as the infamous salted fish, in the bars and restaurants lining the shore. For a wider choice of bars, restaurants and pulsating nightclubs, head along the coast to Benidorm. Holidays in Villajoyosa are known for there lively fiestas. The Festival of the Moors and Christians is an annual celebration with spectacular fireworks, colourful dancing, gyrating music, and an endless supply of food.