The eye-catching town of Villajoyosa, with beautiful houses painted in different colors, draws the attention of every visitor and is unquestionably one of the best places to visit on the Costa Blanca!

In fact, Villajoyosa is the ideal day-trip destination from the two hotspots, Benidorm (to the north) and Alicante (to the south), as it will only take up to 30 minutes by car or one hour by public transport to arrive.

Visitors can enjoy a pleasant walk along the 1-kilometer-long promenade with various bars, restaurants, and cafés, and, of course, spend an enjoyable beach day with white sand and crystal clear water

Another highlight of the charming fishing village worth experiencing is a stroll through its old town, getting lost in the narrow streets and admiring the buildings with their colorful facades. 

Furthermore, Villajoyosa is also famous for its long chocolate tradition, and, therefore, a visit to the Valor Chocolate Museum and the Chocolate Shop is highly recommended for every chocolate lover! 

Best Things to Do and See in Villajoyosa

#1 Visit the “Casas Colgantes”

Colorful buildings of different heights in Villajoyosa, Spain.

One of the best things to do in Villajoyosa is to visit the Hanging Houses (Spanish: Casas Colgantes), which also characterize the town because of its picturesque setting.

They are located at the Amadorio riverbed, and you will get the best views from the Old Bridge, from where you can also take beautiful pictures of the colorful buildings and the riverbed.

For the best experience, I recommend walking through the narrow streets behind the Hanging Houses down to the promenade.

#2 Relax at Villajoyosa Beach

Palm trees on the beach against the background of the sea and blue sky.

The beach in Villajoyosa is long and well-maintained, offering enough space for anyone looking to spend a beautiful day by the sea, and the vivid colors of the buildings in the background by the promenade will make your beach day even more memorable. 

It has white sand, and the water is so crystal-clear that you can see the fish. Moreover, you can find different water activities at the yacht club, perfect for families. 

Not far from the main beach, you will find another beautiful beach further south, called Paradis Beach, which is only a 35-minute walk away. 

Coves to discover nearby: 

  • Cala de les Puentes del Moro
  • Cala Mallaeta
  • La Caleta
  • Cala Fonda
  • Cala Racó de Conill

Top food places at Villajoyosa Beach: Restaurant T-Class / Restaurant Puur

#3 Marvel at the Colorful Houses

Colorful buildings along the promenade with palm trees in front in Villajoyosa, Spain.

You will see the most remarkable place by the promenade: The Colorful Houses.

It is a very picturesque place with old fishermen’s houses painted in different and vivid colors and, without any doubt, a must-see when visiting Villajoyosa! 

The area is also ideal for having a pleasant stroll along the 1-kilometer-long promenade or enjoying a drink at one of the many cafés/restaurants offering sea views.

#4 Explore the Old Town

Buildings with vivid and colorful facades in the old town of Villajoyosa

If you are going to Villajoyosa, another of the best things to do is explore the old town. Walking through the old neighborhood’s streets full of vivid and colorful buildings is a beautiful experience you should not miss. 

Staying in the Old Town is also relatively easy, as I have noted, since there are many apartments to rent at an affordable price, and many of them offer incredible sea views!

Top places worth checking out in the old town

  • Villajoyosa Town Hall
  • Church of Santa Maria de la Vila Joiosa
  • Villajoyosa Walls
  • Plaza Iglesia
  • Carreró del Pal

Top food places in the Old Town: Restaurant DRoca / Chocolate Shop Valor

Museums in Villajoyosa

Browse through the list below for some of the best museums in Villajoyosa, and check entrance fees, opening hours, and location.

Valor Chocolate Museum

Discover the journey of cocoa, and learn everything about it, the history of Chocolates Valor, and the evolution of the production of chocolate.


Free admission

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00

Address: Avinguda Pianista Gonzalo Soriano, 13

*NOTE: Entrance fees and opening hours may change. For updated information, please check the official website of the Valor Chocolate Museum


Vilamuseu is the network of Museums and Monuments of Villajoyosa. The social museum focuses on the interpretation of heritage, sustainability, people participation, and local developments.


3,00 € (General entrance fee)

Free access on Sundays

Opening Hours:


Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 – 14:00 and 18:00 – 21:30

Sunday and holidays from 10:00 – 14:00

Mondays: Closed


Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 – 19:00

Sunday and holidays from 10:00 – 14:00

Mondays: Closed

Address: Carrer Colón, 57

*NOTE: Entrance fees and opening hours may change. For updated information, please check the official website of Vilamuseu

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