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Apartment in Villa Joyosa for holiday rental
Apartment in Villa Joyosa for holiday rental
This 1-bedroom apartment in Villajoyosa is available for holiday rental. If you are ...

bedrooms: 1
bathrooms: 1
property size: -
€ 56,00 / dayMore Information
Beautiful Duplex in Alfaz del Pi with panoramic view for rent
Beautiful Duplex in Alfaz del Pi with panoramic view for rent
This spacious duplex has the perfect location, close to everything you need like ...

bedrooms: 3
bathrooms: 2
property size: 116m²
€ 800,00 / week
Beautiful mediterranean house for holiday rental in Polop
Beautiful mediterranean house for holiday rental in Polop
This beautiful Mediterranean house in Polop is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing ...

bedrooms: 2
bathrooms: 1
property size: -
€ 60,00 / day
Villa for holiday renting in Calpe
Villa for holiday renting in Calpe
This villa is available for holiday rent in Calpe.One of the most beautiful villas in the ...

bedrooms: 3
bathrooms: 3
property size: -
€ 150,00 / day
Penthouse for rent in Altea
Penthouse for rent in Altea
This property is for rent in Altea.Exactly located in Altea La Vella, this wonderful ...

bedrooms: 2
bathrooms: 2
property size: 95m²
€ 65,00 / day
Apartment for rent in Altea
Apartment for rent in Altea
This apartment is for rent in AlteaIn one of the most beautiful areas of Altea, we find ...

bedrooms: 2
bathrooms: 1
property size: 80m²
€ 650,00 / week
D128-Nicely decorated appartment in Albir
D128-Nicely decorated appartment in Albir
This cosy 1-bedroom apartment in Albir is part of a beautiful building complex with a big ...

bedrooms: 1
bathrooms: 1
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€ 69,00 / day
Center of Albir, beautiful 2-bedroom apartment
Center of Albir, beautiful 2-bedroom apartment
If you want to spend your holiday in Albir, you can rent this apartment in the centre of ...

bedrooms: 2
bathrooms: 2
property size: -
€ 40,00 / day
Ricardo-Apartment for holiday rent in Albir
Ricardo-Apartment for holiday rent in Albir
This modern 1-bedroom apartment in Albir is the perfect holiday house. It is decorated ...

bedrooms: 1
bathrooms: 1
property size: -
€ 50,00 / day
Comfortable apartment for rent in Benidorm
Comfortable apartment for rent in Benidorm
This comfortable apartment in Benidorm in the building Gemelos 26 is available for holiday ...

bedrooms: 1
bathrooms: 1
property size: -
€ 74,00 / day
Cosy apartment for rent in Benidorm
Cosy apartment for rent in Benidorm
This cosy apartment in Benidorm, close to the beach of Levante is available for holiday ...

bedrooms: 1
bathrooms: 1
property size: -
€ 74,00 / week
Nice apartment for rent in Gemelos 26, Benidorm
Nice apartment for rent in Gemelos 26, Benidorm
This nice apartment close to the Levante beach in Benidorm is available for holiday ...

bedrooms: 1
bathrooms: 1
property size: -
€ 74,00 / week

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Weater in Villajoyosa

Weather in Villa Joyosa

Thanks to its enviable location on the Costa Blanca, Villa Joyosa has excellent weather conditions all year round. The town has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and pleasant winters. The winter months do see some rainfall but are generally still warm enough for a coffee and locally-sourced food on a café terrace during the day, or a stroll in the winter sunshine.

The best time to visit or enjoy a holiday in Villa Joyosa is from May to October when the highs are around 27°C. In July and August, the maximum temperature during the day can reach over 30°C, and at night visitors can expect and enjoy balmy nights with temperatures of around 23°C and 24°C.

A winter holiday in Villa Joyosa is perfect for those looking to absorb some extra sunshine even when it's cold outside. The temperature in January and February sees daytime highs of 14°C and these months have just six or seven rainy days on average. If you want to escape the rain, Villa Joyosa is the ideal place to be. Villa Joyosa is dry for around 249 days per year, with humidity levels of approximately 57%. The town has a UV index of 4 in winter and of 5 or 6 in the summer months. For those who enjoy a refreshing swim, paddle or dip in the sea, the sea's temperature ranges from between 15°C in January up to 27°C in July, August and September.

Festival of San Antonio Abad

For the animal lovers among us, this is the festival to attend. The “Fiesta de San Antonio Abad”, the patron saint of the animals, is celebrated in Villajoyosa every January. Antonio Abad has a unique history. He was also known as Anthony the Great, born in Egypt in the 3rd century AD. Antonio Abad was a Catholic who became known for his contribution to the spread of monasticism. He is the first known person to practice asceticism (the pursuit of a “pure” life) in the desert, surrounded by nature with only animals as company. In a central blessing on la plaza de La Ermita, in front of the church, hundreds of animals such as roosters, cats, dogs, snakes and even iguanas are brought together and sprinkled with holy water every year. The same square also hosts a dog show where dog owners compete for the first prize. Delicious pastries and donuts are prepared for the occasion and are offered for sale in food stalls. A fiesta is not a fiesta without a parade, so of course there is also a parade: and a very special one, because both people and animals take part in this parade. You will see cattle, horses and pets walk down the streets alongside their owners. The “Fiesta de San Antonio Abad” is a special celebration, and well worth it!

Tears of Saint Marta

Santa Marta is considered the patron saint of Villajoyosa. She is known and celebrated for not one, but two miracles. One of these miracles is celebrated here, during this “festival de Lagrimas de Santa Marta”. Legend has it that Villajoyosa suffered a terrible drought in 1653. The townspeople were close to despair when Felipe IV approved the construction of the reservoir that would be used to irrigate the arid land of Villajoyosa. On the same day that Felipe IV gave permission for construction, the image of Santa Marta shed tears for two hours. That is why the ‘Lágrimas de Santa Marta’ (‘lágrimas’ means ‘tears’) are celebrated annually in July in honor of Saint Martha and her tears. To celebrate her, the statue of Santa Martha is carried through the city in a procession on the shoulders of the members of the Church, and celebrations take place all over town. There are traditional dances in the streets, fanfare bands, people dressed in traditional costume, food stalls and much more. These celebrations, held in early May, also commemorate the founding of Villajoyosa. The other miracle that Santa Marta is known for is celebrated with the Festival of the Moors and Christians; In 1538, Santa Marta prevented a pirate invasion and saved the town (scroll down for more information on this).

The Eve of San Juan

The ‘Víspera de San Juan’ takes place annually on the 23rd of June and is described as the eve of the feast for Saint John the Baptist's Birth. Also known as ‘The Magical Night of San Juan’, this one of the greatest celebrations in Villajoyosa each year. This celebration marks a holiday that is celebrated around the globe, not only to celebrate Saint John’s birth, also to welcome the arrival of summer. The celebrations are centered on Centro Beach, which fills ups with people, lights and flowers. Every year there is a lantern-making competition, or ‘Farolets’ in Spanish. All competitors make their own small lanterns by hand, adding to the magic of the night. People also make crowns out of flowers and toss them in the sea, to honor all the seamen and fishermen who lost their life at sea. Traditionally, at midnight, people should dip their feet in the ocean for good luck. But if you really want to make sure it works, perhaps just take a plunge! Try to get to the beach early as possible to get a good spot and be sure you don’t miss anything. If you are not staying in Villajoyosa, perhaps book a night in a rental or a hotel here, so you can stay up as late as you please.

Festival of the Virgen del Carmen

Villajoyosa is one of several other communities that celebrates the ‘fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen’ every year in July. In a colourful procession an image of the Virgen del Carmen is carried on the shoulders of worshippers through the streets, to the port of Villajoyosa. Early evening a special mass is dedicated to the patron Saint in the church that is named after her; ‘La Parroquia del Carmen de Villajoyosa’. Perhaps the most spectacular part of this celebration is the traditional boat ride. Hundreds of boats gather on the water to accompany and honor a statue of the virgin. This honor is expressed loudly; by all boats sounding their horns! If you get a chance to rent a boat or jump on a boat for the Festival del Carmen, we can highly recommend it! This is an event to remember. Afraid the sirens will be too loud for you on the water? This celebration is also plenty spectacular from shore. Do remember to bring your camera for some Kodak-worthy moments.

Festival of San Augustín

This is one of the oldest neighborhood festivals in ‘La Vila’ as the locals refer to Villajoyosa. The San Agustin Fiesta attracts a large number of residents and visitors. On the eve of Saint Augustine's day, the Festival Committee will kick the day off with fireworks and music. That same day a special mass is held in honor of Saint Augustine at the local ‘Iglesia de la Asunción’. From there, there is a procession in honor of Saint Augustine. This festival is known as a proper ‘beach festival’. For three days the town lights up with activities, people, buzz, and most of the fun and activities are to be had on Centro beach. Saturday is usually the night that is known to be the biggest party, with competitions such as the ‘sexy beachgoers competition’. Villagers and visitors alike come out all night long to party, enjoy and listen to live music. There is a wide range of activities and performances to partake in, among which the famous sardine cook-out on Sunday. This is a good opportunity to check out some of the most loved local talents in the area and experience the taste of the cultural scene of Villajoyosa.

Festival of Saint Michael

The ‘Fiestas en honor de San Miguel’ are carried out in September of every year to celebrate Archangel Saint Michael, the patron saint of Villajoyosa. This festival is a weekend-long celebration that takes place in the weekend closest to the 29th of September. These fiestas are the oldest fiestas in the region; this has been a rich local tradition since 1533, for close to 500 years. Since its beginnings, this festival coincides with the end of harvest of several crops in the Villajoyosa area, such as carob, grape and almond. Historically, a yearly market was held at the same time as the fiestas, to celebrate the end of harvest and encourage sales of the crops. Today’s Fiestas en honor de San Miguel are therefore still mainly celebrated in a mainly agricultural neighborhood of Villajoyosa; Ermita de la Vila. The programme includes the neighborhood dinner, the parades of floats and costumes, a paella contest and amateur bullfighting with heifers that are open to anyone. The streets fill up with color and life. There is fun (and lots of food) to be had for people of all ages. On the last day the festival is concluded with a Mass in honour of San Miguel followed by a procession, fireworks and a chocolatada.

The Festival of Moors & Christians

Towards the end of July another patron saint of Villajoyosa is celebrated; Santa Marta (Saint Martha), who defended the village from the Berber pirates. According to legend she rescued the townsfolk by causing a flashflood that wiped out the enemy fleet. These fiestas are held in her honor to commemorate the attack on the town. This is the biggest event of the year in Villajoyosa. The highlight of the Fiestas de Moros y Cristianos is the spectacular reenactment of the naval assault and the town’s defence; lights, fireworks and sound make this a true show. Afterwards, when the ‘attackers’ set foot on land, a hand to hand battle ensues. During the festival, the locals dress up, either as Moors or Christians and enact the battle scenes that took place between the two. There are many colorful parades, and as the Christians and the Moorish ‘armies’ march through the town, they are accompanied by music, food and, of course, lots of fireworks.

Holy Week

Holy Week, or ‘Semana Santa’ is one of the holiest weeks in Villajoyosa. This is a celebration of the week that leads up to Easter. It dates back to the 16th century when the Catholic Church decided to share the story about the passion of Christ in a manner that could be understood by a layperson. Ever since, this has become tradition, and every year Semana Santa is celebrated with various processions depicting scenes from the story of the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Villajoyosa, a different brotherhood or ‘cofradia’ organizes Easter processions each year. Usually, they begin from various churches around Villajoyosa and conclude at the ‘Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion’ located on the Plaza de la Iglesia in the middle of the old town. During the festival, the members of the cofradia put on long robes, and many of them wear pointed hoods called ‘capirotes’, which symbolize repentance. The narration through the processions is vibrant, impressive, and colorful. Many people in Spain get the whole week off. Many businesses close, and the streets fill up. Those who do not partake in the processions are there to photograph them or just observe in awe.

Attractions and Theme Parks near Villajoyosa

Are you looking for day trips in the area around Villajoyosa? Then you're in luck. Check out our selection of the top eight attractions for day trips in the surroundings of Villajoyosa, and you will find there is something for everyone here. All the destinations listed below are within driving distance from Villajoyosa. The theme parks and the other attractions have ample parking, but as you might guess, if you get there early, you will the best and nearest parking spots.

A hot tip to keep in mind: It is possible to get a discount on the entrance fee for some of the theme and water parks mentioned below. Visit a tourist hotspot in Villajoyosa and be on the lookout for promotional flyers; many of them offer 20-40% discount when shown. Here are some the theme parks and attractions for you to add to your day trip bucket list:

Terra Mítica

This theme park offers a wide array of activities for you to enjoy. Some rides will pump your adrenaline; the Fury of Triton, the Flight of the Phoenix, the Inferno, and the Falls of the Nile are a few of the exciting ones in the park. There are also shows, such as 'Cleopatra's Elixir' in the Egyptian section of the park, and 'Cassius Brutus' in the section on Rome.

The food here is not that great, so you could bring a home-made sandwich instead. You can visit Terra Mitica with your family for an unforgettable day; grab your camera and get ready!


Opening Hours:

Mid May until November.

Open every day from 10.30 - Closing time in low season: 19:00 and in high season: 22:30

Contact Information:

Partida del Moralet, s/n, 03502 Benidorm

Tel: +34 902 02 02 20
Email: reservas@terramitica.com
Website: www.terramiticapark.com/en/

Mundomar

Perfect for a family visit, Mundomar is an animal park in Benidorm that allows you to see different animal species in their natural habitats. You get to see birds, mammals, and reptiles, and you can take photos with your favourite ones at close range.

You will also be able to see dolphins and sea lions through glass screens, and you can play with them (through the glass) while learning about how they live. Take your children to see the exotic bird species and enjoy the dolphin encounter at Mundomar. Do not forget to bring your camera to capture great memories.


Opening Hours:

Daily from 10:00 - 18:00

Contact Information:

C/ Sierra Helada, s/n, 03503 Benidorm

Tel: +34 965 86 91 01
Email: https://www.mundomar.es/
Website: https://www.mundomar.es/en/

Terra Natura

Terra Natura consists of two themed animal and aqua parks. Visitors get the chance to see over 1500 animals in their natural habitats and learn how they live. The theme park is suitable for people of all ages and offers a beautiful zoo experience. There are also personal guides available to ensure that you get around without any problem.

With adequate toilet facilities and outdoor restaurants to dine in, everyone gets to have their fair share of unlimited fun. Additionally, the safety-conscious aqua parks allow you to have maximum fun on the rides and slides.


Opening Hours:

Daily from 10:30 - 18:00

Contact Information:

Partida Foia del Verdader, s/n, 03502 Benidorm

Tel: + 34 966 07 27 70
Email: info@terranatura.com
Website: http://www.terranatura.com

Aqualandia

This water park brings all your water fantasies to life. You are guaranteed to have fun here with the family. There is something to enjoy for people of all ages. You can chill in the lazy river or go after that adrenal rush with thrilling water rides such as the Adventureland, the Pistas Blandas, the Laguna, and the Black Hole.

Of course you can also come here to relax; bring a book, enjoy the Spanish weather and sunbathe next to the pool. Families can get a combination ticket to get access to all park areas.


Opening Hours:

From the end of May until the beginning of October. Daily from 10:00 - 20:00

Contact Information:

Sierra Helada, s/n, 03503 Benidorm

Tel: +34 965 86 01 00
Email: aqualandia@aqualandia.net
Website: https://www.aqualandia.net

Les Fonts d'Algar (Algar Waterfalls)

Few things are as exciting and fulfilling as a waterfall view. Located 15km away from Benidorm and accessible by road, the falls should be at the top of your bucket list. A visit to Les Fonts D'Algar is your chance to swim in crystal clear waters and take amazing photographs.

You should note that the park is a protected ecological area and has some rules that visitors must adhere to during their visits. Picnics and swimming activities are designated to specific areas; there is access to medical first aid at the waterfalls. An added bonus; seniors and students are eligible for a discount.


Opening Hours:

Summer open from 09:00 - 20:00 Winters open from 09:00 - 17:00

Contact Information:

Pda. Algar, s/n, 03510 Callosa d'en Sarrià

Tel: + 34 965 88 01 53
Email: info@lasfuentesdelalgar.com
Website: http://www.lasfuentesdelalgar.com

DinoPark Algar

The botanical amusement theme park located near Benidorm is famous for its life-sized dinosaurs. You can visit the park with your children and play in the paddling pools or enter the 3D cinemas. The park plays a significant role in teaching your children about dinosaurs and that part of the world's history.

With adequate amenities such as refreshments, parking, playgrounds, and a DinoShop, parents can relax as they watch their children play. The park makes regular upgrades with new dinos and sceneries to admire. It is definitely worth a visit.


Opening Hours:

Daily from 10:00 - 18:00 July/Aug daily from 10:00 - 20:00

Contact Information:

Partida Segarra s/n, 03510 Callosa d'en Sarrià

Tel: +34 636 277 466
Email: algar@dinopark.es
Website: www.algar.dinopark.es

Cactus D’Algar (Cactus Botanical Gardens)

It is an excellent idea to visit the Cactus d'Algar in the town of Callosa. The beauty and design of these gardens can be credited to Mr Pepe Perez, who has been operating the garden since 2001. You need about two hours to walk through the park and admire the plants, so wear good shoes.

The garden has cacti species from all around the world; the cacti usually bloom between March and April. The park lies next to the DinoPark, and is about 5 minutes away from the Algar Waterfalls. All three can be visited in one day.


Opening Hours:

Daily from 10:00 - 18:00

Contact Information:

Partida Armaig, 1, 03510 Callosa d’En Sarrià, España

Tel: +34 965 881 095
Email: info@cactusdalgar.com
Website: http://www.cactusdalgar.com

Guadalest

This small town is rich in history. Built around the castle, 'El Castell de Guadalest', this town is dedicated almost entirely to history and tourism. You can visit the castle for a small fee, and enjoy breathtaking views.

The medieval town has a variety of attractions and a few museums, amongst which the impressive Casa Orduna, which has artefacts and items dating back to the 17th Century. It is recommended to park your car in a designated parking lot on the edge of town, and experience Guadalest on foot.


Opening Hours Castle:

Every day from 10:00 - 18:00

Contact Information:

Avda. de Alicante, s/n 03517 El Castell de Guadalest

Tel: +34 965 885 298
Email: turismo@guadalest.es
Website: http://guadalest.es

Beaches and Bays near Villajoyosa

Villajoyosa is located at the northern end of Costa Blanca, only a few kilometers from Benidorm. It’s the capital of the Marina Baixa region in the province of Alicante. The town is famous for its brightly painted houses that form the backdrop for the main beach – the vivid colours are said to have guided fishermen home over the centuries. Villajoyosa has a traditional Spanish feel and is a lot quieter than other towns along this coast.

The old town of Villajoyosa is surrounded by a 16th century defensive wall. Narrow streets, an ancient square and houses with overhanging balconies give the old town its charm. The Amadorio River runs through the buildings flanked by a pedestrian walkway. For most of the year the water is nothing more than a slim stream at the bottom of the river bed. Villajoyosa is well-known for its chocolate. There are two chocolate museums in town, the Valor Museum and Clavileño Museum, both are famous Spanish chocolatiers. There is a choice of local restaurants and a selection of friendly bars.

There are several beaches around Villajoyosa – some are sandy and others are stony with clear seas suitable for snorkeling and diving. None of the beaches in this area get very crowded, even during the busiest weekend there is always plenty of space to relax and spread out.

Torres Beach

This quieter beach, locally known as ‘Playa el Torres’, is located just to the north of Villajoyosa. There is some development here, but really not very much. This is not a huge tourist destination that attracts hordes of people; it is generally peaceful. Local people like to come here in the weekends and on bank holidays.

There are two areas of beach, the northern area is larger and the southern part is backed by cliffs. Eucalyptus trees provide some shade from the sun. As Playa el Torres is a gravel and pebble beach, the sea here is clear and pleasant for swimming.

There are a few benches on the paved promenade that runs along the back of the beach. There is a restaurant nearby where you can grab a few drinks and order snacks. Along the back of the beach there are a couple of foot showers to rinse off your feet before you get back in the car. Parking is available along Ave. Tellerola, which is only a short walk from the beach.

Playa el Paradiso

Playa el Paradiso is a wide beach that is just over 1km long and 26 meters deep. It is located to the south of Villajoyosa. It’s a lovely sandy bay that is lined with palm trees and has a gorgeous border of cliffs. There are some high rise buildings in the streets behind the beach, but it’s not densely developed and there is a nice feeling of space and nature at Playa el Paradiso.

It never gets very crowded here and the sea tends to have a pretty turquoise colour. In high season there are lots of facilities at Playa el Paradiso, including a large car park with lots of parking spaces and two beach bars that are open day and night. Rent your sunbeds and umbrellas at the rental centre, and at Camping Paraiso you can not only camp; you can also rent paddle boards and kayaks.

Playa el Paradiso has access for wheelchair users and foot showers as well. To get to Playa el Paradiso, use Tram Line 1 at Paradis Station; there’s a tram every 30 minutes from Benidorm or Alicante.

Playa la Caleta

Found to the south of Villajoyosa, Playa la Caleta is a small pebble beach that boasts exceptionally clear water. The sparkling sea here is an ideal place to try snorkeling. The rocky surroundings host an abundance of marine life. The fish and marine life also attract people who like to fish.

To stay safe in the water at this beach stay within the areas marked with buoys; this way you should be able to avoid any jet skiers and fishing lines. The pretty, natural environment is also a favorite setting for people who enjoy non-motorized watersports such as kayaking and paddle boarding.

Since Playa la Caleta is located away from the urban areas, and positioned between cliffs, this is a quiet and peaceful beach. There are no facilities available but there is a large hotel on the road high above the beach area.

Playa Lesparrello

Playa Lesparrello is a fine pebble beach located approximately 2 km south of Villajoyosa, next to the Hotel Montiboli. The pebbles here are uncomfortable to walk on so it is recommended to bring and wear beach shoes, especially as you get in and out of the water.

This is a nudist beach where clothing is optional. At 220 meters long, it’s a small bay in a semi-urban area hidden between rock formations. This beach is natural and has an undeveloped feel.

There is paid parking available along the street and from there it is just a short walk to the beach. A free car park is available, but it is located a bit further away, about 900 meters from the beach, and it does not offer direct access to Playa Lesparello.

Playa del Charco

Playa del Charco is located on the way to Alicante, quite a ways away from the urban area of Villajoyosa. It’s a very quiet beach and you can practically rest assured that you’ll be able to park your car nearby; the car park sits right next to the pebbles and never fills up.

There are ruins of a tower right on the edge of the sea which create an atmospheric backdrop. The beach here is quite narrow; it stretches on for 580 meters and there is a hill in the middle that divides the area into two sections.

This gravel and pebble beach has very clear water making it an ideal place for snorkeling and scuba diving. As the surroundings are quiet and the water is generally calm, this is a nice area to kayak and paddleboard in peace. There are no facilities at this location.

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