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.
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:
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!
Contact Information:Partida del Moralet, s/n, 03502 Benidorm
Tel: +34 902 02 02 20
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.
Contact Information:C/ Sierra Helada, s/n, 03503 Benidorm
Tel: +34 965 86 91 01
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.
Contact Information:Partida Foia del Verdader, s/n, 03502 Benidorm
Tel: + 34 966 07 27 70
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.
Contact Information:Sierra Helada, s/n, 03503 Benidorm
Tel: +34 965 86 01 00
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.
Contact Information:Pda. Algar, s/n, 03510 Callosa d'en Sarrià
Tel: + 34 965 88 01 53
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.
Contact Information:Partida Segarra s/n, 03510 Callosa d'en Sarrià
Tel: +34 636 277 466
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.
Contact Information:Partida Armaig, 1, 03510 Callosa d’En Sarrià, España
Tel: +34 965 881 095
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.
Contact Information:Avda. de Alicante, s/n 03517 El Castell de Guadalest
Tel: +34 965 885 298
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.