Villajoyosa is a Mediterranean city with a very important fishing tradition. A visit to the fish auction that takes place every afternoon with that day’s catch is highly recommended.
The old town of Villajoyosa, full of typical fishermen’s houses, towers and walls, is an ideal place to stroll and simply “get lost.”
The city has many archaeological sites, dating from Iberian, Phoenician and Roman times. In 2007, there was a discovery of some highly significant Roman thermal baths with gave their name to Villajoyosa during that period (Allon).
The basis of the cuisine of Villajoyosa is the fish which is docked direct in the town, This offers a rich seafood that forms the basis of salads, paella, dried salted fish and local savoury pastries. For something more savoury, another famous local food is chocolate. Your hotel can arrange guided tours to the 3 main factories in Villajoyosa. Equally well known are the nougat, horchata (a local drink made from tiger nuts) and the home-made ice-creams. A stay in Villajoyosa is always a treat for the taste-buds!
A significant claim to fame for the town is its famous rugby union team. For more than 20 years Club de Rugby La Vila has been a top club on the Spanish circuit and every year hosts the Benidorm 7s which attracts teams from all over the world. More details here.
We recommend the 4* Hotel Allon Mediterrània which is located right on the beach. It is a unique, modern, comfortable and quiet hotel which has an enviable reputation. It was opened as recently as June 2010 and is located in a strategic location between the cities of Alicante (25 km) and Benidorm which is just 9 km away. The Hotel Allon Mediterrania has 99 rooms, all with terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and all equipped with the latest facilities for the most discerning international traveller.
The Hotel Allon Mediterrania is also famous for its catering and conference facilities. It features two exclusive lounges perfect for hosting the most special celebrations; weddings, communions, christenings, conferences or any other event. Combined with the unmatched facilities and location of the hotel, our staff will ensure that you have an unforgettable day.
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Hotel Allon Mediterrània
Avenida del Puerto 4
GPS: 38.506073 N, -0.228640 O