Natural Vila was created in 1842 and has several clinics which treat people with mental problems. The first is in Madrid, where the founder still continues to work and there is another at the beach Paradise of Villajoyosa, now closed down, near the beach.
The best gastronomic experience!
You will have the best gastronomic experience if you visit this museum. Ideal for chocolate lovers. After visiting this museum I can honestly say that it was an exquisite experience.
Be careful with opening hours, 10-13 and 16-19. Saturday they only open in the morning.
One of the best parts is that the entrance is free, and it sums up everything that one wishes for. The visit includes a tour around the factory. It is a great place to visit with your family. It starts with an introductory video that explains the production process. They use funny instruments and you can already smell the chocolate that seduces your whole body. Afterwards you will tour the factory with a nice guide and you will learn about every detail. You will see the workers, walk past the lab and see people doing analysis.
Last but not least, you will see the packaging process and you will end the visit in the shop, where you will be able to taste the latest products of Chocolates Valor and buy some as well. I bought a chocolate banana tablet and an orange one.
My visit to Villajoyosa is one of the best memories I have of my trips to Costa Blanca. After having delicious paella, we went out to explore the promenade near some houses which caught my attention.
It was only once we arrived at the beach that we could enjoy the colorful houses so evocative of the Caribbean. Their location has made them basically an emblem of Villajoyosa and one of the stand-out monuments in this lovely summer town.
Not far from there is the Chocolate Museum, the motive of my second visit to Villajoyosa, and something which shouldn’t be missed by anyone.
The truth is that, from what I could tell, the colorful houses belong to local workers and people who live in Villajoyosa year-round, with maybe a tourist or two thrown in as well. This is thanks to the fact that they’re old building right at the edge of the beach.
In the heart of the Mediterranean, near Villajoyosa, we found this gem of creek that has clear and calm water. As there are very few people, you can relax in peace, hence there is no need to arrive early to get a seat near the shore because there will be problems. Few places can match the peace and rest that you get at this small cove. It is a pebble beach so you have to be careful underfoot. It is undoubtedly a family beach. You cannot miss it when you arrive, because it is next to a hotel, and is more or less well signposted. You can leave the car at a place about 200 meters from the beach. If you have time, I also recommend the nearby village of Guadalest, with lots of interesting museums.
In the municipality of Villajoyosa and next to Finestart Creek at the top of the mountain is the watchtower of L 'Aguilo. It has been recently restored and has one of the best views of the Costa Blanca. It is located in mountain full of pine trees and recently, a road has opened from the Cala de Finestrat. A great place to visit.
This little beach is at the entrance if you come from Alicante Villajoyosa, ie. south of town. It is a small hidden cove, reached by a few paths between houses and gardens. It is not sandy, but is comprised of white stones, which causes the water to be a particular color of blue and turquoise and keeps it clean of algae. It is about 500m long. It is one of the best beaches in this village and certainly deserves to be so famous in the Costa Blanca ...
The Roman road from the Cala de Finestrat mountain climbs Villajoyosa. A charming walk always looking over the Mediterranean Sea, up and down hills to the village of Villajoyosa. Its about a comfortable 5 Km as the slopes are not high risk.If you want to complete the walk there is another path that arises from the same height at Raco Conill that takes you through a mountain full of pines to the restored Aguilo tower. From here the views of Benidorm and Villahopyosa are stunning. The best part after the little walk is to go down to Raco Conill and take a swim in its clear water.
In the coastal village of Villajoyosa, the sea is the backdrop for the festivities celebrating the Moorish invasions which took place along the Mediterranean in the 16th century. For that reason, the Moorish Landing on the beach shore is the festival's central act, that which gives it such a unique and singular character, and the reasons it was named a festival of National Touristic Interest. This fiesta is over 250 years old and the whole town is filled with processions and parades. On the morning of July 28th, the ocean is the star as the "Moorish army" lands on the beach while the Christian army defends the shoreline with artillery. At dawn, over 30 boats with Moorish troops storm the Mediterranean shore, setting off a spectacular battle between the two complete with sounds and music.
La Cala de Villajoyosa was built about five years ago. They started to build the largest hotel in Europe, but five years ago they had to stop the construction and now it is just a concrete skeleton, no one knows what will happen to it. On Tuesdays and Saturdays there is a flea market where you can buy wonderful fruit from the fruit orchards all around,.
The market of Villajoyosa Sepone Creek occurs every Tuesday and Saturday. It is primarily a fruit and vegetable market from the gardens around. Without hesitation, it has the freshest fruit around and the queues are very long to get it.
The Barbera is a farmhouse which has been converted into a romantic palace of different styles (Elizabethan alfonsino, art deco, etc..),where you can see how people lived two hundred years ago. The park is open from 8:00 to 22:00 h. Booking: 628 993 175 - 609 771 110. More information on www.fincalabarera.com