ABOUT Villajoyosa (La Vila Joiosa):
Population: 34 000
Villajoyosa (Spanish), or La Vila Joiosa (Valencian) is a small city between Alicante and Benidorm. It is know for it's chocolate industry, colourful houses, it's beach promenade, the popular Paradise Beach and a small old town with a beautiful gothic church. Since we visited very briefly on the way to Benidorm, we mostly saw the modern part with common modernist buildings. We tried to find the old town and the seafront but didn't manage to find it. But you can see parts of it on the last half of the gallery. Just like most other Spanish cities, it is a nightmare to drive through with annoying one-way roads, careless pedestrians and impatient car drivers. Locals call it La Vila.