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Villajoyosa enjoys warm, pleasant summers from late June to early September that are ideal for the beach or the pool. During the mostly dry winters, the temperature rarely goes below 6°C/39°F, which makes this town ideal for exploring the golfing venues of the region. The annual average low and high temperature typically varies from 8°C/46°F to 30°C/85°F.
Villajoyosa is a small town with 30,000 inhabitants, where most of the people speak Castellano (Spanish) or Valencian. It is home to a small ex-pat population consisting mostly of Brits.
Tourism plays an important role in Villajoyosa. However, there are two other predominant economic sectors, fishing, with a fish market held daily at the harbour, and the other is propelled by the Valor chocolate factory. It is famous all over Spain and drives many of the local shops in town.
There are five blue flag beaches on Villajoyosa's 12 kilometres long coast, including the main Playa de Villajoyosa/Playa Centro, Playa del Bol Nou, Playa El Paraiso, Playa del Torres, and the hidden, secluded Raco del Conil cove, which is a nudist beach.
Schools and Colleges
In addition to public and International Schools, which mostly follow the British curriculum, there are many good private schools near Villajoyosa that provide high-quality bilingual education. They also offer transport services for picking and dropping students.
Two such schools that are within a 30 minutes drive from town are the Colegio El Valle Alicante and Schola Europea – European School of Alicante, both of which provide infant, primary, and secondary education.
King's College, The British School Of Alicante, TFG y MASTERS, Nazareth College, Alicante, and Colegio El Valle Alicante are all private colleges that can be reached by car in 35 minutes from Villajoyosa.
The Villajoyosa Marina has a yacht club and the town is also near top golf courses such as Puig Campana, Las Rejas, and Villaitana Golf that are well within a 20 minute drive.
Private hospitals like IMED Levante are just 18 minutes away by car from Villajoyosa, while Clínica HLA Vistahermosa can be reached within a 30 minutes drive.
The Centro Comercial La Marina, Mediamark Finestrat, Plaza Del Sol, and Centro Comercial La Noria, are large shopping malls that retail big brands, high-street names, and popular Spanish labels. All of them are just 15 minutes away from Villajoyosa by car. The nearby Alicante city offers a wealth of luxury shopping opportunities.
There are numerous eateries in Villajoyosa where you can indulge in high-quality seafood, traditional delicacies and rice dishes. There are two nearby Michelin Star restaurants, namely Brel and El Xato.