Villajoyosa, or in Valencian La Vila Joiosa, is a municipality of the Valencian Community, Spain. Belonging to the province of Alicante and located on the Costa Blanca, in the region of the Marina Baja, of which it is the capital. It has 33,969 inhabitants (INE 2018).
Popularly known as La Vila, its name means "happy city". Through the town of Villajoyosa passes the Amadorio River, from the reservoir of the same name: Amadorio Reservoir. The municipal term has 15 km of coastline.
City of great fishing tradition, currently in its economy, the chocolate industries and tourism stand out. Most of the cuisine you can find in Villajoyosa is the Valencian coast's own fresh fish and seafood, as well as the great variety of paellas and typical rice dishes in the area.
Surely you will hear their festivities of Moors and Christians, declared of International Tourist Interest, which are celebrated since 1694 in honor of Santa Marta, Patroness of the city. And it is because on July 29, 1538 there was the historic moment that today is celebrated in style: the appearance of Santa Marta to help the vilero town of the attack of the Berber pirates.
You can see more information on the official website of the City of Villajoyosa by clicking on the following image: