Just 40 minutes from Valencia to the south, we find this dynamic city facing the Mediterranean Sea.
A city highly appreciated for its 14 kilometers of clean blue flag beaches, the Jucar River, the iconic mountain with its Hollywood-style letters and the medieval castle, the lighthouse, the lake Estany ...
If we add to that the famous and local Valencian gastronomy, the events, parties and activities and the friendly people, you will find a place to relax and enjoy.
Once there you will notice that the natural landscape and the charm of Cullera has nothing to envy its better known neighbors: Benidorm, Jávea, Altea, Denia ...
Cullera offers the possibility of living quite different lifestyles, from life in the city itself to life in the country or on the beachfront.
Its size also makes it a comfortable city to move around, not having to use the car on most trips habitual in the day to day.
At the same time, its proximity to Valencia complements Cullera, so in just half an hour of travel Either by train, car or bus, the citizen of Cullera can enjoy all the possibilities that offers a city of the first order like Valencia, both for leisure and for work.
Speaking of work, in the past Cullera was a city dedicated mostly to agriculture and fishing. Over the last 40 years, and accompanied by urban development, it has been transformed into a city tourism in which there are many jobs in the service sector, without neglecting all the services around of urbanization, leisure and tourism. However, an important agricultural and fishing industry still exists, as and at the same time public institutions are committed to the seasonal adjustment of tourism and diversification of industries.
And as for the future, this looks promising due to the advantages that telecommuting offers. Proof of this is the increase in citizens of other cities who have decided that Cullera is their new home, thanks to all that it offers, since they do not need be in person at the offices and their jobs where they used to have to go every day.
Cullera is known for being a national tourist destination, and increasingly, also international. Proof of this are the diversity of languages that can be heard strolling one afternoon in summer.
Both institutional programs and initiatives, such as reviews on the web through blogs or the experiences of friends and family, manage to attract this audience that enjoys everything Cullera has to offer.
Events and parties, such as fallas, gastronomy, natural landscapes, beaches, and leisure are reasons that invite you to choose Cullera as a tourist destination.
And some of these occasional tourists end up becoming recurring tourists over the years, and even new inhabitants in the city by discovering everything the city has to offer.
The city of Cullera is made up of different neighborhoods and areas, each one with different charms and possibilities.
The neighborhoods are classified into the following:
The heart of the city and the busiest area where we find institutions and all kinds of shops and services
Practically a hamlet in an idyllic area, surrounded by the sea.
Natural area that is part of the Albufera park where we find the most "wild" beaches
On the other side of the Estany, a rustic setting in which the district of Brosquil is adjacent to the beach
In the canopy, bordering Sueca, we find the district of El mareny de San Lorenzo
One of the most exclusive areas when crossing the river.
Extending the town towards the sea and the river is the bega, adjacent to the river port, and giving way to the Xuquer boulevard.
Maritime neighborhood of the city, a mix between the traditional part at the foot of the mountain and the most recent and touristy on the beachfront.
Tourist area par excellence, extended along the beach.
At the foot of the mountain, sheltered from the sea, the most traditional neighborhood.
Modern urbanization of chalets at the foot of the mountain and overlooking the rice fields.
Cullera was born thousands of years ago, proof of this are the prehistoric remains of settlements found in different areas of the geography of Cullera, both near the coast and in the sheltered part of the mountain.
Later throughout the years there was always a population nucleus. Come to the time of Muslim occupation is when it was given the name colla aeria, meaning high summit and later It would be called Cullera. From that time there are still the demarcations of the old neighborhoods at the foot of the mountains and the arable fortress that would later be transformed into the Cullera castle, a fort to protect the city and later into the sanctuary and museum that it is today.
After the Muslim occupation came the reconquest, carried out by Aragon and which was led by the conqueror Jaime I, thus extending the limits of the crown.
Life passed normally in the city until the event that marked a before and after. And this was the looting of the city by the famous corsair Dragut, who caused a great commotion in the city, leaving a very small and always fearful population against possible new attacks.
It was not until modernity was reached that Cullera was recovering its population and stability to begin a new progress that would be interrupted by the unstable years of the early twentieth century that would lead to civil war.
Once the civil war ended, agriculture and fishing were the important focuses in the local economy and development that, by the 70s, gave way to the urban development that would create the tourism industry for which Cullera is known today.
All these passages through history have shaped the spirit of the city, also leaving in its path monuments, enclaves, buildings, objects ... that today can be visited through museums, buildings, and places.
Cullera enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate, mild and pleasant winters, and hot summers in which to enjoy the refreshing beaches.
Although they can be enjoyed practically all year round, it is in summer when the beaches are filled with both tourists and locals, having beaches for all tastes.
Below we list the beaches that we find along the 15 kilometers of coastline that Cullera has.
And in addition to the beaches, you can enjoy the trails and routes through the mountains and through the natural landscapes located on the edge of the river, its breakwater, the rice fields and the lake.
Cataloged as one of the healthiest diets, the Mediterranean diet and gastronomy offers a variety for all tastes.
For example, surely you have heard of paella, the most popular dish in the Valencia area, but this dish is just one of many. In addition to the traditional paella, you can enjoy rice in many flavors, fideuas, fish, seafood, tasty vegetables and of course the tapas so well known in Spain.
And to enjoy this gastronomy, in Cullera you will find restaurants by the sea where you can enjoy an exquisite plate of paella of your choice.
And, of course, you will also find high-quality ingredients in the neighborhood stores: vegetables and fruits grown in the area, local fish, local meat, etc. Everything to cook with fresh and quality raw materials ad.
Cullera is committed to hosting and celebrating a multitude of types of sports, cultural and leisure or even business events, among them we find triathlons, dance congresses, music festivals, various meetings, etc.
So throughout the year you will find a multitude of events and festivals that you can enjoy with family or friends.
For example, the Fallas, perhaps the most important festival, a festival that takes place in March welcoming spring and in which people enjoy art as well as music, food and partying. .
The season continues later with "Holy Week" and Easter, followed by the "town festivals" where we celebrate our city by mixing tradition, culture and modern shows.
And of course, summer is full of events, the largest being the Medusa music festival, which brings together more than 200,000 music fans to have fun with the most famous DJs.
* Check the schedules at culleraturismo.com