Xeraco Tourist Information
Xeraco is a municipality in the comarca of Safor in the Valencian Community, Spain. Xeraco is a town of 4,800 inhabitants, situated next to the Mediterranean region of La Safor, south of the province of Valencia, whose term confined to the tavern, with North Hill, the east
by the Mediterranean Sea to the west and Benifairó Simat of the Valldigna and the South with Xeresa and Gandia. The municipality of Xeraco, is 20.2 km2 and a population density in 1991 between 201 and 500 inhabitants per km2.
To the west of the municipality there is a mountainous area with sites of great interest as La Barcella, the Depth of them Foies, Alt de l'Escudella, the Tossal Redó, the Pla de les Coves or Racó Ferragudo. The term is irrigated by the river or popularly Xeraco-river Vaca-it
travels from northwest to southeast. His mouth separates the town of Gandia and Xeraco, joining the sea in the area known as La Goleta. Its deposits are the Cova del Vell, with the remains of the village of Lower Paleolithic and the mountains of La Barcella, with traces of the Bronze Age.
Notably the sites throughout the mountainous area, especially the area known as the Font de l'Ull, the Font of Xopet and Els Plans. As for the flora and fauna of Xeraco, this is typical of the Mediterranean area, where he alternated herbs such as pebrella, rosemary and thyme, with
pines and Carrasco. Also in the swampy terrain of Marjal highlights the flora and fauna typical of a wetland. The routes of this village are several, such as mountain routes and fen, Xeraco course of the river and visits to the surroundings, such as Gandia and the sub at The Hill.
The main places for recreational activities and entertainment are the area of sports equipment of the municipality, in addition to the beach Xeraco, which offers a range of sporting and recreational opportunities, such as areas for walking and hiking paths. For its part, the cuisine is
based on the products grown in the orchards of Xeraco, such as peppers, eggplant, tomatoes and beans. The typical dishes of the municipality are "arròs to Forn," the Fideuá, paella, the "all -i-pebre "and" pebre of coca. "
Xeraco opens to the Mediterranean Sea with a beach for almost four kilometers of fine sand. Beach Xeraco, distinguished since 1990 with the distinctive blue flag of the Clean Seas of Europe, and located very
close to the locality, is the most comprehensive and fine sandy beaches that stretch into the Mediterranean in this sector characterized by quality , Cleanliness and transparency of its waters.
Gardens and squares, public telephones or pharmacies, as well as three campsites are located at each end of the beach and at the same center, complete the long list of supermarkets, restaurants and entertainment.
Xeraco has beautiful monuments like the Tower Guaita of the sixteenth century, a lookout tower on the waterfront cow, which was aimed at the maritime surveillance, according to the system set up along the Mediterranean coast by the Generalitat.
Finally, speaking of the history that characterizes this county say that the first human remains found in the municipal probably belong to the Lower Paleolithic, as excavations made in the Cova del Vell. It also implies the existence of a village in the Bronze Age in the mountains of
Barcella, which are superficially walls, ceramic fragments, and although no historical remains are attributable to exist somewhere in the Roman town and Visigoth. Later, the Arab conquest ago that local people are converted to Islam constituted a mosque in the center of town, which turned into a farmhouse dependent on castle Arab Bair. In 1097 the
castle tower is built as a refuge for the inhabitants of the municipality as a result of the battle of Bair, which occurs in their vicinity, including Yusuf's troops and those of Pedro I and the Cid. After the reconquest of these lands in the hands of King James I of Aragon is the repopulation of the area, which already appears in Xeraco
documentary "The Llibre's Repartiment" which is taken to land to dwell in Avecendrell 1248, Jaume I surrender the land to farmstead and knight of Arnau Busquets and his comrades in arms, then switch to depend first of the Convent of the Hill, later the Lord of Gandia, Bernat d'Almunia and the Duke of Gandia in 1550.