Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol is at the heart of the Costa Blanca and it offers a wide variety of luxury villas and apartments. All residents choose to live here because of the lifestyle it offers and because it’s the perfect place to enjoy the sun and pleasant temperatures throughout the year, as well as nature and the sea. All these characteristics are typical of the area which has everything you could need, assuring that your new life will be filled with leisure and relaxation. But thanks to the events organized by VAPF and nearby associations, we ensure your life at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol is also lively. These events allow you to get to know your neighbours, as well as the people who live in Benitachell and neighbouring cities.
First, we’d like to introduce you to the Benitachell International Neighborhood Association. It has 220 members, and they offer quarterly information about the community and neighbourhood. Its members also benefit from some discounts, free rubbish collection, and they can also sign up for food and wine tasting tours, attend cooking classes, etc. We recommend you sign up to get to know the residents and get involved in life at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. The Puig Llorença Neighborhood Association (La Asociación de Vecinos Puig Llorença) is also in Cumbre del Sol. In this association, residents gather to talk about matters that affect the neighbourhood and do activities together.
If instead of meeting people who live nearby, you’d rather meet people within your age group, then the Association for Retirees and Pensioners could be perfect for you. Its members often gather to share their life experiences and create memories together. Aside from these associations, there’s also the Neighbourhood Watch, who oversees the monitoring of the area, and the Voluntary Fire Brigade, a group that looks after our safety. Their facilities are by the northern entrance, near The Lady Elizabeth school.
On the other hand, the Teulada Moraira Lions Club forms part of Lions Clubs International (LCIF), which is the biggest organisation in the world, with millions of members and clubs in 210 countries. In October of 2019, the association celebrated its 25th anniversary collaborating with the municipality of Benitachell and attending to the needs of the most vulnerable groups of people. The club has succeeded in acquiring free books, meal vouchers for families, and strong involvement in Christmas campaigns, as well as providing materials through donations to Civil Protection and the Local Police.
However, the town doesn’t only host associations that allow you to get involved on a local or international level to better your local environment; it also offers groups that invite you to take part in traditional activities and sports. For example, if you like to dance, you can join Casa Rociera, a Sevillanas association, or the Grup de Danses Morro Falqui, where you can dress up in traditional costumes and act during local holidays.
Other groups that are rarely absent during local holidays are the members of the Municipal Sta. M. Magdalena Musical Ensemble (Agrupación Músico Municipal Sta. M. Magdalena) and the Asociación de Cavallistes i Carreters. The municipal band was founded in 1987 and is composed of 45 musicians. It has always had an important cultural and social presence, and it was recognized as a Bien de Interés Inmaterial de Relevancia Local (Intangible Good of Cultural Local Interest) in 2011. Meanwhile, the members of the Asociación de Cavallistes i Carreters have revived one of the most traditional holidays: the celebration of “Sant Antoni”. Thanks to the association, it has become a day where people go out into the streets, enjoy a popular lunch and a parade which features neighbours and animal lovers from all over the region.
The bravest and the sports lovers can join the Multiesport Benitatxell Club (Club Multiesport Benitatxell), which offers activities for adults and children: athletics, triathlon and fitness classes. The club also offers specialized training in whichever swimming style you want to improve, so you can get results and be more efficient when swimming.
This brief presentation of nearby associations couldn’t come to a close without mentioning BioMoscatell. This vineyard project was started in 2012 and aims to maintain traditions. It offers a quintessential wine that’s native to the region: the muscatel wine. The association produces its own wine, the Moraig wine, and organises walking tours so anyone can discover the passion and work behind what they do.
Now that you know the main associations that are within your reach, all that’s left to do is to choose one. Sign up and share unique moments with your new friends. You can also follow us on Facebook so that you don’t miss out on any event. We hope to see you soon at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol!
After the recommendations we made in our first and second post, we’d like to bring you more cities close to Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol you can visit. This time we are focusing on cities with a more relaxed lifestyle, and with a much smaller population than the previous cities.
You don’t have to go very far to discover two small towns like Gata de Gorgos and Teulada-Moraira, both located in the comarca of Marina Alta, just a few kilometres away from Benitachell. Villajoysa in Marina Baixa is, and there’s no better way to say it, the sweetest way to end your journey.
Gata de Gorgos: craftsmanship showcases the city
Just 18 kilometres separate Cumbre del Sol from the town of Gata de Gorgos, which is in the interior of La Marina Alta. The contrast between the hustle and bustle of the coastal towns and this small town can be felt as soon as you set foot inside of it.
Something else that stands out as soon as you enter Gata de Gorgos is the presence of artisanal products like guitars, hats, baskets and wicker bags. The fact that the population is just under 6000 inhabitants won’t stop you from finding ten hat factories, seven specialised in bags and two in guitars.
Among the town’s many spots to explore we highlight its Cuevas Rojas or any of its many hiking trails. When you finish in Gata de Gorgos, you can head back towards the Costa Blanca seaside.
Teulada-Moraira: viewpoints to gaze at dreamlike beaches
Teulada and Moraira are two must-see stops in La Marina Alta. Speaking about them at the same time is just a question of location: Moraira is a part of the Teulada municipality (also known as the Teulada-Moraira municipality). Before reaching the coast, stop by the principal town of Teulada and discover the town walls that once surrounded it. Continue your route towards the coast calmly and enjoy the natural nooks you’ll encounter throughout your journey.
When you reach Moraira you can choose where to start from. You have viewpoints like Portitxol and L’Andragó, where you can rediscover the blue of the Mediterranean. You can opt to walk along its eight-kilometre beach while you decide if you want to go for a swim or not, or you can ponder if you should eat at one of its many restaurants before you leave. A high percentage of Moraira’s population are from abroad, which is why you can try dishes from all over the world.
Villajoyosa: the sweetest tradition
The last stop before returning to Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol will end the journey on a sweet note. Villajoyosa, in the comarca of Marina Baixa, owes its fame to an excellent chocolate tradition, thanks to the different sweets factories you’ll find here.
Don’t get too full on dessert and make sure to walk through streets like Arsenal, del Pal, Pou and Sant Pere so you can witness the most photographed and postcard-worthy part in La Vila: the colourful facades of its homes. Don’t miss out on the chance to discover the old city, where you will find the church of Nuestra Señora de Asunción, the Torre de Sant Josep (Saint Joseph’s Tower), the XVI century Torres Vigía and the walled enclosure that used to surround it.
All these municipalities are found less than an hour away from Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol and you can enjoy them any day of the year. Keep an eye on our blog to discover more must-see spots on the Costa Blanca that you can’t miss out on.
If you live at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort you know better than anyone that it’s an invigorating experience for all the senses. The weather, landscapes, and beaches together create the perfect combination for the dream life you’ve always hoped for. However, the Costa Blanca in general and Poble Nou de Benitatxell specifically has hidden secrets and delights that you might not be aware of. To discover them, we propose a series of free guided tours offered by the Town Hall during the following months. If you haven’t considered going, think again and take note of the ones that are happening in September!
Take advantage of this month to discover the centre of Poble Nou de Benitatxell with the History and Heritage Route (La Ruta Histórica y de Patrimonio), which takes place every Friday at 6:00 pm and offers you a glimpse into the history, culture, and gastronomy of the town. The route begins with a guided visit of the Santa María Magdalena church and continues along the “El Portalet” old wall and the Jaume Llobell chapel. The second part of the route focuses on traditional architecture with a visit to the “riuaus” or raisin drying facilities and takes you through the Pous de I’Abiar, the Cova de las Bruixes and ends by contemplating the beautiful landscape of the vineyards. Undoubtedly, this route is the perfect opportunity to better understand the Iberian, Roman, and Muslim past of the town.
On the other hand, the Cliffs’ Route (La Ruta de los Acantilados) offers you a guided tour along the coast next to the cliffs until you reach Cala Llebeig. Thanks to this visit, you can get to know the hidden stories behind the places where smugglers, fishermen, and farmers lived and gathered and collected experiences in this part of the Costa Blanca. Bear in mind that the trail is not an easy one, and runs through cliffs, ravines, and the Cala Moraig fault. If you are interested, the visit takes place every Thursday in September at 5:30 pm.
In addition to these routes, considering Benitatxell’s desire to promote its historical and cultural heritage, the town is organizing another nocturnal route, with the title “Between witches and bandits,” in Spanish, “Entre brujas y bandoleros.” The local historian Pepe Cano was responsible for creating this tour that turned out to be a big success by bringing together more than 100 neighbors and tourists.
If you are interested in discovering the history and attractions that Poble Nou de Benitatxell has to offer, you can register for the guided tours at the tourism office, by calling 96 649 35 46, by sending an email to email@example.com or completing the registration form. Don’t wait any longer and delve into the town’s past during the two and a half hours that the guided tours last!
Those that don’t believe in paradise haven’t had the opportunity to visit the Spanish Costa Blanca yet. With more than 170 beaches and coves spanning over 200 kilometres of coastline, the beauty of its natural surroundings is undeniable. The Costa Blanca also stands out for the quality of its beaches and coves, as this area holds the largest number of blue flag beaches in Spain, that equals a total of 84 beaches for 2019.
Thanks to the superb location of our Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, right in the heart of the Costa Blanca, you will be able to live year-round in an idyllic setting that offers some of the most beautiful beaches and coves well within reach.
In Benitatxell, you’ll find the Cala Moraig, one of the most magical places along the Costa Blanca. One of the 84 blue flags flies here and there are also impressive natural landmarks, such as the Cova dels Arcs or the Morro Falquí, so you’ll be able to enjoy gorgeous picture postcard scenery every day.
In Teulada-Moraria, you will find the Cala del Portet, a small shell-shaped beach that you’ll never want to leave for the tranquility of its crystal waters and natural surroundings. Once there, don’t miss the Cap D’or peninsula watchtower, where you can admire the scenery and the flora that surround it. The water is shallow and very calm, making it a suitable place for the whole family.
Not far from the previously mentioned beach, you will find the stunning Cala de Barraca, also known as the Cala del Portixol. This small cove is known for its white fishermen’s homes. Likewise, its rocky landscape and crystal-clear waters give it the characteristic feel of a beach paradise. When you go up to the lookout point, you’ll be able to marvel at the incredible sea views and the Island of Porixol that will both leave you speechless.
In Calpe, about half an hour’s drive from Cumbre del Sol, you’ll find the lively beach of La Fossa, with its fine sand and splendid views of the Ifach rock, a true symbol of the Costa Blanca. Its waters are crystal clear, so you’ll be able to do underwater diving and observe the sea floor and rock formations below.
If you continue further along the Costa Blanca, you will reach the famous and picturesque town of Altea where the Cap Negret beach is located. This beach is situated in a quiet area where you can completely disconnect and allow yourself to be carried away by the sound of the waves lapping the shore. In addition, there are many activity options, ranging from peddling a pedalo to riding high on a flyboard, so a great time is guaranteed by all.
The Costa Blanca is surrounded by many natural gems, thanks to the quality of its waters and the incomparable beauty of its landscapes that you will so easily fall in love with. So, if you haven’t already discovered it, what are you waiting for?
If you love cycling, mark your calendar, because you have a special date at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort on August 25th! The 176 cyclists competing in La Vuelta, Spain’s most prestigious cycling event, will be returning to Alto del Puig Llorença at Cumbre del Sol. The mountain pass will determine the final peloton before reaching the finish line, which will be in the town of Calpe.
This will be the third time that the race passes through Benitatxell, but unlike previous occasions, this time it will be a pass through and not a final stage, as was the case in 2015 and 2017. As such, Cumbre del Sol summit will be a key location in determining the outcome of the second stage of La Vuelta.
The organisation has indicated in the route book that the cyclists will be passing through Alto de Puig Llorença between 4:30 and 5:07 pm. Specifically, the three estimated times are as follows: if the peloton is cycling at 40 km/h, the expected arrival time will be 4:37 pm; if the speed is an intermediate 38 km/h, the ascent will begin at 4:51; and finally, if the average is the slowest, at 36 km/h, the cyclists would arrive at 5:07. The pace could turn out to be faster or slower, so we recommend that you get there with enough time to spare if you don’t want to miss anything!
In this stage profile, the Alto de Puig Llorença’s location, 24 km from the finish line, will reduce the size of the peloton, but not enough to stop the sprinters from competing for a victory in Calpe.
La Vuelta 2019 looks to have interesting participation, even though the last two winners at Cumbre del Sol are off sick due to injuries: the Dutchman, Tom Dumoulin, in 2015, and British Chris Froome, in 2017. Colombian Miguel Ángel López, Steven Kruijswijk, Rigoberto Urán, Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde are some of the cyclists who will be protagonists during the three weeks of the race and who will be fighting for the red cycling jersey.
For more information, visit the Poble Nou de Benitatxell Civil Protection website: https://www.protecciocivilbenitatxell.com/vuelta-ciclista-espana-2019/
Don’t forget to mark your calendars: on August 25th, the best cyclists of the international peloton will pass through Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort. You can’t miss it!
We have previously mentioned that the Costa Blanca offers many other options beyond its beautiful beaches and coves for taking a dip! In fact, if we are talking precisely about going for a refreshing swim, a great option is to explore the inland areas in the province of Alicante and enjoy the fresh water! In addition, the ideal location of Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort offers you a wide range of options within an hour’s drive – keep reading and don’t miss any of our recommendations!
Less than an hour from Cumbre del Sol
A few minutes from Sella, a town very close to Benitatxell, we find the recreational area Font Major. In addition to being a campesite, it also has a small swimming area with a natural pool surrounded by trees that offer abundant shade and tables to spend the day with family and friends.
Meanwhile, closer to Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, you’ll find Callosa d’en Sarriá. Here there are two other good options to go swimming: the Estret de les Penyes or the famous Fuentes del Algar. The first option is a spectacular place to take a little break given its location and crystal waters. The waterfall not only attracts swimmers, you’ll also likely see people canyoning on weekends.
Las Fuentes del Algar, Callosa D’en Sarriá’s second inland natural pool, is a popular spot in the province of Alicante. It is one of the few places where you have to pay, but it also has special facilities: toilets, lifeguard and parking.
More than an hour from Cumbre del Sol
Planes – Barranco de la Encantada
Close to Planes you will find Benilloba, where the Molí del Salt offers us another chance to cool off in the Comtat region. A small waterfall runs over into a natural swimming pool, one of the most remote in the whole province of Alicante. It is also a place with a lot of history: the name for Molí del Salt comes from a flour mill dating back to 1760, in which only a few leftover ruins can be seen.
Although the Comtat region is one of the furthest from Cumbre del Sol in this province, the Barranco de la Encantada is one of the most worthwhile visits. Throughout the ravine, there are many pools in which you can stop to enjoy a swim: Toll Blau, Toll Estret or the Gorg del Salt waterfall. Don’t miss out on exploring and discovering the Barranco de la Encantada, with its 8 kilometres of pure and untouched nature.
Close to Planes you will find Benilloba, where its Molí del Salt offers us another chance to swim in Comtat. A small waterfall runs over into a natural swimming area, one of the most remote in the whole province of Alicante. It is also a place with a lot of history: the name for Molí del Salt comes from a flour mill dating back to 1760, in which only a few leftover ruins can be seen.
There is also a zipline, a Tibetan style bridge and abseiling services. The Benilloba local government has set up a picnic area next to the car park, making Molí del Salt a great option for spending the entire day.
Since we are already talking about in the province of Valencia, the Pou Clar in Onteniente is another of the natural inland swimming areas we can enjoy. In fact, the Pou Clar is only one of the 6 pools that we find one after the other at the source of the Clariano river: Pou Clar, Pou dels Esclaus, Pou Gelat, Pou de laReixa, Pou Fosc and Pou dels Cavallas.
With various options within the province and close to Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, you’ll be able to combine the beaches and coves of the Costa Blanca with the cold waters of the natural pools perfectly.