Enjoy Christmas in the Costa Blanca Norte

Enjoy Christmas in the Costa Blanca Norte

Although Mariah Carey announces it every 1 November, it isn’t until December that officially we can start talking about lights, turrón, or Christmas carols. The most magical time of the year is here, so make the most of the warm weather on the Costa Blanca Norte to get out and about and get into the Christmas spirit. Stay around and we’ll tell you all about the good things happening just a few minutes from your home in Cumbre del Sol, where you can make the most of the authentic Christmas atmosphere.

 

Altea: more special than ever at Christmas

Altea  is much more than a place to enjoy or the lights or to do a bit of Christmas shopping, it is also the perfect place to enjoy some  fun activities.  Have fun on agility tracks, games or gymkhanas in the Town Square, and the Christmas concert with the SFA Choir in the church at 7.15 pm on Saturday. Not only that, but every morning on the 22nd, 23rd  and 24th  December is a special time for children as Father Christmas will be waiting for them in the Town Hall Square to hear about the presents they’d like. Have you written him your Christmas wish list yet?

 

Father Christmas and the Lion King in Benitachell

These dates are also good for enjoying the Street parade with Father Christmas on 24th  December in Benitachell  accompanied by music from the Colla la Llebetjà Poble Nou de Benitatxell Orcherstra. Later, children can have their photos taken with Santa Claus in calle del Mercat and they can leave their wish lists with his helpers, the elves. This year there is also a really fun event for anyone who loves Disney when on Monday 2nd  January in the marquee in the Plaça de Les Pesqueres there will be a performance of the Lion King at 7.30 pm; can you think of a better way for an evening out with the family?

 

Christmas in every corner of the Costa Blanca Norte

Jávea  has also prepared some very special holiday events for residents and visitors alike. On 26th  December, the second day of the Christmas holiday, the Craft and Artisans’ Market will be held on the seafront promenade Xàbia Port, the perfect plan for rounding off the Christmas weekend. Not only that, but the Yacht Club and its rowing section will be there from 9 am as part of its activities. If you want to join in you will need to register with Nadal Jove Esportiu, on 28th  and 29th  December in the plaza de la Constitución.

 

 

Continuing with sporting events, 22nd December is the date chosen by Calpe to celebrate the San Silvestre Fun Run; don’t forget to wear fancy dress, as there will be 3 individual and 3 group prizes. And if you don’t have plans yet for New Year’s Eve, put Calpe in your diary: the town hall has prepared a fabulous party for the whole family from 5 to 8 pm, and if you want to carry on, don’t worry the night is still young: at 11.30 there will be another celebration to take leave of the outgoing year which is going to be a lot of fun.

Finally, last but certainly not least, all the municipalities have programmed their own Three Kings Parades on 5th January in the afternoon, a true spectacle of magic and excitement which all the little ones will love. Visit the website of your favourite town hall to find out times and the route that the procession will take and don’t forget to check out our upcoming blog posts to find out everything that will be going on near Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol.

Special moments: Brunch with parents of Lady Elizabeth School pupils

Special moments: Brunch with parents of Lady Elizabeth School pupils

Maybe it’s the great weather all your round, or that special blue of the Mediterranean at Costa Blanca Norte. Perhaps it’s the peace and tranquillity that pervades the atmosphere… Or it could be an accumulation of all those things. What is certain is that at Cumbre del Sol every single moment is special. And as we love to have an excuse for an event, we thought what could be better to celebrate the start of the new school year at Lady Elizabeth School than holding a brunch and inviting the parents of the pupils at the best international school in the area? And it proved to be one of the most special days of recent weeks!

 

Villa Veleta: the perfect scenario

Once classes had begun at 9 am in the morning, the parents of pupils headed to the event. Villa Veleta was the venue chosen to host the brunch.  The terrace of this impressive villa, designed by VAPF in the heart of Residencial Jazmines, and with wonderful sea views was the ideal place for parents to meet up after the summer break. In turn, the new residents of Cumbre del Sol  and the parents of the new students got together to chat and discuss things in a healthy and relaxed atmosphere along with representatives of Lady Elizabeth School  and agents from the VAPF Group, while they enjoyed a buffet-style brunch with a sumptuous array of food and drinks.

 

colegio internacional costa blanca

 

The event ended around 12 am and the guests left the villa and returned to their daily routines after spending a morning with a difference.

 

Lady Elizabeth School: a benchmark in Costa Blanca Norte

Lady Elizabeth School, which has a collaboration agreement with the VAPF Group, is one of the best international schools in Spain. It offers a complete education from infant school to university entrance level, which means that your children can spend their entire school days there with compulsory education requirements fully covered, so that there is no need for them to change school, thus ensuring an atmosphere and environment that prepares them perfectly for university. With students of all nationalities, classes are given in English and Spanish, as well as other languages, both as part of the academic syllabus and in any extracurricular activities, and this makes Lady Elizabeth the perfect school for families living in Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol.

 

As we mentioned at the start of this post, at Cumbre del Sol every moment is special. Follow our upcoming blog entries to find out all about future events, activities and things to do at Costa Blanca Norte.

Lady Elizabeth Summer Camp: summer with a difference

Lady Elizabeth Summer Camp: summer with a difference

Lady Elizabeth Summer Camp is just what your children need. For the duration they will attend a top international school with excellent educational facilities. And that’s not all, the exclusive surroundings of Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol.  are an extra bonus.  It’s an ideal way of making new friends, and creating summer memories that they will never forget, with a host of new and fun experiences.

How long will the camp be? The Summer Camp will take place throughout the month of July and the first two weeks of August. And it’s possible to sign up for just a week or for the whole duration. Your children will have the opportunity to make some unique friendships, speaking in Spanish, English or both languages at once. The Summer Camp is the ideal place for gaining proficiency in both languages and for developing new skills.  Not only that, but depending on your preference, you can choose half day (until 1.30 pm), or for two more hours, it’s possible to enjoy a whole day. Lady Elizabeth School is well aware of how important it is to adjust to the needs of every student.

 

Programme of activities according to age

The skills learned during the Summer Camp will depend on your children’s age. Nursery age kids will enjoy activities such as swimming and dancing. They will also have art and craft classes to encourage their creative side. All the activities will be supervised and taught in English.

For children aged from 5 to 11 years, the programme includes a wide variety of classes. From circus skills to cookery, taking in sports like tennis or karate as well. At this age it is very important to provide a variety of activities, as this will help children to discover their skills and to develop these in future.

Students aged 11 years and over will have a very special programme, carefully prepared to combine academic material with different activities. Carpentry, photography and also outdoor sports such as Stand Up Paddle. These are just a few of the many activities and experiences that they will enjoy at Summer Camp this year.

What if you don’t have a house in Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol? Thanks to the excellent Residential Programme, children can lodge with a host family or at the school’s own hall of residence.

 

Lady Elizabeth School: A top international school

If you want to learn more about the school, you might like to know that it is one of the best international schools in Spain. In fact, it is extraordinary in that students attending the school represent over 51 different nationalities, making it an international hub, just like its location.  In addition, the school follows the British curriculum, which can provide pupils with greater opportunities for the future.

Furthermore, Lady Elizabeth School is acutely aware of the need for students’ learning to include other areas, aside from their academic subjects. As a result, there are plenty of after school activities available. The school also likes to encourage healthy competition between students through different sports activities.  The facilities are excellent, with classrooms set aside specially for music and computer studies. There is also a heated swimming pool, an indoor gym and courts for playing a number of different sports.

It is essential to point out that in 2019 we signed an agreement with Lady Elizabeth School. As a result, the children of VAPF’s clients can take advantage of studying at one of the best international schools in the area. The children of our employees are also able to attend the school.

 

For further and  more detailed information about the Summer Camp at Lady Elizabeth School, you can contact them directly by telephone: 680 769 427 (English) 636 946 521 (Spanish). Or, if you prefer, you can email them at  s.alexander@laudelayelizabeth.com or s.altamira@laudeladyelizabeth.com.

 

Celebrate the magic of Saint John’s Eve with us!

Celebrate the magic of Saint John’s Eve with us!

Summer is filled with activities at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort and we’ve been anxiously waiting for the 23rd of June to get here, in order to celebrate Saint John’s Eve with you once again! This is a magical night filled with rituals and celebration around bonfires and by the water, with the hopes of attracting love, good luck and leaving behind bad omens.

For this reason, we want to celebrate Saint John’s Eve for the second year in a row, with a special evening that will be shared with VAPF workers and Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort residents alike. We hope over the years to turn this into an annual tradition. Will you come celebrate and help us turn this Saint John’s Eve into an unforgettable night?

The event will take place at Restaurante La Cumbre and much fun is sure to be had by all! We’ll have dinner along with music and a festive atmosphere, we can’t wait to see you there! If you want to celebrate this exciting event with us, just send an email before the 20th of June to cumbredelsol@vapf.com to reserve your spot. When you write to us, just let us know your contact and the number of people in your party. In the next few days we will respond with information to let you know the menu, price, time, and some of the surprises we have planned. We’ll save a few of them for the big night though!

Don’t forget that the big evening is this Sunday, June the 23rd. We hope you will join us! We promise an unforgettable night in which we will get to know each other a bit better and strengthen the sense of community between Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort neighbours as well as those from nearby villages that want to come out for this wonderful night! Don’t forget to mark the date on your calendar. We’ll see you there!

2nd Classic Car Rally in Cumbre del Sol

2nd Classic Car Rally in Cumbre del Sol

Classic car lovers were in luck! On Sunday 29th July, the Marina Alta Classic Car Club held its second rally in the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort. In addition to the club members, all were welcome to come along with their classic car and enjoy the event.

This was the second edition of an event which is destined to become part of the calendar of activities at Cumbre del Sol. In August last year, the first edition was a complete success.

The cars arrived at Restaurant La Cumbre at around 8pm. All those who had come to Cumbre del Sol had the chance to see some classic cars which have become real relics. The evening was brought to an end with a special meal for the occasion, attended by members of the Marina Alta Classic Car Club and neighbours of the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort.

Marina Alta Classic Car Club was born in 2000. Since then, it has become the most popular in the region and is known internationally. The club has around 100 members who enjoy monthly rallies, two events in spring, four events in autumn, and many others.

In addition, since 2017 the club has provided support for vulnerable people in the area. That’s why the money they obtained from the prize draw, provided by VAPF, was donated to the Breast Cancer Association in Javea. The prize draw was attended by VAPF Commercial Director Vicente Mestre, and President of the Marina Alta Classic Car Club Peter Alt. We hope to count on the collaboration of the club and its Rally next year!

Come to try the summer menu at Restaurant La Cumbre!

Come to try the summer menu at Restaurant La Cumbre!

The best place to enjoy great Mediterranean cooking is Restaurant La Cumbre, situated in the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort. With over 25 years of experience, they have always offered some delicious dishes which follow the traditions of the Costa Blanca’s best recipes. The restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 13:00-16:00 and from 19:00-22:30.

For all those who love good food, the summer menu has arrived:

Tapas to share:

  • Creamy Salmorejo in crust of bread with ham and egg
  • Marinated salmon tartare, apple and avocado
  • Crispy shrimp with PX
  • Homemade meat and cabbage Gyoza with ginger, sesame, and soy sauce
  • Fried camembert and cranberry jam

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  • Pineapple sorbet with cava

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  • Grilled corvina with leek & potato parmentier and candied red peppers
  • Grilled Beef steak with Spanish sauce

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  • Vanilla creme madame millefeuille, apple, and toffee
  • Yogurt, coconut and lemon sorbet

 

Bread and allioli

1/2 bottle of wine per person

Price per person €30 (VAT included)

The restaurant can adapt the summer menu to the tastes of its guests, offering a vegetarian version, vegan version, or a version adapted for any intolerance. It is available every day.

Additionally, in the summer months you can enjoy the terrace at the Restaurant La Cumbre: take a dip in the large pool, sunbathe on the loungers, or sample the cocktails or appetisers while you enjoy the restaurant’s views.

The staff at the restaurant can attend to guests in several languages, and also offer the menu in Spanish, English, French, Russian, and German. Their main priority is for all guests to feel at home and to enjoy the best Mediterranean food.

Would you like to try something that’s not on the seasonal menu? You can see the restaurant’s huge variety of dishes as well as chef recommendations on their menu. And, if you’ve been won over by their location, they also organise weddings, communions, christenings, and other types of celebrations.

You can find Restaurant La Cumbre in the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, close to the Adelfas shopping area. Come to enjoy the summer menu!