Discover the charm and history of Benitatxell through free guided tours

Discover the charm and history of Benitatxell through free guided tours

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 benitatxell@touristinfo.net 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!

2019 Summer Events at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort

2019 Summer Events at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort

Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort is a little piece of paradise in which, thanks to its warm temperatures, you can make the most of all year-round. Summer 2019 has been no different, and we’ve had a calendar full of events and new happenings. Did you miss any of them? Here you’ll find a summary of all our events.

On June 23rd, we celebrated the magical St. John’s Eve to kick off the summer. This time around it was held at the La Cumbre Restaurant, where we were surrounded by a spectacular atmosphere and delightful views. The residents enjoyed a pleasant dinner and at midnight they made their wishes by the bonfire for the coming year. Those who opted to stay and continue the celebrations danced the night away until the wee hours of the morning.

On July 21st, as has become tradition here at VAPF, we commemorated Belgian National Day with neighbours and friends. This was the 3rd edition of the event which brought out over 200 people! The guests enjoy a welcome cocktail, dinner, a photocall, and music. In addition, the little ones had a great time with the entertainers and the older folks were able to participate in a raffle with great giveaways. Things were later livened up with a firework show as well as a singer who delighted us with her voice from the pool area, creating a festive atmosphere.

In August, we celebrated another special event, the 3rd Classic Car Rally. On this occasion, we collaborated with the Vehícles Històrics La Marina association of Benissa. The cars left from Benissa to drive to Restaurant La Cumbre, where they were on display all evening. Attendees celebrated the night with a dinner, music and a fun photocall.

In addition, on the 25th, the Tour of Spain passed through the residence and we were able to watch it from our villas. Guests were able to see everything from the front line while enjoying an aperitif and a meal that included music.

It’s important to note that they haven’t all been one-time events! During July and August, we offered free yoga sessions located in beautiful outdoor settings: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm at Cala del Moraig and Thursdays at 9:00 am at Mirador dels Testos, two locations in which our residents could get up close and connect with nature and the sounds of the sea.

Two padel tennis tournaments and one tennis tournament were held for our most sporty residents, in collaboration with Dylan Mary Tennis Academy on the padel and tennis courts at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort.

It was a summer filled with events for all tastes and styles and we want to take the time to take all those who participated.

If you’d like to receive information on our upcoming events, don’t hesitate to send us an email at cumbredelsol@vapf.com and follow us on our social networks: Facebook y Instagram.

Get ready to discover the best beaches and coves along the Costa Blanca

Get ready to discover the best beaches and coves along the Costa Blanca

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?

Enjoy the remaining days of summer with us!

Enjoy the remaining days of summer with us!

The location of Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort can’t be beat. It’s right in the heart of the Costa Blanca; you can make the most of every season, especially the summertime; and it provides a unique experience for all the senses. For these reasons, we have organised a special series of events for you. Finish off these last days of August with all the activities that we’ve planned!

Living at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort means living in a peaceful oasis, but if you’re looking to build a strong inner balance, we encourage you to participate in the free yoga sessions that we’ve organised throughout the summer. Our last yoga sessions will take place on Tuesday, August 20th and 27th at 7:00 pm in Cala Moraig and on Thursday, August 22nd at 9:00 am in Mirador dels Testos in Benitatxell. Inner peace, physical exercise and stunning ocean views make for the perfect combination to end the month of August. Sign up by sending a WhatsApp to Trudi to the number 639 361 999 and don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat!

If you’d like to discover our apartment developments and luxury villas on the Costa Blanca up close, we look forward to welcoming you to our Open House every afternoon from Monday to Friday between the hours of 4:00 to 7:00 pm at villa 29 Lirios, Cumbre del Sol. This will be going on until the 30th of August. But it doesn’t end there, we have much more! As we have been doing since the beginning of July, each Thursday we’re ready to assist you at our Cava Afternoons event at the Moraira VAPF Store (Calle Tosqueres, 5) from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We recommend taking advantage of the day to visit Moraira, one of the treasures of Alicante’s coast! Discover its beaches as well as its exquisite gastronomy and end your day over a glass of cava. Come out to visit us the next Thursdays, the 22nd and 29th of August. We can’t wait to meet you!

All the activities and events that we’ve organized at VAPF are developed with you in mind. During these last days of August, we want you to be able to enjoy these experiences with us and the rest of the residents at Cumbre del Sol. Pass by one afternoon for our Open House and get to know our developments in greater detail, come by our Moraira office on Thursdays to find out about our real estate updates over a glass of cava, and reconnect with yourself at our yoga sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We’ll see you there!

The Vuelta a España returns to Cumbre del Sol on August 25th!

The Vuelta a España returns to Cumbre del Sol on August 25th!

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!

Join us for the 3rd Classic Car Rally at Cumbre del Sol!

Join us for the 3rd Classic Car Rally at Cumbre del Sol!

At VAPF, we look for events in which Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort can provide the setting for magnificent evenings spent surrounded by nature. It’s also summertime and who doesn’t want to spend more time outdoors?

If you’re a lover of classic cars, you’re in luck! Mark your calendar for the 24th of August, as Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort will be hosting the 3rd Classic Car Rally. It will be an enjoyable evening in which both neighbours and lovers of antique cars can come together. So, keep reading below to find out about all the events of the evening!

This year, the cars on display belong to the Vehicles Històrics La Marina association, which was established in 1995 to encourage and promote restoration of antique automobiles over 25 years old.

The rally will kick off on August 24th at 6:30 pm in Benissa, where the classic cars will gather in front of Bar Frau. They will begin a route which later finishes at Restaurante La Cumbre and where all the vehicles will be on display to the public. The car show is free of charge and free to access, so you don’t have to worry about reserving your spot.

The fun doesn’t stop there! For those that want to carry on with the festivities, there will be a delicious dinner and dancing afterwards at Restaurante La Cumbre. If you are interested in attending, we recommend you have a look at the special menu for the evening here and send us an e-mail to cumbredelsol@vapf.com to sign up as places are limited.

During the previous editions of this event, attendees has such a good time that it quickly turned into a summer event not to be missed at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort. As such, we are eager for our 3rd edition this year. Furthermore, we are sure that you will be marvel at the cars that on display, as they are true collector’s items.

Come join us for what is sure to be a magical evening at our 3rd Classic Car Rally at Cumbre del Sol. Don’t forget that the event will take place on August 24th. We can’t wait to see you there!