One of the first things to do when you arrive at your new home is to set up the utilities. This tends to happen when it is a newly built home or a house that has been empty for a long time. On the other hand, if it is a home that has had tenants until recently, the utilities have usually been kept on and you only have to change owner information. In any case, if you need to know what the requirements are for setting up your utilities, read on!
How to register for electricity and gas in a second-hand or new home?
The requirements for registering for electricity and gas are the same whether the property is new or old: you just have to provide the necessary information to complete the registration. First of all, it is necessary to indicate the personal details of the owner and the contact details. Another of the requirements for registering for electricity and gas is to indicate the CUPS number and the address of the property, as well as a proof of ownership of the property, such as a rental contract or the property deeds. It is also important to select the rate that you are contracting and the desired electrical power in the case of electricity, as well as the gas fee.
How much does it cost to sign up for electricity and gas?
Unlike what happens with the change of owner, utility set up is not completely free of charge. The cost, however, is not determined by the supplier with whom you are going to contract, but is a regulated procedure charged by the gas and electricity distributors themselves. The cost of electricity is determined by the electrical power; in other words, the higher the power, the higher the price. Something similar happens with natural gas: higher access fees are more expensive.
How long does the registration process usually take?
If the house you are going to move into does not have its electricity and gas utilities activated, you should try to start the registration process as soon as possible, as the process is not immediate. In this regard, you can’t wait until you move into your new home to register for electricity and gas because you will find that the utilities won’t be activated for several days. Currently, it is estimated that it takes between 5 and 7 working days to register for electricity and gas. In order to carry out the procedure, a technician will go to a home on an agreed date and time to start the connection; and once the work has been completed, all you have to do is wait for the corresponding distribution company to activate the supply. For more information on energy rates, don’t miss this article.
If you are looking for a secondary or main residence on the Costa Blanca where you can enjoy the sun, good temperatures and the benefits of the Mediterranean year-round, don’t hesitate to pay us a visit at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. You will fall in love with the charms of this idyllic setting surrounded by nature, just a few minutes from nature reserves and the most beautiful beaches in the region. In fact, at the foot of the resort, you´ll find Cala Moraig, famous for its crystal clear waters and seabed. Not to mention, you’ll find all the necessary services at your fingertips: a supermarket, beauty salon, the international Lady Elizabeth School, sports facilities and restaurants. To learn more about all these benefits, we invite you to visit one of our VAPF Stores.
Our first office is located at the north entrance of the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, between the Lady Elizabeth School and the Kiosko del Sol cafeteria. You will pass by it when you are coming from Benitatchell, so don’t hesitate to stop by if you’d like more information about our developments; we will be happy to answer all your questions without any commitment. Our customer service hours are from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 2:00 pm and from 3:00 to 6:30 pm, Fridays from 8:30 to 3:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:30 to 2:00 pm and from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. The VAPF Store located at the south access, at the entrance of the residential complex coming from Moraira, is now open. Our team is ready to assist you from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 2:00 pm and from 3:00 to 6:30 pm, and on Fridays from 8:30 to 3:00 pm. With the renovation of these offices, we will now be able to welcome you to a more modern space perfectly adapted for people with reduced mobility.
At VAPF, our real estate offering is not limited to Cumbre del Sol. We have new villa models in Altea and Benissa and also apartments in La Sella. Therefore, to be closer to you, we can also welcome you at our VAPF Store located in the center of Moraira, with continuous opening hours from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 5:00 pm and Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 1:30 pm.
You can also visit us at our headquarters in Benissa, open to the public from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 2:00 pm and from 3:00 to 6:30 pm and on Fridays from 8:30 to 3:00 pm. Our team will be delighted to welcome you and introduce you to our company, along with all our promotions, so that together we can find the home of your dreams.
If it’s impossible for you to travel to our offices, we can still help you find the perfect home. Due to the current health situation that we have been experiencing worldwide since last year, we have developed a new Digital Visits service. All you have to do is fill in this form and a member of our team will contact you in your own language to arrange an appointment online. It’s the perfect solution to find out your requirements and show you the properties you might be interested in before arranging your trip and a visit in person.
For more information about our developments, you can always check our blog and follow us on Facebook and Instagram; we will be happy to assist you through these channels as well. We look forward to meeting you, either in person or online, and being able to help you make your dreams come true.
244 km of coastline, 20 villages and an average annual temperature of 18 °C. The Costa Blanca is a paradise, and we know we don’t have to do anything to prove it! Still, we want to tell you about some of the peculiarities of this region and encourage you to visit its most emblematic places.
First of all, why the name Costa Blanca (White Coast)? There are different theories, but the most convincing one is clear just by observing the landscape. From the sky, the view of this coast is, as its name suggests, white. From its sandy beaches to the architectural aesthetics of its villages and white homes like those of VAPF. This white contrasts with the crystal-clear blue waters that further enhance the radiance of the coastline. Another theory attributes this famous name to British Airlines. According to this theory, the airline used this name in 1975 to promote a flight between London and Valencia.
If there is one thing that stands out about the Costa Blanca, it is the geography. Have you heard of the Peñón de Ifach? This corner of the region, located in Calpe, is home to a natural park that is free to visit but does require reservations. From Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol you can reach it in half an hour by car, so it’s a great option for a day trip!
But Calpe is much more! Without going any further, the Baños de la Reina (Queen’s Baths) is next to the Salinas de Calpe. These are artificial pools that are carved into the rock and which contain a lot of history. Initially dedicated to aquaculture, today they make up one more historical attraction along the Spanish Costa Blanca. You can enjoy activities such as snorkeling to discover its underwater tunnels.
We were talking about the characteristic white color that washes the facades of the Costa Blanca. It’s not just Santorini or Ibiza that enjoy such views! Just a few kilometers from Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, Altea stands as a white paradise. This town is beautiful from the outside but holds just as much charm on the inside. Its many monuments and landmarks show the passage of time and the mark that history has left on it. A good overview of all this can be experienced by taking a walk through the Old Town. It stands out for its preserved old town with its cobblestone streets, white houses and flowerpots.
And if you are a history buff, you can head towards Denia. Just over half an hour’s drive from Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, here you can travel through centuries of history in just one day! Denia Castle is home to Roman, Muslim and medieval Christian remains. These traces can be found all over the city, from the historic district of Les Roques to the Torre del Gerro. The latter is a watchtower-built centuries ago with the aim of controlling the coast and its visitors.
All this geography filled with history and incomparable natural landscapes offers many interesting hiking routes. In Denia, the Montgó natural park is both a landscape and a viewpoint from which to contemplate the Mediterranean Sea. The hiking trails are only part of the many routes that can be done from Cumbre del Sol. One can also enjoy them cycling, scuba diving, etc…. there is no time for boredom!
So you can see that your life at Cumbre del Sol is filled with plans surrounded by nature and full of history. And for more suggestions, don’t hesitate to visit our blog and follow us on Facebook and Instagram – you too can be part of the Costa Blanca!
You’ve probably noticed that it is very common to associate seaside resorts with summer. Today we are ready to disprove this belief: spring is also the perfect season to enjoy the coast.
And that is something we are very sure about at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, because spring makes Benitatxell the perfect setting to ensure that your new home provides you with unforgettable memories. Today we want to tell you about a few activities you can’t miss if you decide to spend the most flowery season of the year at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort.
As we said: nature comes back to life in spring. We can’t think of any better plan than to enjoy the spectacle!
The Costa Blanca is one of the best places to enjoy the almond blossom. Have you ever seen the vast fields full of almond trees with their distinctive pink blossoms? It is on the same level as the Japanese cherry blossom, a landscape that you have surely seen on more than one occasion on television or social media.
But Alicante landscapes can rival those of Japan! With thermometers already reaching over 20°C and the sun shining almost every morning, your backpack will be your best ally! In the area there are several hiking trails where you can enjoy a peaceful day strolling among the almond trees and flowers.
Half an hour’s drive from Benitatxell you’ll find Alcalalí, a town whose valley is a blanketed by almond blossoms at this time of year. There are several routes, differentiated by their lengths as well as by the difficulty of their terrain. What is certain is that the smell, the sound of the Gorgos river and the landscape will awaken all five senses wherever you go.
But the routes don’t end here. Closer to home, in fact, with departure from Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, there are different hiking trails to enjoy places like the Falla del Moraig, the Camí de la Serp or the Penya-segats route, which runs along the coast.
If you are more interested in bike excursions, there are also adapted routes. There are simple ones, such as the Calistros-Abiar, to more complex and professional ones, such as the Puig-Llorença. There is a wide range of options for you to choose the one that best suits you!
In addition, the Mediterranean temperatures are already warming up so you can get a little closer to the sea and, of course, go for a dip! Given this, another interesting excursion at this time of the year could be snorkeling and diving. The coves are beautiful from the outside, but also wonderful on the inside! Cala Moraig, Cala dels Testos, Cala Llebeig… travel deep into the depths of the Mediterranean!
However, if you are looking for a calmer pace and a plan that’s suitable for relaxation, the Costa Blanca also has a spot for you. And there is nothing like the sea to disconnect from everything. One of the positive aspects of living at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol throughout the year is being able to enjoy all its surroundings at a time while tourism isn’t at its highest.
As you have seen, there are many options to enjoy this time of the year at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. And, as Antonio Machado said, another year: “Spring has come. No one knows how.”
Now more than ever your home is your ultimate haven, but Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol is much more than that: a true paradise where you can live your new life surrounded by nature, with sea views and the utmost exclusivity. And now that we can enjoy the outdoors again, both in moderation and responsibly, it is also the perfect place, thanks to the idyllic surroundings and contrasts that surround it such as Moraig Cove or the Granadella Natural Park. But the location of Cumbre del Sol also makes it the best setting to enjoy the leisure of the Costa Blanca. Read on and discover your perfect plan for this weekend just a few minutes’ drive from your home.
One of the best options in Alicante is Muelle12, a space designed for the use and enjoyment of outdoor shows and gastronomy with all the proper security measures in place. Among its cultural offering, we find a wide variety for all tastes and ages: comedy, concerts, theater or dance. In addition, you can also enjoy its Food Market, with gluten-free and vegan options, and with the best flavors of the most emblematic gastronomic cultures: Asian spirit, spicy Mexican, healthy Mediterranean style or the tasty American burger and ribs. Don’t miss out on your ticket! Show and event times are scheduled so you can meet the restrictions.
Movie lovers have it easy: visit the Drive In. Enjoying the latest releases from your car is not only the most comfortable option, but also the safest. Drive in also offers you the opportunity to order dinner, with a delicious menu of sandwiches, hamburgers, pizzas or starters and, of course, even dessert. In addition, other benefits of the drive-in movie theater is the possibility of attending movies in original version with Spanish subtitles.
Another perfect option for a date for two or for the whole family is mini golf. In Altea, specifically in Albir Beach, you will find Mundi Golf Happy Days! with a representation of the most important monuments in the world: from the Eiffel Tower, to the Brussels Atomium or the Puerta del Alcalá. After a couple of holes, you can enjoy your favorite drink or even order from the food menu at the beachfront cafeteria – you’ll feel right at home!
And if you have always been attracted by adventures and mind games, we recommend you book an escape room. If you’re not sure about what this activity consists of, what are you waiting for? Select your most clever friends and get ready to lock yourself in a room and overcome a series of tests to escape in a set amount of time. At La fábrica, Altea, they offer all kinds of themes to do as a couple, in a group or with children, such as Harry’s Labyrinth, inspired by the mysterious world of magic.
We hope we have helped you find your perfect plan for a special day out. Remember that at VAPF we always like to keep you informed of all the cultural and gastronomic offerings in the area so that you can enjoy your new life to the fullest. So, if you don’t want to miss our latest news, follow us on our blog, Facebook and Instagram.
It has not been an easy year for anyone. Starting with the health sector, various sectors have seen their activity reduced or interrupted. This was true for the cleaning, transport, food and hospitality sectors.
The latter has had great difficulty in recent months in resuming its activity and making it profitable and comparable to the rhythm of work prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. On-site consumption in bars, restaurants and other catering establishments has clearly been affected by the health situation. There have been many weeks in which opening the doors was not an option.
Fortunately, and as a response to this unviable situation, businesses have been able to adapt and find other ways to offer their services and continue working, always respecting health and safety measures. In this sense, take-out has kept many businesses going.
But in this equation, businesses can’t make it happen without customers. Therefore, as a supportive initiative and to encourage the purchase of takeaway, many town councils have distributed information about the bars and restaurants that offer a take-out option to residents.
This is the case for Poble Nou de Benitatxell, where the Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol is located. Here, the council has distributed a leaflet with contact information for those establishments with takeaway service. In fact, one of them is Como en casa, the Mediterranean cuisine restaurant in our Sports Area.
In Benissa, where our Galeno Villas development is located, the town hall has also made a compilation with all the restaurants and bars that offer meals for pick up at the establishment or home delivery by appointment. In this case, the offer is very varied: from tapas restaurants to pizzerias, being supportive has never been so easy!
And there’s more: Teulada Moraira town council has also joined this supportive network by giving its bars and restaurants the opportunity to advertise on its website, as well as offering their residents information about it. The initiative, called ‘ Teulada Moraira at your table’, brings together all the information on cuisine options that Teulada Moraira residents can enjoy from their homes.
Workout at home
Beyond gastronomy and, as resident, being able to help the hotel and catering sector, there are also other initiatives in which we can collaborate during the pandemic.
One of them is sport. Have you also joined the fitness movement that got underway during the State of Alarm? Many people started to exercise at home accompanied by professionals on the screen. In Benissa, they have set up their own online classes! The municipal swimming pool offers total training, GAP, bodypower, hiit… there’s no excuse not to get fit!
There’s less and less time now before restrictions become a thing of the past. But in the meantime, as we have discussed, there are many ways to be supportive and help ease the burden for those who are having a harder time now… You can also check our blog regularly and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out all about the initiatives being launched near you. Every little bit counts, are you ready to help?