A Winter Filled with Activities

A Winter Filled with Activities

The Costa Blanca is recognised for its high quality of life and from VAPF, we offer you luxury apartments and villas ideally located at our Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol so that you can fully enjoy the good weather, the sea and nature.

Winter is the perfect season to enjoy different outdoor activities with lower temperatures and less people than the summer brings. There are activities for all tastes and just a few kilometres from your home. You can stay around Cumbre del Sol and play a game of tennis or paddle, go for a horse ride or even go hiking on one of the many trails to discover the coast or the Granadella Natural Park. If you’ve already soaked up everything that Cumbre del Sol has to offer and you want to live new adventures, you can always explore the regions of Marina Alta, Marina Baixa and l’Alacantí.

Discover the history of these three regions of the province of Alicante by visiting the most symbolic towns. You can start by conquering the tallest mountains in the region, set new challenges by practicing extreme sports or admire the beauty of nature and the sea by following the different trails that pass through some of the natural parks or along the coast.  Living on the Costa Blanca gives you a unique opportunity to enjoy both the mountains and the sea.

In addition, the city of Alicante has started a new campaign to show that water sports can be done year-round. Since the end of October, Alicante’s tourism department has been organising numerous free activities that you can participate in every Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the beaches of Postiguet and San Juan until the last weekend of December. Spots are limited, so you will have to register and wait for confirmation. Finally you can try out sports such as: paddle surfing, SUP yoga, sea kayaking, surfing, bodyboarding and boot camp. On the official Alicante tourist office website you can consult the timetables, activities and registration.

As you can see, there are a lot of activities for you to enjoy alone or with your family in the region where you live, both in summer and in winter. Don’t forget to check out our blog and follow us on Facebook and Instagram so that you are always up to date about VAPF’s developments.

Mediterranean Nights: Open-Air Concerts and More in Alicante

Mediterranean Nights: Open-Air Concerts and More in Alicante

Looking for the best way to end the summer season? Then search no more, because Mediterranean Nights, a series of open-air concerts held in Alicante´s Port, is the perfect plan for you! The event started on August 22nd and will continue until September 26th. It’s an ideal option for a little vacation without moving too far from Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol.

As a resident of Cumbre del Sol, you know that Alicante is synonymous with good weather, stunning beaches and unparalleled cuisine. And this event is a clear example of all those qualities. From 8:00 pm to 1:00 am, you can enjoy the guest artist of the night and also make a visit to the Gastro Club to try some of the local delicacies on offer at the different stands.

As we’ve said, at the Gastro Club you will find an endless number of local dishes, but it also has four bars and different areas with sofas, tables and even hammocks for you to enjoy with your group of friends or family. What better way to spend a pleasant Alicante night than watching the sunset by the sea with a drink in hand, surrounded by good company, and all this before the music has even started!

The night’s live performance starts at 10pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to savour the delights of the Gastro Club before heading to the stage area. The list of artists is very varied in terms of genre and ranges from the famous violinist Ara Malikian to internationally known bands such as Dorian. We assure you that you will find a concert to suit your musical tastes! Another artist who stands out is Natalia Lacunza, known for her performance on Operación Triunfo. Be sure to buy your tickets online before you head over, so you don’t miss any of the musical events, such as Manel and Revolver.

It is important to note that the venue complies with all the recommendations and protocols announced by the health authorities. Mask use is compulsory at all times, the common areas have been adapted so that there is a distance of 1.5 metres between groups of people and seats and you will find dispensers with hand disinfectant at strategic points throughout the venue. With all these security measures, you’ll be sure to have fun while staying safe.

We recommend you don’t miss any of the articles in our blog and that you follow us on our social networks to keep up to date with all the activities and events around Cumbre del Sol.

*Photos provided by Producciones Baltimore and Rafa Galán

Another Great Week at Cumbre del Sol Thanks to the Padel Tournament!

Another Great Week at Cumbre del Sol Thanks to the Padel Tournament!

Last week we had one of the best weeks of the summer at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol – with great weather, lots of sunshine and plenty of opportunities to make the most of the gorgeous natural surroundings. However, there’s something that made last week particularly exciting… The padel tournament we held in our courts!

This event was organised by the North Costa Blanca Padel Club and sponsored and hosted by VAPF. The tournament ran from the 6th of August to the 9th and it consisted of various daily matches. Everyone who participated was paired up and split between different categories of varying difficulties. Each match was more exciting than the last; it was a pleasure to watch people with a range of abilities try their best and truly enjoy playing sports in our facilities.

Every day, the matches began at 16:00 and lasted until late the evening. The players and audience got to enjoy the best of the Costa Blanca’s weather while simultaneously enjoying the game. Beautiful sunny skies melted away into a breathtaking sunset, which then gave way to the refreshing sparkling night sky.

Everyone involved showed stupendous sportsmanship. Even as the tournament became more and more competitive, the element of friendliness and community remained. It is a joy to see a wide variety of residents come together and enjoy Cumbre del Sol and all it has to offer. Regardless of who won or lost, everyone seemed more than satisfied to have gotten a chance to participate and give their all.

At VAPF, we are proud to host events such as this one which helps establish Cumbre del Sol as one of the benchmark residential developments on the Costa Blanca. As you can see, Cumbre del Sol is an idyllic place to live for much more than its unmatchable location. There are endless amounts of activities to enjoy nearby, from exploring nearby blue flag beaches to discovering hidden gems a stone’s throw away. If this left you wanting to pick up a racquet and put on your tennis shoes to play a few matches yourself, don’t forget, you can book a slot in our padel courts whenever you want. All you have to do is contact Gary at +34 634 351 671 or gary@ncbpadel.com.

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Enjoy your summer by signing up for the Evening Padel Tournament in Cumbre del Sol

Enjoy your summer by signing up for the Evening Padel Tournament in Cumbre del Sol

One of the best things about living at Cumbre del Sol is the endless activities you can take part in nearby. From hiking to horse riding, our idyllic surroundings and thought-out facilities are perfect for all kinds of hobbies. With picture-perfect weather almost every day of the year, Cumbre del Sol is ideal for anyone who likes to spend their days outdoors and lead an active, healthy lifestyle.

As you already know, our sports facilities are a fantastic option for all sports lovers. We kicked off the summer by hosting the Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge in our tennis courts. The event was the first of its kind, as it was the first professional sporting event to be held in Spain during the COVID-19 crisis. At VAPF, we are happy to announce we are once again hosting a sporting event in our facilities! The North Costa Blanca Padel Club is organizing a padel tournament, sponsored by VAPF.

The tournament is set to start on the 6th of August and continue until the 9th. Each game will start at 4pm and carry on until late in the day. This will allow players to enjoy Cumbre del Sol’s lovely evening weather and have a picturesque Costa Blanca sunset as the backdrop throughout the entire tournament. There will be a minimum of three matches per day and the tournament is being divided into three categories of varying difficulties. The categories are coed, so if you register without a partner, you’ll have no problem getting one assigned to you.

Registration is open until August 2nd, so be quick and register now! It’s an ideal way to make the most of your summer while making some unforgettable memories. Registration is 15€ per player, per category. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Gary from the North Costa Blanca Padel Club at +34 634 351 671 or at his email, gary@ncbpadel.com. Additionally, everyone who signs up and participates will get a free t-shirt as a gift!

We look forward to seeing all of you take part in the tournament and enjoy your summer to the fullest. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity! If you want to keep up to date with all the wonderful events and activities in the area, don’t forget to follow us on our social networks and to always keep an eye on our blog.

Get the Most Out of Your Summer at Dreamsea Mediterranean

Get the Most Out of Your Summer at Dreamsea Mediterranean

It’s summer: the sun is shining, the weather is perfect and the temptation to go for a swim is stronger than ever! Although, if you live at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, you’ll know almost every day of the year is like this on the Costa Blanca. Summer is usually synonymous with going on holiday, and this year should be no exception! We’re offering you the opportunity to have a luxury getaway just minutes away from your home. Experience nature like never before at Dreamsea Mediterranean, located at the heart of Cumbre del Sol, just above Cala del Moraig.

Dreamsea Mediterranean combines glamour and camping for a luxurious glamping experience. If you want a complete holiday, you can spend a few nights in their double or twin tents, which offer the same comforts and amenities as the best hotels. No holiday is complete without good food, which is why their restaurant is full of exquisite Mediterranean dishes. Enjoy the local flavour as you look out onto the sea. Of course, that’s not all you can do at Dreamsea Mediterranean. Take relaxation to the next level at the swimming pool with sea views or enjoy a refreshing cocktail or smoothie in the solarium. There’s even a designated chill-out area, perfect for grabbing a book and enjoying the crashing of the waves under a canopy of trees.

One of the best ways to relax at Dreamsea Mediterranean is attending Iva’s yoga classes. Start the day with vinyasa yoga (8:30 – 9:30 AM) or round out the afternoon with a yin yoga class (7:00 – 8:00 PM). You can join any day of the week and each class is only 10€. If you’re ready to fully immerse yourself in the world of yoga, you can get a Dreamsea Yoga membership for 55€. Additionally, you’ll also receive 7 online videos of different smoothie recipes as a welcome gift. These recipes are part of Iva’s online course about the chakra system.

Yoga at Dreamsea Mediterranean in Cumbre del Sol

Get even more in tune with your body and sign up for Iva’s ‘Breath is Life: Pranayama Workshop’, where you’ll learn yogic breathing techniques to help relax your nervous system. The workshop will take place at Dreamsea Mediterranean on July 19th at 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Get more information on Facebook or visit her website directly; the registration fee is 25€.

Once you’ve let go of all your stress and cleared your mind, you can also explore your wild side. Dreamsea Mediterranean organizes all kinds of water sports and outdoor activities, such as stand-up paddling, kayaking, snorkelling, hiking and mountain biking. Explore Cumbre del Sol and its gorgeous natural surroundings, each activity is guaranteed to be an unapparelled experience.

Rest assured that Dreamsea Mediterranean is following health authorities’ recommendations and protocols. All employees will always be wearing a mask and gloves, guests will always be a safe distance from each other and temperature is taken on arrival. Rooms, common areas and surf material are regularly disinfected as well. Learn more about their safety measures here.

Make the most of your summer at Dreamsea Mediterranean, rediscover Cumbre del Sol through the eyes of a tourist on holiday and create unforgettable memories.

Enjoy a Literary Summer Without Leaving Cumbre del Sol

Enjoy a Literary Summer Without Leaving Cumbre del Sol

Summer is once again around the corner, and even though this year is a little different because of COVID-19, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time from your home at Cumbre del Sol. To make our summer more enjoyable, the Poble Noe de Benitachell Town Hall has launched a “Literature Online” programme through the municipal library.

This initiative aims to bring literature into homes across the municipality in the most entertaining way possible. From Thursday, June 11th to the 13th of August, the town hall will upload literary video workshops to its YouTube channel and social media profiles. “Literature Online” will delve into two main themes: literature-inspired recipes and feminist literature.

“Literature Online” Schedule Poster

First of all, the literary-inspired recipe workshops are designed to make the summer a blast for all the kids at home. These videos will also shine a spotlight on some of the most famous literary works. Children will learn to cook alongside Harry Potter, Games of Thrones and Don Quixote of La Mancha. Get ready and don’t miss out on this literary opportunity on the following Saturdays at 11:30 am:  June 13th, July 11th and August 8th!

This programme will also feature reviews of the most important literary works that feature women as their main protagonists. These video-workshops will include the following books: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; A Room of One’s Own by the famous British writer, Virginia Woolf; Like Water for Chocolate, an intense novel by the Mexican author, Laura Esquivel; and The Feminine Mystique by Pulitzer Prize winner, Betty Friedman. The workshops will be uploaded at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 11th and 25th, July 16th, and August 13th. Don’t forget to write it down so you don’t miss it!

Furthermore, the fun doesn’t have to stop when the videos are over. You can also send in photos and videos of your recipes, as well as participate in debates and conversations about the books that were reviewed.

You’ll be able to immerse yourself in the greatest literary works and enjoy yourself to the fullest this summer, and all of this without having to leave home! Whether you’re on your terrace, sunbathing by the pool or lounging in your spacious dining room, you’ll be able to make the most of your two greatest passions: literature and summer on the Costa Blanca.