How to Recreate Oktoberfest in Your Home in Cumbre del Sol

How to Recreate Oktoberfest in Your Home in Cumbre del Sol

Never let distance keep you apart! Whether it’s visiting a loved one, or even recreating your own Oktoberfest, go for one of our homes in Costa Blanca. Sure, Munich is very far, and the atmosphere is completely different, but there are many Germans that have chosen to live in Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, so if you’re from Germany, you won’t be alone!

This 2021, the very best Oktoberfest in the province of Alicante made a comeback: the one in Calpe. A festival “a la Valencia” with a hint of Germany was held over the long weekend in October, boasting live orchestras, charangas (brass bands), local delicacies, and, most important of all, beer.

If you happened to miss out on these festivities or simply want to continue the party, don’t worry. In Spain, we love parties and we’re sure our European counterparts do too! So, why not host your own Oktoberfest that will make you feel right at home? Here are a few tips!

As we already said, in Cumbre del Sol we love having clients from Germany, and we want to do our best so that they can live as comfortably as possible in Costa Blanca. The saying “there’s no place like home” is certainly true, but in this case, residents from Germany will feel right at home in Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. And what is it that makes us feel most at home? You guessed it, it’s food.

Food and drink are especially needed when talking about the best German festival out there! In a multicultural residential complex with neighbours from all over Europe, a supermarket cannot go without imported products. Supermarkets such as Pepe la Sal, which stock imported products, not only have a store in Benitaxell, but also in other nearby places like Moraira-Teulada or Benissa.

Cervezas para celebrar el Oktoberfest

Beer, a non-negotiable part of your Oktoberfest

The queen of Oktoberfest is, of course, beer. It is the centrepiece of the party. So, if you decide to host your own Oktoberfest, this golden liquid has to be there. How about organising a beer tasting session? But watch out! Make sure your beers are German. You won’t have problems finding any, as we said before, Pepe la Sal has many imported products that will make each resident of Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol at home.

The debate on beers is always frothing. Luckily, in this supermarket, you have a wide variety to choose from! In Spain and in the rest of the world, Paulaner is the best brand to celebrate Oktoberfest. It was the beer that turned this regional festival into a global one. But we understand that if you’re German, you’ll probably want a larger selection of beers to do your own tasting session at home for your Oktoberfest. Along with Paulaner, you can also get these beers: Bitburger, Erdinger, Emdbrau and Franziskaner. A paradise for our German neighbours! 

Comida típica del Oktoberfest

This Oktoberfest, travel to Germany through food

Even though the star of the show is beer, it simply has to be accompanied with a good meal. A good meal that makes you feel like you’re in the streets of Munich on such an important day for Germans. Sausages and cheese have to be on the table, and if not, it wouldn’t be an Oktoberfest. Munster Fermier, Edam, Bavaria Blu and Tilsiter are some cheeses available to buy in Pepe la Sal so that your Oktoberfest at home can be just as good as the real thing. As for sausages, a symbol of Germany, you will also find many different kinds on offer to choose from in this supermarket.

But beyond the raw ingredients, here are some recipes that you can easily recreate at home. Bretzels, Kartoffelsalat and Frikadellen will be a hit with the guests at your party. Your playlist for that day will, of course, singers and bands from Germany. This will certainly be nostalgic music for German guests, but for others it will be a way to get to know new music and learn about German folklore.

All that’s left is decoration! It’s one of the most important steps, so don’t skip it. Bavarian flags, big beer mugs, and even regional dress – no detail is too small! Did you manage to get all that down? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to close that gap of 1,900 kilometres and feel that Cumbre del Sol is your home.

Wine and music Wednesdays with Melicatesen

Wine and music Wednesdays with Melicatesen

Who said Wednesdays were boring? Every Wednesday has its charms but especially now in summer, they’re the best. And here’s why!

At Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol we are fortunate in being surrounded by nature, the sea and some incredible towns and villages. Towns blessed with history, culture and traditions, and of course, great cuisine. A cuisine which at Marina Alta, stands out with its spectacular vineyards, renowned for their quantity, quality and beauty.

At VAPF we have always supported cultural events in the vicinity of Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. And your stay there can be full of variety with some wide ranging activities. With that in mind, this summer we present Melicatesen. We are sponsoring this event, to be held every Wednesday throughout July and August, and its basic premise is simply, wine and music. Sounds good, right?

As well as helping to promote the vineyards and wineries in the area and supporting oenology and wine production, clients will also be able to enjoy a pleasant evening of musical entertainment. The scenario varies from week to week as do the musicians. Here is some more information about these Wednesday events which could well become a top date in your weekday schedule.

This month, Melicatesen continues its route and so, on 4 August this week, we’ll be making a detour to the M de Alejandría winery. The guided visit in Teulada can be followed in Spanish, English and French. This winery grows the Muscat of Alexandria grape which is from Africa. And the fact is there is no better place than the Mediterranean for cultivating that characteristic sweet fruity taste.

Following the visit, and during the ensuing tapas and wine tasting, the the strings of classical guitar will provide the soundtrack for a truly memorable evening. Carlos Gardel tangos, or music by composers such as Francisco Tárrega, Fernando Sor, Falla and Albéniz are just some of the melodies in the repertoire of classical guitarist Miquel Pérez Perelló.

We had no idea that music could marry quite so well with wine, but you can try it for yourself this summer in Melicatesen. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to make sure you don’t miss any of our news or events.

 

The Padel Tournament Returns to Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol

The Padel Tournament Returns to Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol

One of the main events of the year at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol is just around the corner! The padel tournament, organized by North Costa Blanca Paddle Club Cumbre del Sol and sponsored by VAPF, is here for the third consecutive year and we couldn’t be more excited.

This tournament will be held between the 1st and 4th of July, coinciding with Wimbledon 2021. We hope not to overshadow it! This kind of activity give life to Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol and encourages social interaction among our neighbors, many of them are already almost professionals at padel tennis! In addition, the facilities are perfect to carry out an event of this type, as there are currently five padel courts.

Before you sign up for this great event, we want to tell you more about it. One of the most important things to note are the categories that will be available for the tournament, since the level and demand of the game will depend on it. For men’s teams, as well as for women’s teams, you can only play in Category 1. However, for mixed teams, there is more variety: Categories 1, 2 and 3. Have you decided which one you’ll be playing in?

If you want to try your luck in the tournament organized by North Costa Blanca Padel Club Cumbre del Sol, or just have a good time, we will tell you how to sign up! The registration fee is €15 per person and category. To be counted as a participant, you must call Gary (634351671) or Lynne (675156471), two of the organizers, and confirm your details and registration.

We wanted to leave the motivational part for the end, although we hope that the prize is not the only thing that moves you to sign up. This tournament is comprehensive and also has a cash prize for those who win. In this case, the winning couple will receive €150  and the finalist couple, €50. Not bad at all!

If you enjoy this sport, you will be happy to know that another tournament will be organized by North Costa Blanca Padel Club Cumbre del Sol in August, and it will take place at Cumbre del Sol too. So, you won’t have to leave our stunning location to keep enjoying this great sport! This new padel competition will be held from 5th to 8th of August. The categories will be men’s teams (1, 2, 3), women’s teams (2), and mixed teams (1a, 1b). In addition, VAPF will give a prize to winners.

If you would rather watch a match than play – for the excitement of wondering who will win – you are more than welcome too! All matches are held in a safe environment because we make sure that all protocols against COVID-19 are in place. And if the weather is too hot for you, you can relax and enjoy a cool drink at the bar Como en casa. At Cumbre del Sol there is always something fun to do!

As you can see, your summer will be filled with activities at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol! Moreover, by participating in these events, you will not only be entertained, but you will also get to meet other neighbors, create new bonds and learn the art of padel tennis! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with more events of this type and life at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol.

Cumbre del Sol: The Leisure You’re Looking For

Cumbre del Sol: The Leisure You’re Looking For

The good weather is here, and you can sense it all over! Both for the extra degrees and because some Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed. This means that there will be more options for leisure activities for the coming weeks and months in our surroundings.

At Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol an event begins this weekend that we are especially excited about. This Saturday, May 15th, the S.P.D. Cumbre del Sol tennis school will be inaugurated! Although, for security reasons, the opening ceremony will be held online. The good news is that during the next week the courts will be open for you to test them out for free.

We have worked for a long time to design and create four unique tennis courts in our complex. And most importantly, at the school, each court will overlook the Mediterranean. Undoubtedly, it’s a unique space where you can practice this sport! In addition, while learning tennis you will have a team of professionals by your side who stand out for their enthusiasm and optimism. Bring out the player in you! The whole team is waiting for you this Saturday on their Facebook page where they will do a Live at 10h (UTC+2). And all next week on the courts. As we want to make it comfortable for you to come and play on the courts, you don’t need to bring any equipment. The facilities are fully equipped and at your disposal.

And we have more good news! During the month of May, we also have cultural activities for you. The glamping Dreamsea Mediterranean Camp, at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, organizes a live concert every Saturday. And it does so by joining one of the trends that has spread the most in the last year: afternoon meet-ups. These events will start at 17:00 p.m., so you can accompany them with tapas, a snack or even a drink. You decide!

The line-up? On Saturday, the 15th, The Rhythm Syncopators will take the stage. On the 22nd, rock comes to Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol with Pau Monteagudo. He has been on the scene since the 90’s with his band Uzzhuaia. Currently he continues to stand out in the music scene with his new band, Corazones Eléctricos.

And to send off May and welcome the summer month of June, the guest on May 29th will be Dj Ferro. This Portuguese artist will bring a fresh style to Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. And he will do it with a sound that mixes techno and electro. If you fancy one of these concerts, move quickly! Places are limited, so reserve your table and mark that day on your calendar. You can make your reservation by calling +34 662 579 994.

And if you want to make plans for your summer vacations, we’ll tell you more! Dreamsea Mediterranean Camp is not only committed to music, they also organize various activities such as surfing, kayaking, SUP or even yoga classes, everything you need to spend unforgettable days in nature! So don’t wait any longer and check the Stories posted on their Instagram account to know the days and times of each activity.

Back to sports, which are very important at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. For this reason, this summer we will participate in two paddle tournaments. The first one, from the 1st to the 4th of July, will have one category for men and one for women, as well as three mixed categories and is fully sponsored by VAPF. The next competition will be in August –between the 5th and the 8th– and in this case there will be three categories for men and three for women, and only one mixed category. Are you interested? Visit the North Costa Blanca Padel Club Facebook group and meet our paddle community!

As you can see, there is a lot of variety: from tennis to rock to even paddle tournaments. Because May is the month of spring blossoms, but at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, we also want it to be a month filled with activities. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to know all the news about our summer events and to be one of the first people to sign up. We can´t wait to see you!

Taking a Digital Tour Around Cumbre del Sol

Taking a Digital Tour Around Cumbre del Sol

The last few months have been difficult for travel. Pandemic restrictions and security have reduced our mobility. In fact, many people have not even left the towns or cities where they live. This year has forced us to look for alternatives that have become new opportunities: hence the VAPF webinars! Seven months and eighteen webinars later, we take a look back at these visits to Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. We want to make sure you know you can continue to enjoy our webinars. Just click on the one that interests you the most. In the meantime, we invite you to join us on this journey!

After a year where visiting the beach has been more complicated than ever, we wanted to bring it closer to you. A unique setting, with coves with crystal clear waters, breakfasts overlooking the sea, sun-filled terraces, walks surrounded by nature… This is what inspired Cumbre del Sol, a paradise by the sea, and here you can remember what it was like and even enjoy it again. We show you the surroundings and all the advantages it offers.

We thought it would be a good idea if you could also take a digital tour of many of the properties we have available at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. In fact, we have prepared a compilation of all the apartments and villas that have been finished, a unique and original way to discover the home of your dreams!

One of our most special developments is Montecala Gardens. Newly built apartments, with modern architecture, a terrace, garden, barbecue… if you are intrigued by the description, just image the photos! This webinar is a first-person tour of these apartments. The aim is to discover what a day is like in a home in this development at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol.

If you prefer villas or want to dream of an ideal home, the Villa Palma webinar is for you. It is a previous built home with a minimalist and contemporary style, designed to enjoy the views of the unique natural surroundings with the sea and the Peñon Ifach as the backdrop. Villa Luna which is under construction and has a similar style, will increase your expectations in terms of luxury villas. Have a look!

It already feels like summer! That’s why we are sharing these webinars with you, to make it easier to choose your ideal home for the coming months. Do you prefer an apartment or villa? Discover each of our developments in detail and let yourself fall in love with their different styles. At Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol you will find the home you are looking for! Did you know that in many of our developments we create unique and personalised designs? That is why it is so important for you to get to know each one of them.

Grab some popcorn, relax on the sofa and enjoy! You can watch all the webinars wherever and whenever you want. Just click here, choose the one you want to watch at that moment, and fill in the form. And remember, this could be the first step to get to discovering your future home!

Solidarity in Times of Crisis

Solidarity in Times of Crisis

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?