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.

Wrapping Up the Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge

Wrapping Up the Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge

Last weekend we hosted the Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge, a very important professional sporting event, given it was the first to take place in Spain after the state of alarm was declared in March due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Held in our Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol sports centre, four TOP 100 tennis players on the ATP circuit participated in the event: Roberto Bautista, Pablo Carreño, Alex de Miñaur and Pablo Andújar. During the two daily matches that were played, the players competed using the round-robin format in which the winner would be the best of 3 sets.

The event got underway on Friday, the 5th and it was De Miñaur who scored highest with 6-3, 6-2 over Andujar. The latter executed his plays very well and gave a good fight, but it wasn’t enough to beat De Miñaur.

During the second match, Carreño and Bautista competed in a close game in which Carreño defended his position expertly. However, in the end, it wasn’t quite enough, as Bautista obtained a 6-4, 6-4 victory.

The event continued into its second day on Saturday when Andujar and Bautista went head to head. Bautista sought his second consecutive victory after beating Carreño on Friday and achieved it in just two games with a score of 6-1, 6-1.

The match between De Miñaur and Carreño followed. The young Australian, who had already beaten Andujar on Friday, almost lost the first set, but then was able to recover during the second set with only one break. He rose to victory with a score of 7-5, 6-4.

Finally, on the third day of the event, the organization had to make the difficult decision to cancel the final matches due to heavy rain that made it impossible to finish.

At VAPF, we are proud to be able to take part in an event of this nature and this is why we are working to make Cumbre del Sol one of the benchmark residential developments on the Costa Blanca.

To find out more about everything we can offer you at Cumbre del Sol, please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you. Also, don’t forget to follow us on our social networks and read our blog to keep up-to-date with all our news and events.

Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol hosts the Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge

Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol hosts the Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge

If you live at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, you can say with confidence that you’re living in paradise. This isn’t a baseless sentiment, as the area boasts of nearly 365 days of sunshine, stunning beaches and coves, an unmatchable natural landscape and more. This isn’t all that captivates those who come to visit, as those who live here enjoy countless other benefits.

One of the main attractions to living here is that every service or amenity you might need is just a stone’s throw away from your home. We have one of the best international schools in Spain, The Lady Elizabeth school, as well as a supermarket, pharmacy, hairdresser’s, bars, and even Michelin star restaurants nearby.

As a resident, we’re sure you’re already familiar with our fantastic sports facilities, such as our equestrian centre and tennis and padel courts. Cumbre del Sol has always been an idyllic place to practice sports, thanks to its pleasant weather and landscape. However, due to the health crisis, we have been facing the past few weeks, the possibility to enjoy sports has been limited. Which is why VAPF has teamed up with We Are Talent to host the first professional sporting event held in Spain during the COVID-19 crisis. And, as a cherry on top, the event is being hosted from our very own sports facilities!

The Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge consists of 4 highly ranked tennis players from the ATP circuit. They’ll be playing 2 matches a day, following a round-robin format. Matches will be played as best-of-three sets and the third will be a tiebreaker if necessary. The event will begin on Friday, June 5 and end on Sunday, June 7.  All matches will be held behind closed doors to ensure compliance with current safety regulations. In addition, players live in the area and all health requirements set by the government will be strictly adhered to.

The goal is to bring people together safely to enjoy the sport while also contributing to a good cause. At the end of the event, all donations and money raised through auctioning the player’s equipment will go towards helping Spanish victims of the COVID-19 crisis. At VAPF, we have always been committed to helping the most vulnerable. The event will also be environmentally friendly, to protect our planet as we give towards those in need.

The event will be broadcasted nationally as well internationally and will also be available on different streaming platforms. There will be live commentary in both English and Spanish and the broadcast will begin the moment the players step on the court until the moment they walk out. To maximize the event’s reach,free viewing has been agreed upon for all major national and international broadcasters and digital platforms, including:

  • Spain: GOL
  • Portugal: Sport TV
  • USA: Tennis Channel
  • Australia: Australian Open, Youtube, Nine’s Wide World of Sports
  • Russia: Telesport
  • Belgium: Eleven Sports
  • Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Globally: DAZN
  • UK, Ireland: Amazon Prime Video
  • Japan: WOWTV
  • Canada, USA, North Africa, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Turkey: Bein Sports
  • Globally: ATP Tennis TV, LaLiga Sports, Eurosports, DAZN

The players who will be playing are Roberto Bautista (No. 12 in the ATP ranking), who has won nine ATP singles titles, the most notable being his victory at the Dubai Tournament in 2018. He also reached the Wimbledon Championship semi-finals last year. Pablo Carreño Busta (No. 25 in the ATP ranking), who has four ATP singles titles and was in the top 10 after his performance at the 2017 US Open.  Alex de Minaur (No. 26 in the ATP ranking), who at just 21 has 3 singles titles, awarding him the appropriate title of “Speed Demon” on the court. Finally, there’s Pablo Andújar (No. 53 in the ATP ranking), born in Valencia and has four ATP singles titles. Last year, for he reached the fourth round of a grand slam at the US Open for the first time.

It will be a thrill to watch these seasoned and famous professionals face each other in our courts, and knowing it’s for a good cause makes it even better!

If you’re excited as we are to watch their matches, don’t forget to tune in to the broadcast and keep an eye out on our social networks to get more information as it happens.

Discover all the Educational Benefits of the Lady Elizabeth School

Discover all the Educational Benefits of the Lady Elizabeth School

Living at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol has many advantages: sunny days year-round, mild temperatures, impressive sea views and beautiful natural surroundings. However, those aren’t the only benefits of living in this idyllic setting. There is also a variety of services within your reach, everything from a supermarket to a pharmacy, as well as hairdresser’s, sports facilities and more. We’ve made sure that the very best is always in reach, which is why it is also important to us that this includes your children’s education. To ensure the best for your family, VAPF has a collaboration agreement with the International Lady Elizabeth School, which is one of the top international schools in Spain.

The school offers every stage of education, from pre-school to sixth form, which means children of all ages can receive a prestigious education and not have to change schools to continue their educational pathway. The Lady Elizabeth School is as international as our neighbourhood, with students from over 20 different nationalities. Classes are conducted in English, however, Spanish is compulsory until the age of 16, while other languages are given as main and extracurricular subjects.

If you want to learn more about this wonderful educational opportunity, then you’re in luck! The Lady Elizabeth School has different open days planned throughout the next few weeks, starting on the 4th of February. The open days aim to offer prospective students and parents more information on each educational stage. You can consult the schedule here.

Cumbre del Sol is an ideal place to live, not only because it’s a fantastic location where you can spend your day to day surrounded by beaches and nature, but also because its residents can benefit from the collaboration agreement that was signed by the Lady Elizabeth School and VAPF last year. Don’t hesitate any longer; join our community and start making the most of all the advantages we have in store for you.

For more information about our partnership with the Lady Elizabeth School, call 900 123 323 or send an email to telemarketing@vapf.com. If you do not live in this idyllic setting and are interested in finding the home of your dreams, as well as the best education for your children, don’t hesitate to fill out our contact form!

Say Goodbye Winter and Hello to Spring at the “Fesalí, Alcalalí in Bloom”

Say Goodbye Winter and Hello to Spring at the “Fesalí, Alcalalí in Bloom”

Even though winter hasn’t officially ended, spring has already started to blossom in the province of Alicante. Wintertime is usually synonymous with cold weather, rain or even snow, but that’s not the case on the Costa Blanca! At Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, our residents have the luxury of waking up to sunny skies and pleasant weather almost all year long. Spring is the best time of year to discover new and colourful places near your home, which is why the town of Alcalalí is the perfect place to visit! It is offering the opportunity to look at life through rose coloured glasses during their four-weekend long “Feslalí, Alcalalí in Bloom” festival (Feslalí, Alcalalí en flor).

Throughout February, the landscape is painted in pink as the almond trees, which are so characteristic of the area, can be seen in full bloom. For the fifth year in a row, Alcalalí celebrates the flowering of these trees with a wide range of activities that can be enjoyed throughout the month. Located in La Marina Alta, Alcalalí is only a 30-minute drive from your home at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. Don’t miss the opportunity to spend your weekends taking part in events, contests, hikes and more!

The festival kicks off on the 1st of February with the inauguration of a tapas route in which almonds are, naturally, the star ingredient. Each establishment has prepared special menus, exclusive to the festival, aimed to celebrate the arrival of spring through classic tapas dishes with a twist. Visit different bars and restaurants in Alcalalí throughout the month and revel in this unique gastronomic experience. As you tour through Alcalalí and savour all these amazing dishes, don’t forget to pick up your camera and take part in the photomarathon! If you enjoy photo-tourism, this event is for you! Participate in the photography contest and preserve the memories you’ll be making among the budding trees.

The contests don’t end there; you can participate in a baking competition the very next day! The main requirement is the use of Alcalalí’s famous almonds as the primary ingredient. If baking isn’t for you or you just want to appreciate the blossoming trees even more, then you can join in on one of the various hikes organised every weekend. Additionally, on the 15th, you can challenge yourself and hike up the 13km ‘Peña Talaia’ trail, and on the 16th, your pet can join in on the festivities with you during the pet-friendly hike.

If you’re more theatrically inclined, the second weekend of the festival offers theatre performances which highlight various issues facing the community. There is also a gymkhana on Sunday at City Hall. Meanwhile, the third weekend is once again all about food. It’ll be impossible to run out of things to do! Don’t hesitate and look through the festival’s programming that lists all the activities this charming town has in store for the next few weekends.

The festival ends with a bang, hosting both an artisan market full of handmade goods and local products, as well as a fair accompanied by performances and parades. Children can also take part in traditional songs and games on either day respectively. There’s truly something for everyone, so take the opportunity to celebrate spring a little early thanks to Alicante’s idyllic surroundings and weather! Lastly, don’t forget to check out our blog regularly as well as our social networks so you can stay up to date with all the incredible events going on around you!

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.