Last Saturday, we had the chance to experience the most magical night of the year at Chiringuito Cala de Moraig. Almost 100 neighbours came together to enjoy a spectacular dinner and dance at an event characterised by traditional rituals which leaves bad omens behind and attracts good luck.
In addition, to make this celebration an even more memorable event, Cala del Moraig turned white: a colour of good luck which made for some stylish, ethnic looks.
This magical night also coincides with the Pagan Summer Solstice festival, which is normally the shortest night of the year. From this date onwards, the days start to become shorter, and the nights longer.
As with any event, food became the star of the show thanks to a delicious dinner in the Chiringuito Cala de Moraig, with tasty starters which amazed attendees. When it came to the main course, both those who ordered fresh tuna with vegetables and those who ordered Iberian sirloin with mushroom sauce, were delighted. After dinner, there was a dance which ended with a toast at the end of the night.
Here at VAPF Group, as well as organising the event, we wanted to be present on such a special evening and celebrate with our neighbours in the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort.
A touch of humour came from a fun photo session full of laughter thanks to some attention-grabbing accessories: hats, umbrellas, and masks which gave us some fun photos as a souvenir of the night.
We hope that we’ll be able to get together again to enjoy a magical Saint John’s Eve next year, and that this celebration will become a tradition for our community of neighbours.
At VAPF Group, we understand the importance of leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle, which is why we think it’s important to encourage sporting activities at any age, especially for children. Sport is not only a key factor for good health, it also helps with socialising and understanding values such as respect and perseverance.
At VAPF Group, to reinforce our support for sport, we’ve sponsored the sports equipment of the young gymnasts at the Sports Schools of Poble Nou de Benitatxell. The colours of the uniform are blue and yellow, which have a long local tradition and also those of the local football team in Benitatxell.
The official sportswear was handed over to the 153 boys and girls from the different clubs by local sports councillor Manolo Segarra, who had previously expressed his satisfaction with the uniform: “We hope the children feel motivated and wear it with pride at local competitions.”
Of these 153 members of the Sports Schools, many are enrolled in more than one sport. The activities they take part in are football, tennis, padel, rhythmic gymnastics, karate, swimming, and golf.
At VAPF Group, we believe that it is important to support and participate in the local community, and play a part in developing activities in El Poble Nou de Benitatxell. That’s why we believe that sponsoring this uniform is a show of our support for local sports.
If you love the sea and water sports, just 15 minutes from Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort you’ll find Club Náutico Moraira, a non-profit organisation which has been open since 1985. Its mission is to promote nautical and sporting activities with a great deal of enthusiasm, professionalism, and passion for the sea, as well as the support of the 750 members.
Within the Valencian Community’s nautical tourism sector, Club Náutico Moraira is one of the best clubs when it comes to value for money. It has a team of 25 employees, with more in the summer, who are at the customers’ full disposal in the club’s different areas. The staff are true experts in port management and nautical services and speak several languages to offer the very best service to members and clients.
Club Náutico Moraira is located in unrivalled natural surroundings and offers first-class services and facilities including boatyard management, fuel station management, management of mooring rentals, and boat repair. It also has various commercial premises such as nautical shops, restaurants, and cafés.
Club Náutico Moraira
Don’t miss the excellent food in the club’s restaurant while you enjoy some unrivalled views of the port. It serves delicious Mediterranean dishes and has an outdoor terrace and chill out area which is ideal for warm summer nights.
If water sports are your thing, join the more than 400 students in the Sailing and SUP School which is in the natural setting of Moraira bay and offers first-class facilities and equipment. A group of trained and enthusiastic professionals are in charge and offer classes for adults and children from the age of eight. All classes can be taught both in English and Spanish to ensure a fun day for everyone, always keeping in mind the safety measures and seriousness required by the sea.
If you prefer to discover the sea from in the water, visit La Galera Diving Centre. They have extensive experience in diving, first diving experiences, and underwater routes, which are the perfect way to discover the sea’s hidden beauty with the support of highly qualified staff.
Throughout the year, the club organises different sporting events such as recreational fishing competitions, regattas, and the Spanish Powerboating Championship. According to Tomás Solano, director of Club Náutico Moraira, the most popular event is the Gourmet Race, a regatta in which all the participants are given an ingredient, normally a seafood product, and must cook a dish while sailing. Many internationally recognised chefs have taken the role of judge in the six editions of the competition, with distinguished chef Joël Robuchon, who has earned the highest number of awards of all time with a total of 38 Michelin Stars, standing out.
From the start, Club Náutico Moraira has been aware of the need to look after its natural surroundings. It was one of the first companies to obtain a Blue Flag for the cleanliness of its waters, and it meets the highest standards of quality in its boatyard management. “We are a company which is open to everyone and a driving force for development for the whole community. We want to carry on promoting nautical activities and sport with our members, collaborators, and clients” concludes director Tomás Solano.
Whether it’s to attend an event, try a sport, or spend an unforgettable day by the sea, Club Náutico Moraira is waiting to welcome you.
On Saturday 12th May, the inauguration of the tennis/padel courts and the restaurant “Como en casa” took place in the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort. The event was a success in which 120 participants had the chance to enjoy a tennis display and the restaurant’s delicious food.
The Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort continues to increase its range of services. Last Saturday, we officially opened the tennis/padel courts and the restaurant “Como en Casa”. All those who live in Cumbre del Sol, as well as neighbours from nearby towns, were invited to the event.
The event began with a speech by the Mayor of Poble Nou de Benitatxell, followed by a tennis match between professional players thanks to Dylan Mary, who manages the courts. After the match, attendees had the chance to sample the delicious food from Mari Paz, owner of the “Como en Casa” restaurant.
Afterwards, there was a raffle for those who attended the event. The prizes to be won were a voucher for 5 classes with tennis coach Dylan Mary, and a meal for four in Mari Paz’s restaurant “Como en Casa”.
Throughout the event, attendees were able to enjoy some time in our Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, made even more pleasant by the music, food and drink, activities for the little ones, spectacular views and of course, the company of their neighbours. It was a great opportunity to forge new friendships and meet up with friends who come to this wonderful resort on the Costa Blanca.
Last Friday, on the 27th of April, we celebrated our first Day of the Tree with students from the international Lady Elizabeth School by carrying out a reforestation Project which saw the students plant 100 pine trees. The school children repopulated a green area near to Lirios Design in the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, which is considered an area of high environmental value.
Day of the Tree is a good opportunity to take part in educational activities so that both adults and children learn the importance of looking after the environment and the resources given to us by nature. With this initiative, VAPF Group has worked together with the pupils at the Lady Elizabeth School with the aim of creating a greener future for the town of Benitatxell.
Year 3 students from The Lady Elizabeth School were chosen to take part in this initiative, as it fit in perfectly with the topic they are working on at school: “saving the world”. Students, parents, teachers, members of VAPF Group, and the mayor of Benitatxell spent an exciting morning that helped the pupils to learn and also to enjoy the opportunity to help the environment and do their bit towards “saving the world”.
The mayor of Benitatxell, Josep Femenia, attended this pleasant outdoor event and gave a short speech to inspire the children: “When I was younger, someone very wise once told me that there were 3 important things in life: having a child, planting a tree, and writing a book; and today you are doing one of these things: sowing new life”.
Students from The Lady Elizabeth School at Cumbre del Sol
VAPF Group sponsored the event and provided two buses to pick the students up from their school and take them to where the trees would be planted, as well as giving them the gardening materials they needed. VAPF Group made the most of the occasion and offered each child a bag, a cap, and a surprise pack of seeds to plant and look after at home, to encourage their interest in nature from a young age.
Cumbre del Sol, where both the Lady Elizabeth School and the different residential areas built by VAPF Group are situated, is a unique natural enclave surrounded by green areas and the Mediterranean Sea. The area is home to protected green areas such as Granadella Natural Park, impressive cliffs and caves, and stunning beaches and coves, which are one of the main attractions in Cumbre del Sol, and a priority for VAPF Group. At VAPF Group one of our goals is to contribute to helping the environment by promoting different initiatives that protect the planet and reduce environmental problems.
The students at The Lady Elizabeth School know how important it is to look after nature around them, and it is not the first time that they have participated in activities related to the environment. Trips to the Montgó gardens, creating a garden by planting trees in the primary playground, and school trips to viewpoints and nearby locations are just some of the activities that help to educate the students.
Day of the Tree at Cumbre del Sol
VAPF Group is currently working on the construction of a new building for secondary pupils at The Lady Elizabeth School in Cumbre del Sol, so that pupils have the opportunity to broaden their studies. The work is progressing successfully, and the new classrooms will be equipped with the latest technology including four laboratories, three IT rooms, a kitchen for food science, and a space for art, dance, and theatre. The secondary pupils will be moving into the new building in September.
The pupils at The Lady Elizabeth School will be able to go back and visit the trees they have planted in the future, to see the progress they have made and appreciate their contribution to the environment.
Every year, the beloved Three Kings arrive to town along with their magnificent cavalcade. This year, the Three Kings parade will arrive on Friday 5 January 2018 at the Poble Nou de Benitatxell and will give away gifts at the Santa María Magdalena church at 18:30 h.
On Saturday 6 January at 18:00 h., also at Santa María Magdalena, there will be a mass offered to the Magi.