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.

Enjoy the remaining days of summer with us!

Enjoy the remaining days of summer with us!

The location of Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort can’t be beat. It’s right in the heart of the Costa Blanca; you can make the most of every season, especially the summertime; and it provides a unique experience for all the senses. For these reasons, we have organised a special series of events for you. Finish off these last days of August with all the activities that we’ve planned!

Living at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort means living in a peaceful oasis, but if you’re looking to build a strong inner balance, we encourage you to participate in the free yoga sessions that we’ve organised throughout the summer. Our last yoga sessions will take place on Tuesday, August 20th and 27th at 7:00 pm in Cala Moraig and on Thursday, August 22nd at 9:00 am in Mirador dels Testos in Benitatxell. Inner peace, physical exercise and stunning ocean views make for the perfect combination to end the month of August. Sign up by sending a WhatsApp to Trudi to the number 639 361 999 and don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat!

If you’d like to discover our apartment developments and luxury villas on the Costa Blanca up close, we look forward to welcoming you to our Open House every afternoon from Monday to Friday between the hours of 4:00 to 7:00 pm at villa 29 Lirios, Cumbre del Sol. This will be going on until the 30th of August. But it doesn’t end there, we have much more! As we have been doing since the beginning of July, each Thursday we’re ready to assist you at our Cava Afternoons event at the Moraira VAPF Store (Calle Tosqueres, 5) from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We recommend taking advantage of the day to visit Moraira, one of the treasures of Alicante’s coast! Discover its beaches as well as its exquisite gastronomy and end your day over a glass of cava. Come out to visit us the next Thursdays, the 22nd and 29th of August. We can’t wait to meet you!

All the activities and events that we’ve organized at VAPF are developed with you in mind. During these last days of August, we want you to be able to enjoy these experiences with us and the rest of the residents at Cumbre del Sol. Pass by one afternoon for our Open House and get to know our developments in greater detail, come by our Moraira office on Thursdays to find out about our real estate updates over a glass of cava, and reconnect with yourself at our yoga sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We’ll see you there!

The Vuelta a España returns to Cumbre del Sol on August 25th!

The Vuelta a España returns to Cumbre del Sol on August 25th!

If you love cycling, mark your calendar, because you have a special date at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort on August 25th! The 176 cyclists competing in La Vuelta, Spain’s most prestigious cycling event, will be returning to Alto del Puig Llorença at Cumbre del Sol. The mountain pass will determine the final peloton before reaching the finish line, which will be in the town of Calpe.

This will be the third time that the race passes through Benitatxell, but unlike previous occasions, this time it will be a pass through and not a final stage, as was the case in 2015 and 2017. As such, Cumbre del Sol summit will be a key location in determining the outcome of the second stage of La Vuelta.

The organisation has indicated in the route book that the cyclists will be passing through Alto de Puig Llorença between 4:30 and 5:07 pm. Specifically, the three estimated times are as follows: if the peloton is cycling at 40 km/h, the expected arrival time will be 4:37 pm; if the speed is an intermediate 38 km/h, the ascent will begin at 4:51; and finally, if the average is the slowest, at 36 km/h, the cyclists would arrive at 5:07. The pace could turn out to be faster or slower, so we recommend that you get there with enough time to spare if you don’t want to miss anything!

In this stage profile, the Alto de Puig Llorença’s location, 24 km from the finish line, will reduce the size of the peloton, but not enough to stop the sprinters from competing for a victory in Calpe.

La Vuelta 2019 looks to have interesting participation, even though the last two winners at Cumbre del Sol are off sick due to injuries: the Dutchman, Tom Dumoulin, in 2015, and British Chris Froome, in 2017. Colombian Miguel Ángel López, Steven Kruijswijk, Rigoberto Urán, Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde are some of the cyclists who will be protagonists during the three weeks of the race and who will be fighting for the red cycling jersey.

For more information, visit the Poble Nou de Benitatxell Civil Protection website: https://www.protecciocivilbenitatxell.com/vuelta-ciclista-espana-2019/

Don’t forget to mark your calendars: on August 25th, the best cyclists of the international peloton will pass through Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort. You can’t miss it!

Join us for the 3rd Classic Car Rally at Cumbre del Sol!

Join us for the 3rd Classic Car Rally at Cumbre del Sol!

At VAPF, we look for events in which Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort can provide the setting for magnificent evenings spent surrounded by nature. It’s also summertime and who doesn’t want to spend more time outdoors?

If you’re a lover of classic cars, you’re in luck! Mark your calendar for the 24th of August, as Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort will be hosting the 3rd Classic Car Rally. It will be an enjoyable evening in which both neighbours and lovers of antique cars can come together. So, keep reading below to find out about all the events of the evening!

This year, the cars on display belong to the Vehicles Històrics La Marina association, which was established in 1995 to encourage and promote restoration of antique automobiles over 25 years old.

The rally will kick off on August 24th at 6:30 pm in Benissa, where the classic cars will gather in front of Bar Frau. They will begin a route which later finishes at Restaurante La Cumbre and where all the vehicles will be on display to the public. The car show is free of charge and free to access, so you don’t have to worry about reserving your spot.

The fun doesn’t stop there! For those that want to carry on with the festivities, there will be a delicious dinner and dancing afterwards at Restaurante La Cumbre. If you are interested in attending, we recommend you have a look at the special menu for the evening here and send us an e-mail to cumbredelsol@vapf.com to sign up as places are limited.

During the previous editions of this event, attendees has such a good time that it quickly turned into a summer event not to be missed at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort. As such, we are eager for our 3rd edition this year. Furthermore, we are sure that you will be marvel at the cars that on display, as they are true collector’s items.

Come join us for what is sure to be a magical evening at our 3rd Classic Car Rally at Cumbre del Sol. Don’t forget that the event will take place on August 24th. We can’t wait to see you there!