Join Christmas Woof 2023 and help Akira, the animal shelter!

Join Christmas Woof 2023 and help Akira, the animal shelter!

Dear residents of the Cumbre del Sol Residential Estate and nearby towns!

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes one of the most anticipated activities in our neighbourhood: the Christmas Woof. This event, which has now become a tradition, not only kicks off the Christmas festivities, but also gives us an opportunity to come together as a community and extend a helping hand to those who need it most.

Christmas Woof 2023 is much more than a fancy dress competition for our beloved pets; it is a day of fun and solidarity in which we invite all neighbours to join us on Saturday 2 December to enjoy an event full of joy and, at the same time, to collaborate with the animal protection organisation Akira.

The Pet Christmas Costume competition takes place from 12:30h, our pets will be the main players with their Christmas costumes. Come and register your furry friend! To register for the competition, simply send an email to

Prizes for the Most Original Costumes: The three most original costumes will be rewarded with exciting dog product packs, so get ready to amaze us with your pets’ creativity!

Charity Raffle: Take part in our charity raffle in support to Akira, with the chance to win a fabulous Christmas Hamper worth €150. The price of each raffle ticket is just €5*. From the 15th of November, you can buy your raffle tickets at the VAPF Group offices, at the Como en Casa Restaurant and at AKIRA’s premises.

A Tasty Lunch: After all the excitement, we invite you to join us at Como en Casa Restaurant to enjoy a delicious special menu for only 15€. Book your table with Mari Paz (0034 639771035) or Juanjo (0034 606604625) and enjoy live music while sharing unforgettable moments with your neighbours and friends.

Support Akira

Akira does commendable work in our area, providing shelter and food for abandoned dogs living on the streets while they search for a new home for them. At Christmas Woof 2023, we have the opportunity to come together as a community and support their valuable work. Your participation and support makes a difference in the lives of these animals in need.

Date: Saturday, 2nd December 2023

Time: 12:00h

Place: Como en Casa Restaurant, Cumbre del Sol (next to the tennis and paddle tennis courts)

On behalf of the entire Christmas Woof organising team, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And, of course, we wish you a Merry Christmas Woof!

We hope to see you there and count with you in this kind cause!

*Note: The cost of the raffle tickets is €5 each, not included in the restaurant’s special menu.

Warm regards from the Christmas Woof 2023 team.


Discovering Paradise for families: The Best Beaches to go with Children in the Marina Alta

Discovering Paradise for families: The Best Beaches to go with Children in the Marina Alta

Summer is here and it’s time to enjoy an unforgettable holiday on the Costa Blanca! If you are planning a family trip to the beautiful Marina Alta, in the region of Alicante, you have chosen the ideal destination. The Marina Alta is known for its stunning scenery, crystal clear waters and a variety of activities for all ages. In this article, we present the best beaches for you to enjoy with your children and live experiences that they will keep in their memories forever.

  1. Arenal Beach, Jávea: Located in the heart of Jávea, Arenal Beach is famous for its soft golden sand and shallow waters, making it a safe and pleasant place for children to play on the shore. It also has a wide variety of services, such as parasol and sun lounger hire, as well as beach bars and restaurants where you can enjoy delicious paellas and local cuisine while the little ones continue to have fun.
  2. Cala Granadella, Jávea: If you are looking for a quieter and more peaceful setting, Cala Granadella is the perfect choice. Surrounded by cliffs and pine trees, this small cove offers crystal clear waters ideal for snorkelling with the family. Children will have fun exploring the rocks and swimming in the clear, shallow waters. It is important to arrive early, as due to its popularity, the spot fills up quickly in high season.
  3. Playa de la Fossa, Calpe: Playa de la Fossa, also known as Playa de Levante, is another great option to go with children. Its wide expanse of fine sand and shallow waters is perfect for the little ones to play and splash around without any worries. You’ll also find a wide range of water activities and sports for the whole family to enjoy. Don’t miss the opportunity to photograph the famous Peñón de Ifach, a Costa Blanca symbol on this beach.
  4. Les Marines Beach, Dénia: Les Marines Beach is a very popular place for local and visitors families. Its fine sandy beach and calm waters, together with a gentle slope, make it a safe and fun option for children. Here you can also find water sports equipment for rent, such as paddle surfing or kayaks, which will add an exciting touch to your day at the beach.
  5. Playa de la Grava, Jávea: This pebble beach is ideal for families with older children who enjoy exploring and discovering the underwater world. Playa de la Grava offers shallow water areas and the opportunity to see a variety of fish and marine life while snorkelling. It is a fantastic place to teach children about the importance of caring for and respecting the environment.

Remember that no matter which beach you choose, it is always essential to keep children properly supervised while they enjoy the sea and the sun. Protect them with sunscreen, hats and appropriate clothing, and keep them hydrated at all times.

La Marina Alta has a lot to offer for an unforgettable family holiday. These beaches are just some of the gems you will find in this beautiful region of the Costa Blanca, we hope you enjoy your stay and create priceless memories with your loved ones! Happy holidays!

Discover the magical Castle of l’Olla in Altea

Discover the magical Castle of l’Olla in Altea

Altea, a colourful coastal town in the region of Alicante, Spain, has become the setting for one of the most exciting and highly acclaimed performances: the Castell de l’Olla. This wonderful festival, which attracts more than 50,000 people every year, is much more than just a fireworks display; it is a magical experience that takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea that laps the Altea coastline. From a special platform, the Castell de l’Olla is launched, rising from the sea itself and reflecting in its water, enhancing its charm.

A historic and emotional event

The Castell de l’Olla has a history of more than 30 years and has been gaining popularity over time. It originated as a tribute to the beloved local pyrotechnician Blas Aznar, affectionately known as “el tío Blai, el coheter”, who sadly passed away a few years ago. In his memory, a special fireworks display was launched, and since then, this celebration has grown into the magnificent show it is today.

A unique and award-winning experience

The charm and emotion that surround Castell de l’Olla have been recognised at the tourist level. In 1999, it was awarded the prize for Tourist Merit in the gold category by the Costa Blanca County Tourist Board. And in 2007, it was declared a Festival of Tourist Interest of the ‘Comunitat’ by the Generalitat Valenciana, which further consolidated its status as an outstanding event in the region.

The show takes place on the Saturday closest to the San Lorenzo festival in August, this year on the 12th of August, and the views from the spectacular villas of Azure Altea Homes 2 are simply spectacular. Lucky clients who own a property in this area will have the privilege of enjoying the fireworks display from the comfort of their own home, making the night a truly unforgettable experience.

A party that brings everyone together

What makes the Castell de l’Olla so special is its ability to bring people together. The bay of Altea fills with different boats, each looking for the perfect place to contemplate the display of lights and colours in the sky. This union of people, sea and fire creates a unique and exciting atmosphere that never fails to amaze those who attend.

The Castillo de l’Olla in Altea is an event that combines history, tradition and entertainment in one place. The magic of the fireworks that emerge from the Mediterranean Sea and are reflected in its waters is an experience that should be had at least once in a lifetime. If you have the opportunity to be in Altea at this time of the year, don’t miss the chance to witness this wonderful event that has captivated thousands of people and has been deservedly awarded. The Castell de l’Olla festival is a true treasure of the Costa Blanca that will never cease to amaze and thrill you. Don’t miss it!

Open Days are back at Cumbre del Sol

Open Days are back at Cumbre del Sol

This summer the Montecala Gardens Open Days are back at Cumbre del Sol, we are opening the doors of the show apartment and we invite you to come and visit it and have a coffee, a glass of cava, or simply to chat about the new developments we are preparing, both in Cumbre del Sol and in other locations where Grupo VAPF is present.

We will be holding 2 Open Days, one in July and one in August, so that you have more opportunities to come and visit Montecala Gardens, at the following address: Montecala Gardens- Calle Greco nº1- vivienda 1.

July: 26th, 27th and 28th from 10:00-18:00
August: 9th, 10th and 11th from 10:00-18:00

To attend the Montecala Gardens Open Day you only have to register, we will be happy to show you the apartaments and explain you all the details.

At the Open Day, as well as visiting the show apartment, you will be able to see how the works are proceeding, as the construction of the apartments are already in progress and the first sales have already been formalised, so we couldn’t be happier.

The new Montecala Gardens apartaments, have the same qualities and design as the show apartment you are going to visit, but as always, they include some new features, all the apartments have a storage room which provides extra space, ideal for storing bicycles, suitcases, beach accessories,etc… an extra space that always comes in handy.

They also include a photovoltaic installation to power the communal areas (lift, staircase light) and the surplus energy is distributed among the apartments. These measures, together with the efficiency of the installations in the homes, mean that they have an A energy certificate, a plus in terms of sustainability and savings.

They also have communal covered parking, and complete communal services with several swimming pools, large terraces, children’s play area and social club. Furthermore, from the apartments you can walk to Cala Llebeig.

There are several apartment models to choose from, depending on your needs, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with large terraces, with terrace and garden, or duplex with terrace and a large garden, as well as very pleasant views of the residential area and the sea.

We look forward to seeing you in Cumbre del Sol, at the Montecala Gardens Open Days. On July 26th-27th and 28th & August 9th, 10th and 11th. We also invite you to share the information with that person you know who is looking for their new home on the Costa Blanca North.

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Celebrate National Belgium Day in Cumbre del Sol

Celebrate National Belgium Day in Cumbre del Sol

Once again, the Belgium National Day is celebrated in Cumbre del Sol. Specifically in La Cumbre Restaurant. A dinner with a performance, this time we are going to enjoy the cabaret, as well as the traditional photocall, which we will bring back again in this edition in response to the request of the attendees, as well as a DJ and many new things to surprise the assistants.

On Friday 21st of July 2023 the party is guaranteed and we will enjoy a special menu prepared for the occasion by Eloy and Celia, the managers of La Cumbre restaurant. You are still in time to join the party, here is the information: 5th Belgium National Day Menu

The entrance price is €75 for adults and €25 for children.

This will be the 5th edition of this party, which has established itself as one of the must-attend events of the summer in Cumbre del Sol, so we invite you to come and celebrate it with us.

You have until Wednesday the 19th of July to book your reservation. How to do it? Send an email to with the number of guests, their names and surnames ( distinguishing between children and adults). In the childrens case, they have to choose their main dish, or directly they can do it at the restaurant.

In addition, the summer agenda brings us more events, which we would like to share with you and to which you are of course invited:

  • Open Days Montecala Gardens– from the 26th to the 28th of July from 10:00 to 19:00 we invite you to visit the new apartments in Montecala Gardens, the works are already underway and we have a lot of novelties to show you, with a glass of cava of course. We will repeat the event on the 9th to the 11th of August.
  • VAPF Padel Tournament in Cumbre del Sol- from the 24th to the 26th of August we invite you to participate in the VAPF Padel Tournament in Cumbre del Sol, organized by North Costa Blanca Padel Club and sponsored by VAPF, with prizes for all participants and awards for the winners. A tournament not to be missed if you like padel.
  • Charity Party in benefit of Save The Children on the 8th of September at La Cumbre Restaurant. An occasion to get together, enjoy live music, a good dinner under the moonlight, and also to collaborate with for a good cause.

We look forward to welcoming you once again at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol to celebrate summer 2023 together!

The favourite spots for instagrammers in Costa Blanca Norte

The favourite spots for instagrammers in Costa Blanca Norte

The Costa Blanca Norte is a paradise on earth. Not just because of its incredible climate but also for its many different landscapes and scenarios. Grab your mobile phone or camera, make sure you have plenty of battery, and get ready to take some stunning photos!


The Red Wall in Calpe

­If you are a fan of Instagram you will be well aware that the above photo pictures the Muralla Roja or Red Wall. This construction is located in the Manzanera development and was designed and built by Ricardo Bofill. Moreover, this just happens to be the 50th anniversary of its construction. It was inspired by African adobe towers and it is striking for its characteristic range of colours and its straight lines. The building has been declared a cultural heritage site. The stairs actually inspired those that feature in the famous Squid Game series. And given its rather peculiar beauty it has been used as the scenario for numerous commercial videos for brands such as Zara. It is certainly one of the coolest places on the Costa Blanca Norte!


Cala Barraca in Jávea

This rocky cove is also known as Portitxol as it looks out onto the island of that name, which is some 300 metres across. You can get to the island by canoe or Jet Ski. You could also swim there but be careful if it is windy. This little beach is also striking for its white fishermen’s huts and the well-known blue door. One interesting activity in this area is scuba diving. And other sports include canoeing. Make the most of the dawn light for a truly memorable photo!


Forat de Bernia in Benissa

If you have ever been looking for photos of the beaches in Costa Blanca Norte, you will certainly have come across a picture of this place. It is actually an aperture in the rocks that affords a fantastic view of the bay of Altea. To get there first you must walk along a little hiking trail. It is an easy enough, however as the path can be a bit stony it is best to wear appropriate footwear. It is also gets quite busy along the trail so if you want a photo without lots of people, make sure you set out early.


Altea old town centre

Altea is a charming little town ideal for taking a stroll with your camera. The narrow streets of the old town are a well-known scenario. In fact, the place is often referred to as the “Balcony of the Mediterranean”. It has several iconic spots such as the Glorieta del Maño lookout point. Although if you are looking for something a little bit different, just go for a wander around. However, be ready to climb a few steep hills… The old town centre of Altea is so lovely that a snapshot of just about anywhere here would be worth uploading to your Instagram feed.


Cala Granadella in Jávea

The Cala de la Granadella is close by Cumbre del Sol. This little cove is famous for the blue colour of its waters that ranges from turquoise to emerald green. It is such a lovely beach that it tends to be very popular with visitors. To protect the place, sometimes daily visitor numbers are restricted. As a result we suggest you visit this beach out of season. Make the most of the proximity of your home to take some fantastic photos! It is the perfect scenario for snapshots of nature or water sports such as snorkelling.


The summit of Peñón de Ifach in Calpe

This peak or Peñón as it is known locally is one of the most iconic spots on the Mediterranean coast. And especially appreciated in the Costa Blanca Norte. The limestone peak rises to 332 metres. It has been declared a Nature Reserve and as it receives so many visitors, it is necessary to apply for permission to visit. The reason is that visits are restricted to a daily quota of 300 people. Therefore, if you are thinking about taking some photos for your social networks, bear that in mind. It is a truly iconic place with enormous charm. You won’t want to leave without taking a great photo!