2nd Classic Car Rally in Cumbre del Sol

2nd Classic Car Rally in Cumbre del Sol

Classic car lovers were in luck! On Sunday 29th July, the Marina Alta Classic Car Club held its second rally in the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort. In addition to the club members, all were welcome to come along with their classic car and enjoy the event.

This was the second edition of an event which is destined to become part of the calendar of activities at Cumbre del Sol. In August last year, the first edition was a complete success.

The cars arrived at Restaurant La Cumbre at around 8pm. All those who had come to Cumbre del Sol had the chance to see some classic cars which have become real relics. The evening was brought to an end with a special meal for the occasion, attended by members of the Marina Alta Classic Car Club and neighbours of the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort.

Marina Alta Classic Car Club was born in 2000. Since then, it has become the most popular in the region and is known internationally. The club has around 100 members who enjoy monthly rallies, two events in spring, four events in autumn, and many others.

In addition, since 2017 the club has provided support for vulnerable people in the area. That’s why the money they obtained from the prize draw, provided by VAPF, was donated to the Breast Cancer Association in Javea. The prize draw was attended by VAPF Commercial Director Vicente Mestre, and President of the Marina Alta Classic Car Club Peter Alt. We hope to count on the collaboration of the club and its Rally next year!

Belgian National Day in Cumbre del Sol

Belgian National Day in Cumbre del Sol

Since the first Belgian King, Leopold I, swore allegiance to the Constitution on the 21st July 1831, Belgium has celebrated its national holiday on this date. For the second year in a row, here at VAPF we have celebrated this special occasion in the La Cumbre Restaurant with all our neighbours in the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort.

This year, close to 200 people, among them many Belgian nationals who live in the area, came together in the magnificent location that is the La Cumbre Restaurant to enjoy a magical evening. The views of the sea and sunset helped to make this celebration of Belgian National Day a truly unforgettable experience.

To continue the celebrations, there was a prize draw. The Pepe la Sal supermarket contributed a pack of wines, Chiringuito Cala Moraig and the La Cumbre Restaurant offered a lunch or dinner for two, and Casa Vicente gave away a discount. There were also a lucky few who were given an invitation for the Belgian National Day celebrations in 2019 in Cumbre del Sol, and those who will be able to enjoy a lesson with David Ferrer or received his racket.

The attendees at this event enjoyed a menu which included a cocktail on the terrace along with delights such as smoked salmon mousse, breaded camembert with tomato jam, and breaded prawns with Pedro Ximénez sauce, among other delicious choices.

After the cocktails came the main dishes. A salmon tartare marinated with apple and avocado followed by beef entrecote with Spanish sauce, roast potatoes, and vegetables. Lastly, a Sachertorte with vanilla ice cream brought the meal to an end.

The party after the dinner was the perfect end to an evening of emotion and gifts. The music and a lively photocall, in which participants were able to enjoy some entertaining moments, ensured that everyone went home with a smile on their face, looking forward to celebrating again next year.

We celebrated the most magical night of the year in Cala del Moraig

We celebrated the most magical night of the year in Cala del Moraig

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.

VAPF Group’s commitment to Benitatxell Sports

VAPF Group’s commitment to Benitatxell Sports

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, visit Club Náutico Moraira

If you love the sea, visit Club Náutico Moraira

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.

Be part of Forum Moscatxell in Benitatxell on 25 November

Be part of Forum Moscatxell in Benitatxell on 25 November

On Saturday 25 November will take place the “Mocatxell Forum: an efficient management of the territory” at Benitatxell’s Abiar center. This event aims to create a regional pioneering debate space around moscatell grape.

The schedule of this event is as follows:

10:00 h.: Opening and presentation of the conference by Manuel Segarra, Councilor for Economic Promotion and Agriculture.

10:10 h.: “Boundaries between the urban and the rural: It possible an exchange between the two?” lecture by Javier Pérez Igualada, professor of the urbanism department of the UPV.

10:30 h.: “Territorial context of the region, urban and rural space; antagonistic or supplementary?” by Eric Gielen, professor of urban planning UPV and Sergio Palencia, associate professor of urban planning UPV.

11:00 h.:” The Biomescatell Project and the Sustainability of the territory: an approximation from the diversity of the landscape” by Rafael Laborda, professor of the department of Agroforestry Ecosystems of the UPV.

11:20 h.: “Management of the organic part of municipal waste in the agrarian-urban intersection” by Raúl Mora, Scholar of the Department of Agriculture and Environment of the Miguel Hernández University.

11:40 Break.

12:00 h.: Round Table on “Management of water and organic matter in a context of climate change: Are we doing everything possible about it?” Moderated by Rafael Laborda and with the participation of Josep Femenia (Poble Nou de Benitatxell Mayor), Raúl Moral and Sergio Palencia.