We awarded the prizes for our 2nd Christmas Decoration Contest

We awarded the prizes for our 2nd Christmas Decoration Contest

Christmas has now completely taken over in Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, not just because of the time of year, but because many of our neighbours have shown their more creative side by decorating their homes and filling them with colour and light. We are delighted with the results!

Here at VAPF, we want to thank all those who took part in this magical contest – it has filled our streets with Christmas spirit and allowed us to get together and share one of the most valuable things we can offer: time. For this reason, it was a real pleasure that we were all able to come together, both neighbours and those who work at VAPF, to give out the prizes for the best decorations.

This year, the level of all entries in the 2nd Christmas Decoration contest was high, so choosing our winners wasn’t easy. We love that our neighbours took our Christmas challenge so seriously! First prize for outside decoration went to Mr. and Mrs. Hough, second prize to Mr. and Mrs. Pálsson, third to Mr. and Mrs. Mussmann, and fourth to Mr. and Mrs. Schrijnemakers. Congratulations to all our winners! Again, many, many thanks to all those who took part.

All the winners received a Christmas hamper and the rest of the participants were also given a small token gift. While the prizes were being awarded, at Restaurant La Cumbre, we enjoyed a Christmas appetiser with all those who participated. It was, without doubt, the best way to celebrate this special time of year with our neighbours!

Here at VAPF, we would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. We promise that there will be lots of new things to come in 2019… and we can’t wait to tell you about them!

Spain’s most authentic Oktoberfest is on the Costa Blanca

Spain’s most authentic Oktoberfest is on the Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca is home to people of many different nationalities, something which can truly be appreciated in the multicultural Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort. As a result, a whole range of customs and special days from a variety of countries are celebrated here. For example, did you know that one of Spain’s most famous Oktoberfests is held in Calpe?

This event, also known as the October festival or Beer festival, originally began in Munich in 1810, with the wedding celebrations of Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. People loved it so much that the event was repeated year after year, eventually becoming a tradition and spreading to other countries. On the Alicante coastline we are lucky enough to host the most original replica of the event in Spain, Calpe Oktoberfest, which is organised by the Carnival Club of Calpe. It began in 1987 when a group of Germans who lived in the area decided to celebrate their country’s event, and in time became a tradition in Levante which welcomes over 10,000 people each year! This year, from the 24th October to the 4th November, the municipality will drink 30,000 litres of beer and dance the polka in an enormous tent set up close to the Tennis Club.

Soak up German culture at an event that is sure to leave a lasting impression. There will be typical Bavarian food – such as pork knuckle and sausages – as well as a wide selection of imported beers. And, thanks to live music from Steinsberger, the fun is guaranteed! There will also be a range of other activities like open-air dances, folk performances, tastings, and competitions as diverse as beer carrying, lumberjack tests, or milking cows… Without doubt, the best of all is the paella contest, a clear example of the wonderful fusion of the German and Spanish cultures. What could be better than enjoying a delicious paella under the Mediterranean sun… accompanied by a nice beer? Make a note in your calendar and enjoy the true German spirit at this event. We guarantee maximum fun from the word go, when the first barrel is opened by the mayor with a cry of “O’zapft is!”.

If you want to stay up to date with events and news from Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort and the surrounding area, keep an eye on our blog and social media channels!

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.

Events you won’t want to miss in the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort

Events you won’t want to miss in the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort

Living in the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort is a paradise for the senses. It is the ideal place to enjoy the house you’ve always wanted – high-quality materials and design, and spectacular sea views which are sure to leave a lasting impression.

If you want to make the most of the summer like never before, while discovering the culture and activities on offer both in Benitatxell and the neighbouring towns, today we bring you a list of events close to the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort that you won’t want to miss.

During the summer months, Benitatxell offers a wide variety of activities: both cultural and related to nature. Firstly, in July and August, you can go on a guided walk: one full tour on which you’ll be able to learn about the history of the area, which takes place on Thursdays and Saturdays at 9am; or another, which runs along the cliff, on Friday afternoons. Both routes are two and a half hours long.

Secondly, in Benitatxell, every Wednesday in August there will be a cinema screening in the Plaza de la Iglesia at 10pm: see the schedule here.

For wine lovers, there’s the unique experience of collecting Muscat grapes with your own hands while observing the sunset from the vineyards, before bringing the day to an end with a delicious al fresco dinner made using products from this region. These routes take place in English, Spanish, and Valencian.

If you’re a fan of the sea, don’t miss the 23rd Open Water Swim in the Puerto de Moraira on the 29th July. You can either take part or simply enjoy the swim as a spectator: it starts at the El Portet beach at 9:30am, with different categories from Youth to Master Plus.

In Moraira, from the 9th to the 12th August, there will also be a medieval market where you can find traditional and artisan products.

For those searching for a sports-related plan, in August there’s the tournament organised by the Javea Tennis Club, of which VAPF is a sponsor.

A unique event that’s full of light and colour is the Castell de l’Olla, a firework display which takes place on the 11th August in Altea. Enjoy the explosion of colour to the rhythm of the music and against the backdrop of the sea and night sky. This is a unique event which has been going on almost 30 years, becoming a tradition in the area.

Lastly, there are several events for you to enjoy in Cumbre del Sol: in July there’s the Belgian National Day on the 21st, and the Classic Car Rally on the 29th. See you there!

Enjoy Saint John’s Eve at chiringuito Cala de Moraig

Enjoy Saint John’s Eve at chiringuito Cala de Moraig

If you want to enjoy a unique and magical Saint John’s Eve, come to celebrate it at Chiringuito Cala de Moraig. Take advantage of the occasion to get together with friends and family, or to celebrate this magical night getting to know your neighbours in the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort. We hope to see you here with us on the evening of the 23rd June to enjoy a wonderful dinner with sea views, to dance, and to unwind as you listen to the sound of the waves.

As the longest day of the year, Saint John’s Eve is one of summer’s most magical times – so there’s no excuse not to go out and enjoy it. This is also the very first Saint John’s Eve to be celebrated at Chiringuito Cala de Moraig.

If you don’t want to miss this spectacular event, come to spend it with us at Chiringuito Cala de Moraig. The event will begin at 8:00pm with a welcome drink and a gift. An hour later, at 9:00pm, dinner will be served. There will be the following dishes to share:

Goat’s cheese salad with duck ham

Smoked cod served on a bed of tomato

Grilled calamari with green sauce

 

For the main course, attendees can choose from:

Fresh tuna with vegetables

Iberian sirloin with mushroom sauce

 

And, for dessert, there is:

Tiramisu

Seasonal fruits.

 

Water and half a bottle of wine (Rueda White, Navarra Rosé, or Sangre de Toro Red) are also included. After dinner, at 11pm, the dance will begin, before we add the final touch to this magical night with a toast at midnight.

To make this event even more special, there’s also a dress code: to dress in white. In many places this is considered a ritual while in others, it has become a tradition.

Given that the maximum capacity is 80 people, attendees will need to make an advance payment of 40 euros per person. We recommend booking your place as soon as possible either at Chiringuito Cala de Moraig, or via bank transfer. Request our account details at the email address com@yater.es to make your payment. To book your place, it will also be necessary to send the names of the attendees and their choice of main course in the same email. As places are limited, it is important to send your email and make your payment before the 20th June. See you there!