Discover the latest trends in interior and exterior decoration

Discover the latest trends in interior and exterior decoration

We create modern, elegant, clean, and idyllic designs following the most avant-garde trends. We do this in perfect locations where light and the Mediterranean are the main focus. But, above all, we create homes. We put all our efforts into designing a unique space in which you and your loved ones will feel at home like never before.

At VAPF we work on taking care of the interior and exterior of your home. Discover in this article the new trends in interior and exterior decoration for your home, all of them present in the Montecala Gardens apartments at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol.

Wood and black have always gone well together and are becoming an almost timeless trend. The sophistication, elegance, strength, and character of black together with the warmth and connection to nature that wood brings creates interesting, contrasting and visually striking spaces that work equally well in both large and smaller spaces.

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A very popular 2022 trend in decoration is blending and mixing different elements. A trend that combines design and functionality, such as having a dining table integrated into your kitchen worktop. Perfect for cooking and serving and thus being able to make the most of all the spaces in the house.

Decoration and style can also be seen in the bathrooms. The use of imitation marble ceramics with a white background is very much in vogue and combined with black taps it provides a very elegant contrast that gives the bathroom a personality of its own.

The most special feature of these bathrooms is how they lead into the master bedroom. You feel totally consumed in its space with its glazed walls, giving a sensation of greater surface and amplitude to this space.

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The 70s are back – Wallpaper and reliefs are back with a vengeance.

There is no better way to highlight part of a room than with a design that is different from the rest. Wallpaper offers you a wealth of options: geometric prints, floral, imitation stone… The use of this material can be used on the wall where the bed is located to reinforce the headboard, or in the case of a more minimalist decoration, as a substitute for it. On the other hand, for more daring decorations, the use of reliefs on walls is a technique that has been used since ancient times. Since Ancient Egypt, artisans drawing images on walls was only available to the great elites of society, synonymous with wealth and luxury. Today it is used to replicate that craftsmanship, although its designs are much cleaner and adapt to the rest of the house, always in harmony with the rest of the decoration.

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The garden is a fundamental part of VAPF homes as it plays very important part of our clients’ lives. Incorporating nature into the home is essential, connecting indoors and outdoors, with the aim of creating a comfortable place to enjoy every day. One of the main trends is to opt for a low-maintenance garden, planting native flowers that don’t require much water, letting the seasons take effect. Lighting should also be considered in designing the garden, creating different atmospheres according to your preferences. And, so that everything works together, it’s necessary to support the garden with some light construction for it to take shape, making the most of natural elements such as wood and stone that tie it all in.

Cumbre del Sol, and specifically the Montecala Gardens apartments, are the best example of the latest trends in interior and exterior decoration this year. We hope you have enjoyed this article and that it has inspired you to give your home a modern twist. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to receive information about our villas, apartments, and inspirational content and upcoming blog posts where we will keep you informed about tips and ideas for your home.

Costa Blanca – A Paradise for Cyclists

Costa Blanca – A Paradise for Cyclists

We enjoy one of the best climates in the world here in Costa Blanca. Approximately 300 days of sun and mild temperatures for most of the year.

This, along with a backdrop of mountains and beaches, make the area a top choice for people. For tourists, athletes, and even professional sports teams. In fact, many professional atheletes have chosen to stay at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol as a temporary residence for their training sessions, where they can enjoy a home here. In this area of the province, they go on routes, train, or prepare for competitions. In fact, some championships, such as the La Vuelta a España cycling race, have passed through this area. For example, the 2019 edition crossed the Alto del Puig Llorença, in Residential Resort Cumbre Del Sol.

Of course, there must be something special about this area for both professional and amateur athletes alike to have a soft spot for the place. From Alicante to Dénia, in this article we will tell you some of the reasons why the Costa Blanca is a cyclist’s paradise.

The Climate

We’ve already talked about how wonderful the climate is. But even though we enjoy this weather, and we may consider it normal, it is far from the norm. It’s not easy to find an area with so many hours of sunshine and ideal temperatures for outdoor sports all year round.

Sea and Mountain – Two Sides of The Same Coin

The blend and, sometimes, mimicry of sea and mountain along the more than 100 kilometres that run along the North of Costa Blanca offers cyclists a plethora of possibilities to adapt the routes according to their level as an athlete. As well as the characteristics of their bikes such as wheels, suspension and frame.

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A Safe Environment

Safety for cyclists is a number one priority. Many coastal areas don’t have the proper infrastructure for cycling tracks. The Comunidad Valenciana and different localities within Costa Blanca (particularly in the North) have spent years working on creating a safe system that’s always up to scratch for practicing sport.

Not only do they look after the roads, which go from flat planes for beginners to more demanding climbs on stretches with hardly any traffic, but they also take care of the mountains. Mountain biking is one of the most promoted activities in North Costa Blanca due to the sea and mountains we mentioned earlier. In fact, there are two MTB centres in Vall de Pop and El Comtat.

Cyclists’ Territory

The Costa Blanca North is an area which, over the years, has become a reference point for cyclists. The hotel sector has benefited from this by knowing how to prepare its facilities to meet the needs of an athlete. In most of them you can find swimming pools and spas. These are the ideal place to rest and relax the muscles after a day’s cycling. Other hotels include gyms for training and cycling centres for repairing bicycles.

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After this series of features that make North Costa Blanca an ideal destination for cyclists, doesn’t it make you want to start cycling? In this article you can see several routes around Cumbre del Sol to get you going.

This summer, Summer Camp at Lady Elizabeth School

This summer, Summer Camp at Lady Elizabeth School

What child hasn’t dreamt of summer camp? Making friends, learning new activities, not being bored at home during the three months of summer… Besides, if you work, you will know how complicated it is some weeks to find daycare for your kids. So we are here to offer a solution!

The Summer Camp of Lady Elizabeth School, at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol is back for a new edition! From the 5th of July until the 13th of August, your children will be able to enjoy multiple activities that will make this the best summer of their lives. What’s more, all ages can attend: from 2 to 17 years old!

The location of the Lady Elizabeth School is unbeatable. It is in the heart of the Costa Blanca and with pleasant summer temperatures, perfect for enjoying the sea. And also, for outdoor activities. In addition, you can choose whether to stay with a host family or in the school’s own residence! This Summer Camp is ideal for sharing the experience with up to 25 other students from all over the world.

One of the objectives of this Summer Camp, apart from having a great time, is to learn English, and the best way to do so is to speak it all day long! That’s why, at the beginning of the course, students will have to complete a short English test. This way, they can be evaluated and the teaching organised according to their level in the language. And to make it more fun, every two weeks the Summer Camp gets a different theme. This year, these will be some of the themes: LES Circus; Science and Nature; and Mission Impossible.

In addition to the language and these themes, the programmes are adapted to each age group. The youngest children (2-4 years old) will be entertained with various activities. Dance, face painting, music and everything else a child of their age can imagine. For the 5–8-year-olds, sport is a fundamental part our programme. In addition, every Wednesday they will take the opportunity to go on an excursion where nature takes centre stage. They will visit places such as Terra Natura, the Oceanogràfic of Valencia or Mundomar, among others.

Are your children between ages 9 and 11? At the Lady Elizabeth School Summer Camp, they will be surrounded by dance, theatre, cooking and also languages! They will have four English or Spanish classes per day and another four activity classes, so they won’t have time to get bored and there will be plenty of time for fun and learning!

Finally, the older children will also enjoy their days at our Summer Camp. For them we have prepared four different programmes to choose from. These are Languages, Sustainability and Environmental Conservation, Creative Writing or Global Perspectives. And in the afternoons, they can choose from all kinds of activities: Master Chef, Performing Arts, Carpentry, Artistic Design… so they can use their imaginations to the fullest!

Would you like to know more about the Summer Camp of Lady Elizabeth School at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol? If the answer is yes, you can find all the information here. If, on the other hand, you have already made up your mind, click on this link. Here you can register and sign up for what is sure to be the best summer ever for your children.

Jardines de Montecala, the Perfect Place to Call Home

Jardines de Montecala, the Perfect Place to Call Home

Imagine waking up every morning and knowing you can spend the day by the pool, on a spacious terrace sunbathing, walking through lush gardens on a brilliantly sunny day, or enjoying all of it at once! These are some of the benefits of living in our Jardines de Montecala complex in Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. If these exclusive communal areas aren’t enough to convince you that this development is a dream come true, keep reading!

The Jardines de Montecala complex is made up of semi-detached two-floor apartments which range from 85 to 105 square meters in size. Aside from choosing which size home suits you best, you can also have a say in the amenities you want to enjoy on your property. There are various models that come with terraces, gardens or barbecues. Moreover, these two-bedroom apartments make ideal family homes, because in addition to all the communal areas we listed above, there is also a children’s playground!

It’s clear that this development is ideal for anyone who loves to spend their time outdoors, making the most of Alicante’s over 3000 hours of sunshine a year! They can also take advantage of all the sports centres in Cumbre del Sol itself, such as our equestrian centre, tennis and padel courts. Jardines de Montecala also has access to a hiking trail that leads directly to Cala Moraig beach. Additionally, residents are a short drive away from villages like Javea, Moraira, Calpe and Altea, which are known for their historic monuments, picturesque beauty and seaside restaurants.

In addition, there are endless leisure activities, amenities, and services closer to home too. At the heart of Cumbre del Sol, you’ll find DreamSea Mediterranean, a luxury glamping experience that offers a variety of activities. There’s something for everyone; whether you want a day of relaxation, full of yoga and lounging by the pool, or prefer to have your adrenaline pumping as you try different watersports. Your comfort is our priority, so we’ve made sure our neighbourhood is the perfect balance between endless fun and convenience. With shopping areas, restaurants, bars, a supermarket, hairdresser’s and pharmacy nearby, everything you need is just minutes away. Furthermore, Cumbre del Sol is also home to one of the most renowned international schools in Spain, the Lady Elizabeth School.

This apartment complex is the perfect place to call home, especially for families. If you want to know more about this idyllic development, fill out the following form. To keep up to date with all the exciting events and activities taking place in or around Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, don’t forget to follow us on our social networks and regularly check out our blog.

We’re launching our 3rd Annual Christmas Decorating Contest!

We’re launching our 3rd Annual Christmas Decorating Contest!

Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol is a true paradise thanks to its location, weather, and sea views and for a few weeks during December, this idyllic location becomes even more magical. Suddenly, the streets are filled with snowmen, the palm trees are transformed into Christmas trees and the houses are all decked out. As this transformation is so important to us, we would like to invite all our neighbours to decorate both the inside and outside of their homes. This way, the Christmas spirit will really come alive at Cumbre del Sol!

For the third consecutive year, VAPF is organising a Christmas Decorating Contest and we invite all our homeowners and tenants at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol to register and decorate the exterior and interior of their home. To register, all you have to do is send an e-mail to cumbredelsol@vapf.com with your name, surname, address, telephone number, e-mail, specifying which category or categories you’d like to participate in. You have until December 10th.

Once the registration period has ended, the “Decorating your home at Christmas” jury, made up of VAPF employees, will visit each property on the 12th and 13th of December beginning at 5:00 p.m. and will score the homes from 0 and 5 points in order to decide on the winner for each category. In case there is a tie, a second scoring will be done that will range on a scale from 1 to 3.

But that’s not all, as we hope to see you on December 17th to welcome Christmas together, where we will give out the First and Second place prizes for the best interior and exterior decorations. In addition, each participant will receive a gift courtesy of VAPF, because we appreciate our neighbours’ participation and we want to work together to transform Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. Let’s make it brighter than ever! This event will be full of surprises so don’t miss out.

To participate, all you have to do is register before December 10th, decorate your home, have everything ready before December 12th at 9:00 am, and leave the decorations up until January 6th, 2020. Ready to get in the Christmas spirit?

10 Reasons to Start a Life at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol

10 Reasons to Start a Life at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol

If you dream of living a unique experience with incredible sea views, we have just what you need. Located in a picture-perfect location on the Costa Blanca, Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol has various advantages that will quickly win you over and we’re decided to list 10 of the reasons that you will want to move to this earthly paradise.

  1. Magical Natural Surroundings

The most important and main feature of Cumbre del Sol is undoubtedly the natural environment that surrounds it.  Between the sea and the mountains, the landscape you’ll look out onto every day will leave you speechless. You’ll find yourself in an enclave surrounded by various natural parks, such as La Granadella, a true natural gem that enjoys total protection. In addition, the turquoise and crystal-clear waters of the nearby beaches and coves will enchant you. Head to Cala Moraig, for example, and spend a day completely disconnected from everything.

  1. Summer Weather Year-Round

Everyone knows that good weather affects our mood and makes us feel better. On the Costa Blanca, you will be able to make the most of summertime weather all year long: with an average of 320 days of sunshine a year and an average annual temperature of 18 º C, you won’t have to wait until winter’s over to enjoy all that Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol has to offer you.

  1. Luxury Villas that Offer Optimal Comfort

Whether you are looking for a holiday or year-round home, our luxury villas at Cumbre del Sol will serve either purpose. Large surface areas, bright rooms and a large terrace… you will live in absolute comfort. All our villas are built with quality materials and every day they offer the most beautiful of shows: a breath-taking view of the Mediterranean Sea. Why wait any longer? Everything you’ve always dreamed of can be found here.

  1. An Abundance of Activities

The natural surroundings around Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort make it easy to enjoy all kinds of activities. That’s why you can get lost taking a walk along its numerous trails or doing water sports. There are also tennis and paddle tennis courts and an equestrian centre. Practice your favourite sport close to home.

  1. A Tight-Knit International Community

If you’re still not sure about joining us because you think that there could be a language barrier, not to worry, because it’s just the opposite! VAPF employees speak various languages, which facilitates communication with our international clients. Furthermore, it’s a perfect environment to get to know new people and discover different cultures.

  1. Quality Services and Amenities

Each detail has been carefully considered to assure we are able to respond to all your needs. Our main concern is that you’re not lacking for anything. Therefore, you will find services and amenities such as a supermarket, a pharmacy, and a beauty salon in the area. It’s also important to highlight that your children can attend one of the best international schools: the Lady Elizabeth School, from pre-school to high school. You will have everything you need right at your fingertips.

  1. Events Created Just for You

One of our main concerns is that you enjoy yourself and have fun. That’s why we love to organise all kinds of events to make your experience unique. You will have the opportunity to spend a pleasant time in the company of other residents and make new friends. We also organize sports tournaments and themed parties in which you will have a wonderful time and build bonds. Don’t forget to follow us on our social networks and check the blog regularly so you don’t miss anything.

  1. Endless Culinary Possibilities

Living on the Costa Blanca offers you much more than just sun and sand. The area is also known for its gastronomy and culinary options, so it is imperative that you try the different rice dishes and local cold cuts. Furthermore, you can discover it all within Residential Cumbre del Sol, so here are some different bars and restaurants where you can surprise your palate with new sensations and flavours.

  1. A Heritage You Can’t Miss

The Autonomous Community of Valencia is a region that has ample heritage and tradition from many centuries ago. In some of the buildings here, you will find traces of the past left behind by various cultures such as the Romans and Muslims. Furthermore, the region has different castles that are open to the public to visit, such as the one located in Denia.

  1. Various Destinations Worth Visiting

Because of its superb location, Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol gives you the opportunity to do tourism, so don’t miss towns like Benidorm or Alicante to discover a bit of the Levante region. If you are willing to travel a bit further, the Balearic Islands are also a great option to get swept away by natural beauty.

Now you have 10 great reasons to join us and begin your new life next by the sea! Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol is a paradise here on earth that you won´t even want to leave! Furthermore, we have everything you need for utmost comfort and convenience. Don´t hesitate any longer and get in contact with us today so that you can discover all we have to offer you!