Lady Elizabeth Summer Camp: summer with a difference

Lady Elizabeth Summer Camp: summer with a difference

Lady Elizabeth Summer Camp is just what your children need. For the duration they will attend a top international school with excellent educational facilities. And that’s not all, the exclusive surroundings of Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol.  are an extra bonus.  It’s an ideal way of making new friends, and creating summer memories that they will never forget, with a host of new and fun experiences.

How long will the camp be? The Summer Camp will take place throughout the month of July and the first two weeks of August. And it’s possible to sign up for just a week or for the whole duration. Your children will have the opportunity to make some unique friendships, speaking in Spanish, English or both languages at once. The Summer Camp is the ideal place for gaining proficiency in both languages and for developing new skills.  Not only that, but depending on your preference, you can choose half day (until 1.30 pm), or for two more hours, it’s possible to enjoy a whole day. Lady Elizabeth School is well aware of how important it is to adjust to the needs of every student.

 

Programme of activities according to age

The skills learned during the Summer Camp will depend on your children’s age. Nursery age kids will enjoy activities such as swimming and dancing. They will also have art and craft classes to encourage their creative side. All the activities will be supervised and taught in English.

For children aged from 5 to 11 years, the programme includes a wide variety of classes. From circus skills to cookery, taking in sports like tennis or karate as well. At this age it is very important to provide a variety of activities, as this will help children to discover their skills and to develop these in future.

Students aged 11 years and over will have a very special programme, carefully prepared to combine academic material with different activities. Carpentry, photography and also outdoor sports such as Stand Up Paddle. These are just a few of the many activities and experiences that they will enjoy at Summer Camp this year.

What if you don’t have a house in Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol? Thanks to the excellent Residential Programme, children can lodge with a host family or at the school’s own hall of residence.

 

Lady Elizabeth School: A top international school

If you want to learn more about the school, you might like to know that it is one of the best international schools in Spain. In fact, it is extraordinary in that students attending the school represent over 51 different nationalities, making it an international hub, just like its location.  In addition, the school follows the British curriculum, which can provide pupils with greater opportunities for the future.

Furthermore, Lady Elizabeth School is acutely aware of the need for students’ learning to include other areas, aside from their academic subjects. As a result, there are plenty of after school activities available. The school also likes to encourage healthy competition between students through different sports activities.  The facilities are excellent, with classrooms set aside specially for music and computer studies. There is also a heated swimming pool, an indoor gym and courts for playing a number of different sports.

It is essential to point out that in 2019 we signed an agreement with Lady Elizabeth School. As a result, the children of VAPF’s clients can take advantage of studying at one of the best international schools in the area. The children of our employees are also able to attend the school.

 

For further and  more detailed information about the Summer Camp at Lady Elizabeth School, you can contact them directly by telephone: 680 769 427 (English) 636 946 521 (Spanish). Or, if you prefer, you can email them at  s.alexander@laudelayelizabeth.com or s.altamira@laudeladyelizabeth.com.

 

Activities to enjoy nature (2): Mountain

Activities to enjoy nature (2): Mountain

Costa Blanca is much more than its paradisical beaches. In this article, we’ll tell you about some activities you can enjoy in nature around Cumbre del Sol. This time, the plans are on dry land: horse-riding, golf, and various spectacular hiking routes for all levels.

Horse-riding in Cumbre del Sol

Riding a horse increases your balance and improves your posture. And if that wasn’t enough, it also increases muscle tone throughout the body and is good for your mental health. And to top it all off, riding the trails of Cumbre del Sol and enjoying the natural scenery turns into a unique experience. Whether you are an experienced rider or have never seen a horse up close, the Cañada del Sol Equestrian Centre offers you everything you are looking for. Lessons, booking guided excursions in different areas and for all levels. It is also a recovery centre and has a restaurant with a daily menu for a great day out.

Horse-riding in the Costa Blanca

Golf courses with captivating views

Golfing in Costa Blanca North is one of the unique experiences of living in Cumbre del Sol. With excellent temperatures all year round, golfing conditions are optimal 365 days a year. Playing golf whilst enjoying the outdoors and good weather is a luxury that only a few special places can boast.

A few minutes away from Cumbre del Sol, you can visit different courses and play your favourite sport. The Golf Club in Javea is a definite one to visit if you don’t want to travel too far and enjoy very well looked after courses. The Ifach Golf Club near Teulada-Moraira is a certainly impressive course. Given its location, you can enjoy amazing views of the Mediterranean and the Peñón de Ifach whilst teeing off surrounded by pine trees. Another two very interesting options for golfing around Residential Cumbre del Sol are La Sella and Golf Club Altea. La Sella (near Montgo natural park) with numerous clubs, was designed by José María Olazábal and has 27 holes. Golf Club Altea is another place to enjoy golf and has a 40 year long history.

Golf with sea views

Captivating hiking routes

Living in Cumbre del Sol means embracing nature and feeling surrounded by it. Not only for its incredible views of the sea, beaches and coves of the Mediterranean. But also for its extensive green areas and the number of natural parks in the area. One of the best known is the Granadella Natural Park. Thanks to this, the Costa Blanca coastline offers a wide range of spectacular hiking routes.

One of the best known hiking routes is probably the cliff paths. Along the coast of Benitachell there are spectacular geographic features in the form of cliffs. Some of them are even more than 100 metres above sea level. This route separates Cala del Moraig cove from Cala Llebeig cove. It is 4 kilometres long and is quite a pleasant walk due to its low-medium difficulty.

Montgo is one of the best natural parks in the area. There are many different hiking routes to do throughout. We recommend you do the classic route which runs through almost the entire park, it’s not very demanding in terms of slopes and terrain, but it will take you about 6 hours, as it covers about 16 kilometres. Within the natural park there are other interesting routes such as the Cova Tallada and Torre del Gerro.

The Abiar-Calistros route runs around the town of Benitachell and starts right in its town centre. This route focuses more on visiting key points in the town. Some of them being the Plaza de la Iglesia and the Portalet. It also takes you to the camí de la Torreta and the old system of natural wells.

Although this article was supposed to be dedicated to activities on dry land, we think we can make a small exception. We recommend the underwater route to discover the Moraig Cave. Above all, for diving lovers, it is a very interesting dive due to the special geological conditions of the place.

Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol offers a wide and varied range of plans, all falling underneath the same umbrella. Essentially, enjoying nature, the Mediterranean climate and an exclusive area such as the Costa Blanca North. We are talking about exclusivity in every sense of the word. Don’t miss our next articles to discover more activities and news.

The Best Christmas Events near Cumbre del Sol

The Best Christmas Events near Cumbre del Sol

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The Christmas spirit is in full swing, and that magical atmosphere is creeping into every corner of Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. And as we wouldn’t have it any other way, la Costa Blanca offers many Christmas activities. We’ll tell you about them all in this blog post.

Concerts

We can’t say it’s Christmas until we’ve heard carols or Mariah Carey. Music is very important for this time of year, and the province of Alicante has excellent options to put you in that Christmassy mood.

In Alicante, Wednesday 22 December, the Banda Sinfónica Municipal will hold their Christmas Concert in the Auditorio de Música de Alicante at 8pm.

Activities

Poble Nou de Benitatxell

In Poble Nou de Benitatxell, in the heart of la Costa Blanca, a very exciting Christmas is coming. On Christmas eve, Santa Claus and his elves will be visiting the town to greet all the neighbours and put on a big parade.

The week after, Monday 27, magic will be all around Poble Nou de Benitatxell coming from the Magician Dalux and his “Magic Christmas” show. The day after, the children will have a blast! The town has organised a Christmas fair with bouncy castles, face painting, and other games. And before the year ends, you can also enjoy some Christmas carols, theatre plays and other plans that you can see here. Without forgetting, of course, the Ringing of the Bells for kids at midday on the 31st! A must-go!

And we also can’t forget about the Three Wise Men parade on 5 January, where the royal Wise Men from the east will be making their way through the town, waving to the locals.

Jávea

There will also be a midday Ringing of the Bell for kids in Jávea to ring in the new year, and they have an extensive programme of activities for Christmas. From 24 December to 5 January, there will be a games library, workshops, artisanal products and different activities.

Moreover, Jávea is going sporty for this festive time of year. In the programme Nadal Jove y Esportiu, different sports clubs are offering demonstrations and children’s workshops. But also, the Grinch will make an appearance in an escape room and you can visit his house at Palau d’Esports.

Teulada-Moraira

Christmas is also very important in Teulada-Moraira. The esplanade of the castle will be turned into an ice rink during this time. Have you ever skated on ice? Now’s your chance!

Furthermore, just like other towns in la Costa Blanca, the 5 January is a key date in the calendar. The Wise Men will come on floats just before the big day. An ideal time to see them up close and ask for last minute gifts.

Nadal a l’Arniches

The teatro Arniches has prepared a programme with big shows for 26 to 29 December. On Tuesday, 28 December, the show ‘Protocolo Polo’ will take place, a story about caring for the environment and personal growth. On Wednesday, 29 December, the show ‘La Gata Japonesa’ (the Japanese Cat) will be on. Another unmissable show!

Here you can see the entire programme and buy tickets.

The Christmas Bus

In the city of Alicante, this year, the Christmas bus is back, free of charge. You can hop on from 23 December until 6 January, from 9:00 to 22:30. If you’re wondering where the bus will stop, it won’t disappoint: from la Rambla to the Portal de Elche, going to Plaza de España (Panteón de Quijano), Plaza de Luceros, Reyes Católicos and the avenues of doctor Gadea and Frederico Soto.

Whether you go to one of these events or all of them, we hope you have a Merry Christmas at Cumbre del Sol. If you want to be up to date on everything that is happening in la Costa Blanca, visit our blog for more!

Everything you need at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol

Everything you need at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol

Although Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol is designed as a residential resort for living all year round, summer is the high point of the year. Established residents and newcomers alike arrive at this time of year seeking a great climate, sunshine and sand. And Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol has all this and much, much more. All the services and amenities you need are at hand.

The most basic of life’s necessities, food, health and personal care are all covered thanks to the shopping centre Las Adelfas. With a large supermarket, covering a surface area of 1200m2, it has a wide range of fresh produce, and stocks both national and international products, open from Monday to Saturday all week. The mall also boasts a medical clinic, a pharmacy, a beauty clinic and companies offering maintenance and rental services for the residential homes.

Gastronomic tastes are amply catered for with several bars and restaurants in Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol.  There are up to six options to choose from where you can have a great time out as you savour the best of the Costa Blanca’s traditional cusine. For example, if you prefer a family atmosphere, try Restaurante La Cumbre, you’ll love it. For a full dining experience, the Hipica Cañada del Sol is your best choice. However, if you’re looking for a menu with plenty of variety, try a meal at Acantilados del Sol.

And if we’re talking about basic services, you will also have your children’s education ensured. The international college The Lady Elizabeth School is a private educational centre where the teaching is all in English, all year round. And VAPF has signed a collaboration agreement with VAPF offering discounts to new-build homebuyers whose children will be attending the Lady Elizabeth School.

Entertainment and leisure at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol naturally includes sport.  With the sports facilities continuously developing and improving, there is many sporting activities available all year round. One of the most striking of these is the riding school. The Hipica Cañada del Sol offers a number of local horse-riding excursions all year round, including a visit to the Granadella Natural Park. And on top of all that, there are plenty of other horsy activities such as riding lessons, livery services and a children’s farm.

With the sea just a few metres away, diving in the waters near Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol is one of the most popular activities in the area thanks to the quality of the water and the marine depths.  Moraig beach is an example, and there you will find the “Cova dels Arcs” a cave where the subterranean Riu Blanc river flows into the sea.

And finally, there’s paddle, the sport that has really created a community at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. Our paddle courts are famous in the area and host tournaments all the time. The next one will be held from  5 to 8 August. With women’s, men’s and mixed doubles, it costs just 20€ to take part.

At Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol you won’t have time to be bored. In fact, you can indulge all your gastronomic, sporting or social tendencies without even having to leave our facilities. We’re here waiting for you!

Discover the Costa Blanca’s nautical side

Discover the Costa Blanca’s nautical side

There are around 250 kilometres of coastline joining the Mediterranean Sea to the land in what is known to us all as the Costa Blanca. A unique location, famous for the hours of sunshine enjoyed all year round. And in this unique setting you will find  Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, a place that, aside from the waves lapping its shores, is surrounded by towns with a wealth of cultural, historic, and gastronomic charms, with plenty of leisure activities as well. The fact is that, in summer, the sea features prominently when it comes to making plans with friends and family.  We suggest a few options here to get you started!

And right there in Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol you have so many water sports on offer that you won’t want to be out of the sea all summer. We are talking about Dreamsea Mediterranean Camp, a place to discover and develop new passions. Have you ever heard of Stand up paddle? This activity lets you paddle off on a surfboard to discover some delightful little Costa Blanca hideaways.

More traditional pastimes include kayaking or snorkelling, activities that Dreamsea Mediterranean Camp also provides, designed to make your summer with us full of new experiences and comforts. We also offer Glamping services. Does that ring a bell? It is a combination of “glamorous and campingSo you can enjoy the very best of nature without sacrificing comfort!

But as we mentioned, aside from Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, there are plenty more water sports to enjoy! The fact is that if you have always been a fan of films with a seagoing setting, at Moraira some great adventures await. The port has a long list of options for boat rentals and you can choose the one that best suits your style, and spend a lovely day at sea. Plan your route and then pay a visit to this Alicante port. You won’t be disappointed!

If you are more of an adrenaline junkie, there is one activity that will definitely ensure that the freedom of the sea gets right under your skin. Riding the waves has never been easier than with a jet ski. And just a few steps away from Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol you have the best scenario for a trip out to sea. Both Denia and Jávea have an enormous range of options for practising this aquatic sport.  One way of discovering the Mediterranean Sea at top speed!

And under the waves you can dive into the sea depths, with the sea bed unquestionably one of the main tourist attractions on the Costa Blanca. In Javea, scuba diving is their daily bread. Because the subterranean waters here are unique throughout Spain. Why should that be? We would like you to discover that for yourself when you dive down to explore the flora and fauna of the seabed.

High on the list of places for scuba diving on the Costa Blance is the famous Cova dels Arcs. This cave has galleries and passageways along with a subterranean river which can be explored by more experienced divers. Apparently, this cave was submerged some 6,000 years ago when the sea level rose. It is a real historical treasure and an amazingly beautiful discovery for lovers of scuba diving.

As you can see, Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol has infinite number of leisure activities for you to enjoy. But we know that the sea and the water is the biggest attraction in summer and so we hope that we have helped with this round up of activities and places for you to discover in the Costa Blanca where water, and more water! is never in short supply!