VAPF wishes you a Merry Christmas in 2021

VAPF wishes you a Merry Christmas in 2021

Life in la Costa Blanca is a unique one, and Christmas, of course, is no exception – just ask the residents of Cumbre del Sol. Christmas lights have started lighting up the whole residential and have spread the Christmas spirit and cheer to its residents and guests. With that, we encourage our residents to dress up their homes with festive décor, giving it their own unique flair.

There are many reasons this year to celebrate. But, without a doubt, if there’s one reason why we want to celebrate at VAPF, it’s that we want to celebrate you. Our clients are our best present, the motive that keeps driving us forward to improve every day. And of course, our clients are the reason why we strive to offer the best products and services.

2021 was the year of reunions. Many of our residents could finally fly to la Costa Blanca to enjoy their homes and the excellent Mediterranean climate once more. For others, this will be the first time they spend this holiday season in their new home in Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol.

To jog everyone’s memory, we’d like to remind you that La Cumbre Restaurant has prepared a Christmas and New Year’s day menu for those who would like to try it. Furthermore, all of our establishments will be offering their services on these special days! Don’t be left behind on the New Year’s day dip too. It’s a steadfast tradition! A few kilometres from Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, Portet beach (Moraira) is where the bravest bathers come to on the first day of the new year.

This is certain to be an unforgettable Christmas. Even so, our biggest wish is that the pandemic situation improves even more so in 2022. This way, we’ll be able to resume our Christmas contest and other traditional events in Cumbre del Sol for next year, to continue getting to know each other and enjoying the paradise that is la Costa Blanca.

Now that we’re soon to be ringing in the new year of 2022, all that’s left to say is thank you! Thank you for being by our side and for continuing to turn our properties into your homes. From the whole team at VAPF, we wish you happy holidays and hope that all your wishes come true.

 

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!

Cumbre del Sol – the Perfect Place to Have a Wonderful Christmas

Cumbre del Sol – the Perfect Place to Have a Wonderful Christmas

Even if you live in la Costa Blanca and enjoy the warm climate all year round, that doesn’t mean you have to give up that magical Christmas atmosphere. There are many activities and plans in and around Cumbre del Sol to have a wonderful Christmas. We’ll go over them with you!

Christmas Plans near Cumbre del Sol

Christmas Markets in la Costa Blanca

From now up to the first week of January, there are many Christmas markets in the many towns of la Costa Blanca. Artisanal products, food, hot drinks, and even charity stalls. All this and so much more for you to see at these Christmas fairs! Will you be going?

The Christmas magic is in full swing at Cumbre del Sol. In the town of Poble Nou de Benitatxell, this Sunday, 19 December, its streets will welcome a Christmas market that’s full of activities! Focussing on the little ones of the family, there will be children’s shows and a batucada for children too. And, at 12:00 you can enjoy a concert from the band GOSPEL IT with all the family.

A town really close to Cumbre del Sol is Teulada-Moraira, where this Sunday they’ll be getting into the Christmas spirit. In this market you’ll find independent sellers and associations. Being a solidarity market, all the proceeds go to the Red Cross. So, now you know, if you want to buy typical, local, artisanal products from this festive season, this is the place for you!

In Javea, the funds raised from the products sold in the market go to Caritas. In this case, the market has been open since 18 November and will close this Saturday, 18 December. Decorations, Christmas products and even a nativity scene! There’s still time to walk through these market laden streets.

BeniNadal, a big programme with Christmas activities

In Benidorm you can have fun with the “BeniNadal” programme that started 4 December. The children in your family will love this fair with its rides and ice rink. BeniNadal will be rolled out in different places, one of the highlights being the Christmas Grotto in l’Hort de Colon. This is where children can visit Santa a few days before Christmas Eve, something that the children will also love!

Christmas Markets

And going back to the topic of Christmas markets, BeniNadal also has one too! The “porrat navideño” (Christmas fair) is a place where you can find all sorts of artisanal products. And last but not least, the finale of BeniNadal is the three wise men parade, in the evening of 5 January. Go out and enjoy the most magical night of the year in Benidorm!

Festivities in your home in Cumbre del Sol

Another option is to party in style at home this Christmas. Here are some tips on how to organise a Christmas party without leaving Cumbre del Sol! With the stress of finding the perfect gift for your loved ones, decorating your home, and cooking up some delicious meals, you’ll be thankful for this quick list of tips we’ll give you to fully enjoy the holiday season.

Before anything else, we wanted to talk about the star of the show: food. As an appetiser, you can quickly put together a cheeseboard adorned with figs, nuts, and other dried fruit. Place it in front of your guests and you’re sure to wow them with this deliciously simple recipe. For the main, salmon wrapped in prosciutto served with vegetables on the side is an excellent and healthy option. And to finish, the dessert is easy – a simple but sweet turron de Jijona, a traditional Christmas delicacy in Alicante.

When it comes to decorating, you don’t need to fill every corner of your home with Christmas ornaments, but a few details here and there will help create a cosy atmosphere. For example, a Christmas wreath on the door to greet your guests, some candles, and tablecloths with a festive design on the dining table will make all the difference.

We hope you have a lovely Christmas in Cumbre del Sol with these tips. If you want more ideas, like where to buy Christmas presents in la Costa Blanca, or if you want more ideas on activities, keep up to date with our blog and follow us on Facebook e Instagram.

Christmas Has Arrived At Cumbre del Sol!

Christmas Has Arrived At Cumbre del Sol!

At last. It’s that time of year we’ve all been waiting for: Christmas! Naturally, it’s a time of year filled with joy and special moments, but if you are at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, you will spend your holidays surrounded by an unparalleled natural landscape with great views of the Mediterranean. You also won’t feel the bitter winter cold thanks to the very mild temperatures that the area experiences.

Once again, we have decorated the entire residential area so that the magic of Christmas reaches all our residents and, despite the ups and downs that have occurred during this very atypical year, we hope that you will be able to enjoy beautiful moments with your family, respecting the security measures. And that is why, despite it being one of our favourite activities, this year we weren’t able to hold our traditional Christmas decoration competition. This is due to the fact that we are unable to go to your homes in person to see all the ways that you’ve gotten creative with your decorations.

But that is not a reason not to decorate your homes; in fact, as we really like this time of year, we encourage you more than ever to do so that all Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol exudes the magic and joy of the season. Then, if you want, you can upload photos on your social profiles so that we can see them and share them in our Stories!

As we all know, these dates are very important to disconnect and spend time with our loved ones. For this reason, VAPF’s offices will have special opening hours which we will announce in the coming days on the corporate blog. We hope you´ll check it on a regularly basis to keep up-to-date with all our news. In addition, we also have profiles on Facebook and Instagram where we share all our news and talk about Cumbre del Sol homes so that you don’t miss any information.

Don’t give it another thought, if you are looking to live in an incomparable location and in a home with all the finishes touches, we are your best option. Remember, in order to make an appointment or ask for additional information, you can also fill in our contact form. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

 

 

Preparing Your Home for Christmas

Preparing Your Home for Christmas

These last few months have been very complicated for everyone, but we can still end 2020 on a good note: why not start by bringing the magic of Christmas into your home? As well as giving your home a makeover, you will also enjoy quality time with your family. Make yourself comfortable, reminisce while pulling out all the decorations from previous years and let’s get to work! One thing though, don’t forget the music! Our recommendation? Michael Bublé never fails. And, because this Christmas we’ll be spending much more time at home, what do you think about giving all your decorations a personalised touch? Continue reading for a heaping of craft ideas that you can do together to enjoy a much more sustainable Christmas.

A personalised advent calendar.

What do you need? String/twine, clothespins, adhesive tape and gift wrap, the more colourful and varied, the better!

To start with, make 24 little envelopes with the gift wrap and adhesive tape and don’t forget to fill them with your surprises, whether they be chocolate or something else, and number them, one for each day of the month until Christmas Eve. Once you’re ready, simply extend the string. You can make several strips if you prefer, and clip the envelopes with the clothespins. If you jumble them up, then it will be even more fun. And that’s it! Can you handle the temptation, or will you open them all at once?

A tree full of gifts.

What do you need? Empty boxes, bows or rope made of esparto straw and gift wrap.

The tree looks it’s best with all the gifts underneath, doesn’t it? The problem is that, if you also leave your shopping to the last minute, you’ll only be able to enjoy this very Christmassy scene on Christmas Day. We have a trick! Find a couple of boxes you don’t use at home, shoeboxes or any other kind, and wrap them up. Remember to consider your overall Christmas theme for your false gifts: a corrugated box with red paper and wrapped with a good golden bow will look beautiful on a more traditional tree, but if, on the contrary, you choose a more natural and rustic touch, opt for Kraft paper, esparto grass strings, and top it off with dried leaves as a finishing touch.

Recycle your decorations from previous Christmas.

What do you need? A pair of old-fashioned baubles and paint.

Don’t throw away those decorations that have become obsolete or that you simply don’t like anymore. You probably have some spray paint at home, take it out and give those baubles a second life. Before drying, you can sprinkle sequins or glitter on them. If you don’t like them on the tree, you can always use them for a wreath or a Christmas centre. They will also look beautiful in a transparent vase.

The traditional Christmas wreath.

What do you need? Any wild plant in shades of green, pineapples, nuts, dried flowers… Give free rein to your imagination!

Tell us, what is a door without a good wreath during Christmas? Take a walk through the natural landscape surrounding your home at Cumbre del Sol and pick out any element that might look good for your wreath. To shape it, you can use a wire and, with a little thread, tie the base of green leaves to your form. For the rest of the decorations, you can use a hot glue gun or any other adhesive you have at home and decorate as you like.

Your own Christmas tree decorations

What do you need? A pair of scissors, needle, thread, felt, string and cotton for the filling.

The steps are simple, draw a series of templates on paper and cut them out: trees, candy canes, stars… Once you have your templates, use them to shape your design on the felt. Cut out two sides and join them with the needle and thread. When it is almost completely threaded, stuff the cotton in as a filling, finish closing it with the needle so that nothing escapes and use a string as a loop to hang them on the tree. You can bring your designs to life with sequins or embroidering different patterns, such as snowflakes.

As you can see, spending time at home can be a lot of fun, especially if its quality time with family! If you are feeling adventurous enough to craft some of these yourself, don’t forget to share your experience with us in a comment on the blog or by tagging us on our Facebook and Instagram, where, as you know, we always keep you up to date with all the news taking place at this Costa Blanca paradise: Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol.