An activity-filled summer on the Costa Blanca Norte

An activity-filled summer on the Costa Blanca Norte

Summer is for having the best time ever and for getting the most out of this season. And if you are lucky enough to live on the Costa Blanca, you couldn’t be in a better place. By now there are not many new beaches you haven’t swum on, you have discovered all the little coves on your list and … maybe some of you fancy something just a little bit different. Well, there are a whole host of plans and activities with a difference that you can enjoy on the Costa Blanca Norte and, best of all, they are all really close to Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol!

 

Benissa, el Poble Nou de Benitatxell and Teulada-Moraira: sport and culture in equal measure

Starting with the two places closest to Cumbre del Sol, in Benissa and el Poble Nou de Benitatxell there are all kinds of activities and summer fiestas on the Costa Blanca. For sporty types, North Costa Blanca Padel Club is organising two tournaments this summer from 28 to 31 July and from 26 to 28 August. Be sure to sign up and have a great time practising sport in the open air.

In the same municipal district, el Poble Nou de Benitatxell will be holding its famous “Agost a la Fresca” until 28 August. This includes a full agenda of activities with cinema, literature, talks, family activities, music, dance….. and all just a few kilometres from your home in Cumbre del Sol.

By August, Benissa is reaching the final stage of its Local neighbourhood and Rural district fiestas. An extensive list of activities of all kinds, for every taste and for enjoying one of the loveliest towns of the Costa Blanca. You can check out all the activities by clicking this link.  The town has also been celebrating its Viu L’Estiu (Viva the summer) activities since June, and these will continue until the end of September. We suggest you take a look at the programme and drop by or join in some of the events.
As well as these activities, we recommend one of the guided visits as a top activity. These are held in the district and they take you from the historic town centre to the hermitage of Santa Ana and to the now renowned Ecology Trail. The talks are given in several languages and afterwards you’ll find that you have totally fallen in love with Benissa.

And that’s not all going on around here, in Teulada-Moraira you can try what is surely one of the most original activities on the Costa Blanca. These are the theatrical guided visits. It’s a great way of discovering the place, and an opportunity to visit and enjoy the shopping night, the grand music gala and the moscatell fiesta.

 

Tradition and fiesta in Altea

We couldn’t leave out the dome of the Costa Blanca in this article. All of life is there in Altea, it is the Mediterranean in its purest form, it is all about wanting to return again and again. There are some incredibly varied, enjoyable, cultural and festive activities on offer. Almost every day there is something to do or to discover. From guided tours around key parts of the town to the famous Craft Fair (from July to September) in the Church Square and the celebrated concerts with Música Aboquetanit (7 July – 25 August),  You will be reminded that Altea is the home and source of inspiration for thousands of artists of every kind. One of the high points of all these activities are the popular fiestas of  San Roc and San Lorenzo, with the latter featuring the impressive Castell de l’Olla which lights up the whole bay of Altea.

fuegos artificiales altea

Dénia: where variety is the spice

Dénia is another of those places where summer is really for LIVING LIFE to the full. The town council has organised several activities during the high season for residents and visitors alike aside from enjoying the fabulous and magical beaches of the Costa Blanca.

As is customary, the municipal district is promoting a healthy lifestyle with its Sport on the beach initiative. Up until 31 August, you can practise tai chi, pilates, keep fit, aerobics, kyusho dimak and zumbalee at Marineta Cassiana and Punta del Raset. Not only that, but the town is known for its live music as it is host to the Dénia Jazz Festival, which is held every August.  This year will be its seventh edition and the 2022 bill of events certainly matches the circumstances.
As you can see, culture is a deep seated aspect of the character of this town. As such, another date for taking your friends and family out on a summer’s evening is to Les Bassetes park.  Under the umbrella of Culture in Les Bassetes, the park hosts musical events and film screenings. And while we’re talking about film… don’t forget the series of feature films screened throughout the month of August at the Vora Mar cinema in Punta del Raset!

However, the main summer events in Dénia are the Moros y Cristianos fiestas, which are held in the first half of August. A perfect way of soaking up the town’s history and tradition concentrated in this event.

Fiestas, activities, culture, history… and all really close to Cumbre del Sol! In summer, the Costa Blanca has a whole lot more to offer than you may think. Make sure you take a look at our future blog  posts so that you can keep abreast of everything going on in the most magical coastal region of Spain.

Cumbre del Sol: everything you need on your doorstep

Cumbre del Sol: everything you need on your doorstep

The Costa Blanca Norte is a paradise on the Mediterranean, it has beaches, excellent climate and nature.  An enormous range of outdoor activities. And there is a place where you can enjoy it all.

But it is not just all the open air activities that characterise this zone. Stay with us and discover the services and events that you can enjoy in Cumbre del Sol.

Living in Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol is so much more than living between the countryside and the sea. In this post we will tell you about the essential services and many other options that you can enjoy in this location.

Belgium’s national fiesta – 21 July

At VAPF, every year, we celebrate Belgium’s national day. Where? At the La Cumbre restaurant where residents and friends of Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol and the surrounding area gather to celebrate this special day. The amazing views and the excellent climate add to the festive atmosphere, in an event during which, among other special moments, a number of prizes will be raffled, donated by local establishments in Cumbre del Sol. A fun event for all the family.

Padel Tournaments

If you are a fan of sports, at Cumbre del Sol you can enjoy amazing views as you play padel. North Costa Blanca Padel Club is organising two tournaments this summer from 28 July to 1 August and from 26 to 28 August. Make sure you sign up and have a great time enjoying the atmosphere.

Cumbre del Sol Beaches

At Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol summer is the most eagerly awaited season of the year: a paradise where you can enjoy life surrounded by nature and with amazing sea views. An area bounded by the Mediterranean, where you have innumerable beaches and coves, and unique places on the Costa Blanca.  Fall in love with beaches close by Cumbre del Sol!

  • Cala Moraig: this beach in Benitachell is sheltered by cliffs. Surrounded by mountains and nature it is an absolute paradise; one of the most beautiful little coves in Cumbre de Sol.  You can spend hours there just making the most of the peace and tranquillity of the place, and enjoying a swim in the crystal clear waters.
  • Cala Tiestos: close to Cala Moraig this is a great choice for anyone seeking privacy and silence. Surrounded by mountains, it is tiny and a bit of a hideaway. It is the perfect place for disconnecting, and breathing in the fresh air while you enjoy the blissful silence. Access by land is not easy and is best reserved for the more adventurous.
  • Cala Llebeig: another beach in Benitachell. It is small and U-shaped which means that there are no strong currents in the area, something that makes it one of the most attractive places in cumbre for snorkeling.

Lady Elizabeth School Summer Campus

Summers at Lady Elizabeth Summer Camp are unique.  A way of living and learning with experiences and adventures for kids. Moments that children will treasure forever, and a great way of spending one of the best ever summers of their childhood.

The Summer Camp begins in July and ends with the final fortnight of August. These are intense weeks of activity where they can try new activities; dance, cookery, tennis, karate classes, or handicrafts to bring out their most creative side.

Lady Elizabeth School is one of the best international schools in Spain, with over 51 different nationalities and it is unquestionably a great investment in your children’s future.

Outdoor activities and other services

At Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol you can find all the services you need for your daily life. Not only that, the sports facilities at Cumbre del Sol have activities of all kinds. Tennis, paddle, horse riding, including glamping among other activities. Not to mention the Mediterranean food and cuisine at Cumbre del Sol! There are plenty of bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a great meal in the area. But that’s not all! So that you feel at home and have everything you need from day to day, you will find other services like supermarkets, hairdressers, health centre, etc. and if you find it hard to relax, visit the Pure Wellness Centre! The residents of Cumbre del Sol have just about everything they need.

In short, at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol you have an area filled with activities and essential services, and much much more! Looking after yourself, having fun, staying fit, and enjoying some pleasurable activities are simple tasks here. Remember to check out our upcoming blog posts which will keep you abreast of all the plans, activities, and new events near and around Cumbre del Sol.

Charity gala at Cumbre del Sol in aid of Save The Children

Charity gala at Cumbre del Sol in aid of Save The Children

On 30 June we held our first charity gala at Cumbre del Sol in aid of the NGO Save The Children. The dinner was held at Restaurante la Cumbre, where a great time was had by all with music, entertainment and a chance for our neighbours and friends to meet up.

VAPF is a company that takes its social commitments seriously at both local and international levels, and as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, it includes activities involving financial support to organisations such as UNICEF, Fundación Vicente Ferrer, Aldeas Infantiles, among others. Therefore this provided an ideal opportunity, in addition to having a good time, to hold an event that would benefit (including charity raffle) Save The Children.

A memorable evening

The event was held at 8 pm at Restaurante La Cumbre and was attended by over 80 people. Guests were welcomed with a cocktail to one of the most special nights of the year at Cumbre del Sol while neighbours and friends were either reunited or introduced to each other in a warm and welcoming relaxed atmosphere.

Shortly after, with appetites whetted, the guests were seated to enjoy the menu prepared by the restaurant. Exquisite local products prepared with care and love were enjoyed by all the diners..

charity gala

As diners enjoyed their dessert, tickets were sold for the charity raffle in aid of Save The Children. Gifts had been donated by local businesses and service providers at Cumbre del Sol including: Supermercados Pepe La Sal, Centro Clínico Dr. Thomas Dubrocki, Dreamsea Mediterranean, North Costa Blanca Paddle Club, Naútica Mengual, Restaurante La Cumbre, Montgó Verd, Hípica Cañada del Sol, Cumbre del Sol Preowned and Farmacia Cumbre del Sol.

Following the raffle and presentation of the prizes, the evening continued with a live music performance, and dancing, all adding to the fun atmosphere of the evening.

Results?

As well as having a great night out, the charity raffle made over 700 euros which will go directly to Save The Children. Thanks to their work of defending and ensuring the rights of children, this NGO manages to help over 133 million children in more than 118 countries throughout the world.

With this blog post we would like to thank everyone who attended the fiesta for their support and solidarity with Save The Children, and for demonstrating that there are many ways of collaborating with good causes. Why not take a look at VAPF’s Corporate Social Responsibility and we hope to see you at the next event: the Belgian fiesta on 21 July!

Activities to enjoy nature (I): The Mediterranean

Activities to enjoy nature (I): The Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Sea bathes almost 250 kilometres with its waters forming coves, beaches, cliffs, and unique places on the Costa Blanca. Hours, days, and months of sunshine all year round in a unique enclave that shines brilliantly in spring. Taking advantage of the good weather, in today’s article we’re going to tell you about some activities to enjoy nature with friends and family around Cumbre del Sol. Take note!

Visit the coves of Jávea in kayak

Explore the cliffs, crystal clear waters, caves and spectacular coves of Jávea by kayak. Get up close and personal with the aquatic world and be amazed by of one of the most famous coastlines in Spain. The coast of Jávea is the perfect place to enjoy guided kayak routes. Don’t worry if you’ve never used a kayak before, if you know how to swim and are in good enough shape, that’s more than enough, you’ll be accompanied at all times. One of the best ways to get in touch with the sea and relax on a day of calm waters.

disfrutar kayak javea

Beach and mountain? In the same place?

Can’t decide what to do and looking to tackle both beach and mountain? DreamseaSurf Camp Mediterran is your best option. An authentic luxury glamping site on the cliffs of Cala Moraig, with 21 tents and terraces where you can enjoy views of the sea. A different and stylish type of accommodation to enjoy a few days off be surrounded by nature. Stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling, kayaking and many other activities such as yoga, mountain biking and hiking await you in this popular destination. Without a doubt, this is a place where you can enjoy all of the Costa Blanca to the fullest.

Snorkelling, a classic

And just because it’s a classic doesn’t mean it’s any less fun. There are many places to snorkel in Alicante. From the long sandy beaches to the secluded coves, you can snorkel and find many surprises. Discover the seabed among the rocks and meadows of Posidonia oceanica. A huge variety of marine fauna hides in this area. A few minutes away from Cumbre del Sol you can find coves that seem to have been created specifically for snorkelling. We recommend the coves of Les Rotes and Cova Tallada (in Dénia). As well as the Barraca cove (Jávea) and Fossa beach (Calpe). If you want to stay closer to home, we suggest Moraig cove (Benitachell).  You can also visit some of Benissa’s coves such as Llobella, Advocat or Pinets. All of them are perfect for immersing yourself and enjoying this corner of the Costa Blanca.

buceo en calas del mediterráneo

Enjoy the peace and quiet

Maybe you feel like leaving your snorkelling gear at home, or you don’t feel like kayaking. If that’s that case, there’s nothing like enjoying the coastline from a boat. The perfect plan to discover the coastline by sea from Cumbre del Sol to the south of Alicante. Costa Blanca has a number of locations that are paradise. And which, of course, give the coves of Formentera or the sunsets in Ibiza a run for their money.

We think that Dénia is a good place to start, where you’ll find a natural cave like the Cova Tallada. Cabo de San Antonio (Jávea) is another good place to spot wildlife. This area is known for being frequented by sea turtles, dolphins, whales, and birds. In Jávea, you can also find the Bay of Portixoll, a classic for sailors in the area due to its scenic beauty. We cannot fail to mention the port of Moraira, one of the best located on the Costa Blanca. It is known above all for its superb location, sheltered by Cabo la Nao and Cabo Moraira, as well as the Peñón de Ifach. It’s also very close to the old town and has a wide range of restaurants and shopping areas.

The Mediterranean is like the deep sea waiting to be discovered, inside and out. Stay tuned for the next articles in our blog where we will bring you more plans and activities for summer.

Pure Wellness: thake care of yourself in style at CUMBRE DEL SOL

Pure Wellness: thake care of yourself in style at CUMBRE DEL SOL

Leading a healthy lifestyle at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol is so easy ever since Pure Wellness opened their doors in the Adelfas shopping centre. This place offers all kinds of services to do with self-care, beauty, and physical and mental health. Still not heard about it? We’ll give you the tour. Come with us!

Pure Wellness is the perfect place for both keeping in shape and letting your hair down. Spa, gym, massages, beauty treatments, yoga… the range of services is varied. When it comes to training, there’s different exercises you can do. One of the newest ones is bungee. You’re probably asking yourself what it is. Coming from Thailand, bungee is a new technique based on suspension exercises where your hands and feet are held with anchors. It’s a cardiovascular exercise that’s highly intense, but without direct impact on your joints. If you want something a bit more challenging, you can try crossfit.

But if you prefer something a bit more relaxing, yoga is the way to go. Vinyasa yoga or Ying & Yang yoga – you decide. Don’t worry if you don’t have a lor of experience, there are classes for all levels. Yoga is fantastic for keeping balance in body and mind. You ready to try it?

We all deserve a treat every once in a while on the beauty front. So, what does Pure Wellness offer us? All types of treatments for men and women, many of them to do with skin care. Laser or wax hair removal, brow and eyelash treatments, manicures and pedicures, advanced treatments for skin with cutting-edge technology and non-invasive treatments to contour your figure, various massages… when you leave Pure Wellness you’ll feel and look like a whole new person.

Healthy eating

And after a bit of exercise, what better way to refuel than in their restaurant. In it, they offer healthy meals with nutritious, organic products of high-quality. They offer a large variety: smoothies, sandwiches, salads, and all types of dishes. The best is that you can enjoy amazing views of the Mediterranean sea whilst eating a delicious meal. Is there anything more relaxing than that?

Basically, Pure Wellness is a fantastic space within Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol to take care of yourself, keep in shape and have a pleasant, relaxing experience. You can visit Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00am to 21:00. To be up to date with all their activities and events, it’s best to follow them on their Facebook and Instagram.