Summer is once again around the corner, and even though this year is a little different because of COVID-19, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time from your home at Cumbre del Sol. To make our summer more enjoyable, the Poble Noe de Benitachell Town Hall has launched a “Literature Online” programme through the municipal library.
This initiative aims to bring literature into homes across the municipality in the most entertaining way possible. From Thursday, June 11th to the 13th of August, the town hall will upload literary video workshops to its YouTube channel and social media profiles. “Literature Online” will delve into two main themes: literature-inspired recipes and feminist literature.
“Literature Online” Schedule Poster
First of all, the literary-inspired recipe workshops are designed to make the summer a blast for all the kids at home. These videos will also shine a spotlight on some of the most famous literary works. Children will learn to cook alongside Harry Potter, Games of Thrones and Don Quixote of La Mancha. Get ready and don’t miss out on this literary opportunity on the following Saturdays at 11:30 am: June 13th, July 11th and August 8th!
This programme will also feature reviews of the most important literary works that feature women as their main protagonists. These video-workshops will include the following books: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; A Room of One’s Own by the famous British writer, Virginia Woolf; Like Water for Chocolate, an intense novel by the Mexican author, Laura Esquivel; and The Feminine Mystique by Pulitzer Prize winner, Betty Friedman. The workshops will be uploaded at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 11th and 25th, July 16th, and August 13th. Don’t forget to write it down so you don’t miss it!
Furthermore, the fun doesn’t have to stop when the videos are over. You can also send in photos and videos of your recipes, as well as participate in debates and conversations about the books that were reviewed.
You’ll be able to immerse yourself in the greatest literary works and enjoy yourself to the fullest this summer, and all of this without having to leave home! Whether you’re on your terrace, sunbathing by the pool or lounging in your spacious dining room, you’ll be able to make the most of your two greatest passions: literature and summer on the Costa Blanca.
If there is anything that truly characterises the Costa Blanca, it’s the excellent quality of life and wellbeing provided by the warm Mediterranean climate, as well as its rich culture and varied gastronomy, all of which are a big attraction both for tourists and for inhabitants of the area.
Thanks to its weather conditions, it’s no surprise that on the Costa Blanca there is a great wine tradition which brings together wines of very different characteristics. Among these, the production of Moscatel wine stands out. Made with the Moscatel grape, it is one of the most characteristic wine varieties in the Marina Alta region. If you would like a unique experience and the chance to discover one of the most deep-rooted traditions in the area, don’t hesitate! Throw yourself into a route that will take you to taste Moscatel with all five senses.
Live this experience on a guided walking tour on which you will learn techniques for the cultivation and collection of grapes from professionals in the sector and taste the best examples from the region.
This route, created by the BioMoscatell project along with farmers from the area, aims to create a comprehensive experience in which visitors don’t only taste Moscatel wine, they immerse themselves in the process of creating this delicious wine by employing all five senses.
Through sight and touch, you will experience the pruning and collection of the grapes in an unrivalled environment with views of the Mediterranean.
Through taste and smell, you will savour products derived from Moscatel and participate in a tasting of wine and Mistela in the Benitatxell Municipal Market.
So, what about the fifth sense? Through sound, you will hear the magical sounds of nature which surround the vineyards and the process of grape collection.
If you want to enjoy an unforgettable day, don’t miss this unique experience! It costs €35 and takes place from February to May, from 11:00 to 14:30. Routes are offered in English, Spanish, and Valencian. To book your place or get more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call directly on 615 398 238 or 96 649 35 46. Savour the tastes of the Costa Blanca! 😊
Christmas is still in the air! And, in Benitatxell, this year it’s more noticeable than ever: in addition to the programme of events, the Reyes Association has been formed once more, aiming to fill Benitatxell’s streets and houses with magic. Something new for this year is the creation of a tent in Plaça de les Pesqueres which aims to encourage the participation of residents and will become a meeting point during this special time.
This Christmas period, it’s all about the little ones in the house! On the 2nd January, children can give their letters to the messenger who will send them to the Three Wise Men so that they can get the presents ready in time.
The Three Wise Men will arrive in Benitatxell on Saturday 5th January at 6:30pm. Their route will begin at the town hall and they will be accompanied by all those who want to join them to the Plaça de les Pesqueres where they will give out presents for the little ones. Since we are all young at heart, don’t miss this parade! Benitatxell is home to people from all over the world and Three Kings Day is a memorable event and a time to appreciate one of the most important Spanish traditions. It’s an experience which must be enjoyed at least once in a lifetime!
In addition, here at VAPF we believe that while Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort is a spectacular place to live all year long, during the Christmas period its magic is clearer than ever. Come to enjoy it with us!
Immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas in Benitatxell! This year, December’s calendar will be full of Christmas events. The programme kicked off on the 8th December with the opening of the Nativity scene and the decorating of the Christmas tree and, from here on out, Benitatxell is offering a huge variety of Christmas activities. In many, music is the star of the show! For example, on the 12th December, don’t miss the performance by the Benitachell Christian Fellowship Evangelical Church choir, which will be taking place at 11am in the Plaça del Mercat. Later that day, at 7pm, there will be a concert by the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir in the church.
In addition to music, this holiday season also has room for sports! On the weekend of the 14th to the 16th December, the Christmas Padel Tournament will be taking place in the La Font sports centre.
On the 16th December, don’t miss the much-awaited Christmas Market on Calle Mayor and Calle la Pau. There will be a variety of stalls where you can find everything from food to jewellery and clothes. The market will run from 10am until 2pm, during which time there will be something for everyone, such as activities and workshops for the little ones. Don’t miss the children’s batucada by the Music School at 11:30am or the traditional “Burreta de Nadal”, the Christmas donkey, accompanied by la Colla “La Llebetjà”. If you love Christmas markets, why not also make the most of this time of year to explore some of the best in the area?
Music lovers, don’t forget the Music and Dance School performances from the 17th to the 19th December at 7pm, taking place in the school itself. Similarly, on the 19th December at 3pm in the church, pupils in the international Lady Elizabeth School choir will be performing their Christmas concert.
On the 24th December at 5pm, Benitatxell will receive a special visit from Santa Claus and his elves, with a parade from Avenida de Alicante to Calle Mercado.
Then, on the 27th December at 7:30pm in the Plaça de les Pesqueres, there will be a fun Christmas snack time with activities as well as a performance by Wendo the Magician at 8:30pm.
On the 28th December at 7:30pm, don’t miss the Festival “Canta a la Navidad” in the church, with Christmas carols and poems. On the same day, also at 7:30pm, you can attend the award ceremony for the Nativity Scene contest. This will be an exciting moment, as the inhabitants of Benitatxell have displayed their most creative sides. In fact, the participants can choose whether they want the Nativity scene to be visited by the general public.
On the 29th December at 7pm, there will be a Christmas Circus and the comedy musical “Mi Prima Americana” will bring the programme of Christmas events to a close on the 30th December at 7pm.
While Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort is already the perfect place to be all year round, thanks to its Mediterranean climate and views of the sea, just imagine being here during the most magical time of year! Celebrate the holiday season in your own paradise on the Costa Blanca.
Grupo VAPF has launched the new “Villa Laurel” at Magnolias For Life development of Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, a consolidated area with a very pleasant natural environment and lovely sea views.
Villa Laurel is currently in an advanced phase of construction and is expected to be completed by May 2018.
Villa Laurel was created as a result of a careful architecture and interior design project that follows the lines of Villa Manzano (also located in Magnolias For Life), resulting in a cozy, warm house where functionality of the spaces, large windows and areas open to the outside aim to make you enjoy the Mediterranean climate.
For further information on Villa Laurel-Magnolias For Life, please visit Grupo VAPF website or call +34 900 123 323 for making an appointment to visit the estate.