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.

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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.

Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol Is Also Springtime

Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol Is Also Springtime

You’ve probably noticed that it is very common to associate seaside resorts with summer. Today we are ready to disprove this belief: spring is also the perfect season to enjoy the coast.

And that is something we are very sure about at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, because spring makes Benitatxell the perfect setting to ensure that your new home provides you with unforgettable memories. Today we want to tell you about a few activities you can’t miss if you decide to spend the most flowery season of the year at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort.

As we said: nature comes back to life in spring. We can’t think of any better plan than to enjoy the spectacle!

The Costa Blanca is one of the best places to enjoy the almond blossom. Have you ever seen the vast fields full of almond trees with their distinctive pink blossoms? It is on the same level as the Japanese cherry blossom, a landscape that you have surely seen on more than one occasion on television or social media.

But Alicante landscapes can rival those of Japan! With thermometers already reaching over 20°C and the sun shining almost every morning, your backpack will be your best ally! In the area there are several hiking trails where you can enjoy a peaceful day strolling among the almond trees and flowers.

Half an hour’s drive from Benitatxell you’ll find Alcalalí, a town whose valley is a blanketed by almond blossoms at this time of year. There are several routes, differentiated by their lengths as well as by the difficulty of their terrain. What is certain is that the smell, the sound of the Gorgos river and the landscape will awaken all five senses wherever you go.

But the routes don’t end here. Closer to home, in fact, with departure from Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, there are different hiking trails to enjoy places like the Falla del Moraig, the Camí de la Serp or the Penya-segats route, which runs along the coast.

If you are more interested in bike excursions, there are also adapted routes. There are simple ones, such as the Calistros-Abiar, to more complex and professional ones, such as the Puig-Llorença. There is a wide range of options for you to choose the one that best suits you!

In addition, the Mediterranean temperatures are already warming up so you can get a little closer to the sea and, of course, go for a dip! Given this, another interesting excursion at this time of the year could be snorkeling and diving. The coves are beautiful from the outside, but also wonderful on the inside! Cala Moraig, Cala dels Testos, Cala Llebeig… travel deep into the depths of the Mediterranean!

However, if you are looking for a calmer pace and a plan that’s suitable for relaxation, the Costa Blanca also has a spot for you. And there is nothing like the sea to disconnect from everything. One of the positive aspects of living at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol throughout the year is being able to enjoy all its surroundings at a time while tourism isn’t at its highest.

As you have seen, there are many options to enjoy this time of the year at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. And, as Antonio Machado said, another year: “Spring has come. No one knows how.”

Family fun close by Cumbre del Sol

Family fun close by Cumbre del Sol

The Costa Blanca is both a prime location as well as a lively area for those who decide to take up residency here. Although it’s known for its warm climate and stunning landscapes, it also stands out for its numerous activities and events that are held in various towns of the region. Both residents and tourists alike can enjoy a summer filled with entertainment and unforgettable family moments.

If you live at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, continue reading to find out about all the activities that are happening this summer in Benissa, Benitatxell, Teulada-Moraira and Calpe.

All of these towns are well-situated, allowing you easy access to go swimming, discover nature, hike, go horseback riding or plan a day of cycling with the family. This isn’t all though, because at VAPF, we’ve organised various activities that will take place at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort including yoga, paddle tournaments, and even theme parties.

If it’s been a while since you’ve enjoyed a family movie night, don’t miss the outdoor cinema sessions: The Secret Life of Pets, Johnny English Strikes Again, Captain America: Civil War are just some of the films that you can see for free. Benissa will be having its Street Cinema on Tuesdays and Thursdays, just click here to check the movie listings and times. Not interested in the movies that are listed? Not to worry, because in Calpe, there will also be an outdoor cinema two times a week! Check the listings and get ready for an enjoyable night with your family!

If you prefer traditional cinema, you can head over to Benitatxell y Teulada-Moraira. There will be showings in Benitaxell on Wednesday, Teulada on Fridays and Moraira on Tuesdays. Make a note of the days and consult the different locations and times to see a film with your family!

Summer is a perfect season to discover the history of the towns that surround Cumbre del Sol, and also to discover the break-taking landscapes and natural areas that we have close by. At Molí del Morelló in Calpe, you can travel through time while Alicia Luján reveals the secrets of the Baños de la Reina, some Roman ruins in the area. These guided tours take place every Tuesday at 9:30 am. Afterwards, you can continue on and make a stop in Benissa to learn more about the history of the town. Free tours begin at 8:30 pm and are available in Spanish (every Tuesday), English (from the 8th through the 22nd of August) and French (on the 1st, 15th, and the 29th of August).

In Teulada, you are invited to discover the town’s Gothic fortified past, which has also been declared a heritage asset, or Bien de Interés Cultural in Spanish. Join us at the Town Hall Square at 7:30 pm to enjoy a route in French, on Wednesdays, or in English, on Thursdays, during the month of August. But that’s not all, as Benitatxell also offers other interesting options. On Fridays at 6:30 pm, you can go on a guided tour to discover the town’s history and heritage, while on Thursdays at 6:00 pm, you can enjoy a tour of the cliffs with their excellent sea views. All of these are suitable for the youngest members of the family, so put on your comfortable shoes and get ready for some family fun!

Are you interested in a more theatrical and interactive event? Then you’ll love to know that Benissa is holding two performances on the 3rd and the 20th of August at 7:00 pm. If those dates don’t work for you, you can head to Teulada to listen to a Stories from a Preacher on Fridays, the 2nd, 16th, and 30th of August, at 8:00 pm.

As the youngest members of the family are bursting with energy, you might be interested in trying the escape room organised in Benitatxell  on Thursday, August 1st at 9:00 am. This free activity is suitable for children between the ages of 9 and 14.

If you and your children are passionate about music, don’t miss the 7th Annual International Youth Orchestra Festival at the Teulada-Moraira Auditorium from the 1st of August through the 8th. We advise that you get there early as there are a limited number of seats. If you prefer open air concerts, Teulada-Moraira will also hold the 9th Voramar Street Jazz Festival.

Lastly, we can’t conclude without mentioning the biggest event of the year; the second leg of the Tour of Spain (Vuelta a España) that starts at Benidorm and concludes in Calpe. Furthermore, the cyclists will pass through Benissa, Teulada, Benitatxell and even Cumbre del Sol. This is an event that can’t be missed!

Now that you’re up to date on all the events, it’s time to enjoy! And don’t forget to follow us on our social networks and check our blog on a regular basis so that you’ll be the first to know about events being organised close to Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort.

Villa Cala Moraig at the Cumbre del Sol urbanization

Villa Cala Moraig at the Cumbre del Sol urbanization

Modern luxury villa Cala Moraig

Modern luxury villa Cala Moraig

We introduce a new luxury villa by Luxury Homes by VAPF: “Villa Cala Moraig” in Cumbre del Sol, Poble Nou de Benitachell, Alicante.

This is a modern design villa with Mediterranean architecture details, situated in a prime location so close to the sea that its scent pervades every corner of the property.

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