The benefits of living in Denia: good weather, cuisine and leisure

It’s one of the paradises you’ll find in the Costa Blanca. Denia has the best of a large city, with many activities on offer and has all the benefits of being a traditional, coastal town. At VAPF, we know that deciding to buy a home is not easy as there are many factors that influence the decision. One of them being the location, of course. For that reason, our developments are in the best enclaves of the Costa Blanca, Cumbre del Sol, Altea, Benissa and… Denia, where you’ll find Golf Suites La Sella.

Want to know more about what Denia has to offer for your day to day life? We’ll tell you!

The weather in Denia

If there is one thing that characterises the towns and cities of the Costa Banca, it is its mild climate, and Denia does not disappoint. Mild temperatures in winter and warm temperatures in summer that you can spend on the beach or in the swimming pool of your new Golf Suites La Sella flat.

What’s more, this area of the Mediterranean coast enjoys more than 300 days of sun a year. Who can say no to such lovely, sunny days where any plan goes!

Denia – leading cuisine

Good food in Denia

If there’s anything that stands out about Denia, it’s the food. In 2015 it was actually declared by UNESCO as a Creative City of Gastronomy. In this city, produce from the sea and from Valencian fields fuse together, creating unique dishes that are delicious and original to the region!

The most well-known dish is red prawns from Denia, recognised all over the world. This jewel in Valencia’s cuisine lives at the bottom of the sea and takes centre stage on tables at Christmas each December in Spain. What about you, have you tried them yet?

But these high quality products still need to be cooked and prepared well. And that’s what the 300 or so restaurants in Denia are for. The town is also the gastronomic cradle of Alicante. 5 of its restaurants are featured in the Michelin Guide. The most internationally renowned one belonging to chef Quique Dacosta, whose restaurant currently has three Michelin stars. Only ten other restaurants can claim so in Spain!

Activities in Denia

Finally, we can’t not talk about the namesake of our development in Denia. Golf is one of the favourite pastimes of the residents in this town. And the fact is that Denia has the biggest golf course in the Costa Blanca. With 27 holes, surrounded by pine forests and with the Montgó mountain as a backdrop, you are sure to become a fan in no time!

The sea and the port of Denia offer many water activities for the summer, while being close to nature and the mountains in the area will allow you to enjoy days out in the fresh air during the winter.

Golf Suites La Sella

And, of course, you can enjoy all this from your flat in Golf Suites La Sella. A development just 15 minutes away by car from the town centre of Denia, where you can also enjoy the resort’s own services. A real luxury!

After getting to know Denia a bit more, would you choose it as your place to live? If so, do not hesitate to ask us all your questions in our form, and we will answer you as soon as possible.

What does energy certification A mean? And why is it important in a home?

Buyers’ demand for sustainable homes in 2022 is becoming increasingly evident as the year progresses. At VAPF we know that it is very important for buildings to respect the environment, and to include systems which will maintain this respect in the long term.

As a result, we are working to ensure that our villas and apartments obtain the highest energy certification type A. But do you know what this classification means? We provide you with the details!

The energy certification scale

The Energy Efficiency Certification assigns different types of buildings with a label that indicates information on its Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions. This information is classified on a scale that varies from Class A, which indicates maximum energy efficiency, to Class G which denotes less efficient buildings. You are sure to have seen the coloured label indicating these different efficiency levels.

A building that has energy qualification A means that it is has proper thermal insulation, correct led lighting, the house is well positioned, and efficient materials have been used in its construction. Furthermore, the use of efficient electrical appliances is relevant in these cases.

This certification evaluates different buildings regardless of their actual use. It simulates different conditions of operation which are the same in all cases.  This makes it easier to identify the level of energy efficiency of each building, without taking into account the use that the owners make of it.

Energy efficiency in VAPF homes

At VAPF we have been building villas and apartments on the Costa Blanca for the last 59 years. We are aware of buyers’ new requirements and also of environmental considerations, and that is why energy certification is important to us.

Many of our villas now have the highest certification A.  This is the case with Villa Tempo, in Altea, and Villa Llebeig and Villa Veleta, in Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. All these homes fulfil the highest standards in terms of energy consumption and CO2 emissions. This makes them a more pleasant and agreeable place to live in.

How about you? Do you consider the energy certification when you’re thinking of buying a home? If you have any queries in this regard, just complete our form, and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We’ll be happy to help!

Trends in the property sector in 2022: a good time to buy

A new year is underway and with it a host of new resolutions for 2022. Going to the gym, eating more healthily, learning a new language…. or what about finding the house of your dreams. There are many people who, after two years of enforced confinement due to coronavirus —either for long periods or in specific situations —want to enjoy more outdoor space where they can relax and chill.

Then there are others who are thinking of buying their first home in Spain and they have decided that 2022 is the ideal year to do it. If you come under one of these categories, we can assure you that the Costa Blanca is the place for you. However, it is important and a good idea to examine expected trends in the property sector for 2022.

The property sector, dependent on COVID-19

The ravages of coronavirus over the last two years continue to influence our lives. The property sector is just one more area affected, as this crisis has impacted every aspect of the economy.

Nevertheless, the DBK Sector Watchdog is optimistic. The fact is that, in the short and midterm, the property market is set to improve its economic situation. Furthermore, the Euribor is currently showing negative values and will continue this downward trend, which is good news for requesting finance when you are buying a property.

In turn, the Asociación Española de Personal Shopper Inmobiliario ( the Spanish Association of Property Personal Shoppers known as AEPSI) estimates that from 2022 to 2025, 550,000 homes will be sold annually.

Other purchaser requirements

Another reason behind the growth in house buying in Spain according to the AEPSI is the increase in remote working from home. This factor has had a considerable influence on property sales in coastal areas such as the Costa Blanca. And the fact is, the sea is a necessary part of daily life! They confirm that autonomous regions such as Andalusia, Catalonia and the Comunidad Valenciana, not to mention our own province of Alicante, are the areas where most people will be buying.

And VAPF’s villas and apartments are the ideal choice for getting away from the hustle and bustle of cities, and seeking a more peaceful atmosphere. They are also great if you want to gain more space, both indoors and outdoors, in your home.

New build homes will account for a considerable portion of sales, as clients are increasingly demanding more in terms of relatively current criteria such as energy efficiency. At VAPF this is something we keep in mind and that is why we are working to ensure that our villas and apartments have a high energy efficiency certification.

As you can see, the trend in 2022 in the property buying sector is on the rise and with buyers requiring high standards. At VAPF we are working to exceed our clients’ expectations. And how about you? Have you thought of buying a property in 2022? You are welcome to contact us if you have any queries which you can do just  by completing our form, and you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 2022 is going to be a great year for property!

VAPF wishes you a Merry Christmas

During this time of year, it’s great to review and take stock of everything that was achieved over the last 12 months. At VAPF, the results are in, and they’re very encouraging. The Christmas wishes we made a year ago have come true all thanks to you, our clients and neighbours, and also thanks to our great team, which we cannot leave out in this message.

The Christmas spirit can be felt throughout the streets and homes in Cumbre del Sol, and it’s stronger than ever! Many of you have decorated your gardens and terraces with Christmas baubles that show your unique personality in our residential complex.

Living in la Costa Blanca is synonymous with creating a community and a family, things that are essential at Christmas! Our villas and apartments highlight the exclusivity and the privacy of the environments where they’re found. But also, the connection that our clients make with their neighbours is something that they have always valued.

A different year

In a few days, we’ll be waving goodbye to a year that was still ravaged by Covid-19, which has affected all of us in different ways, and at VAPF, we didn’t want to leave anyone behind. We’ve continued to help people that are not as fortunate as us. This is help that our clients also join in on, and we want to give you a big THANK YOU.

Corporate Social Responsibility at VAPF

We also want to thank you for continuing to be a part of our family. Recommending us to your friends is a gesture that makes us very happy and gives meaning to our daily work.

In 2022 we’ll be by your side, creating unique projects, listening to you, constantly evolving, and contributing to the community so that it grows and becomes more active. This is so that the property you buy as our clients continues to increase in value and so that you feel at home in your new house.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

VAPF – Committed to Corporate Social Responsibility in 2021

At VAPF, we’re continuing to actively participate in improving the socioeconomic conditions of the communities where we work. That’s why year after year, we roll out activities in the name of Corporate Social Responsibility.

After 2020 saw the rise of the COVID-19 health crisis, and the socioeconomic crisis that came along with it, 2021 was the year of overcoming, hopeful recovery, and the end of the pandemic.

In this particularly volatile context filled with uncertainty, at VAPF we continued to support different NGOs and associations in our area to help those who most need it.

Vulnerable children living in poverty are the ones that most need immunisation, but they’re the least likely to receive it. For that reason, at VAPF, we joined the UNICEF vaccine “Small Solutions” campaign. It’s a campaign centred around distributing vaccines to all boys and girls, even in the most difficult to reach places in tough situations. The campaign prioritises the poorest and most disadvantaged communities, and so, collaborating in a project like this can save millions of lives.

The VAPF Group continues to be a “Company without Borders”.  We gave financial aid to the organisation “Doctors without Borders”. This is so that they can still offer medical help and humanitarian aid to those who most need it.

We supported the work of Save the Children, for quality education, good health and protecting children from any form of violence through their UNIDOS (UNITED) programme. This is a programme for companies that care about communities and allowed us to join forces to fight against childhood poverty in Spain.

We worked with the UNHCR to cover all the basic needs for refugees, offering them shelter, food, medical care, education, and legal aid.

Once again, with the Fundación Vicente Ferrer, we backed the construction of a housing colony for vulnerable families in India. This housing will be registered in the name of the woman of the family.

We teamed up once again with the NGO Aldeas Infantiles SOS, whose main mission is to help children and young people in vulnerable situations, promoting their development and independence through foster care in protective family environments and also through strengthening their networks with family, society and the community.

In PAYASOSPITAL, against all odds, we spread smiles and cheer amongst thousands of children in hospitals.

We joined forces with the Red Cross in their Emergency Relief programme for the most vulnerable. This was carried out with the hope to minimise the economic and social impact that the current crisis is having on many families in our area, avoiding social exclusion. With Caritas, we supported people in situations of exclusion and vulnerability in our community, regardless of their religious beliefs.

For the second year in a row, the VAPF Group gave financial aid to the Neuromuscular Diseases Association of the Valencian Region (ASEM CV) in their plan Promoting Personal Autonomy. The goal is to encourage people affected by these diseases to gain as much personal independence and autonomy as they can on a physical, mental, and psychological level.

Like every other year, we’re continuing to work with ASPANION, the Association for Parents of Children with Cancer in the region of Valencia. This time round, we collaborated on the HEICOP project from the Health Research Institute ‘La Fe’, on the project titled in English “Towards excellence in clinical research in paediatric oncology: new drugs and therapeutic procedures in treating children and adolescents with cancer”.

We continue to increase our efforts and we’re sure that our support, united with that of many other businesses and individuals, will make a big difference in these people’s lives.

We’re proud to work together to make sure that these ambitious goals are not just a dream.