by Grupo VAPF | Mar 29, 2018 | Costa Blanca, Cumbre del Sol, Grupo VAPF, Grupo VAPF
Cumbre del Sol is an idyllic place to live for many reasons, and high-quality gastronomy is definitely one of them. Less than 30 minutes away from Cumbre del Sol are five Michelin-starred restaurants that are sure to delight:
Quique Dacosta (three stars) is located in Denia and tops our list of Michelin-starred restaurants. The chef, of the same name, has been recognised as one of the ten best chefs in the world, and one of the top three in Spain. He has consolidated a contemporary style of Valencian cuisine, with a culinary proposal based on local seafood, clearly inspired by local scenery and art. “We are contemporary Mediterranean style, we are free, we create new codes”, says the chef.
The restaurant proposes two exquisite tasting menus: Universo Local, and La Evolución y el Origen, characterised by innovation, elegance, and minimalism. This cuisine is both creative and surprising: a whirlwind of flavours, textures, and emotions.
BonAmb Restaurant (two stars) in Javea, is next on our list of Michelin-starred restaurants. This establishment’s rapid growth was consolidated in 2016 when it was awarded its second star after opening just 5 years earlier. Chef Alberto Ferruz’s objective is to invite diners to enjoy an experience in which food, drink, and an incredible atmosphere take centre stage in a magical union of aromas, flavours, and colours. The Mediterranean Sea, orchards, citrus fruits, and vineyards have influenced this cuisine, which is rooted in local traditions but features innovations from across borders.
The restaurant offers three tasting menus: Sal, Sol, and Tiempo, and all its fruits and vegetables are ecologically grown and provided in a sustainable way. What’s more, handcrafted elements from Javea and the surrounding areas are integrated into its design.
Casa Pepa (one star) opened in 1986 in Ondara and has been on the list of Michelin-starred restaurants since the year 2000. Chef Pepa Romans has managed to turn an old family country home into one of the most prestigious restaurants on the Costa Blanca, and one of the finest examples of traditional cuisine in the Marina Alta area. Her cooking conveys emotion, vitality, and harmony, with a large dose of family tradition, hard work, and love for cooking.
The restaurant offers two tasting menus: Bocados de Estación and De Gusto, made with fresh seasonal products. These are served in a beautiful, 140-year-old country house surrounded by orange trees, olive trees, and vegetable gardens, which creates an exclusive, tranquil setting.
In 2017, two more venues joined the list of Michelin-starred restaurants in the area: El Rodat, in Javea; and Audrey’s Restaurant, in Calpe.
El Rodat (one star) offers one of the most highly rated cuisines in the Valencian Community, located in an oasis of tranquillity, surrounded by gardens and a four-star hotel with spa. Thanks to the perfect combination of tradition and future, its culinary proposal is a feast for the senses.
Chef Nazario Cano is an example of Valencian cuisine taken to the extreme. He is constantly seeking new formulas and offers one of the area’s most innovative culinary proposals: “In El Rodat we don’t sleep, we dream”. There are four surprising tasting menus on offer: La Cala, La Bahía, El Litoral, and Mar Abierto.
At Audrey’s restaurant (one star), the cooking stands out for its uniqueness, tradition, and strong citrus flavours that are full of personality. Chef Rafa Soler has created a culinary proposal to surprise the palate using high-quality ingredients and select products. This chef’s profound love for the local area has led him to experiment with local produce and achieve an original fusion of Mediterranean tradition and global culinary concepts, always with a cosmopolitan touch.
The restaurant offers three tasting menus: Buena Sombra, Querol, and Benitet, and defines its cuisine through the concepts of: elegance, simplicity, quality, and good taste.
If you want to live in one of our luxury properties at Cumbre del Sol and have these Michelin-starred restaurants on your doorstep, simply fill in our contact form for more information. We will be happy to help!
by Grupo VAPF | Mar 5, 2018 | Cumbre del Sol, Cumbre del Sol, Events, News, Real Estate
On the 24th February, the first Grupo VAPF Agencies Convention was held as an opportunity to thank all those people who help us, both in Spain and on an international level, to offer our clients a home they will fall in love with.
This Grupo VAPF Agencies Convention was a complete success: attended by over 100 people from 52 estate agencies in different parts of Europe and held in the SH Villa Gadea hotel, where visitors were welcomed with a selection of VAPF materials as well as a lanyard with ID card for the event.
During the morning, Pedro Soliveres, Managing Director of Grupo VAPF, opened the convention with a speech in which he highlighted the importance of our agents as well as the changes experienced by our company over its 55 years of history. Following this, there was a workshop in which the attending agents had the opportunity to meet the sales team. These are the people who send them information about new products and follow up with clients.
The first and only Grupo VAPF Agencies Convention workshop began with Kurt Op de Beeck, our head of agencies in the sales department, who reminded the attendees about Cumbre del Sol’s strong points. He highlighted the high-quality finish of Blue Infinity and spoke of the updates from the development: in block B, all apartments have 3 bedrooms and the garages include an electric charging point.
After this, our colleagues Mari Cruz Ochando y Corina Stan presented the new product features from the Lirios area, in the Creta, Milo, Hydra, Itaca, and Siros XL models. Sylwia Kular, head of the German-Polish market, highlighted our beautiful project Lirios Sunrise, and Merche Pulpillo, head of the Spanish market, presented Magnolias for Life and Magnolias Sunset.
In the second part of the Grupo VAPF Agencies Convention workshop, our head of the Russian market, Natalia Bugaychuk, explained the characteristics and finish of our villas Villa La Mar and Villa Ifach, and Bart Stevens, our head of local agencies, talked about Villa Ibiza and Villa Mirador, a 1,700m-villa perched on a cliff.
In his presentation, our colleague Bart spoke about the products we have in Benissa Costa. Kurt returned to speak about Altea and all the advantages it offers, one of which is fibre optics. Vicente Mestre, our Sales and Marketing Director, presented our latest product: Blanc Altea, a project with unique interior architecture with large spaces and huge amounts of natural light, spiral staircases, and views of Altea’s skyline.
Then, from 15:30 to 19:30 the Grupo VAPF Agencies Convention offered attendees a short break to enjoy a spa session at the hotel or simply relax in their room.
At 19:30, event attendees returned to enjoy some live jazz music along with a magic show. During the event, prizes were awarded to the Best New Agency 2017 (Rayos de Sol), our two best sellers in 2017 (Gerard Riet from Orange Village and Kamil Kadyrzanov from Bravos Capital), to the agency with which we have been working the longest (Masa Internacional), and to the agency with the highest number of sales (Zapinvest).
After the dinner, which took place just after, our Sales and Marketing Director gave a thank you speech to all those present in which he reflected on the journey of the company as well as our present and future objectives: “Our company wouldn’t be the same without you, because all of you who are here today or have been with us in the past are what has made these 55 years of history possible. Today, we want to thank you, and we can’t think of a better way than to come together with you at this event, because you are all part of our success: our success is your success”.
Many thanks to all those who attended our first Grupo VAPF Agencies Convention. It was a true pleasure to see you, to put names to faces, and to know that we all share one objective: working for our clients.
by Grupo VAPF | Feb 27, 2018 | Costa Blanca, Grupo VAPF
The Javea Golf Club is situated just a few kilometres away from the Cumbre del Sol residential complex, in a unique location surrounded by nature. As well as its size, at over 250,000m2, another advantage of the club is its location, which benefits from a year-round pleasant climate, enabling golf lovers to enjoy a round at any time of year.
Designed by Francisco Moreno, the Javea Golf Club was opened in 1981. Though at first it was intended for Spanish players, with the arrival of tourism and residential complexes an international clientele began to emerge. Club Manager, José Manuel Arconada, says: “At the moment, we have around 600 members of different nationalities. Though they are mainly British, we also have members from Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Belgium… people from all over Europe. For this reason, our specialist staff team is made up of 25 employees of a range of nationalities so that we can offer service in many of these languages”.
Nowadays, the club is considered one of the most important private clubs in the area, and its main value is that members are always given preference. “Although visitors and neighbours can also use the facilities, our clients are particularly those who are retired, residents, or those who have a second home in the area”, José Manuel Arconada tells us.
The club’s course is a 9-hole course, though as on the second time around many of these are played from different tees, it is practically an 18-hole course. What’s more, the 4th/13th Green is big enough to accommodate different pin positions. That’s why, as Manuel Arconada states “We have a great number of players throughout the entire year, with around 38,000 annual tee-offs”.
In addition, all members are also shareholders in the club. Arconada comments that “When a user accesses the club there is an initial cost which includes the price of the share and the joining fee, but afterwards, for those clients who assiduously enjoy golf, it works out much more cost effective. Furthermore, our members are our main priority, regardless of season”.
The club is also home to a golf school, in which classes are taught by professional golfers and adapted to the specific needs of the student. On Saturday mornings, there are classes attended by children from nearby towns.
Clubhouse, tennis court, and restaurant
Members can also take advantage of the Clubhouse, a unique space overlooking the first Green with panoramic views of the surrounding area and the Montgo. “Members make use of this space for galas, national holidays in their country of origin, competitions (normally around 50 a year), as well as other private activities of the groups and clubs which have formed over the years”.
The club also offers two tennis courts which are in excellent condition and can be used throughout the entire year both by members and non-members.
Lastly, the facilities include an exclusive restaurant with impressive views which specialises in local and traditional cuisine to make every dish an explosion of aromas and flavours. A delicious meal in the Javea Golf Club restaurant is the perfect end to a day of sport.
by Grupo VAPF | Feb 26, 2015 | Uncategorized
Summer School 2015
The Laude Lady Elizabeth School recently opened the registration period for summer courses 2015. This summer course offers excellent support for students of all ages and nationalities aiming to create a truly international experience for children. (more…)
by Grupo VAPF | Feb 8, 2015 | Amigos del Sol Club, Amigos del Sol Club, Amigos del Sol Club, Amigos del Sol Club, Amigos del Sol Club, Amigos del Sol Club
Cañada del Sol Equestrian Center
Today we would like to inform you about the special Valentine menu prepared by our friends from Cañada del Sol Equestrian Center.
The delicious menu will be accompanied with wine and nice music, making the perfect place to celebrate the most romantic night of the year. (more…)
by Grupo VAPF | Feb 3, 2015 | Uncategorized
Today we would like to inform you about the discount available in Moha Design’ indoor and outdoor furniture for all Club Amigos del Sol members during this February.
Moha Design offers discounts up to 70% on to Club Amigos del Sol /Grupo VAPF card holders in exhibition furniture, including patio furniture and couch.
The two furniture show rooms are located at: (more…)