Find out everything that happens in RRCS with the fifth edition of our magazine

After a hectic summer full of events and activities, we want to continue updating you on all our latest novelties and newest projects, so you can continue to enjoy your Mediterranean lifestyle to the fullest. That’s why we’ve launched the fifth edition of the Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol magazine. Don’t miss it!

Our newest edition begins the same way as the previous one, with a UNICEF campaign which encourages you to become a donor. UNICEF has launched the “Por mí y por todos mis compañeros” (“For me and all my classmates”) campaign, aiming to ensure that every child has the same rights.

In this issue, we’ve also dedicated a page to one of our biggest developments: VAPF’s new information and sales office. Located at the north entrance of Cumbre del Sol, the office moved to a bigger space in front of where it used to be. Remember, there are a total of 4 information and sales offices where you can get information about everything related to VAPF.

Another big development we cover in our fifth edition is the launching of the second phase of our Montecala Gardens development, which are now up for sale! The second phase of apartments has improved features; the homes are more spacious, and they also have a lift.

There’s a section in the magazine dedicated to the best moments from this summer: The Saint John’s Eve celebration, the 3rd edition of our Belgian National Day party, the VAPF tennis tournament, and the 3rd Classic Car Rally that took place on the 24th of August. Pick up a copy and relive these special memories!

The villas in the  Jazmines Residential Area also have a special place in this magazine. Do you want to take a tour of the Itaca, La Nao, Navio and Maresme Villas? Read our magazine and enjoy every single detail of these homes.

Christmas is around the corner, and for the third consecutive year, Cumbre del Sol is organising its Annual Christmas Decorating Contest. There are two categories you can compete in: interior decorations and exterior decorations.

That’s not all, many more surprises and novelties await you in the fifth edition of the Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol magazine. Download the digital version of the latest issue or pick up a copy in any of our offices to keep up to date with everything. Don’t forget to follow us on social media too!

VAPF and Lady Elizabeth School, two leading organizations in their sector join together

VAPF and Lady Elizabeth School (LES), two leading organizations in their individual sectors, are joining together by signing a collaboration agreement. This agreement will benefit customers who buy a home with VAPF and whose children study at LES, LES teachers, parents of LES students, and VAPF employees.

Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, with its unique surroundings and impressive sea views and enrolment at one of the best international schools in Spain are now both even more accessible than before.

The international Lady Elizabeth School offers the possibility of attending pre-school, primary, and secondary school on the same site located in Cumbre del Sol. The school is an international benchmark with its modern and state-of-the-art facilities that include: an indoor swimming pool, football field, theatre – auditorium, bright classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards and a faculty of experienced, loving and passionate educators; it is a unique place for your children to learn and grow.

Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort offers the opportunity to live in a very unique enclave surrounded by nature, nestled in and protected by the Puig de la Llorença and the Granadella Natural Park, with its many nature trails, perfect for admiring the flora, sea views and coastline. You’ll also marvel at its pristine coves and beaches, among which the Cala del Moraig stands out, with its crystal-clear waters and unique seabed and the Cova dels Arcs, a paradise for divers.

In the same residential area, there are also several restaurants, a sports club with 2 paddle tennis courts and 4 tennis courts, and an equestrian centre. Just a short distance away, you will find many options for quality restaurants awarded with Michelin stars, golf courses, yacht clubs, and all the services and amenities to be able to enjoy your life to the fullest year-round.

At Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort, you will find a wide range of properties to choose from that include luxury apartments, modern style apartments, villas that are move-in ready, and customised villas, all built with highest quality materials and finishes and unsurpassed sea views.

Enjoy all the advantages of belonging to this great community. Make an appointment with VAPF to discover your new home at Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort.

If you are looking for a property on the coast and want your children to study at Lady Elizabeth School, if you work at Lady Elizabeth School (teacher or staff), or if your children already go to Lady Elizabeth School, contact us and discover all the benefits. More information at:

VAPF GROUP
Tel: 0034 96 573 40 17
E-mail: telemarketing@vapf.com (Subject Line: VAPF-LES)
Agreement valid from May 1st, 2019

Blanc Altea Homes becomes an advertising set for the day

The beauty of our luxury homes on the Costa Blanca became the perfect setting for the latest photoshoot for two well-known clothing and footwear brands: Puro Ego and Mezlan. For one day, our Blanc Altea Homes development of properties, situated in a unique location with wonderful views of the Mediterranean Sea, became the location for these “Made in Spain” brands which are designed for the most discerning male audience.

Mezlan footwear, which was born in Almansa, has a unique and innovative style. The quality of the materials used in its creation stands out, as do the padded insoles designed to provide a sense of complete comfort. One of their principle characteristics is that they are artisanal. Mezlan is an ideal shoe for those who appreciate quality and are searching for a refined style. These are characteristics which combine perfectly with the exclusivity and high quality finish of our houses, and led to their choice of Blanc Altea as the setting for their campaign.

Puro Ego is designed for a cosmopolitan man who takes care of his image. The brand was born with the objective of offering a dynamic and urban vision without losing that sense of artisanal tailoring. It has a long history of over 20 years in Spain, with over 30 points of sale. Its own love of details fits in perfectly with VAPF’s philosophy of taking care of every last detail.

Here at VAPF, we are so pleased that such exclusive companies have chosen Blanc Altea Homes as the setting for their photo campaigns. If you too would like to see Blanc Altea Homes for yourself, fill in our contact form. Immerse yourself in the setting of your next adventure!

At VAPF Group we collaborate with SOS Children’s Villages

At VAPF Group, we believe that all children and young people should grow up in a family environment in which they feel protected, and SOS Children’s Villages provides this environment for those who, for different reasons, do not have it.

That’s why, for the second year running, we have collaborated with them. We share their philosophy that all children and young people should have the same opportunities and support their primary mission which is to help to build a better future for those children and young people who find themselves in a vulnerable situation, supporting them as they fully integrate into society.

How do they achieve their mission? Thanks to the donations made by partners, sponsors, donors, and companies – like the one we have made – and to state subsidies. These provide the stability and support that many children and young people need in order to move forward with their lives and have the same opportunities as everyone else.

In 2017, for example, they were able to support 26,633 children and young people and help more than 1,600 families in Spain, and on an international level they came to the aid of over a million victims of war and natural disasters.

SOS Children’s Villages have brought their strategy into line with the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 through the creation of campaigns such as “All children count, but not all children are counted”, as well as developing partnerships with statistical offices in different countries, since the information they collect is key in developing and improving public policies.

At VAPF Group, we are committed to our Corporate Social Responsibility Plan, which for us is a priority. Within this, child protection is one of our main objectives.

10 health benefits of living by the sea

Science has proved that living by the sea has numerous health benefits. VAPF Group’s properties in the Cumbre del Sol Residential Resort offer the highest standards of comfort and luxury and are just metres away from the beautiful beaches of the Costa Blanca and the Mediterranean Sea.

Here are 10 reasons why living by the sea will make you happier and healthier:

It will relax your body and mind: The human brain reacts positively to what is called “blue space”, which means that we feel more relaxed when we see the sea. Seeing the sea, listening to the waves, and swimming in the water gives our brains a rest and helps us feel more connected with our surroundings. The sound and colour of the waves calms and rejuvenates our body and mind.

Your mood will improve: The iodine in the sea breeze balances our serotonin levels, reducing anxiety and stress. That’s why people who live near the sea show higher levels of happiness.

You will fall asleep more easily: The sea breeze accelerates the body’s ability to absorb oxygen, which helps us rest. Water, sunlight, fresh air, and exercise help our bodies get ready to sleep.

Vitamin D will strengthen your body: Vitamin D is vital, and spending time under the Mediterranean sun will give you the dose you need. Vitamin D helps combat depression and strengthens bones, the immune system, and the digestive system. What’s more, the sunlight will give you healthier hair, nails, and skin.

Your lungs will thank you: The salty sea breeze is rich in iodine and sea salts which clean our lungs, reduce the need for antibiotics, help clear our sinuses, and ease our breathing.

Costa Blanca

It’s good for your heart: People who live in towns by the sea have a healthier heartbeat. This is down to the fact that the air pressure is higher and so the amount of oxygen in the air is also higher.

The sea is a natural healer: Sea salt helps to heal wounds. The iodine in salt is a natural bactericide, which means that acne, cuts, or even internal inflammations will heal faster after a swim in the sea.

It will protect your immune system: The iodine in the sea breeze helps the immune system, so living in areas near the sea will protect you against illnesses and infections.

You will feel the benefits of magnesium: Salt water fills the skin with magnesium, an element which is necessary for muscular function, blood clotting, and the metabolism of nutrients. It also helps to normalise the production of thyroid hormones and aids the absorption of phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium.

The beach is the best gym: Doing exercise on the beach has a positive effect on joints and muscles. Practising sports in the peace and tranquillity of the sea helps the brain to concentrate better and makes the activity more worthwhile. Swimming or diving are good for people who have fluid retention problems and heaviness in the legs; underwater sports are good for reducing and getting rid of varicose veins; and floating in the sea redirects blood from the extremities to the abdominal area and the brain, improving circulation and making people more alert and active.

If you want to live a happy and healthy life on the Mediterranean coast, get more information about our luxury properties by filling in our contact form. We will be happy to help!

Interview with interior designer Xavier Pastor: “We build spaces by creating feelings”

Xavier Pastor is a standout example when it comes to interior design in Alicante and has worked all over Spain. He has been collaborating with VAPF on different projects for over 10 years, customising properties and turning spaces into tailor-made homes for each client.

You have been designing spaces since 1994, what inspired you to start the company?

 

From a young age I had a connection to the building industry as my father had a glassware shop, we used to help him after school, and that brought me closer to the world of interior design.

 

In 1985, I moved to Valencia to study. I spent my first year studying in Barreira Art Academy to then move on to and finish my studies in the Genaro Lahuerta School of Arts and Crafts.

 

From 1989 to 1992, I started my first architecture and design company together with three partners, then in 1994 I moved to Dénia and started my own project.

 

What is designing a space according to Xavier Pastor?

 

Creating a style and finding what’s essential for conveying something is necessary, but there is something more, which is our real objective: we have to provoke feelings.

 

I like to visit venues which have a prominent design, and I love seeing projects by our team which still create a reaction 20 years later.

 

What is the most ambitious project you have taken on?

 

Because of the amount of work and the time dedicated to it, Suitopía Hotel in Calpe. This was a project we worked on for two years, designing every room in the building.

 

How did you get to know and start working with Grupo VAPF?

Grupo VAPF is a standout company in the area, and although I had heard of them, we didn’t get the chance to work together until a client and friend recommended us to each other.

 

How many years have you been working with Grupo VAPF for? Which was the first house you designed for them?

 

We have been collaborating on different real estate projects, as well as the redesign of their central offices, for over 10 years.

 

Our first collaboration was on the Magnolias sector in Cumbre del Sol. This was a project to design single-family homes for the end client with many variables, which made it a highly appealing challenge.

 

You have designed numerous houses for Grupo VAPF (one home in the Jazmines sector, another in Magnolias for Life, and Villa Moraira), as well as their offices, but which is your favourite project?

 

We have a special bond with all the projects we work on, but Ocean Suites Altea was a project that, as far as I’m concerned, gave us optimum results on both a design and functional level, with a contemporary and distinguished style.

 

Ocean Suites Altea

 

What is your inspiration when you design houses for Grupo VAPF – the location, the views, the sea, the surrounding nature, the owners…?

 

Inspiration is part of the creative process, in which the client’s preferences; the natural surroundings and the sea views; and the materials we work with, play a key role.

 

We are very proud to personalise projects for Grupo VAPF according to the tastes of each client. In this way, we are able to make sure that the final result is a true custom-made home.

 

This great variation in our interior design projects can be seen through the homes we have collaborated on and is something which sets us apart as an interior design team.

 

When you design a house for Grupo VAPF, do you design both the interior and exterior spaces?

 

We mainly work on interior spaces, although on some projects we also collaborate on developing the outdoor space.

 

If Grupo VAPF’s clients request a personalised design, can you do it?

 

Personalising designs is what we do, this is our end goal.

 

Have your designs changed over the years from the first houses to the most recent? In what way?

 

Without doubt, time and experience have given us a different approach which helps us to vary our design, this is evolution and it’s essential.

 

However, what hasn’t changed is the way we work and the way we treat our clients, which for us have been fundamental from the very beginning.

 

What is your next project with Grupo VAPF?

 

We are currently working on the new design for Blue Infinity, a project which once again we are reinventing and working on with great enthusiasm.

 

Grupo VAPF

 

What do you like most about working with Grupo VAPF?

 

Grupo VAPF is a very important client for us and together we have developed the design of properties over the last 10 years, managing to create spaces which make us stand out. However, without doubt, what I value most is the friendly manner of the team, something which has made us feel like part of the company.