T’was a sunny morning and the day was green. That is how I’ll describe my morning trip to Nuvali in Laguna last month. Developed with the ‘Evoliving‘ and ‘greens‘ in mind, Ayala Land committed to creating a community harmoniously evolving with nature, a fresh approach to balanced living with the environment.
I actually have a friend who lives nearby this community. He was previously Metro Manila-based but moved to the suburbs due to health reasons.
We met by chance a few weeks ago and now, as he testified, is better due to the surrounding atmosphere of the suburban area.
“Nuvali” means ‘new beginnings.’ From the latin for birth of a star – ‘nova,’ and ‘valley‘ which serves as a basin for abundance and growth.
Our travel adventure started with a visit to Gazebo – Nuvali’s wildlife and bird sanctuary. The Gazebo has an elevated platform made educational with information and photos printed around the gazebo suitable for bird watching.
We also saw a trail for trekking enthusiasts (left photo).
Further touring around the property revealed future developments and expansion plans including a waterpark for wakeboarding. It is being developed by the same group behind the Philippine wakeboarding mecca in Camarines Sur – the Camsur Watersports Complex (CWC).
This one is something I am truly excited about.
We also passed by some already-finished phases of Nuvali and checked out their model ‘Green House‘ which consumes lower electricity due to the built-in ceiling air flow section which maintains low temperature within the house.
The west side of the Green House also has a lightweight double-wall which prevents the actual house wall from becoming hot. Cool! 🙂
We went back to the Evoliving Center for an exhibit tour which showcased Nuvali’s iconic structure of sustainable building concept and design.
It featured an interactive display that highlights the importance of many things green to the theme of reuse and recylce.
A short history of Ayala Properties from the 1940’s through the 1990s’ Makati upto the present-day developments were also exhibited.
The fun part is when we were ferried to Solenad via a boat ride through Nuvali’s multifunctional 4-hectare lake.
Upon arrival, we first fed hundreds of colorful koi fishes before we fed ourselves for lunch. :)`
We had lunch at Italiannis in Solenad and I was surprised that it was full of customers.
I came to know that most of their clients are from the surrounding BPOs and local businesses in the area.
The dock area of the Solenad lakeside provides a surrounding view of the 1,840-hectare Nuvali landscape and attractions. There are varied restaurant choices in Solenad and their first BPO building – One Evotech.
Nuvali Marketing Manager Joyce de Guzman sattes that “Nuvali is the next best family destination. Its proximity to Makati, Alabang, Tagaytay, and Cavite makes it very accessible…we make sure we have something for everyone, that is why we keep on integrating the latest innovations and adding new attractions, while still pursuing the Ayala Land vision of a greener, healthier, and sustainable way of life.”
Check out more about Nuvali at www.nuvali.ph or call 0917-5-ASKNUV (275688). Owning a piece of Ayala Land’s Nuvali remains a dream for me. I wonder when my blogging income could afford a slice of the greens. 🙂
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