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Laguna: NUVALI

Located within the jurisdiction of the cities of Sta. Rosa, Calamba, and the municipality of Cabuyao in the province of Laguna, NUVALI is a mix of residential, recreational, and industrial developments that is already becoming a popular weekend getaway destination not only for those living in Laguna but also for those living in the neighboring provinces and cities.

Long before NUVALI even became a name, the lands which it occupies now were actually once part of the land owned by the friars during the Spanish Colonial era. It was then acquired by a group of American entrepreneurs after the Spanish masters were booted out of the country. They then developed the lands as a sugar plantation and in 1948, it once again transformed ownership-this time to a Filipino statesman named Jose Yulo. 

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Let's go for a boat ride!
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Years later, his family would collaborate with Ayala Land Inc. which would eventually give a new purpose for the said land. This "purpose" would be the beginning of NUVALI.

Today, the former Friar land -turned- sugar plantation-turned high-end community is one of Laguna's pride. It doesn't stop there though, NUVALI is continuously being improved to satisfy the needs and the wants of its community and also the community around it.
Tons of carp!!!
Usually, when we say community, we'd be reminded of houses, streets, roads, and also buildings, but even if it is a high-end community, NUVALI is known for being a haven where man and nature coexist. Its 1860 hectare property is still covered with at least 80% nature. NUVALI's infrastructures were designed and built so that it would compliment with the beautiful scenery that surrounds it.

Try feeding the fish!
Look who's enjoying her trip!

Speaking of infrastructures and nature, NUVALI has the following:
Evoliving Center
Check out the art installments 

  • Lakeside Evozone
  • Evoliving Center
  • Camp N'
  • Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary
  • Republ1c Wakepark
  • SEDA Hotel
Here are the fun things that you and your family could do:
  • off-road biking
  • trekking and bird watching
  • wakeboarding
  • boating
  • fish feeding
  • leisure biking
  • jogging or strolling
  • shopping
You could also do some fish watching if you want
Rent a bike...
...or rent a boat
Kid's could also play in the mini playground
Getting there:

If you're driving from Manila, head to South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). Once there, exit at Sta. Rosa Exit then turn right until you reach NUVALI.

Buses (Jam Liner) also travel from Makati (corner of Courtyard Drive and Station Road at the back of Hotel Intercontinental Manila) direct to NUVALI.

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  1. This is a great post! Nuvali is the best place to visit weekends, perfect for family and friends to chillax. Thanks for sharing


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