Is Owning a Condo Unit Right for YOU?

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Are you planning to buy and eventually move into a new condo unit? Before making that big step, think things through and ask yourself these 5 important questions:

  1. Is it affordable? Condominiums are often priced lower compared to family homes. If you are looking for a starter home then owning a condo is a good step.
  2. Could you maximize the use of amenities being offered? One of the perks of living in a condominium is access to a swimming pool, play ground, or gym perhaps? With the kind of lifestyle that you have, do you still have time to enjoy it?
  3. Is the space enough for you? Condo living could sometimes mean you need to thrive in small space. Having small space is not that bad because it could motivate you in thinking on how to maximize the available area.
  4. Do you prioritize convenience? Tired of traveling 1-2 hrs to and from the office everyday? If yes, then it is more practical to own a condo unit. Most of it are located near the business districts, hence it is accessible.
  5. Are you ready to pay the homeowners association fees? As you may imagine, the pool, gym, playground, and other amenities require maintenance and maintenance costs money. When you are a condo unit owner, you essentially become a business partner in that community and you need to pay a monthly fee each month, the homeowners association fee, which will be used to pay such.

Ready to purchase your first condo unit? Give us a call.

Office No. 956-3284

Mobile Nos. (0915)567-7656

US Line: 001 562 443 8556

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Best Blog Contest

Best Blog Contest

Abba 98 Realty, as the presenter, and Amaia as the sponsor, would like to remind all the bloggers who were there with us in Nuvali last Sunday about the ongoing contest, which is the second part of the Amaia Blogger’s Day event, called Best Blog Contest.

BEST BLOG CONTEST

Mechanics:

60% – Quality, Uniqueness of the blog. Can blog about Amaia, Nuvali or the event itself.

40% – Total Number of Shares [of the Post] via Social Media.

Notes:

  1. One (1) winner will get to enjoy an overnight stay at Seda Nuvali [Thanks to our wonderful sponsor, Amaia].
  2. Entries will be accepted until December 03, 2015 – 11:59PM.
  3. Participants should share their post using the official hashtag: #AmaiaNuvaliAbbaRealty to track the entries when posted in all social media sites.
  4. Winner will be announced on December 05, 2015 December 08, 2015 and will be posted on Abba 98 Realty website. Note: Terms and Conditions of the hotel applies.
  5. At the last part of the post, bloggers should include the following:

Abba 98 Website: www.abbarealty.com.ph

Abba FB Page: www.facebook.com/abbarealty

Abba Instagram: www.instagram.com/abbarealty

Abba Twitter: www.twitter.com/abba_realty

FOR MORE DETAILS or INQUIRIES, CONTACT THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:

Office No. 956-3284

Mobile Nos. (0915)567-7656

US Line: 001 562 443 8556

  1. Judges are as follows:

Loreene Natividad – Geo Head South Luzon

Kathy Rose Mamaril – Broker Manager Laguna

Ed Leyson – Int’l Marketing Partner

Post your entries now [1 post per blogger only]! Good Luck!

4 Must-See Condo Developments in the Metro

To live in the city, for some, is the best decision because of its close proximity to leading business and commercial hubs. Just imagine the number of malls, hotels, and buildings within reach.

If you’re thinking of moving in the city, here are four developments that you may want to check out:

LIGHT RESIDENCES

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Light Residences is situated on a 1.9 hectare prime lot at the corner of EDSA and Madison St. in Mandaluyong. It is composed of 3 residential towers with a common podium with commercial spaces and parking levels. It offers studio, 1-bedroom, and 2 -bedroom units, 4227 in total.

AMENITIES: include a Grand Lobby, 20,000 sqm retail area with cafes, restaurants, and shops at the ground and second level. Cinemas at the 2nd level, and dedicated parking for retail guests. There are also 4 high-speed elevators per tower. Landscaped amenity at the recreational deck (8th floor) which has an area of about 8,000 sqm houses the gym, function rooms, and swimming pools.

LOCATION: Barangka Ilaya, Mandaluyong, Kalakhang Maynila

PRICE: See sample computations here.

JAZZ RESIDENCES

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Jazz Residences is situated on a 2.5 hectare property in Makati City. It is composed of 4 residential towers with sprawling amenity podium, 1 basement and 3 podium parking levels, and 2 commercial levels. Each tower is comprised of studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom types.

AMENITIES: include 1.7 hectare amenity podium, inspired by a world famous resort hotel. It is composed of lounge and main lobby, function rooms, gym and fitness center, mini theater, children’s playground, jogging path, landscaped gardens, and swimming pools – 3 lap pools, 3 wade pools and kiddie pools.

LOCATION: Jupiter St., Nicanor Garcia, Makati City.

PRICE: See sample computations here.

PARK TRIANGLE RESIDENCES

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Park Triangle Residences is an integrated hub in BGC’s prominent northern gateway. It consists of the following:

I . Park Triangle Corporate Center – consists of 30 physical floors [24 of which are office floors] with 5 basement levels.

II. Park Triangle Ayala Mall – An Ayala Mall that will be launched 2nd quarter of 2018. It has 5 floors of retail and dining plus fresh supermarket selection.

III. Kidzania Manila – 4th quarter of this year is when Kidzania Manila at Park Triangle will be fully operational. It is an “edutainment” or educational entertainment center designed as a real city to provide the ultimate role playing opportunity for kids.

IV. Park Triangle Residences – It is a 49-storey with 616 residential units, situated along 32nd, where the corporate office row in BGC are, and 11th avenue, where vibrant lifestyle strip in BGC is located.

PRICE: See sample computation here.

ETON PARKVIEW GREENBELT 

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Eton Parkview Greenbelt is a premium, 33 storeys, ALL LOFT residential masterpiece at the center of a prestigious Makati neighborhood – Legaspi Village.

AMENITIES: It has world-class amenities such as Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Function Room, Children’s Playground, Lobby and Lounge Area.

LOCATION: Eton Parkview Greenbelt, Gamboa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City

PRICE: See sample computation here.

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT PRICING OR IF YOU HAVE ANY INQUIRIES, CONTACT US THROUGH THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:

Office No. 956-3284

Mobile Nos. (0915)567-7656

US Line: 001 562 443 8556

Chat with Mr Paolo Flores

Today on the blog, we will share with you what transpired when we sat down with Abba 98 Realty’s International Broker – Mr. Paolo Flores.

  1. How did you come up with the name Abba 98 Realty

“It originated from our personnel agency business. My dad started Abba Personnel Services Inc with the vision of helping the Filipinos get a job abroad. It started in 1997, and it is now on its 18th year. The agency has won different awards with his vision of giving jobs to Filipinos abroad. Known for his reputation as one of the most well-respected agencies for sending overseas workers abroad, it is a fulfillment to send thousands of Filipinos from different parts of the world.

With this, he decided to create a corporation for our holdings. Since Mr Nestor Flores is a licensed real estate broker, he formed a realty, thus Abba 98 Realty & Dev’t Corp. Abba which means “Father” and 98, since that is NAF’s first year in his personnel services business”.

  1. Who is the founder?

“It is founded by Mr Nestor Flores. Originally, the realty was just created to serve as a holding company. Year 2010, Sr Flores started accreditation with some developers. Then by the start of 2014, I decided to manage the business after getting different international trainings from the top developers. With our successful programs last year, I am optimistic that we will have a good year ahead of us”.

  1. What made you decide to come up with your own company?

“Like most real estate brokers, I used to work under specific developers who offer different types of properties to address the unique needs of customers. However, I found that despite the different properties they try to sell, developers have different strengths too and I will only be able to serve my customers better if they are given this wide variety of options, not just the properties of any single developer.

Starting up my own company to become an independent broker seemed logical then because now I am able to address what’s most important to my clients by tapping properties of developers whose strengths suit their priorities. In addition, I am also able to provide them a broader, unbiased perspective on real estate investing since I’m not exclusively tied to any specific developer.

I also saw the need for the developers to improve on after sales service and client servicing. Our buyers enjoy the services related to their property from our selected industrial partners”.

  1. Edge of Abba over other brokers?

“Most independent brokers nowadays would boast of a looong list of properties that they can recommend to any customer. Sadly, this is not what customers want. They only want to see the properties that are relevant to them. Long lists do nothing but confuse them further.

Yes, I provide more options than when I was working exclusively for developers. But, I only provide them the options that they actually want to see. Here in Abba, we approach each and every client differently because that is what they precisely are—different. Think of it as a customized way of servicing, because at the end of the day, the client is always the most important.

As a small business owner, our advantage is our dedication for our good service. Aside from that, we are able to propose different ideas to the developer more efficiently. We also personalize the service to our buyers”.

We will see more of him tomorrow as he will grace the event organized for the bloggers called “Amaia Blogger’s Day”.

  1. Words of wisdom to bloggers?

“To all the bloggers, continue what you are doing. Be passionate and protect your reputation by doing the right thing. We just have to be responsible on what we post in the internet since it cannot be erased once you posted the content already.

Times are changing. Before, we are only limited to watching TV, reading the newspaper as our types of media. Right now, we have the internet. We have different social media channels that could affect our decision making. We usually research and check on different opinions posted in the internet. And one of the easiest ways to express our ideas and opinions is through our blog”.

As a millennial and an advocate of blogging communities, I fully support the cause of the bloggers in providing unbiased information and independent views through their own blogs. Without you and without growing our network, we will be less effective in supporting each other with our objective on why we created it in the first place.

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Office No. 956-3284

Mobile Nos. (0915)567-7656

US Line: 001 562 443 8556

Sharing is Caring

In today’s generation, one of the effective business concepts is sharing economy.

Sharing economy, is a socio-economic ecosystem built around the sharing of human and physical resources. It includes the shared creation, production, distribution, trade and consumption of goods and services by different people and organisations. (source). 

Benefits: 

  • Build strong community
  • All the resources available maximized
  • Win-Win
  • Researcher Christopher Koopman, an author of a study by George Mason University economists, said the sharing economy “allows people to take idle capital and turn them into revenue sources.”

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In the recent collaboration between Abba 98 Realty’s US Marketing Partner, Ms Aimee Chao and Ms Janet Lucas of Chef RD (also an investor in Amaia), Ms Aimee introduced Ms Janet’s catering services while she gave a talk to a small group on property investments in the Philippines, specifically Nuvali and Amaia.

08 07 05 03Look at those delish and yummy treats! You can get in touch with Ms Janet via email at: chefrd820@yahoo.com. Helping small businesses flourish with these type of tie-ups and networking events is one of Abba 98 Realty’s missions.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR wish to collaborate with us, you can CONTACT US THROUGH THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:

Office No. 956-3284

Mobile No. (0915)567-7656

US Line: 001 562 443 8556

 

 

Let There Be Light! For as low as 5% DP, You Can Move in by 1st Quarter of 2016

This month, SMDC, one of the leading real-estate developers in the country,  makes it easier  for professionals working in business districts, single, startup families, and empty nesters to live at the heart of Metro Manila.  A special payment plan is being offered, exclusive to clients of chosen brokers like Abba 98 Realty.

One of the SMDC properties that is included on this promo is Light Residences in Mandaluyong.

OPTIMIZE YOUR CITY LIVING: 

Light Residences is situated on a 1.9 hectare prime lot at the corner of EDSA and Madison St. in Mandaluyong. It is composed of 3 residential towers with a common podium with commercial spaces and parking levels. It offers studio, 1-bedroom, and 2 -bedroom units, 4227 in total.

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Amenities include: a Grand Lobby, 20,000 sqm retail area with cafes, restaurants, and shops at the ground and second level. Cinemas at the 2nd level, and dedicated parking for retail guests. There are also 4 high-speed elevators per tower. Landscaped amenity at the recreational deck (8th floor) which has an area of about 8,000 sqm houses the gym, function rooms, and swimming pools.

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It is also conveniently located at the center of Metro Manila. Few meters away are malls like SM Megamall, and other commercial centers, and is near CBD like Ortigas, Rockwell, Makati, and Fort Bonifacio. It’s also near educational institutions like Lourdes School, St. Paul’s Pasig, UAP), and hospitals like Polymedic, and Medical City.

Interested?

AVAIL OUR SPECIAL PAYMENT PLAN:

With this promo, the buyer only has to pay at least 5% downpayment, and then, SMDC can process the move in within 2 months. Normally, the developers require that the full amount be financed by an accredited bank before they can move in the property. This would allow the buyers to enjoy their units while paying the monthly amortizations with no interest. Aside from that, SMDC gives out 10 to 12 % discount for selected projects. The current spot cash discount for an SMDC condo is 10%. This offer is good until Nov 30 , 2015 only.

SAMPLE COMPUTATION: 

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1BR-a 1BR-b

2BR-a 2BR-b

ACTUAL UNIT (1BR): 

Each unit comes with one LED TV, DVD player, sofa bed, and side table (living area), dining table and chairs, fridge, 2 burner electric cooktop and range hood (dining and kitchen area), aircon, built-in cabinet, pillow case, bed sheet, foam and frame (bedroom). The comfort room has standard fixture with added feature – glass partition in the shower area.

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Avail Our Special Payment Plan and Optimize your City Living NOW!

CONTACT US THROUGH THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:

Office No. 956-3284

Mobile No. (0915)567-7656

US Line: 001 562 443 8556

RELATED ARTICLE: SMDC Jazz Residences Special Payment Plan

 

 

Special Payment Plan, Dining, and All that Jazz

For the whole month of November, SMDC, one of the leading real-estate developers in the country, is giving out a special payment plan, exclusive for clients of chosen brokers. It is of great pride because Abba 98 Realty is one of them.

One of the SMDC properties that are included on this promo [for the month of November ONLY] is Jazz Residences.

Jazz Residences is an epitome of a good investment. Why? Because of its unique project concept, prime location, top-notch amenities, and an SM Brand.

LOCATION: Jupiter St., Nicanor Garcia, Makati City.

It is situated on a 2.5 hectare property in Makati City. It is composed of 4 residential towers with sprawling amenity podium, 1 basement and 3 podium parking levels, and 2 commercial levels. Each tower is comprised of studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom types.

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BUILDING COMPOSITION:  Basement 1 is the parking area and Ground – 5th (4 levels) Commercial and Parking. 6th (1 level) amenities and garden units. 7th to 46th (35 levels) are residential units.

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SHARED DEVELOPMENT AMENITIES: 1.7 hectare amenity podium, inspired by a world famous resort hotel. It is composed of lounge and main lobby, function rooms, gym and fitness center, mini theater, children’s playground, jogging path, landscaped gardens, and swimming pools – 3 lap pools, 3 wade pools and kiddie pools.

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This is also the home of Jazz Mall.  It has a variety of restaurants to choose from and one of the most visited is the celebrity-owned restaurant called RYU: Curry and Ramen. Enjoy the rustic feel of the place while having a gastronomic affair with their well-loved house specialties – Katsu Curry (a crispy deep-fried breaded pork cutlet with special curry sauce plus white rice) and Ebi Tempura (a classic Japanese prawn dish). 

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Experience the Jazz lifestyle now! It’s easy. Find out how to make it your home by browsing through the sample computations below and take advantage of the ongoing promo:

SAMPLE COMPUTATION: 

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Jazz 1BR Facing Makati

 

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Jazz 1BR Facing Amenities

2BR Jazz A 2BR Jazz B

ACTUAL UNIT (1BR with Balcony): 

Unit has a living area (comes with one Led TV), bedroom, balcony, dining and kitchen, which is equipped with a brand new fridge and 2 burner electric cooktop. 2

With this promo, the buyer only has to pay at least 5% downpayment, and then, SMDC can process the move in within 2 months. Normally, the developers require that the full amount be financed by an accredited bank before they can move in the property. This would allow the buyers to enjoy their units while paying the monthly amortizations with no interest. Aside from that, SMDC gives out 10 to 12 % discount for selected projects. The current spot cash discount for an SMDC condo is 10%. This offer is good until Nov 30 , 2015 only.

NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO BUY.

CONTACT US THROUGH THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:

Office No. 956-3284

Mobile No. (0915)567-7656

US Line: 001 562 443 8556

RELATED ARTICLE: Special Payment Plan – SMDC Light Residences, Mandaluyong

Activities in Nuvali this November

November is an exciting month in Nuvali, a self-supporting eco-community in Laguna. Here are just some of the events happened and is currently  happening here:

“A Glass of the Sea” EXHIBITION ON THE CORAL TRIANGLE

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Did you miss The Mind Museum’s “A Glass of the Sea: An exhibition on the Coral Triangle“?

Fret no more. Head on to the EVOLIVING CENTER in NUVALI, LAGUNA from today to November 29 and catch it there FOR FREE!  It is open from 8AM – 5PM.

Discover why the marine environment of the Philippines is the MOST DIVERSE IN THE WORLD. Know the science. Protect our seas.

This exhibit is brought to us by The Mind Museum in collaboration with The California Academy of science and supported by USAID.

NUVALI DIRT WEEKEND

Happened 6th to the 8th of November, Nuvali hosted the Dirt Weekend – “Since 2009, Nuvali Dirt Weekend has become an annual gathering of cyclists from all over the country. It has gained a reputation for being the first in staging unique formats in the field of mountain bike events. This event is open for all – racers, weekend warriors, and biking enthusiasts”. (excerpts from Pinoy Fitness website). 

Here are the results of the said event:

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If you wish to know more about what’s new in Nuvali, kindly visit and like our FB Page: ABBA 98 Realty FB Page and Nuvali FB Page

Types of Buyers

In real estate, we encounter different types of people. Each experience is different and truly unique. But generally, property buyer may fall on one of these types:

  1. Straightforward Buyer – this is the type of person who is ready, done his research, willing, and able. He either transferred job and is looking for a new place to stay or he could also be a newly-wed who is looking for a starter home. He could simply be a person who wants a property, have the money, and wanted one right now.
  1. Bargain-Hunter – the typical line of a bargain-hunter is that “another project gave me xx% off, maybe you could also do that or else, I might consider his offer instead of yours”. This type of person ideally wants to get all the discounts that the agent can get for him.
  1. Excited Buyer – the type of person who needs no convincing and more than willing to empty his trust fund just to get the property he has his eyes on. These are impulsive buyers, and typically will check the necessary fees that go with acquiring the property after sale.
  1. Casual Looker – this is the type who likes to look at many houses, check his options, compares prices, and cannot really tell if he is a sure buyer.
  1. The “I don’t know” Buyer – the type of person who really needs more attention as he may have the money but really is not sure what he really want. He could also be scouting for the best deal but does not necessary know what to do if in case he sees one. He needs someone who could further explain the pros and cons of getting a property.

How about you? What type of buyer are you?

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Here at Abba 98 Realty, whatever type of buyer you are, you’re always welcome to give us a call and we’re more than happy to assist and answer all of your queries.

Why? Because it’s more than the sale, it’s the good relationship, loyalty of clients, and excellent service that we provide to customers is more important for us.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INQUIRIES, CONTACT US THROUGH THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:

Office No. 956-3284

Mobile No. (0915)567-7656

US Line: 001 562 443 8556

Quick Guide: How to Spend a Perfect Day in Nuvali

Nuvali is a living, breathing, eco-community in Laguna that believes in creating spaces that thrive with the earth, in vibrant landscapes that inspire a better quality of life. With its beauty and activities it offers to every visitor, a trip to the said place is definitely worth the time.

Start the Day Right

Here’s a quick guide on how you can get to Nuvali:

VIA PRIVATE TRANSPO: NUVALI is located in the cities of Sta. Rosa, Calamba and the Municipality of Cabuyao in Laguna, part of the growth corridor of the CALABARZON Region.

You can reach it at less than an hour’s drive from the city.  It is accessible through several exits along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).

Greenfield City/Unilab/Mamplasan (secured access)
Sta. Rosa
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Silangan
Calamba

VIA PUBLIC TRANSPO:

Option 1: Bus

 

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Option 2: Jeep

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Option 3: Bus Within Nuvali

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Source: http://nuvali.ph/about/location-transportation/

After arriving, first stop can be at Solenad 1 to have your daily dose of coffee at Starbucks (049-302-6263/ 0922 8385317) to perk up your day. Then take a leisurely walk along the Nuvali Picnic Grounds. This is where you will find pieces of art by well-respected artists like Juan Carlo Calma, Michael Cacnio, to name a few.

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You can also go to the Lakeside and do fish-feeding (Fish feed bags for sale – P15/bag). Hop on a water taxi ride (P30/head/round trip) or simply stroll around  (Bikes for rent – P60/hour). Operating Hours: 8am to 5:30pm daily.

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For adventure seeker, one can try wakeboarding by visiting Republ1c Wakepark. It has a 4-hectare lake, shower rooms and dressing rooms. Soon, there will be a hotel, a bar and restaurant, and a skate park.

It is located at West Diversity Boulevard, Nuvali, 4027 Calamba, Laguna

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
6:00 PM- 10:00 PM

For more information and for price list, check the website: Republic Wake Park

For other inquiries, please call 0947 8924961

Delight your Appetite at Solenad

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To have a sumptuous lunch, head over Solenad 2. Try eating at LZM (049-302-0051/ 0917-8166860)and order their famous Bulalo and some house favorites like tortang talong and fried boneless bangus.

Other popular choices are: Chubby Rib Shacks for a quick fix of rib cravings, Seafood Island (0906-2211146) and Buffalo’s Wings the Things ((049) 302-0039/ 0923-2290388) – all located at Solenad 2.

After having that leisurely lunch, spend the afternoon by visiting Greens and Patches. This is where you can learn about different species of trees and plants, as well as its benefits. You can go fishing, vegetable picking, or attend organic farm lectures. Amenities include:

  • Nipa huts for dining
  • Thematic gardens (spice garden, herbal garden etc)
  • Tree Nursery
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area (Nipa huts for rent)
  • Fishing pond

Next Stop: Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary

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With its magnificent view and fresh air, one can spend the rest of the afternoon here just by staring at the 17-kilometer buffer of green and do bird-watching or simply take the time to appreciate nature.

Shop.Shop.Shop.

Visit in Nuvali is not complete without a dose of retail therapy. Solenad 1 and 2 offers a wide array of stores you can shop at. For a complete list of establishments, check this link Retail Directory.

After shopping, you can catch a movie by going to Nuvali’s Special Outdoor Movie Night. The best part of this is it’s FREE! Check out when’s the next showing by visiting this link – Calendar of Events.

Don’t Let the Day End Just Yet:

If you want to stay overnight and experience more of what Nuvali has to offer, try checking in at the hotel near the lake, just in the middle of it all – Seda Nuvali. (photo credit: Seda Hotels)

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Enjoy a stunning view of the lake and overlooking structures. It has 150 contemporary style guestrooms, an e-lounge, banquet, and meeting venues, a spa, gym, and Misto, Seda’s signature restaurant.

 

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Seda Hotel Nuvali
Lakeside Evozone, NUVALI, Sta. Rosa
City, Laguna, 4026 Philippines
T: (6349) 2558888 | (6349) 5433788
F: (6349) 2558891
Email: nuv@sedahotels.com