One no longer has to travel to a far away Island to enjoy surf, sun and sea at a world-class beach resort. The luxurious beach at Playa Laiya leisure community in San Juan, Batangas is the perfect beach-side residence and leisure destination to go with family and friends–it’s only two hours and thirty minutes away from Metro Manila.

Playa Laiya capped off a wonderful summer with a beach party during a sneak peek of its new beach clubhouse and new jacuzzi and kiddie pools.  Guests were treated to a wonderful time enjoying the beach, delicious food and a fashion show featuring  the summer wear collection of Twinkle Ferraren and Cocotini as showcased by lovely models and gorgeous hunks.

To set the mood, reggae music wafted from the speakers as beachgoers went to and  from the crystal blue waters and the white sand shoreline. There were drinks and snacks available for those who wanted to take a break from their swim and the sun’s heat.

Playa Laiya lot owners together with their family and friends spent the day relaxing inside the beach front cabanas or going for a swim in the new pools or at the white sand beach. Some even brought out their outdoor grill and started on a mouth-watering barbeque.

There were also areas where kids were able to bring out their artistic side by decorating their own canvas bag and flip flops; a henna tattoo booth for those who wanted an artful souvenir they could wear; and a massage area for those who wanted even more relaxation and soothe their muscles after swimming.

Guests were invited to the new clubhouse to watch models romp in fun, colorful summer wear at the infinity poolside. There was a flurry of picture taking by the press and some guests during and even after the fashion show.

Leisure and lifestyle developer Landco Pacific Corporation is developing Playa Laiya as a master-planned community having both residential and commercial areas. The residential component is an exclusive enclave with well-designed village facilities for residents to enjoy a beach-side lifestyle.

Playa Laiya is also set to become the “most desired leisure destination” in San Juan, Batangas. Its diverse natural landscape makes it the first premier beach destination in San Juan. It will be the hub for commercial activity such as restaurant dining, retail shopping, hotel and accommodations, and various tourism services-a world-class beach party venue and tourist attraction like Boracay-along the coast of Laiya, San Juan in Batangas.


Those who buy lots as homeowners in Playa Laiya’s Residential community will enjoy the following exclusive amenities:  the Beach Clubhouse with its Welcome Center and pools; the Beach Park where residents can walk to the beach and enjoy the park’s amenities; the Hilltop Clubhouse with its breathtaking views of the sea; and several village parks and playgrounds.

The Leisure-Tourism Estate of Playa Laiya is envisioned to offer restaurants and cafes; retail shopping outlets; hotels and accommodation facilities; bed and breakfasts; condominiums/condotels; and meeting facilities.

“We’re nearing the second phase of our development, which is the commercial area.  We will be inviting commercial developers to set up bed and breakfasts, condominiums, condotels, and hotels in the area.

“But of course, we’re still continuing to sell the lots in the residential enclaves.  We’re already eighty percent sold in the areas we have launched,”  says Jose Antonio Xerez-Burgos, Landco’s VP and SBU Head for Leisure Communities.

He also explains that Playa Laiya is being designed to be the next big, world-class resort destination.

“We envision this place to be another Boracay here in the Philippines or like Costa del Sol in Spain. And it’s more convenient to get here. Instead of taking a plane and a boat to an island resort, our guests can come here by car. We’re just two and a half hours away from Alabang. It’s very convenient.

Playa Laiya features a fantastic beach located within a 7-kilometer white sand shoreline with a huge beachfront area measuring about one kilometer. The beachfront on the West side has fine white sand that looks really beautiful especially in the summer,” says Rachel Quinto, Project Officer of Playa Laiya.

For more information about Playa Laiya please call  0920-901-7119.

Landco Pacific Corporation is the developer of high-end leisure, urban, and hometown communities. For 21 years, the company has made its mark in Philippine real estate, and is widely acknowledged to be the leader in leisure development.  As the purveyor of resort living experiences, Landco is committed to consistently create innovative and outstanding lifestyle products that revolutionize the way you live…Life at your leisure. For more information, call 836-5000, email or visit

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Judy Ann Teo

Christopher Cahilig Consultancy Services
Unit 2203 Cityland Shaw Tower,
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Mandaluyong City
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AVIDA Land Corporation BREAKS GROUND at Bonifacio Global City

Amidst the recognition it earned as it marked its 20th anniversary last year, Avida Land Corp. still won’t rest on its laurels. The company is in fact looking towards expanding its territory even further and breaking new grounds with new developments, as well as a new headquarters in its lineup.

As of 2010, Avida has produced around 40,000 fully constructed house and lot and condominium units, transformed close to 800 hectares of idle land into idyllic communities, and launched an impressive 38 projects in 16 locations across the country. Plaudit

Good turnout in 2010

“There was a tremendous market turnout last year across the board that we have decided to revise our original plans to accommodate growing demands,” says Rex Mendoza, senior vice president of Ayala Land, Inc., the mother company of Avida.

Last year alone, it made around 10,000 units available to the market and added 102 hectares to its total land development.

Avida president Leo Montenegro agrees that the past year had been a good one for the property market as a whole.

“There were more launches from different companies, ergo more buyers.  It also became more challenging to sell because of the competition,” he says.

Avida successfully overcame that challenge, banking on the talent and skills able group of men and women who have tirelessly worked towards making Avida what it is today.

And as a testimony to its faith to its products and people, Avida will soon relocate its headquarters in one of the most coveted addresses in the country—Bonifacio Global City.

Aiming higher

Dubbed as “the home of passionate minds”, Bonifacio Global City will serve as the perfect venue for Avida employees to hone their skills and passion in delivering quality and affordable homes to the country’s hardworking middle class.

Avida, in fact, is likewise introducing a community at the very sought-after location—Avida Towers Global City. Here, one will find quality condominium units amidst an exciting and pulsating environment surrounded by posh lifestyle establishments and dining destinations.  It is an address, too, that is quite accessible through public transport and just a few minutes’ drive away from the Makati Central Business District.

Avida’s new headquarters will occupy two floors of Avida Towers Global City’s podium.  It is expected to be finished by the end of 2012.

And as it continues to expand its territory and break new ground, expect more idyllic homes and communities for generations of Filipinos to enjoy.