A Home in a Relaxation Destination? These Are Our Top Location Picks

Location became a bigger priority for property seekers when the pandemic struck. At the height of the crisis, the prevailing trend was to stay in a residence near places of work, given the limited transportation options at the time. Now that we’re easing into the new normal, a new trend in property location emerges: to be in a relaxation destination. 

With more than two years of being stuck indoors and trying our best to manage the travel itch, many are determined to find a home that would let them rest and unwind and experience the vacation feels all year long.

Experience the best of workcation by considering these locations in your next home purchase.

Tagaytay, Cavite

The second summer capital of the country is among the easiest picks for a relaxing home location. It’s cool all year round, and you have the amazing scenery of the Taal Volcano and Laguna de Bay when you go out. When you live here in Tagaytay, you get the privilege of relaxing in the company of good food in its hip cafes and restaurants. 

Napa at Crosswinds is a California-inspired coffee shop that offers a scenic view of the city’s greenery. Balinsasayaw is another dining place with a cozy ambiance. Its nipa huts give people a homey dining experience. Meanwhile, at Sonya’s Garden, you can eat at the cottage restaurant, and relax at the well-kept garden or wellness spa. Other must-visit restaurants when you’re trying to find peace and quiet are the Farmer’s Table, Balay Dako, and Char’s Garden Cafe.

If indeed you’re keen on finding a home in Tagaytay, consider buying in Serin East Tagaytay by Avida Land. This vertical residence has a rustic, intimate ambiance complementing the refreshing countryside views it offers.

Bataraza, Palawan

If you’re willing to go a little farther from Metro Manila for a home in a relaxation destination, Palawan is the next best place to settle down in. The island-province, with its amazing blue-green waters, pristine, untouched beaches, and breathtaking views, can easily calm your nerves and give you the peace and quiet you crave. As one of the local hotspots recognized internationally not once but many times, you will surely find plenty of hotspots in Palawan perfect for unwinding. Most of these are nature-filled sites.

The town of Baraza, for one, teems with such destinations. You can take a refreshing dip at the gorgeous Lalatuan and Kapangyan Falls. Bask in the beautiful Gangub Cave, which has been ornately formed through the years. Other relaxing attractions in the municipality include Pirates Island and Capayas Island.

An excellent piece of real estate in Bataraza worth investing in is the beachfront property in the beautiful development Tagolango 2 by Seanderg Realty and Development Corporation. This community is within one-minute walking distance from a white sand beach.

Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental

In case you’re looking for a relaxing home in the Mindanao region, one of the top locations you should eye is Cagayan de Oro (CDO). While it offers cosmopolitan conveniences, the capital of the Misamis Oriental boasts astonishing leisure spots that earned the city the title Adventure Capital of the Philippines. Here, you can easily unplug from all the noise and find your own adventure.

On weekends, you can go whitewater rafting at the popular Cagayan River or waterfall jumping at Mapawa Nature Park. For some good old nature camping, visit the Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village. Take a dip at the amazing pool and check out the zoo within the estate.

Then, for your home, choose Avida Towers Aspira by Avida Land, the tallest condominium in the city. This vertical residential enclave features relaxing amenities that offer a soothing retreat experience even though you’re in the middle of a bustling metropolis.

Makati, Metro Manila

Who says you can’t have a vacation while in the urban jungle? Even in the capital region, you can embrace a lifestyle of tranquility. Makati is our top pick for a relaxation destination in the metro. Amid the tall, mighty buildings and modern conveniences in the city, you’re bound to find green spaces where you can find relaxation. 

The Ayala Triangle Gardens is the most popular one. Then, there’s Greenbelt Park right in the middle of the shopping complex. At Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, you can visit the weekend market for some good finds and good vibes. Other green spaces you can spend leisure time in are Washington Sycip Park and Legazpi Active Park.

One of the best property choices in Makati is Stratford Residences at Picar Place, the tallest residential tower in the country. This ultra-luxury condo skyscraper has all the relaxation amenities you look for in a residence, from a mediation garden and swimming pool to a mini theater, library, and beauty salon.

Because of the pandemic, people demand more from their homes. The ideal place of residence is one that reminds us of our best vacations and makes the elusive peace and quiet a reality.

The home as a relaxation destination will be among the core topics to be discussed in the upcoming The Outlook 2022: Real Estate Conference. 

The event is co-presented by KONE and in partnership with media organizations Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inquirer Property, Business Mirror, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, Malaya Business Insight, Sunstar Cebu, Real Estate Blog PH, Negosentro, Property Finds Asia, Village Connect PH, and World Executives Digest. 

The silver sponsors are Maximus and Gorenje, while the bronze sponsors are Inventi, BDO, RCBC, BPI, Metromart, Shopee, Zalora, and CleanSource Solution.

To know more about the event, visit this page.


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