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You don’t have to travel far to see majestic nature spots, breathtaking landscapes, lively culture and rich history because the Philippines has it all. With over 7107 islands, this beautiful archipelago is endowed with abundant natural resources and fascinating findings that attract tourists from all over the globe. In fact, tourism has been contributing to the country’s economy ever since the 70s. In the year 2011, almost 6% of the Philippine GDP came from the tourism sector making it a major contributor.
The majority of Filipino landmarks are easily accessible and are within distance from major establishments such as shopping malls, hotels, restaurants and even residential areas. The latter ones are great for people who want to live close to historical sites and/or nature spots, yet desire to experience convenience and accessibility at all times.
Check out these four residential properties near famous Filipino landmarks that will make you feel like a wandering tourist every single day.
1. Blast from the past
Want to go back in time and see kalesas in the cobbled streets of Manila? How about the guardia civil walking along Intramuros?
Real estate giant DMCI’s pre-selling Torre de Manila, situated along Taft Avenue and right across Rizal Park, is a resort-inspired hyphenate condominium near famous historical sites such as Intramuros, Fort Santiago, San Agustin Church and Rizal Park. Currently under construction, the development offers one-bedroom units up to three-bedroom units that come with private gardens. It is also located right next to colleges and universities making it the ideal condo for travellers and college students.
2. Summer capital of the Philippines
If you’re the type of person who wants to live in the area surrounded by mountains and savor the fresh chilly air, then it’s time to move to Baguio City. Also known as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines”, this colorful city has amazing scenery and breathtaking landscapes including the Mines View, Burnham Park, Session Road and the pink Baguio Cathedral.
The mid-rise preselling condominium Moldex Residences is nestled along Marcos Highway. This exclusive and gated residential lot resembles a cozy mountain lodge surrounded with pine trees and lush greenery. It is a few steps away from Burnham Park, University of the Philippines – Baguio, and SM Baguio. This vacation-inspired home offers luxurious amenities including a three-level clubhouse, gym, jacuzzi and a cozy fireplace.
3. Mactan Island
Developed by Megaworld Corporation, this upcoming luxury township development is ideal for beach lovers who wish to stay close to Cebu’s major establishments. Situated on Mactan Island, the Mactan Newtown is a 28.8 hectare lifestyle and residential complex located right next to the pristine blue beach of Mactan. This township development features three residential condominiums, office buildings, a reputable school, a beach resort and a commercial center.
4. The world’s smallest volcano
Overlooking the beautiful Taal Lake and Volcano, this 60 hectare residential community by Filinvest Premiere is the deluxe Laeuna de Taal. This vacation and resort-style township is situated ten minutes away from Tagaytay City and includes condominium units, lots and houses. Just like Baguio, its beautiful natural environment and awe-inspiring view of Taal is ideal for those who wish to live in a cool, quiet environment. Surrounded by lush greens and tall pine trees, this upcoming residential property offers a wide array of amenities including a swimming pool and a waterfront activity center where dwellers can canoe, windsurf, kayak, go fishing or do boat trips.