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What is Playa Laiya ?

Playa Laiya is envisioned to become the “most desired leisure destination” in San Juan with its complete and diverse Exclusive Residential Resort and commercial Leisure-Tourism Estate developments.

The Exclusive Residential Subdivision shall be definitive of the Landco brand with well-designed village facilities and amenities suitable for the beachside lifestyle. The Leisure-Tourism Estate shall become the hub for commercial activity such as restaurant dining, retail shopping, hotel and accommodations, and various tourism services along the coast of Laiya, San Juan in Batangas. With its diverse and natural landscape, Playa Laiya shall also become known as the first premier beach destination in San Juan.

Where is Playa Laiya?

Playa Laiya is located at Barangay Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas. It is approximately 125 kilometers or 2 hours 30 minutes drive from Metro Manila.
Who is the Developer of Playa Laiya?

The developer of Playa Laiya is Landco Pacific Corporation. Landco is the Philippines’ leading real estate company in leisure development. Founded in 1990 by Alfred Xerez-Burgos Jr., Landco has become a major, multi-product real estate development company engaged in high-end leisure, urban and hometown communities.

An originator of industry firsts, Landco revolutionized the second home industry and has coined real estate jargon like ‘residential resorts’, ‘leisure farms’, and ‘leisure tourism estates’.

Staying outside the typical, predominant real estate business models, the company explored new living concepts that respond to the changing emotional and practical needs of the market. Landco’s brand promise of LIFE AT YOUR LEISURE stands in all the communities that carry its name.

Landco’s leisure communities include Peninsula de Punta Fuego, an exclusive, world-class seaside community along the coast of Nasugbu, Batangas, which has become the benchmark for a seaside residential resort. Its success paved the way for the highly acclaimed second phase, Terrazas de Punta Fuego.

Another first in Landco’s roster of resort communities is Hacienda Escudero in Tiaong, Quezon, , a resort plantation community featuring the country’s rich cultural heritage and traditions.

The award-winning Leisure Farms in Lemery, Batangas is the first agro-tourism, residential and hobby farming community in the country. This was quickly followed by Ponderosa Leisure Farms, the first flower garden residential development, located in Silang Cavite.

Hometown communities include master planned projects that cater to those who want to enjoy the comforts of subdivision living—WoodGrove Park in Pampanga, Waterwood Park in Bulacan, MonteLago Nature Estates in Laguna, and The Courtyard at Lakewood Golf Estates in Nueva Ecija. In Mindanao, another Landco blue-label community has risen – Woodridge Garden Village in Zamboanga.
Urban communities (condominiums and residential city developments) offer the best in resort living in the metropolis, through such developments as Tribeca Private Residences in Sucat, Muntinlupa and Stonecrest in San Pedro, Laguna.
Who is the Landowner of Playa Laiya?

The landowner of Playa Laiya is Aplaya Laiya Corporation.
Who are the designers of the community?

Playa Laiya is a fully integrated masterplanned community. Its consultants include:

• Masterplanning: Paolo G. Alcazaren and Associates, Santos, Caguinguin and Associates

• Architectural Design: Jorge Yulo Architects and Associates
• Landscaping Design: EAAurelio Landscape Architects
• Engineering Design: DCCD Engineering Consultants
• Geodetic Surveying: MAPCON Survey and Construction

What makes Playa Laiya different from other Second Homes in Batangas?

Playa Laiya can be distinctly differentiated from other Second Homes in Batangas in terms of Product Concept, Location, and Product Quality.

In terms of Project Concept, Playa Laiya has a unique concept and theme wherein it integrates an Asian Tropical Contemporary Residential Resort Subdivision with a Leisure-Tourism Estate. Other developments employ a club membership scheme wherein lot owners have to buy a country club share and pay monthly membership dues for the use of its amenities. In Playa Laiya, residents will only have to pay village association dues for the maintenance of the village and its amenities. Exclusive village amenities such as pools, bathhouses, and parks will be operated by the Village Association. On the other hand, commercial operations such as dining establishments, accommodations facilities, and merchant outlets shall be located at the Leisure-Tourism Estate. These establishments shall be offered to 3rd party commercial locators who specialize in these types of services.

The second level of distinction is its beach. Playa Laiya is located on a contiguous 7-kilometer white sand shoreline with diverse marine life and a growing beachside community. Lastly, as in its other projects, Landco focuses on the quality of the product it delivers. Therefore, one can expect top quality design and service for its valued clients.

How is PLAYA LAIYA similar and also different from PLAYA CALATAGAN?

The “Playa” brand is what makes the two developments similar. In terms of concept, both offer an integrated Second Home Residential Resort Subdivision and Leisure Tourism development, with similar amenities and land development specifications. There may be differences in terms lot packages and price but both have the same brand that offers similar lifestyle experiences.

Among its differences are: size of development, location, and level commercialism. In terms of size, Playa Calatagan is 92 hectares while Playa Laiya is 144 hectares. Playa Calatagan covers a little less than a kilometer of beach frontage while Playa Laiya controls almost 2 kilometers. Location is also considered a major difference. Laiya is in the south-east side of Batangas facing Tayabas Bay which opens towards the Pacific Ocean while Calatagan is in the opposite south-west side facing the South China Sea. In terms of commercialism, the Laiya area may be considered more advanced with the abundance of resorts along its 7-kilometer shoreline. The Calatagan area, on the other hand, is a more secluded community given the privacy of the Calatagan peninsula.

What are the features/amenities of the community?

The features of the Residential Resort community are:

1. Exclusive Beach Clubhouse

2. Hilltop Pavilion
3. Village Sports Center
4. Village Parks and Playgrounds
5. Beach Park/Events Area

What are the features/amenities of the Leisure-Tourism Estate?

The Leisure-Tourism Estate shall feature the following:

1. Restaurants and Cafes
2. Retail shopping outlets
3. Hotels and Accommodation Facilities/ Bed and Breakfasts
4. Condominiums/Condotels
5. Meeting Facilities

Please note that the Leisure-Tourism estate shall be offered to third party locators and business owners who will be purchasing commercial property. This estate’s components do not form part of the deliverables for the residential subdivision.

What is the average lot cut?

As of today, June 20, 2011, the sizes of available lots range from 233 to 420 square meters. Two estate lots, with an area of 831 and 919 square meters are also availlable for sale.

What is your target completion date for this project?

The project is phased. Some phases will be finished earlier than the others. We expect to finish the entire residential project by 2017.

What’s the status of the permits?

The following have already been secured:

– Barangay Clearance

– Environmental Compliance Certificate
– Development Permit
– License to Sell (done on a per phase basis)

How much are the Association Dues?

Association dues vary depending on how much it is to maintain the various facilities and amenities a village has. This is usually determined by the Homeowner’s Village Association once it is established. Thus, it would be premature to state an exact price per square meter to date. As a reference, however, our Terrazas de Punta Fuego Residential Resort subdivision development charges PhP 3.50/ square meter for association dues.

Who can use the amenities?

Ownership of village amenities is a function of the formal turnover of the property by the Developer to the Village Association.

Thus, ownership of the amenities prior to turnover belongs to the Developer. The Developer may prudently implement rules, guidelines, and rates it deems fit and necessary for the proper function and maintenance of the amenities before the turnover. It may also be used by anyone the Developer deems fit for it to be used. After the turnover, the ownership of the village amenities is turned over to the Village Association. The Village Association will then charge association dues and rates, impose rules and guidelines it sees fit for the proper operation of its facilities and amenities. Only village owners and their accompanied guest may use the facilities, unless otherwise allowed by the Village Association.

What’s going to happen to Laiya Cocogrove?

Laiya Cocogrove is considered as the first locator of the Leisure-Tourism Estate. In this light, special arrangements may be made between the sales agent/ broker and the resort owner for their own specific purposes.

In the meantime, a marketing pavilion with a pool area is made available in the West Parcel to be used as an interim facility owned and managed by the Developer. This allows guests/ prospective buyers to enjoy and visualize the future amenities and lifestyle that Playa Laiya aims to offer its clients.

How’s the Laiya Beach?

White beach (West Parcel) is considered as one of the best beachfronts of the 7 kilometer shoreline. The sands are fine and white especially during summer. The beach in the East Parcel, however, experiences low tide where the water recedes to up to 300-400 meters from the shore from time to time. This is a natural occurrence which surfaces the natural marine life in the area.

Is the beach artificial or natural? Who will maintain it in the long run?
The beach is natural. In the long run, the beach will be maintained by the Residential and Commercial Village Association.

What’s the plan for the commercial?

Commercial specifications are not yet available as of the moment. However, interested investors can be entertained on a case to case basis.

Will we have a marina?

No. It is unnatural and physically impossible in our development. Nonetheless, a slipway is being planned for small boats and jet skis.

The Ibaan Exit has just been recently opened. What’s the implication to Playa Laiya?

With this new exit, one can now skip the traffic of Lipa City and just go straight to Ibaan which leads to Rosario then to San Juan. This cuts travel time by 30-45 minutes.

An exit connecting the Calamba area to the Star Tollway is being built. What’s the implication to Playa Laiya?

This exit is now open. It bypasses the Sto. Tomas area that connects to the Star Tollway. Thus decreasing travel time by 10-20 minutes.

When was the project launched?

Playa Laiya was launched last April 19, 2008.

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