Philippines, Batangas, San Juan, Laiya-Ibabao
Laiya-Ibabao, San Juan
Philippines’ tourism contributes 12.2% (2017) to the country’s GDP. The rationale for the Dept. of Tourism and the selling pitch of “It’s More Fun in the Philippines”. Most foreign tourists use the Metro Manila as their port of entry for the Philippines is synonymous to Manila. Just like Boracay is identified with Philippines Tourism-the white beach destination. Playa Laiya is the “Boracay” South. Thus, Laiya at San Juan, Batangas is included in the expat tourists’ white beach destination due to its accessibility or about 2-3 hours drive from Manila. Metro Manila residents are the natural local tourists of Laiya due to urban high-stress level caused by high air pollution, traffic congestion, working conditions like call-centers, BPO-IT, & unhealthy lifestyle. Overnight weekend stays at Laiya will make a big difference in their daily stressful & very unhealthy urban living.By the end of 2017, the Batangas Tourism Officers Association (BaTOA) reported that the estimated tourists & visitors of the province breached the six million. The Malvar Shrine, Padre Pio religious shrine of Sto Tomas, and Sipit Trail & Mt. Malepunyo registered about four million tourists and visitors. Laiya-San Juan, Matabungkay, Punta Fuego, Pico de Loro, and Nasugbu were reported in the Batangas Tourism assessment beach destinations with one million tourists checked-in to the province's hotels and resorts. Definitely, they are coming from Metro Manila Region due to its accessibility thru SLEX, ACTECH, and STAR. The completion of the SLEX TR4 connecting SLEX Sto. Tomas Exit up to Lucena City will decrease the travel time from Manila to Laiya, San Juan thru the Candelaria. The said SLEX TR4 will siphon the Manila residents toward the white beach of Laiya this summer. Same with the expat tourists entering Manila International Airport, the shorter travel time to Laiya will attract them to explore the “Boracay” of Batangas. Full operation of the SLEX TR4 will boost the volume of tourists and visitors of Laiya, San Juan. The increased volume of tourists & visitors to Laiya will affect San Juan’s economic growth pushing up Real Estate prices. The expected volume increase of the tourists & visitors due to the SLEX TR4 and San Juan's fast urbanization due to its economic business expansion (Jollibee at San Juan). The highest and best use of the 2ha beachfront lot is a mix-used mid-rise condo project (12 floors) with the 1st floor as the commercial spaces, and the 2nd – 3rd floors as the parking spaces. Based on the further studies of Laiya’s tourists and visitors, the remaining floors can be developed into dormitories for lower floors and premium & luxury serviced apartment for penthouse and its 2 lower floors. Aside from the gaining acceptance of serviced apartment by expats, the concept is culturally in line with the Metro Manila visitors who want to save for they cook inside the apartment at a lower cost per stay. The ground floor commercial spaces will provide the “hotel services” of the serviced apartment occupants. To control directly the commercial units use, it should be leased to effectively allocate and serve the apartment units. It must have a Property Management (apartment units’ financial transactions) to easily push the project as a viable Real Estate Investments at Porto Laiya. Ayala's move to convert its SEDA hotel chain into serviced apartments in Makati CBD is reflective of the expats' demand.Porto Laiya is a 37-hectare master-planned residential leisure resort developed by Active Group for families to build their own rest house within the white beach of Playa Laiya. Families can enjoy year-round summer in a special place of their own. Envisioned as an affordable option for families to experience a white beach accessible Manila. Schedule a Porto Laiya visit with us so you can asses the potential of the said commercial lot for your Real Estate Development. Just give us 2-day lead time.Call or text us!