Experience nature and adventure in Cebu’s Foressa Mountain Town

In these times, true luxury living means breathing in healthy air and having plenty of room to roam amid nature. 

Foressa Mountain Town offers such a landscape in the picturesque highland town of Cansomoroy, Balamban, Cebu, just an hour from the city along the Transcentral Highway.

A primary feature of AboitizLand developments is maintaining the balance between people and nature, said Farrah Mayol, assistant vice president for Marketing and Branding.

As an AboitizLand development, Foressa Mountain Town maintains the balance between people and nature. Know more about it here.

She said almost half of the 257 hectares of Foressa Mountain Town will remain untouched by site development.

“As a developer with projects across the country, AboitizLand puts importance on bringing better quality of life and preserving biodiversity in our areas.”

In developing the property, the mountain town was scanned for the flora and fauna biodiversity with help from experts from the University of San Carlos and local residents to evaluate which ones are endemic, edible, and medicinal. Over 800 species of flora and fauna were identified, and around 600,000 square meters in Foressa have been designated as protected riverside areas.

Go on a virtual tour of Foressa Mountain Town located in Balamban, Cebu, here.

Preserving the forest means that residents in the mountain paradise and those living in nearby areas can enjoy cleaner air for many years to come. Since trees also shelter forest life from the winds and improve soil health, endemic flora and fauna are allowed to flourish while endangered species are protected as well. Another primary benefit of AboitizLand’s forest conservation in Balamban is that it prevents soil erosion, not just to support the foundations of homes in the mountain community, but also for the locals’ long-term benefit.

Sustainable Planning

AboitizLand’s Foressa Mountain Town is envisioned, planned, and crafted by US-based DPZ CoDesign. The Philippine consultants include local master planner SC&A Architects and Planners, and landscape and trails partner Greenstrat, Inc. 

In Foressa Mountain Town, you get to have backyard access to challenging hike and bike trails that interweave throughout the development’s terrains, creeks, and caves. Check it out here.

In a webcast discussing resilient communities, Senen Antonio of DPZ CoDesign noted the importance of a sustainable masterplan. Lessons like respecting forest boundaries and celebrating existing land forms such as river paths, creek ways, and topography have been carefully applied in the masterplan for Foressa.

In addition, thousands of trees will be planted in the open spaces and along the streetscape to shade the streets, allowing residents and their guests to interact with nature on a regular basis to help boost their wellbeing. Tree-planting has already begun in the Light phase (Phase 1A).     

Vecinos or residents will experience true adventure living without even having to leave the development. AboitizLand and its planning partners ensured backyard access to fun as well as challenging hike and bike trails that interweave throughout Foressa’s terrains, creeks, and caves. Apart from the active recreational attractions, there are also features like the beautiful butterfly trail that is home to hundreds of species of butterflies, and amenities like the clubhouse/pool area atop a promontory that looks out across the mountain.

“It’s about igniting the residents’ sense of wonder and spirit of adventure, whatever age they are. We invite them to lose their boredom to the trails and the streams,” says Mayol.