Cebu has consistently exhibited the ability to sustain economic success. The country’s second central business district owns more domestic air and sea linkages than Metro Manila, making it the most accessible in the Philippines. The export growth rate is considerably higher in Cebu than any other province. Cebu also holds one of the best records for peace and order––making the Visayan stronghold a perfect place to live.
Cebu has the most bewitching beaches, coral atolls and a diverse marine life. While much of Cebu is centuries old, it is also a bustling metropolis. This perfect blend of old and new, ancient charm and a vigorous economy is the inspiration of the newest development in Cebu’s Lapu-Lapu City. Introducing Valencia by Vista Estates.
Lapu-Lapu City: A synergy of business acuity and laid-back living
Lapu-Lapu City is a first class and highly urbanized Central Visayan metropolis. Taking up most of Mactan Island, it is a few kilometers from the main island of Cebu, connected across the Mactan Channel by the Marcelo Fernan Bridge and the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge.
With the recent road infrastructure undertakings in Cebu, Mactan is now closer to the main island, the rest of the country, and the world. The Mactan-Cebu International Airport, the country’s second busiest air terminal, sits right in the middle of Lapu-Lapu City. The 8.9-kilometer Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway, or CCLEX connects the main Cebu City industrial area to Mactan Island via the municipality of Cordova, serving at least 50,000 vehicles daily.
On its own, Lapu-Lapu has long been a tourist magnet. Here, enchanting bits of history—as manifested in monuments, museums, and ancestral homes—are thrown in with the beautiful coastlines, luxury resorts, and pristine white sand beaches. The island’s deep harbors have also made it ideal for oil companies, the ship-building and dry-docking industry, as well as massive industrial complexes. A huge part of Lapu-Lapu’s economy is centered on the Mactan Export Processing Zone and other economic zones engaged largely in the manufacturing of everything from electronics to a myriad of products made from wood, paper, rubber, and glass. Lapu-Lapu City is essential to the Visayan economy, as well as the country’s. It is an ideal place to find good work and grow a career—and Vista Estates is seeing to it that it is also an excellent place to call home.
Catalan sensibilities meld perfectly with the Cebuano lifestyle
Taking its cue from Spanish Modernista architecture––or what is the Catalan version of the English Arts and Crafts movement—the towers and edifices of Valencia by Vista Estates will be marked with a stylish diversity of historically-derived touches. Modernista design is characterized by the predominance of curves as opposed to straight lines, by rich decoration and detail, by the use of organic motifs, and a preponderance of asymmetry.
The estate will create a vibrant environment within an island, festooned with landscapes that integrate work, play, and all points in between. To respond to the evolving needs of the Filipino, Valencia will build vertical residences and recreational spaces that offer the accoutrements of a dynamic metropolis while still paying homage to Filipinos’ love for tradition and heritage. Valencia’s mantra aptly encompasses the kind of worry-free living that awaits its guests and residents – “Never miss out on life!”
The multi-tower development will transform the cityscape within five hectares in the heart of Lapu-Lapu City. Strewn gracefully among the residences will be green pathways and open spaces that pay tribute to the graceful lines and organic detailing of the Modernista style. Valencia will feature commercial hubs that will come with unique retail and food and beverage concepts. A swimming pool and clubhouse rising right in the heart of the property will be blueprinted in Iberian architectural sophistication, paying homage to the Spanish province.
Valencia by Vista Estates is building not just for the present, but for the generations that will call this metropolis “home.”