AboitizLand takes another step towards redefining outdoor living as it breaks ground for the first phase of the Balamban development Foressa Mountain Town.
Aside from the usual amenities of a residential development like a clubhouse and pool, future homeowners of the mountain resort community in the Cansomoroy highlands will have access to a forest reserve, caves, and rivers as well as hiking and bike trails.
“We envision Foressa as a different community altogether. We have developments in the city or by the beach but this will be the first ever in the country to be on a mountaintop,” said AboitizLand Business Unit Head Vivien Vicente-Limjoco during the groundbreaking held on August 29, 2018.
AboitizLand is only selling lots in Foressa with average cut of 400 square meters.
First phase covers 51 hectares of the 250-hectare development and will have 242 available lots, according to Project Development Manager Jose Marie de la Paz.
It will include the construction of Foressa Lodge made up of a few cabins that can accommodate overnight stays for those who wish to experience living in the mountain resort community.
Limjoco said site development will happen for a period of 20 months, after which lot owners can start building their homes.
Foressa will have Asian-inspired homes and amenities, de la Paz added. Aside from the lodge, these will include a main pavilion and three-tiered pools.
Since its launching in April 2017, Foressa Mountain Town has sold off several lots to nature lovers and those who are looking for a second home or vacation residence.
The development’s adventure park, Foressa Trails, has become popular with adventure seekers. They are attracted to three hiking trails that cater to all types of hikers and four bike trails with varying lengths and difficulties, as rated by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).
Foressa Trails has played host to international obstacle races, trail runs, and motorbike event since it opened in October 2017.
AboitizLand’s residential development in Cansomoroy, Balamban can be reached by a 90-minute drive through the Transcentral Highway.