Experience an open living and going green with Sola


SOLA at Pico de Loro Cove was recently launched as an exclusive residential project and the first horizontal development of Hamilo Coast (www.hamilocoast.com), one of the country’s premium beach resorts. It is also considered as the first premier sustainable lot development in Pico de Loro Cove, with access to a 1.5 kilometer of powder-smooth, white-sand beach and a 4-hectare man-made lagoon centerpiece—and is only approximately a 90-minute drive from SM Mall of Asia.

Sola, developed by Costa Del Hamilo Inc. (CDHI), is redefining primary living in the new normal: its gated 2.7-hectare enclave offers the prospect of living with nature while within arm’s reach of modern conveniences. The development integrates multiple locators, including a hotel, beach and country club, mid-rise residential buildings, and the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Chapel. Thus, everyday living is an adventure and, at the same time, a step into the proper realm of wellness.

Studies show that exposure to green spaces, fresh air, natural sunlight and coastal life offers immense physical and mental health benefits such as lowering stress, mental fatigue, depression and anxiety, as well as improving overall mood.

In terms of the aesthetics of harmony, Sola’s architectural design also conforms with nature as it follows a modern tropical theme, which integrates the use of organic materials such as wood, stone, and complemented with lush vegetation.  

The beach-resort community opens to a panoramic view of the Pico mountainside forest and—with lot owners acquiring a Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club individual membership share—they also enjoy the most extensive land and sea-based recreational facilities in Nasugbu, Batangas.

If there was a silver lining to this pandemic, it would be people realizing that there is more to life than what was previously dreamt of in their work-life philosophy—intruded upon by nightmare phrases such as “cramped cubicles,” “daily commute,” and “corporate rat race.”

When most of us had to adjust to working remotely, attending online classes, and managing day-to-day activities at home during a strict lockdown, it made us aware how spending more time with family and taking care of our health are crucial in overcoming the current situation. The need to reassess our lifestyle and admit the urgency of stepping back, taking stock, and taking a breather arose.

Came the knowledge also that you can work or learn from home in a much safer, healthier, more harmonious home environment. It has become apparent for us how valuable it is to have ample living space as well as access to outdoors. What about somewhere closer to nature? At a safe distance from congested cities and the madding crowd—with a constellation of trees around us or near a serene beach. Sola is a place that is the opposite of the oppressively compact surroundings that we had to bear with for so long.  

Alexis Ortiga, CDHI senior assistant vice president for Projects & Sales, reiterated Sola’s pursuit in boosting one’s health and total well-being with the New Open Living concept.

“Approximately 40 percent of the community is dedicated to lush greens, pedestrian pathways, bike lanes, and roads. The Central Parks also provide a nuclear amenity which include serene and functional spaces where you can take a stroll or jog along tree-lined trails, play your heart out at the nature-inspired playground, or just lounge and relax for some well-deserved ‘me’ time. Its proximity to Pico Beach’s white sands also makes it a well-integrated natural environment. Because of Sola at Pico de Loro Cove’s open and nature-centric community, families are investing in a seaside lifestyle. That said, Sola is now more than 50 percent sold—barely two months after its launch.”

Who would have thought that during these challenging times, the only way of finding a silver lining is in embracing open living and going green. With Sola at Pico de Loro Cove a pipe dream has now become reality.

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