One Day Guide to Nuvali
Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna is by far Ayala Land’s largest and fastest growing development, twice the size of Makati. This prime commercial and recreational complex in Laguna is just about an hour away from Manila and, further down south, just half an hour to Tagaytay city.
With all the activities you can do, from shopping and dining to biking, bird-watching, and even wakeboarding, you can never possibly get bored in Nuvali. If you’re driving south this holiday season, let Philippine Primer give you a special itinerary that will help you get the best out of your trip to Nuvali!
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at The Morning After
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Your tour around Nuvali is not just going to be chill and easy. It’s going to be an exciting day ahead, so better fill up good in The Morning After.
This restaurant specializes in all-day breakfast and comfort food from all over the world. You can go classic Filipino with Longganisa or Tocino, or have a fill of American waffles or German sausages. They also have Hungarian, French, Japanese, and Indian breakfast meals!
Also read: The Morning After in Nuvali
The Morning After is located at GFF2 Solenad 3 in Nuvali. Prices range from Php 150 to Php 650.
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Wakeboarding at Republ1c Waterpark
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If you’re burning for some adrenaline rush, head early to Republ1c Waterpark where you can practice wakeboarding!
Beginners and pros are sure to enjoy this activity. There are two wakeboarding lakes for beginners, while experienced wakeboarders can practice through ramps and obstacles in a separate area. A one-hour day ride is priced at Php 250 and an hour of wakeboard rental is Php 350. Beginner wakeboards are provided in the beginner area for free!
Also read: Republ1c Waterpark in Nuvali
Alternative: If you want something a little less extreme or don’t want to get wet in the water, take your bike and cycle along Nuvali’s off-road biking trails! The trails take about an hour or two to finish.
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11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch at The Pig Pen
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The Pig Pen was brought to Nuvali by the same group that started the much-hyped The Black Pig in Alabang. In this hip and cozy restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, you can fill up with mouthwatering Asian and European dishes like the best-selling Pork Belly Kimchi (Php 290) and Pulled Pork Cannelloni (Php 290).
Also read: The Pig Pen Café in Nuvali
The Pig Pen can be found at Solenad 3. Prices of food range from Php 200 to Php 1,000. Group meals for groups of 4 and 6 are also offered.
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Shopping at Solenad 1 & 2
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Cool down with some retail therapy while the sun is directly overhead! There are many stores to check out at Solenad 1 and 2. With the shopping complex’s beautiful architecture and green landscapes, shopping at Nuvali will surely make you feel good.
3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Outdoor adventure at Camp N
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Want more thrill? Head next to Camp N and go through various obstacles and rope-based challenges that will test your physical and mental limits. Low ropes, high ropes, wall climbing, rappelling, roller coaster zip lines, aerial walks, and more—there are different challenges you can choose from, with individual rates ranging from Php 80 to Php 1,000. Camp N also offers packages priced from Php 350 to Php 1,300. The entrance fee is Php 80.
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Sunset watching at the lakeside
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After a fun-filled day, relax by the lakeside and wait for the sunset. There are no tall buildings to obstruct your views—only trees that get silhouetted against the evening sky—so you can be sure to witness a magnificent closing of the day.
Also read: Nuvali Koi Fish Feeding
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dinner at Nonna’s Pasta & Pizzeria
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Perhaps one of the best places to end your day is at Nonna’s Pasta & Pizzeria, where you can feel at home and enjoy fresh handmade pizzas and pasta dishes to the full. Nonna’s is known for its Neapolitan-style pizzas and unique pasta concoctions. This restaurant is ideal for families and groups of friends to share the highly-recommended Tutti Formaggi Pizza (Php 350) and Salmon Caviar Pasta (Php 350) while surrounded by the green and refreshing landscapes of Nuvali, which can be seen through the glass walls.
Nonna’s Pasta & Pizzeria is located at GFF1 Solenad 3 in Nuvali. Prices range from Php 200 to Php 700.
Written by Rizelle “Rei” Leaño
Images from: The Morning After Facebook page, Republ1c Waterpark website, Hannah Castro, Nuvali website, Camp N at Nuvali Facebook page, Nuvali Facebook page, Nonna’s Pasta & Pizzeria Facebook page