Where to Invest in the Philippines in 2023: Top 5 Locations

If you are looking to expand your real estate investments in the Philippine market, expect to find a host of viable options across the country. While business districts in Metro Manila remain top of mind, infrastructure development and booming economic activity in key cities outside the National Capital Region have resulted in a proliferation of attractive property options.

So, where to invest in the Philippines? In this article, we explore five key locations.

Mactan, Cebu

Cebu’s premiere tourist spot, Mactan is known for some of the most popular dive spots in the country, owing to a rich variety of habitats. 

Furthermore, the island’s infrastructure has made it more accessible than ever. In addition to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, the Cebu-Cordova Expresslink (CCLEX) opened in April 2022. CCLEX is the first express tollway in Visayas. It covers 8.9 kilometers connecting Cebu City and Mactan Island via Cordova, a coastal municipality. The bridge is expected to boost investments in Cebu.

Where to invest in Mactan:

From villas that dot a kilometer of pristine private beachfront to four-bedroom units with sweeping views of the Hilutungan Channel and Magellan Bay, Aruga Resort and Residences – Mactan sets the bar for resort living. Investors can enjoy a refreshing sojourn with their very own vacation home or lease it out to discerning travellers on other days of the year.

To learn more, download the Aruga Resort and Residences – Mactan e-brochure here.

Angeles, Pampanga

Pampanga has been dubbed the “Gateway to Asia,” thanks largely to developments in four key areas: agriculture, environment and heritage tourism, waterfront and aquaculture, and an airport centered district.

As one of the country’s fastest growing cities, Pampanga’s strategic location has made it an attractive site for investments in business and real estate. Furthermore, its extensive road network includes the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), as well as the North-South Commuter Railway, the Subic Clark Cargo Railway, the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road, and Skyway Stage 3. 

Pampanga is also known as a culinary capital. Its gastronomic heritage has its roots in the Spanish colonial era, and with the kitchen serving as the largest room in a typical Kapampangan household, cooking has become a vital part of life, one that continues to the modern day and thereby attracts local and international tourists to Pampanga’s infamous local restaurants.

Where to invest in Angeles, Pampanga

Rockwell at Nepo Center is the first Rockwell Center outside Metro Manila. Much like the pioneer development in Makati, Rockwell in Nepo, Angeles is a 4.5-hectare master-planned community that includes a 15-story residential development, The Manansala, named after the National Artist, Vicente Manansala and a Power Plant Mall set across wide open spaces.

To learn more, download Rockwell at Nepo Center’s brochure here.

Lipa City, Batangas

Lipa City is another fast-emerging city in the Philippines. It has been evolving from a largely agricultural area to an urbanized one. As such it has been identified as an ideal hub for the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) Agro-Industrial region. Lipa City is home to several business process outsourcing companies, and is surrounded by a bevy of commercial and residential developments. All this has resulted in Lipa gaining ground as the 6th among 10 alternative investment locations known as next wave cities.

Where to invest in Lipa, Batangas

With a house to tree ratio of 1:1, Terreno South elevates horizontal living amid lush greenery by way of thousands of mature trees and an abundance of open space. As Rockwell’s pioneer development in Batangas, Terreno South offers curated lots for investors looking to benefit from the booming business landscape of Lipa City.

Learn more about Terreno South. Download the e-brochure here.

Bacolod City

Known as the “City of Smiles,” Bacolod City is perhaps best known for its vibrant tourist attractions like the famous MassKara Festival; its architecture including a host of historical landmarks like the San Sebastian Cathedral; as well as its local cuisine. 

Bacolod has therefore become a significant intersection of the old and the new. Apart from its historical and cultural attractions, the city is home to a booming IT-BPO industry. Furthermore, with the passage of the Bacolod Special Economic Zone Act, an uptake in economic activity is expected to facilitate the city’s post-pandemic recovery.

Where to invest in Bacolod City

With a choice of well-appointed condominium units or residential lots, investors have plenty to choose from at Nara Residences. Whether you go for a one-bedroom unit or a 400-square meter lot, Nara Residences is an homage to the Bacolod way of life, from the three-meter ceiling heights that call to mind the city’s heritage homes to the verdant outdoor spaces that mirror the Bacolod landscape.

Learn more about Nara Residences by downloading the e-brochure here.

Metro Manila

Where else to invest in the Philippines? Our recommendations would not be complete without Metro Manila rounding off the list. According to Business World online, the Philippine property market saw a 7.6% growth in 2022. This growth has been described by Collier’s as the country’s fastest in over four decades, 

This expansion, the country’s fastest in over 40 years, could be a “positive signal” for the property market, according to Colliers

Where to invest in Metro Manila

The Arton is Rockwell Land’s pioneer Quezon City high-rise. Towering along Aurora Boulevard, it is closely located to some of the country’s top universities including the University of the Philippines Diliman and the Ateneo de Manila University. With three towers on offer, investors can choose from studio to three-bedroom units with prospect renters expected to revolve around families or even students. 

Read more about The Arton’s East Tower and West Tower.

On the South side of Metro Manila, investors may consider East Bay Residences. Located in Muntinlupa and bound by major thoroughfares including SLEX, the Alabang Zapote Road, and Sucat Road, East Bay Residences by Rockwell Primaries epitomizes laid back, convenient living offering tenants everything they need by way of a retail row that includes a grocery, bank, and coffeeshop. The amenities, on the other hand, include a great lawn, pool, jogging path, and multi-purpose court among several other property features.

When it comes to where to invest in the Philippines, you can count on Rockwell Land to deliver thoughtfully-designed, master-planned communities that consistently offer the signature Rockwell lifestyle with its unique brand of exclusivity, security, and privacy.

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