The health benefits of “blue space,” working from home, and a beach resort lifestyle at the Active Group’s Porto Laiya (PHILIPPINE STAR NEWSPAPER ADVERTORIAL – March 19, 2021: PORTO LAIYA / PAGE F4)

Actual view of the Porto Laiya beachfront with its signature tamarind trees facing Sigayan Bay with the Tamarind Cove at Porto Laiya clubhouse in the background. Porto Laiya is located in San Juan, Batangas, a burgeoning seaside destination with the nearest white sand beaches to Metro Manila.

With all the challenges posed by the pandemic in the past year period, people are now looking for altern ative healthy environments from the crowded spaces of the city. And with summer just around the comer, the siren call of the beach and the sea is proving to be irresistible.

And with good reason: a recent article from the International J o urn al of Hygiene and Environmental Health pointed out that people living close to the ocean have better health than people who don’t.

These health benefits can be directly attributed to “blue space” – the sensual perception of the colors, sound, and motions of water like the sea, lake, or river. Studies have shown that “blue space” relaxes the body in a “blue mind” effect, and along with fresh air and sunshine, boosts the immune system.

With the right scenery, the right shoreline, and the right conditions, some beaches become the perfect place for relaxing and entertaining. Such is the case in Porto Laiya, a beach resort community in San Juan, Batangas.

Developed by the Active Group of Companies, Porto Laiya is envisioned as an affordable option for families to enjoy a serene seaside experience in their own favored retreat that is a leisurely drive from Metro Manila.

Basketball court and multipurpose center for the use of Porto Laiya homeowners.

Architect Antonio “Toti” Turalba, Jr., the savvy helmsman behind the Active Group of Companies knows how sea, sun, and fun can be a positive effect to both mind and body. “The simplest pleasures are the best. At Porto Laiya, you can enjoy year-round summers, bonding with family members and friends. Even working from home becomes an attractive choice, because )’.OU get to relax and decompress with simply a short walk to the beach and the sea!

The 37-hectare Porto Laiya is among the pioneer residential developments to offer a masterplanned vision of accessible leisure in this part of Batangas. “Now is the best time to get property in Porto Laiya,” suggests Toti Turalba. “Because people are investing in their health.”

The distinctive and contemporary Filipino-inspired tropical architecture of the Tamarind Cove at Porto Laiya stands out amid the natural beauty of the sea and white sand beach.

The distinctive and contemporary Filipino-inspired tropical architecture of the Tamarind Cove at Porto Laiya stands out amid the natural beauty of the sea and white sand beach.

Located within the subdivision is Tamarind Cove at Porto Laiya, a privately-owned and frivately-managed beach club. When fully operationa, Tamarind Cove will bring together a beach resort lifestyle and exclusive residential living for Porto Laiya homeowners.

Tamarind Cove at Porto Laiya makes the best of a peaceful and tranquil beachscape for an ideal venue for parties, weddinEs, and other social functions with its spacious pool deck, signature infinity pool, and wide open spaces.

Porto Laiya can be reached via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and the Sourhern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) passing either through Lipa or lbaan towards San Juan, Batangas. For inquiries or property previews, please call Demie Alvareda at (02) 8810-5431 or e-mail Or you can log on to or for more information.