Gran Avila - LOCATION
Gran Avila is located at Brgy. Majada Out, Calamba Laguna
The City of Calamba in the province of Laguna is a historic, fast-growing component city in Southern Luzon. This city is the center of the entire Calabarzon (which refers to the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) region and is best known as the birthplace of the Philippine national hero Jose Rizal.
Calamba City, Laguna is one of the key component cities in Southern Luzon. It is designated as the regional center of the entire Calabarzon area. Located just 34 miles south of Metro Manila, this city is a treasure trove of historical, cultural, and natural attractions, including the famed hot spring resorts in Barangay Pansol.
This city is best known among Filipinos as the birthplace of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. A shrine in Rizal’s honor can be found in the city, where visitors can see the hero’s ancestral home and his family’s well-preserved personal effects. Another place of interest is the Rizal Monument—also known as The Plaza—a 6.7-hectare park located in front of the Calamba City Hall Complex boasting of the biggest Jose Rizal statue in the Philippines. This 26-feet bronze statue is sculpted by Toym Imao, the son of Abdulmari Asia Imao (a National Artist for Sculpture) for the 2014 Palarong Pambansa, which was hosted by the province.
Another interesting destination within Calamba is St. John the Baptist Parish Church. The original structure was built in 1859, offering religious services and sacraments to Calamba’s prominent residents (among them the infant Jose Rizal, who was christened in this church) for decades, before it was burned to ground during the Second World War. A massive effort was organized by Fr. Eliseo Dimaculangan to reconstruct the building according to its original specifications.
Calamba is also known for its resorts, including the natural hot springs in Barangays Pansol, Bagong Kalsada, and Bucal. There are also the Republ1c Wake Park, a world-class wakeboarding facility, and the Wonder Island Resort, an island resort situated right in the middle of the Laguna de Bay
Calamba is also situated near the northern slopes of the mysteriously beautiful Mount Makiling, one of Southern Luzon’s most prominent natural land formations.
One of the best things about the City of Calamba is its close proximity to the conveniences of Metro Manila—the city offers a tranquil residential experience just at the southern end of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). This link to a major thoroughfare makes Calamba the gateway not only to Metro Manila, but also to key cities in Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon.
This city shares borders with Cabuyao City, Batangas (specifically Santo Tomas, Talisay, and Tanauan City), Los Banos, and Cavite (specifically Tagaytay City and Silang). On the northwestern side of Calamba, one can find the Philippines’ largest lake, the Laguna de Bay.
Gran Avila is the ideal residential choice for young and growing families, thanks to the wide array of educational institutions within Calamba City. Among the most popular school choices in the city are the Lyceum of the Philippines University Calamba, San Sebastian College – Recoletos Calamba, Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba, and the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Calamba.
Other private schools also include the Laguna College of Business and Arts, the City College of Calamba, Saint Benilde International School, Don Bosco College Canlubang, Saint John Colleges, and the Philippine Women’s University Calamba Campus. The Laguna campuses of Xavier School and Miriam College are also found within this city.