Family Time at Nuvali Park in Laguna

My Beloved Wife Lei really wanted to go to Nuvali Park in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. She always tells me to go on this or that weekend but it never pushed through. Well, her wish only came through last week when we decided to celebrate our Second Wedding Anniversary at Nuvali.

Nuvali Park

We chose to go to Nuvali because the place has plenty of good restaurants. We only planned a simple lunch date and then a stroll around the park.

Lakeside of Nuvali Park
Nuvali is another Ayala Land community touted as eco-friendly and innovative. The place is more than a residential complex since it brags of having commercial spaces with plenty of shops and restaurant to choose from.

Restaurants in Nuvali Park

The real crowd drawer for Nuvali Park is the 4-hectare man-made lake. In fact, the lake is another reason why we wanted to go to Nuvali.

Koi fishes at Nuvali Park

The lake is filled with Koi fishes, which do nothing but eat and eat and eat the feed being thrown by park visitors. Nuvali has a shop where people buy the feed for the Kois.  This is an ingenious ploy for the park management since the visitors shoulder the cost of feeding the fishes.

Koi fishes at Nuvali Park

The fiery orange color of the Kois is nice to look at. It is funny to see scores of fishes fighting each other just to get the morsel of feed. Other kids are enjoying the Kois but Little Ahab just looked down at the fishes, uninterested.

Boating at Nuvali Park

Another main attraction in Nuvali Park is the boat ride. Actually, this is the reason why Lei wanted to go to Nuvali.

The boat ride costs 30 pesos per person and they require at least 6 passengers per boat. Little Ahab is not counted since he is still a baby so there’s only me and Lei. We had to wait for four more passengers before we could ride the boat.


We enjoyed the boat ride...well...actually me and Lei only. Little Ahab was scared when the boat started moving. He couldn’t let of go the seat because of his fear. I guess that the first boat ride was not that enjoyable for our little one.

Little Ahab’s reaction to the boat ride reminds me of his reaction when he experienced the sea when we visited Canyon Cove Resort in Nasugbu.

Now I know that our little boy reacts to new experience with fear. This is not abnormal since even adults fear the unknown. I believe that we have to make that we'll be with Little Ahab whenever he's experiencing new things so as to support him and make him feel unafraid.

There’s nothing much to do in Nuvali Park after our boat ride so we took our final family selfie and went home.


How to Go to Nuvali Park in Santa Rosa, Laguna

Nuvali Park

Nuvali Park is located along the Sta. Rosa – Tagaytay Road. Refer to the map below for directions.

Commuters can reach Nuvali Park by riding any jeepney going to Tagaytay. The jeeps are available at Balibago, Sta. Rosa or at the Sta. Rosa Exit of SLEX. You may also ride a tricycle, which are also available at Balibago or at the SLEX exit.


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  1. Nakita ko yung place na to sa photos ng kapatid ko kasi nagpunta sila rito for their company's team building... wow sobrang dami ng koi fish
    how long is the boat ride Ish?

    1. Mga less than 10 minutes lang. Maliit lang naman kasi yung lake ng Nuvali kaya mabilis ang boat ride.

  2. Replies
    1. Hello Lux. Long time no see. :-)

      Glad to see you here.


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