Nothing is more calming than the tropics. After a semester of work, we revel in the beauty and peace of the sun, sand, and sea. We were fortunate enough to get to spend leisure time together with our family members. Located at the Pacific and at the eastern coast of Luzon, there are plenty of activities. Our favorite is to spend quality time with our family, read a good book under the palm trees, and swim! One of the features is a stretch of around 7.3 km of white sand beaches. The architectural landscape was designed to be ecologically friendly. With that it mind, it utilizes “water harvesting, 80% water recycling, a reverse osmosis plant, on-site eco-friendly transportation, organic farming, and alternative sources of energy” that are pertinent to waste reduction and sustainable development.