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A new summer adventure

What else can you do in summer aside from going to the beach? You want to go on an adventure but the sand and the sea are not things you would usually choose. Why not try heart-pumping activities?

Put your skills into an adventurous test. (From left):
The Adventure Tower, which consists of activities
such as rappelling, wall climbing, free fall and the
first in the Philippines - Avatar One roller coaster
zipline; Aerial Walk, a high rope adventure course
of nets and rope walkways; and Giant Swing,
which is the country’s tallest swing.
Ayala Land Inc., in partnership with Leonio Land, introduces a newly built summer outdoor adventure named “Sandbox,” located in the new Alviera development in Porac, Pampanga, a one-of-a-kind adventure getaway.

Sandbox will thrill you with its many attractions. It has the perfect combination of simple physical activities to challenge both mind and body and everything in between.

Among the major attractions is the Giant Swing, the Philippines’ tallest swing at 10-meters high. It takes up to two adult riders high into the air.

Another high-flying experience comes from the Avatar One Roller Coaster Zipline, which takes one zipping down roller coaster-style 180-meters down.

There’s the Adventure Tower, 15-meters of wall climbing fun, rappelling and free fall. It also provides the best views of Alviera, as far out as the open field where hobbyists can gather for field sports and other outdoor pursuits like Frisbee, RC plane and car activities. The open field will also feature kite-flying and kite-making workshops this summer.

There are ATV rides for the adults as well as
mini-ATV rides for the kids.
The Aerial Walk is a high rope adventure with the added challenge of being in an obstacle course. Sandbox also offers ATV and mini-ATV rides, a themed kiddie playground with picnic areas, mini-golf and camping sites.

Bikers will also be in for a treat as they enjoy Alviera’s 5,000 sq m pump track. The name originates from the pumping motion used by the riders’ bodies as they create momentum around the tracks. It serves as a training ground and is open for all types of bikes and skill levels.

“The experience of Sandbox gives one a taste of what’s to come upon the full development of Alviera. We envision Alviera to be the regional growth center of Central Luzon complete with a commercial district, business and industrial park, university zones, retail centers, a country club, recreational areas and residential neighbourhoods.” said John Estacio, Alviera general manager.

Alviera is a 1,125-hectare property easily accessible from Porac exit (NLEX-SCTEX), and close to the Clark Airport and Subic Freeport. In time, the Alviera township will boast of open campuses for top-rated schools, its own commercial center, work spaces, a privately-managed transport system, hotel, country club and residential developments. Open spaces and recreational attractions will also be featured.

The Sandbox is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays 9:00AM to 5:00 PM. For booking guidelines, visit the Alviera Web site at http://www.alviera.ph/ and on http://www.facebook.

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