Ara Vista (Cavite)
ARA VISTA, is PICAR Development’s first venture into horizontal projects, was introduced in the market last May 18, 2008.

ARA VISTA is named after the main man behind the project, Ambassador Aguiluz, who steered the AMA Group of Companies, thru its main sector that is IT-based learning institutions, to greater heights; and have been regarded as the pioneer in IT-based education in Asia.

His vision is to create a whole new town founded on information and communication technology (ICT) while at the same time, inspired by nature and harmony – perfectly unique combination only ARA VISTA can have.

The name is coined from the Greek word ARA which means sun; and from the Spanish word vista which means vision.

Indeed, AltaVista radiates the shining vision of Ambassador Aguiluz for Picar.


Project Concept

ARA VISTA is a master-planned community sprawling on a 50-hectare ( 500,000 sqm) lot envisioned to be an Information Age City.
As such, certain features and amenities have been carefully selected and infused into the project to maintain its nature-inspired quality living amidst its technology-based setting.

Ara Vista is a unique amalgamation of technology and the traditional comforts of home. It is designed to re-invent General Trias. Ara Vista is destined to be the landmark to watch in Cavite City.
Ara Vista incorporated within its project development an IT Park which is PEZA accredited; and hectares of thoughtfully-conceived and well-laid out bungalow and two-story houses.
Luxurious as it may seem yet made affordable through its friendly payment terms.

ARA VISTA, after its full completion, shall be a self-contained community, with all the necessary things in life already there – lush landscaped areas for spending time with the family, commercial spaces to shop, wine and dine, sports facilities to enjoy, a school for children and youth to help build their future thru IT-based learning, and a vibrant cosmopolitan living inspired by nature, under an information age setting – where nature and technology blend together to produce such a lively community.

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Project Location

The project is located along Amadeo Road in Gen. Trias, Cavite.

And why in Cavite City? Among the growing network of provinces, the CALABARZON ( Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon network) has gained steeped economic growth for the past years since mid-1990s. Cavite City is the one heading the top position in terms of regional economic performance.

PICAR has strategically positioned itself so as to leverage on such opportunity.

There are three (3) alternative routes available to reach the site:

First, via South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) reaching thru the Carmona Exit; then, thru Governor’s Drive passing the intersection of Aguinaldo Highway. Turn left to Amadeo Road, the road that leads to Tagaytay City. Arista is about 500 meters away from the corner of Governor’s Drive and Amadeo Road. This route is approximately 60 -90 minutes of travel from Makati City;
Second, via Coastal Road-Aguinaldo Highway route, which would take around 45 minutes from Manila, the country’s capital;
Third, via Daang Hari Road, approximately 30 minutes away from the Alabang, Muntinlupa area.
An Ideal Location

AltaVista is strategically located in the cooler side of Cavite City, being a few minutes drive away from the country’s 2nd summer capital- Tagaytay City.

It’s close proximity to numerous schools, hospitals, malls and other essential establishments make it an ideal location for its future homeowners.

Shopping complexes such as SM Dasmarinas, Robinsons Place and Waltermart are just a stone’s throw away. The property is just a few minutes away from educational institutions such as Lyceum of the Philippines, Philippine Christian University and De La Salle Medical School Cavite.

Other nearby notable developments are Cavite Export Processing Zone, First Cavite Industrial Estate, and Gateway Business Park (Silicon Valley)

Christ the King Church (3,724 sq.m.)
Theme parks and playground Elegant clubhouse (4,615 sq.m.)
Swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts
Wi-Fi enabled residential community
AMA IT University

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