Where to Set Up Business in Cagayan de Oro?

Jeanette's Pizza Restaurant | Primavera Residences | Uptown Cagayan de Oro

Living in uptown Cagayan de Oro for two days really had a huge effect on me. Experiencing all that Primavera Residences had to offer for both the environment and the residents was an amazing experience.


I recall how everything at Primavera Residences was so well planned, structured,  and laid perfectly ready for each of the owners and future owners of the condo units. It made me think of how a family should plan its future.

After experiencing the life there, I can’t help but dream of getting a condo unit for myself and my family; or maybe even just rent one of the units.

There is at least a couple of good things at Primavera Residences to interest you. For me, the basic necessities are just within reach as one of the largest malls in Cagayan de Oro, SM CdO, is just across the street. The location is safe and flood-free, at 110 feet above sea level.  The good schools are just nearby. Access to restaurants and food places is not a problem, too–there are restaurants on the ground floor of Primavera Residences and, of course, there are many restaurants in the mall.

If you love where you live now, that’s fine. Consider opening a business at the ground floor of the building, a business catering to the needs of the building residents and neighbors. It could be food or laundry service or a shop or boutique. Your business would surely boom since there are a lot of big companies nearby, such as Concentrix, probably the largest call center in Cagayan de Oro City.

How different really is uptown living from downtown living? Well, for me, it is more peaceful, safer, and yet very exciting as uptown CdO is fast becoming a very busy lifestyle and business center–and Primavera Residences seems to be at the center of it.

I really recommend you try to experience uptown living as a renter, unit owner, or business owner. And make Primavera Residences your preferred location.

Building Facade of Primavera Residences

Barkadahan Restaurant | Primavera Residences | Uptown Cagayan de Oro

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Where In Cagayan de Oro Can You Enjoy An Indoor Salt-Water Swimming Pool?

Swimming Pool experience at Primavera Residences

At Primavera Residences, we got a taste of a relaxing lifestyle. My mom and son totally had a fun time swimming. Who wouldn’t? It’s just awesome to have a pool in one’s home!


There are many health benefits from swimming. It improves the health of the heart, muscle tone and strength. It also keeps us fit. Once a body is submerged in water, it becomes lighter. This means the pool is an ideal place to work off stiff muscles and sore joints. The overweight or those with arthritis will find swimming a more ideal exercise.

In my 29 years of living in Cagayan de Oro City, I’ve never experienced living in a place with an indoor pool (not counting public pools hotel pools). Then last year, I heard about Primavera Residences –the country’s internationally-awarded green building. It is a two-tower 10-story residential and commercial building in the center of uptown Cagayan de Oro. With an Italian minimalist elegance, it has world-class amenities like a pool, gym, CCTV cameras, fire alarms and detectors, 24-7 security, and twin elevators. One of the amenities that caught my attention is the indoor salt-water pool.

Located on the third floor of Primavera Residences Tower 1, the 4 X 8 X 1.219 all-natural saltwater swimming pool produces its own chlorine through a salt chlorine generator, the most sought after system of alternative pool sanitation today. I read that this pool is the only one in Mindanao equipped with two hydrotherapy jets at the deep end to maximize the health benefits of the pool.

The jets produce the most lavish, softest sensation in the water, which has a minimal saline level (the equivalent of one teaspoon per gallon of water).

Says general manager Ms. Cheryll Bariga, with a chlorine generator, Primavera Residences does not then have to purchase, transport, or store chlorine, which is much safer for the residents. ” No need to add chlorine manually,” she says. 

She further explains that chlorine generators create a better, healthier swimming experience for most people, unlike in standard chlorinated pools where swimmers experience drying of the skin and reddening of the eyes. “Residual chlorine will always be present in the pool, eliminating algae. This makes it nearly impossible to get burning red eyes from chloramines, the usual culprit.”

What’s more, a Jacuzzi will soon be installed. A Jacuzzi is really good for physical and mental health. According to health studies, enjoying a Jacuzzi regularly can help reduce stress, relax the body, and release much needed natural happy-chemicals called endorphin allowing the person to detoxify naturally.

Ancient Greek physicians prescribed water therapy to their patients, and even now many doctors still prescribe hot baths, steams, hot springs, and saunas to improve health and cure ailments.

“It is more than just a luxury accessory for our unit owners. Jacuzzi also improves your flexibility, increase muscle endurance and slow down the effects of aging. It is also helpful to high blood pressure patients,” explains Ms. Bariga.

Imagine yourself after a long day’s work, sinking into and relaxing into the heated warm and bubbly water of a Jacuzzi. I know it would be just what I’d need!

At Primavera as guests, we were to get a taste of this relaxing lifestyle. My mom and son totally had a fun time swimming. Who wouldn’t? It’s just awesome to have a pool in one’s home! Whenever one would feel like taking a dip, there will be no need to head downtown to the big sports complex or head to a hotel for a swim. At Primavera Residences, the pool is just an elevator away, or just outside the door (for those amazingly fortunate ones whose units are also on the third floor).

Swimming Pool experience at Primavera Residences

My mom and son having such fun at the pool


Swimming Pool experience at Primavera Residences

Primavera Salt-water Pool Swimming


Swimming Pool experience at Primavera Residences

Swimming with the neighbors


Swimming Pool experience at Primavera Residences

Zaza swimming in the Kiddie Pool


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How To Have Lunch at Primavera Residences, According to Blogger Sanna

 Testimonial: Rosanna Lim Experience at Primavera Residences

While hanging out by the Primavera Residences’ poolside, I explored the idea of acquiring a condo unit of my own. I realized that there were so many benefits. Aside from the awe-inspiring features and amenities of the building, benefits include living just a stone throw away from SM City Mall where I could so conveniently shop and buy groceries. Primavera Residences is just one-minute walk away from the mall.

My friend dropped by for a visit so we showed him around the condo building. He too was wowed by every spot that we showed him. He couldn’t stop himself from taking photos. After the quick tour, we decided to cook-in for lunch and experience being a true resident by buying groceries at SM and cooking a meal at our condo unit. Our unit had a wonderful kitchen with an exhaust. We opened the windows and we felt a gentle wind coming in from the bay. The wind carried the scent of cooking out to the other window. Now I know what cross-ventilation means!

Upon setting food and table, we said our grace and had a sumptuous lunch together with our guest. We talked about the possibility of making our dreams come true at the soonest. We also talked about how convenient and practical living at Primavera Residences is given as how the city’s top schools are just nearby. Restaurants like Jeanette’s Pizza and Barkadahan are also nearby.

Uptown also hosts many business offices . For sports, Pueblo de Oro’s golf course is nearby. To top it all off, downtown isn’t that far away. It’s just one ride away to and from uptown.

After our lunch we concluded that living our Primavera dream could be closer to reality than we think. The rates are basically the same or lower than offered by other condo developers in the city. The really nice thing about Primavera Residences is that it’s ready for occupancy. No need to wait for years until we can claim our investment.

Testimonial: Rosanna Lim Experience at Primavera Residences

Testimonial: Rosanna Lim Experience at Primavera Residences



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What’s the View Like from Primavera Residences?

Testimonial: Rosanna Lim Experience at Primavera Residences

In the days I spent at Primavera Residences  I was able to enjoy wonderful views that took away our stress upon bedtime.

Zaza looks out through the window of our condo unit at Primavera Residences. 


When one decides to buy a place to stay for some time or for the rest of their lives – one should consider what they would see in each and every day of their waking and sleeping. Would it be something inspiring, soothing, or simply enjoyable, giving a nice start to the day.

In the days I spent at Primavera Residences  I was able to enjoy wonderful views that took away our stress upon bedtime. How can I forget that wonderful sunrise lighting our room the next morning and the beautiful lights of the nearby residences all around. The skies showing off the stars before we went to bed was also a very pretty sight.

The unit we stayed in had a wonderful view of the Macajalar Bay. The windows were beside the dining area. While at breakfast we opened the blinds to clearly see the view. We also slid open the windows so we can take a breath of the fresh air of uptown CdO.

Our bedroom windows opened to the view of the different subdivisions nearby. Each side of the building faced different views so when you decide to acquire a unit, consider checking out the different views from the building’s balcony and windows.

When choosing a unit – consider the views from the windows. How much natural light comes in during the day and what view that would inspire you throughout the day.

Testimonial: Rosanna Lim Experience at Primavera Residences

Bedroom of another unit with natural lighting

Testimonial: Rosanna Lim Experience at Primavera Residences

Breakfast by our unit window

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Why Do You Need A Green Inner Courtyard in Your Home?

Testimonial - Rosanna Lim experience at Primavera Residences

While on a tour at Primavera Residences,  my son, mother and I were brought to a green inner courtyard on the 3rd floor of the Tower A building just a few steps away from a gym and indoor salt-water pool. As our tour guide explained, the inner courtyard improves the building’s natural ventilation.

So, it got me asking. Why is ventilation so important? I figured, since ventilation is an abstract concept – many people do not consider it important. But, as our tour guide explained, good ventilation is very important anywhere we live or work. I did some research on this and what I found out made me admire Primavera Residences even more.

From what I’ve read, poor ventilation leads to an increased risk and/or is injurious to ones health as it forms allergens, bacteria, viruses, smoke, mold, mildew, fungus, and gases, in the atmosphere.So we wouldn’t want that, right?

Primavera Residences has got this planned out. If you hang out at the inner courtyard – you will notice that there is a cross-ventilation layout all the way to the roof top. Air passes through the sides and into the green inner courtyard, where warm air rises towards open space. Also helping to keep things cool is the greenery in the courtyard. Plus, the building’s facade has window shading which minimizes the amount of direct sunlight reaching the units.

What else is to love about the courtyard at Primavera Residences? Besides being cool, with fresh air, you can see the stars at night from there. Lie down on the grass, and make a wish on as many stars you can see.

Green Inner Courtyard at Primavera Residences

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Why is Uptown Cagayan de Oro an Ideal Place to Invest in a Home and Business?

View of Fireworks Show from rooftop of Primavera Residences 21 December 2013

Aside from being flood-free, pollution-free and the fact there is a great view, there are five more reasons Primavera Residences has a great location in Cagayan de Oro.


Primavera Residences, a green architecture landmark in Cagayan de Oro City, is picking up more and more residents and unit owners. Tower A is full and Tower B is almost sold-out even if the construction is still ongoing and the completion is not until third quarter of this year.

“Why?” you might ask. Because Primavera Residences – the first project designed and developed in Cagayan de Oro City by ITPI Corp. (ItalpinasEuroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation), an Italian-Filipino company that develops energy-saving and energy-producing properties in the Philippines, is now the talk of the town because of its green and eco-friendly features.

Executive Chairman and CEO of ITPI Corp., Italian architect Romolo V.  Nati, is an advocate of developing houses and buildings that can withstand typhoons, floods and other calamities due to climate change. He and his Filipino partner, Atty. Jojo Leviste were cited by National Geographic this year as “New Philippine Business Leaders.”

So, why is Primavera Residences situated in uptown Cagayan de Oro? Architect Nati said the company chose uptown Cagayan de Oro – located 110 meters above sea level – because of its good urban planning, better air quality and higher land area.

Aside from being flood-free and pollution-free , I can enumerate 5 more reasons Primavera Residences has a great location:

  1. Stone-throw away from SM City Mall – where you could shop, dine, or unwind.
  2. Restaurants are nearby – Prawn House, Anabel’s Restaurant, Blue Moon Café, Ambrosia Restaurant, Jeanette’s Pizza, Barkadahan Grill, and many more
  3. City’s top private schools – Xavier University High School and Corpus Christi School
  4. Recreational area – Pueblo de Oro Golf Course
  5. Companies – Concentrix, Hotels, and other soon to open companies in the IT Ecozone

Given these reasons, uptown now seems to be the ideal place to invest in a home and business establishment.

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Blogger Sanna Experiences Green Living In Uptown Cagayan de Oro

Testimonial - Rosanna Lim experience at Primavera Residences

Living uptown for a few days was a totally stress-free experience. Knowing you are safe from flood and surely enjoying a pollution-free environment was a different living from what we were used to for years.

As we turn over this new leaf this year, you might want get a hold of the green living at Primavera Residences. I got to experience it first hand before 2013 ended, and it was something I couldn’t get out of my system. It is the living I would want to have, for my family, in the near future. Living there for two days changed my perspective of how our lives should be lived and how families should really consider having a list of practicalities and what-to-have’s for one’s family when acquiring a home.

Being Typhoon Sendong and Pablo survivors for one, Primavera Residences’ current location seemed to be the ideal place to invest a home in. Its current location is situated 110-meters above sea level so it is flood-free and for me it is pollution-free. The fresh air and ambiance is unlimited!

Living uptown for a few days was a totally stress-free experience. Knowing you are safe from flood and surely enjoying a pollution-free environment was a different living from what we were used to for years. Being a survivor of a few of the biggest storms in our city is traumatic and having the peace of mind living in a place where you are sure no flood is going to get you – that surely is something one would want to achieve for your family for sure.

Our first morning at the unit we stayed in at the 9th floor of Primavera Residences was totally an awesome experience one wouldn’t want to exchange for anything. With a breathtaking view of the Macajalar Bay which we woke up to with and that all the fresh air – it was a marvelous good morning greeting from the universe, from Primavera, and the pizza parlor at the ground floor – Jeannette’s Pizza – who delivered our food right at our doorstep.

The peace, fun, and the ease – you should try to check out. Maybe rent a place at Primavera for starters or even just a few days. It’ll definitely change your perspective of real living.

Testimonial - Rosanna Lim experience at Primavera Residences

Testimonial - Rosanna Lim experience at Primavera Residences

Testimonial - Rosanna Lim experience at Primavera Residences

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