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A Pampanga Eco-Resort That Is An Artist’s Dream

Discover a sprawling, visually stunning, eco-friendly development in Clark born from the vision of a wood sculptor and artist

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Original Article: Paula de Guzman Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Tala Singson

“This is the reason why I got into furniture. It’s for me to do this. Selling my pieces was just a bonus. This was the vision of our family. All the furniture is custom-made,” says artist and sculptor Niccolo Jose of Green Canyon Eco Art Resort, which he co-owns with his family.

Easily accessible through NLEX and SCTEX and just past the scenic Sacobia Bridge in Clark, Pampanga, Green Canyon is a great alternative to usual leisure hubs. Built with eco-friendly materials such as argon glass used for window glass panes and reclaimed wood from old houses, the resort is indeed “green.” Passive cooling techniques are also incorporated; hence, cool wind greets you as you enter the hotel lobby and other facilities in the resort. Even lahar is used as cement for the construction.

With Niccolo at the helm of the resort's furniture and design, his parents handling the operations and construction, and his brother Abel Jose in marketing, Green Canyon Resort runs like a well-oiled machine, making it a prime vacation spot in the area. 

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“Because we are the first developers here, we want to set the standard for green design,” says Niccolo. “The location is good. It’s going to boom in the next twenty years. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect.” The family applied for PEZA (Philippine Economic Zone Authority) accreditation, which granted them reprieve from paying taxes as long as they hire and train local employees and follow international standards in constructing the resort’s facilities.

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All these fulfill Green Canyon’s tag line: Resort to your imagination. Whether you’re a lone soul longing for a vacation, or a whole bunch of officemates out on a team-building seminar, there are a lot of things you can do at Green Canyon—from hiking, biking, swimming, to sharing stories around a bonfire. Just take your pick!

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