Recharge and rejuvenate at The Farm at San Benito (GMA News Online)

(This feature was published in GMA News Online last January 31, 2013)

I thought I would start the year right by disconnecting from the busy city life and going on a quiet retreat somewhere.

Since I didn’t want to go too far, I decided check out The Farm at San Benito, in Batangas, which attracts visitors from all over – both local and foreign. I brought my mom with me so we can both experience a healing journey at The Farm and have some mother-daughter bonding time, too.

Although guests of The Farm may avail of transportation from them, I decided to drive myself and enjoy the first part of the journey. From south of the Metro, it took us an hour and a half to get to this secluded sanctuary in Lipa.

A secluded sanctuary

As we got nearer, we passed through a winding road that was lined with tall mahogany trees. We haven’t arrived at our destination yet, but I felt one with nature already. I couldn’t wait to breathe the cool and fresh air!

I have always been curious about The Farm since I’ve heard of its health and wellness retreats. I discovered that it specializes in organic weight loss, diabetes prevention and management, beauty & longevity, heart health and stress reduction, environmental detox and an all-inclusive luxury premier retreat.

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