8 reasons why it’s a good idea to visit The Farm at San Benito right now

The Farm at San Benito.

Lockdown-weary travelers are constantly on the lookout for places they can visit safely while the threat of COVID-19 still looms. Fortunately, there are many destinations that individuals can visit safely. 

One of them is The Farm at San Benito, which has put up safeguards and protocols to ensure guests and staffers’ health are never compromised. In fact, The Farm has been given the Healing Certification by Healing Hotels of the World, Germany, which means that the medical wellness resort passed the stringent global comprehensive healing excellence criteria. It has also been issued by the Department of Tourism Safety Seal for its strict adherence to safety and health protocols.

Here are more reasons why you should consider a trip to The Farm right now:

The Farm’s Acqua Hydrotherapy Sanctuary

1. Healing Environment. Just a 90-minute drive south of Manila, The Farm rests on 48 hectares of lush greenery, and has a stunning view of the majestic mountains with microbiome rich ecosystem and positive life-giving energy. The Farm believes in a holistic approach to healing, and has mindful activities that guests can take part in to address their mental or emotional stress. Families would be happy to know also that it is child and pet friendly too.

2. A Life-Changing Holiday. The Farm has been recognized globally for its life-transformative retreats and holistic health programs that address and treat lifestyle diseases and chronic illnesses. It has its own team of doctors and health professionals available 24/7 with treatment medically-conducted by internationally-trained health professionals. Health programs include immune support, post-COVID recovery, holistic detox cleanse, radiation detox, mental health, pain and weight management, diabetes prevention, & heart health, holistic cancer care, yoga & raw food retreat, sleep induction, post-natal care, and smoking cessation.

3. Wellness Cuisine. To further aid the body in its healing, The Farm offers healthy cuisines such as vegan farm-to-table from its organic garden. There are also pescatarian dishes inspired by Blue Zone diet which focuses on health and life longevity.

4. Instagram-ready. With beautiful and picture-perfect spots set amid the scenic nature with the mountain range, guests will be inspired to share their wellness journey on social media.

Crispy Potato Napoleon

5. Energy Vortex. Visit the three century-old Mango Tree where two energy lines crisscrossing our planet meet – creating an energy vortex, which is believed to positively affect one’s health. A main attraction at the property, guests make it a point to seek refuge there and set their intentions under its shade.

6. Healing Spa and Water Wellness Experience. Pamper yourself with world-class spa treatments and Filipino “Hilot” traditional remedies for muscle aches and pain from internationally-trained therapists. The Acqua Hydrotherapy Sanctuary also offers a multi-step water wellness program to heal the body.

7. Wellness Workation. The Farm at San Benito has successfully pioneered wellness workation, with the Department of Tourism (DOT) continuously supporting health, wellness, and medical tourism. Those wishing to take a wellness sabbatical can enjoy special long-stay rates from a minimum of one month.

8. Green Destination. The Farm has embraced a green philosophy with its farm-to-table, plant-based, wholefood, vegan cuisine, which are good for the health and the environment. It is famous for its Absolutely No Heat Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) which is known for its anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Pressed from organic coconuts, this VCO is 100% natural and contains no chemicals, preservatives or chemicals.

Kenneth M. del Rosario
Kenneth has been writing for the Philippine Daily Inquirer for more than 17 years, covering travel, food, motoring, technology, real estate, and business, among others.