Stress has become a normal part of our everyday "city" lives, and once in a while, taking a break to de-stress and to get a little R & R pays off in the long run. In case you're one of those people who like to get away for a little rest and relaxation without going too far away from Metro Manila can try unwinding at The Farm in San Benito, Batangas.

The Farm is located at the foot of Mount Malarayat, on a property that used to be a coconut and coffee plantation. It's about 80 kilometers (around 2 hours) away from the busy metro. If anything, visitors can enjoy the great view the place affords. The Farm features both indoor and outdoor areas, all designed to de-stress those used to the urban lifestyle. So what's to see in the Farm? There are a whole lot of things to see in the Farm's 48 hectare area, including several suites and villas, gardens, a boutique, and even golf facilities. Other facilities include pavilions, gyms, a library, and swimming pools.

The Farm doesn't just offer a nice place to relax and forget one's stresses for a while; it also promotes health and wellness for its visitors. It basically revolves around the idea of wellness, prevention, and recovery through natural and alternative means.

There are several things one can try out in The Farm. The facility offers several programs geared toward wellness, as well as recovery and prevention. The said programs all start with a consultation with a doctor and a Live Blood Analysis; afterwards, the doctor will recommend which treatments best suit a guest's overall condition. Other activities one can try out at The Farm include yoga, meditation, pilates, and breathing and walking exercises, among other activities.

In line with its healthy living motto, The Farm offers natural and organic food that is 100 percent vegetarian. And since the facility is geared toward improving their guest's overall health, they also offer programs for spiritual development.

All things considered, The Farm is a great way to get away from the stresses of living in the city as you can enjoy the peace and quiet of being with nature. You can get a massage, some treatments to detoxify your body, healthy food, and some time to relax. An overnight stay at The Farm might be a bit steep for those on a budget, but considering one should invest on one's health, it should be all worth it.