Since its opening a couple of years back, I had infinitely wanted to visit The Farm at San Benito (or the Farm) but I never made it happen until recently. My driver thought we were going to an actual farm with the proverbial pig, cows, and goat. I said: "There's plenty of that in our province. Why would I go all the way to Batangas for farm animals?"
The Farm at San Benito, at least in my book, is one of those IT places everyone needs to visit in the Philippines. Its reputation is legendary and that alone is enough reason to convince anyone to go. However, what prompted me to take this trip was Deal Grocer (DG has insanely amazing deals out there.) DG presented a good offer for a day trip at the Farm and I grabbed it without second thoughts. Notwithstanding all of the Farm's outstanding reviews, a day trip seemed more appropriate. Considering my carnivorous appetite, an ocular was necessary before staying here longer for detox. If I would pay a considerable amount to remove all the toxins out of my body, it had better taste good too.
With all the coconut trees and lush greenery along SLEX and Star Tollway, the 1 1/2 hour trip from Manila to Lipa, Batangas became more relaxing than I thought. I had this vision of The Farm and when we got there, I saw why spa-holics (and even A-list celebrities) would come all they way here for a healing journey.