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This Eco-Sanctuary is Where You Can Experience Filipino Healing

by Angie Garcia

Unlike the cookie-cutter hotels that are often found in Tagaytay, Nurture Wellness Village offers a breath of fresh air.

Hidden among lush greenery, this peaceful oasis radiates with Tagaytay's chilly air and scenic views of nature's splendor—a fantastic duo to encourage self-pursuits to relaxation. And of course, its rustic charm is 100% Filipino.

This renowned eco-tourism destination merges Filipino heritage culture with an advocacy to live healthier, happier, and better lives.

Whether it's for a day trip or an overnight stay, here's what you can expect at Nurture Wellness Village!


Nurture Farmacy

I For a fun and family-friendly alternative from crowd-drawers such as Sky Ranch, bring your family or loved to Nurture Farmacy. Located 500 meters away from Nurture Wellness Village, this DOT-accredited farm tourism destination offers an interactive organic farm tour where you'll get learn about phototherapy, or plants that heal.

You'll be given a farmer's hat and an umbrella (weather permitting) at the start of the tour. The Nurture “Pharmacist” guides you through their expansive organic garden that has assigned lands shaped like the various systems of the body.

Each body-shaped land has designated plants, fruits, and vegetables that are beneficial for that body part. For example, the kidney-shaped garden has calamansi and parsley among others. You'll also learn more about the functions and fun facts for each body part as well!

Do you remember the natural remedies that lola used to give? She would choose plants and herbs grown from her very own garden to cure all types of ailments.

This was the inspiration behind Botika ni Lola. A sprawling, lush garden of different plants and herbs can be found here. Signages are displayed next to each garden, highlighting the different illnesses and diseases that can be cured.

Kids will also delight in meeting Maria Clara, the farm’s water carabao mascot!

Balik Tanaw is a living heritage museum showcasing the culture of Tinggian, an indigenous group in Abra. Here, you can see live demonstrations of popular cultural practices such as "Pagbabayo", "Pagtatahip”, "Sipa”, and "Saranggola".

See how their intricate traditional weaving is done and the cloths are naturally dyed using boiled mahogany bark.

Animal feeding is sure to be a hit with the kids as well! The rabbits and chickens are only given excess plants from the farm.

Paggawa ng Pataba is the vermiculture composting site. This shows how to make natural fertilizers with the help of worms.


Nurture Wellness Village Accommodations

There are five types of accommodations available: Deluxe Forest View Room, Superior Garden View Room, Family Room, Ifugao Spa Suite, and glamping. Each one is comfortable, homey, and proudly Filipino.

Its rustic charm lies in the details, such as paintings by local artists that accessorize the rooms. Have nature's glory all to yourself just outside your window. It's the perfect backdrop to disconnect from city life and enjoy a peaceful slumber.

Spend an overnight stay at the Superior Garden View for 2 that comes with additional discounts!

Glamping (or glamorous camping) allows you to enjoy all that you love about the great outdoors with a naturally ventilated camping tent. It's the perfect way to experience nature’s raw beauty up-close without all the hassles of backpacking.

Great news! Nurture Wellness Village recently expanded their glamping site to the Nurture Farmacy area. Perfect for families and groups of friends, its spacious tent-style accommodations are complete with clean and comfy linens, plus modern furnishings such as a sofa and dressing table.


Gabriela Restaurant

The al-fresco restaurant is named after Filipino heroine Gabriela Silang, who co-owner Cathy Brillantes Turvill is a direct descendant of.

Instead of the run-of-the-mill delicacies, they rustle up a repertoire of heart-healthy dishes with a twist. You'll know how serious they are about food when you taste the unique kind of freshness each bite of their creations brings.

As part of their philosophy of making life a wondrous experience, Nurture Wellness has created healthy and delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes as part of their farm-to-table philosophy. The ingredients are handpicked from Nurture’s very own gardens and organic farm, so freshness in every bite is guaranteed.

Kale is the signature product of Nurture Wellness Village. It is avidly grown in their organic gardens. Don't forget to sample their signature Kale Pineapple smoothie which is refreshing in every sip. They also offer kale products such as Kale Calamansi powdered juice and Kale Chocolate powder drink at the pasalubong store, so you can bring home the green goodness!


Wellness

Another thing about Nurture Wellness is its renowned nature-inspired wellness treatments, of course. In fact, Nurture Spa Village is an internationally acclaimed-spa named one of CNN Go's 28 Most Relaxing Spas in Asia and one of the Top 7 Spas of the Philippines by the Hong Kong-based Asia Spa Magazine.


Detoxification and holistic weight loss programs are available — wellness coaching, healthy food preparation, and organic gardening included. Holistic health services Charcoal Whole Body Wrap, Hyperthermia Bath, Enema, and more.

Have your worries kneaded away from body and mind with traditional techniques like hilot and dagdagay. The 1.5-Hour Lunas Ni Nanay Hilot with Ventosa, for example, is an ancient combination of vacuum suction and massage to rid the body of remove toxins and promote balance and wellness.

Often done outdoors, the Mutya Facial restores your youthful glow with cleansing honey, exfoliation with yogurt and almonds, a cucumber face mask, pandan toner, and face massage that will leave you smooth and soothed after.

Pamper yourself only with nature's ingredients with the 2.5-Hour Mutya Facial and Hele Foot Spa!

The hour-long foot spa revitalizes your tired soles using a special foot soap and oils like lemongrass, ilang-ilang, and argan oil for cleansing, scrubbing, and callus removal. It's capped off with a relaxing foot massage.

One unique experience in Nurture Wellness is its Lakad Kalinga or "Reflexology Walk". Here, walk barefoot on rocks of different shapes and sizes to improve blood circulation.

The great joy of Nurture Wellnes—aside from warm hospitality and nature-inspired environment—is the rare kind of blissful calm that you can find in the middle of a rapidly developing city like Tagaytay. Disconnect, reflect, rejuvenate, and let your worries float away in Nurture Wellness Village.

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About Angie
Angie is a third-culture kid with a voracious appetite for adventure and street food delicacies. She has a hard time deciding whether she's more of a beach or mountain person, but she's thankful that the Philippines has a good amount of both.

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