Five Retreat Houses to Stay at in Manila
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Retreat Houses in Manila for a Much-Needed Self-Care Break

Retreat Houses in Manila Photo by Facebook/Nurture Wellness Village

According to a study by HealthScape, millennials are more likely to spend on self-care products and wellness activities than any other age group. With wellness and “me time” becoming such a huge part of our culture today, it’s no surprise that many Filipinos are starting to ditch the fun in exchange for something more chill and laid back.

Now that the COVID-19 restrictions have been eased, more retreat centers have reopened to welcome visitors looking to recharge and reconnect with their inner souls. If you want to embark on self-discovery and unplug from the noise of the city, you can spend a day or two (or even a week) of self-reflection at these retreat houses in Manila.


Touch of Glory Prayer Mountain

Retreat Houses in Manila for a Much-Needed Self-Care Break
Photo by Facebook/Touch of Glory Prayer Mountain

Just an hour away from the capital city is Touch of Glory Prayer Mountain, a wellness retreat that sits atop a hill in Antipolo. The retreat center has a chapel where you can pray, a cafeteria that serves freshly baked pastries, and a garden area with cottages where you can unwind and address whatever challenges you’re going through in life. You can also work under the guidance of professionals for a more personalized wellness experience. Single room rate starts at P1,000 (based on 2019 prices).

Location: Touch of Glory Prayer Mountain, Marikina-Infanta Highway, Antipolo City


Oasis of Prayer

Retreat Houses in Manila for a Much-Needed Self-Care Break
Photo by Facebook/Oasis of Prayer

Committed to advancing the practices and principles of prayer is this peaceful retreat center in Silang. Be it for body or soul, Oasis of Prayer has a myriad of wellness activities and amenities designed to aid in personal transformation. Whether you want to get closer to God or reconnect with yourself, this tranquil center offers a true escape from the stresses of everyday life. A three-day guided retreat costs P4,500 per person.

Location: Oasis of Prayer, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Silang, Cavite


Nurture Wellness Village

Retreat Houses in Manila for a Much-Needed Self-Care Break
Photo by Website/Nurture Wellness Village

Nurture Wellness Village is one of the most well-known retreat places in Tagaytay. A pioneer in the Philippine spa and wellness industry, this place offers a unique ecotherapy experience with its Ifugao native huts and Filipino-themed wellness treatments. The location also has plenty of outdoor space for yoga, zumba, massages, and enjoying the beauty of nature. Couple’s rate starts at P10,800 per night.

Location: Nurture Wellness Village, Pulong Sagingan, Barangay Maitim II West Luzon, Tagaytay City


Angel’s Hills Retreat and Formation Center

Retreat Houses in Manila for a Much-Needed Self-Care Break
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Established in 1999, Angel’s Hills Retreat and Formation Center offers a slew of services such as pastoral planning, one-on-one spiritual sessions, value formation seminars, team-building activities, and more. Tailor-made for big groups and soloists, this retreat center is perfect for anyone looking to have a spiritual rejuvenation. An overnight stay costs P1,280 per head.

Location: Angel’s Hills Retreat and Formation Center, Arnoldus Road, Maitim II East, Tagaytay City


Sisters of St. John the Baptist – House of Prayer

Retreat Houses in Manila for a Much-Needed Self-Care Break
Photo by Website/Sisters of St. John the Baptist - House of Prayer

Offering picturesque views of the iconic Taal volcano is Sisters of St. John the Baptist – House of Prayer, a little slice of holistic heaven in Tagaytay. The retreat center boasts a chapel, a prayer room, a massive garden area, and dormitories that can accommodate 60 tenants. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the perfect place to recharge and experience ultimate relaxation. Price starts at P700 per night.

Location: Sisters of St. John the Baptist – House of Prayer, MA Calamba Road, Iruhin East 4120 Tagaytay City

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