Discover the benefits of living by the sea

Published October 24, 2020, 3:32 AM

by Johannes Chua

The pandemic has brought stress, especially mental stress as anxiety is on the rise. To combat this, all you need is a break, or even a day at the beach.  

According to Dr. Thomas W. Ferkol of the American Thoracic Society, exposure to salt-tinged ocean breeze had a beneficial effect on patients who participated in a 48-week study conducted in the Australian coast. Findings showed that not only did saline breeze clear their lungs, but it also decreased allergy flare-ups. A subsequent study featured in The New England Journal of Medicine also revealed that regular exposure to saline air helped boost immunity against respiratory infections, particularly among those who lived in seaside towns or coastal regions.

That said, people should consider a beachside getaway after being cooped up for weeks by the lockdown. After months of being unable to breathe fresh air or to take a good stroll or run, there is a strong craving for places where the sea stretches as far as the eye can see and the sounds of birdsong and crashing waves soothe the spirit.

Forget the stress with a dinner by the beach at Pico de Loro Cove

People need a safe and expansive open-air venue to celebrate their return to freedom; they need a change of pace from a sedentary existence to one that renews their vitality in a setting that is close to nature. For that, city dwellers only need to look at a seaside enclave just 90 minutes south of Manila in Nasugbu, Batangas — Hamilo Coast, where one can find the perfect combination of sand, sea, and sky.

Pico de Loro Cove in Hamilo Coast occupies a total area of approximately 40 hectares, with a 1.5-kilometer coastline that is made exquisite by a pristine white sand beach. Along with everything that one can ask for in a tropical haven, Pico de Loro Cove’s fresh sea breezes make it a vibrant change for those emerging from prolonged confinement. As it is surrounded by lofty mountains covered by verdant forests, Pico de Loro Cove also serves as a natural sanctuary for both man and the endemic wildlife.

Pico de Loro coastline is made exquisite by a pristine white sand beach

Those who want to give themselves a good stretch and a vigorous round of play after being stuck indoors for so long can indulge their craving for adventure through a number of sporting and leisure activities. One can dive right into the pristine blue waters to cool off, hop onto a boat and explore coves teeming with brilliantly colored sea creatures, or go all out and boldly parasail into the wide blue yonder.

Watersports can be enjoyed at the Pico Beach

There are even options for those looking for quieter pursuits — bird-watching throughout the lush grounds, meandering around the beach on a pony, checking out the different art installations throughout the property, or learning more about the interaction between man and nature by way of a trek through a mangrove forest. 

Savor the best of Nature at the Pico Nest

But more than anything, rising developments within Pico de Loro Cove also offer the possibility of moving in permanently into a home located in healthy and restful surroundings. One can easily work from a home where there are no stressful distractions such as traffic and pollution. Likewise, for those seeking an escape in times of distress, settling down here would be a great decision, as well as a prudent investment.