A taste of heaven on earth? Absolutely possible at Garin Farm located in the province of Iloilo. And no, you’re not dreaming. Everything is for real.
About Garin Farm
Garin Farm is a 14-hectare inland resort that combines leisure, farm experience, and pilgrimage site into one. Surely, the place has something for every member of the family!
The Garin Farm Experience
We arrived at Garin Farm around lunch time. Upon entering, we walked through a vine-covered pathway. We were warned before that a bit of a foul odor would confront us. True enough, after just a few steps, we already smell some stinky scent as various animals lined up at both sides of the way. But hey, we’re in a farm, right? So, yes, acceptable. Besides, it was just a five-minute walk. But in case you’re too sensitive, might as well bring something to cover your nose.
Garin Farm’s Pilgrimage Site
The end of the vine-decorated walkway leads to the Garin Farm Pilgrimage site. You can choose to climb the concrete stairs of the Pilgrimage Hill that is around 500 steps. If you do, you will see the life-size statues of the Stations of the Cross.
But since we came during the hottest part of the day, we had a better game plan to lessen our exposure to the harsh sunlight. LOL. We rode a golf cart going up (PHP60 per ride for 3 pax). We just took the stairs going down. Hallelujah for the golf cart!
Heaven on Earth
At the top is a miniature replica of heaven. But first, you have to go through a dark meditation tunnel. After passing through the tunnel, you’ll arrive in heaven!
Life-size angel statues and a heaven’s gate will welcome you – just like how heaven was described to us as kids.
If you’re in for some more fun, you can enjoy the other activities available at Garin Farm listed below:
- Pool – PHP80
- Zip Line: Sitting – PHP250, Superman – PHPP350
- Horseback Riding – PHP60
- All Terrain Vehicle Ride – PHP100
- Golf Cart (3Pax/ride) – PHP60
- Waterball – PHP50
- Billiard – PHP 60/hour
- Fishing – PHP130/Kilo
- Single Kayak – PHP40
- Double Kayak – PHP90
- Pedal Boat – PHP90
- Rubber Boat – PHP120
- Waterbike – PHP40
Staying for long? Checkout their available rooms with the following rates:
Family Room – PHP 3,500
Air-conditioned, glass-walled hilltop room overlooking Garinfarm Liesure area and with a sea view of San Joaquin. Good for 3 persons (maximum of 6). With free breakfast for 3 and swimming pool use for 5.
Standard Room – PHP2,500
Air-conditioned, glass-walled hilltop room overlooking Garinfarm Liesure area and with a sea view of San Joaquin. Good for 2 persons (maximum of 4 including kids). With free breakfast for 2 and swimming pool use for 4.
Single Room – PHP1,500
Air-conditioned, glass-walled hilltop room overlooking Garinfarm Liesure area and with a sea view of San Joaquin. Good for 1 person, maximum of 2. With free breakfast and swimming pool use for 2.
Garin Farm Pilgrimage Resort
Entrance Fee: PHP150
Address: Brgy. Purok II, San Joaquin, Iloilo Province, Philippines
Contact No.: (0916) 667-6581