5 Reasons Why Garin Farm Is an Amazing Place to Visit

Garin Farm Pilgrimage Resort

Garin Farm Pilgrimage Resort is a fun-filled destination located in Purok 2, San Joaquin, Iloilo. Whenever talks of resorts and beaches in Iloilo and other amazing Iloilo vacation spots arise, it’s almost always on the list.

 

If plenty of other people want to visit Garin Farm, there’s something about it worth checking out.

 

Here are five reasons that’ll enlighten you.

 

1 – It Is One & Only

 

Garin Farm Pilgrimage Resort is the first of its kind in the country since there is no other resort in the Philippines that integrates leisure, agriculture, and pilgrimage.

 

More than that, it’s a one-stop shop for farmers and agricultural enthusiasts, as well as children who want a closer look at farming and agriculture.

 

As you walk along the Garin Farm entrance, you’ll be walking along a vegetable tunnel.

 

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Ready to enter? Let’s go!

 

You can see different animals on each side. And if you roam around, you can get a firsthand look at how these animals are bred and raised.

 

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Chickens!

You can also go inside a real-life bahay kubo. Within its surroundings are plants (named in the traditional Filipino song) such as garlic (bawang), onion, (sibuyas) tomato (kamatis), and eggplant (talong).

 

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Want to “experience” the bahay-kubo song?

 

Other than that, you’ll also find a statue of a modern farmer as you’re walking along the tunnel.

 

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Upon closer look at the photograph, you’ll see that this modern farmer differs from the traditional farmer.

 

Once you’re out of the tunnel, you can catch a glimpse of what else is in store for you at the inland resort. And by then, you’ll understand why some people call Garin Farm Pilgrimage Resort “heaven gate farm“.

 

2 – You Can Go on a Retreat & Just Relax

 

You can stay at the resort as long as you want. Garin Farm offers room accommodations.

 

Each of the rooms features glass windows that stand from the floor to the ceiling. And when you look outside, the view is nothing short of breathtaking.

 

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When you look out the window of your room, this awesome view will greet you!

To start booking a room, check out the Garin Farm room rates:

 

Single Room – Php 1,500

 

  • Full view of Garin Farm Pilgrimage Resort’s leisure area
  • Provides a picturesque view of San Joaquin
  • Air-conditioned
  • Glass-walled, hilltop rooms
  • Good for 1 person (max 2)
  • FREE breakfast
  • FREE swimming pool use for 2

 

Standard Room – Php 2,500

 

  • Full view of Garin Farm Pilgrimage Resort’s leisure area
  • Provides a picturesque view of San Joaquin
  • Air-conditioned
  • Glass-walled, hilltop rooms
  • Good for 2 persons (max 4 including kids)
  • FREE breakfast for 2
  • FREE swimming pool use for 4

 

Family Room – Php 3,500

 

  • Full view of Garin Farm Pilgrimage Resort’s leisure area
  • Provides a picturesque view of San Joaquin
  • Air-conditioned
  • Glass-walled, hilltop rooms
  • Good for 3 persons (max 6 including kids)
  • FREE breakfast for 3
  • FREE swimming pool use for 5

 

3 – You Can Go on a Pilgrimage

 

Another reason why you should visit Garin Farm is to go on a pilgrimage — and a very satisfying one.

 

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And so the walk begins

 

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Reaching the summit can be exhausting but definitely worth it

 

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When it’s dark, the “stairway to heaven” gets lit

 

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The way up is dark

The pilgrimage area is perhaps the highlight of Garin Farm. “Stairway to heaven” is what some people would call its path to the peak because when you reach the peak, it is really like seeing this heavenly place.

 

Along the way, it features life-sized statues that help visually narrate the start and finish of creation.

 

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Religious people will surely enjoy their visit!

To fully understand the pilgrimage area’s visual narrative, you need to climb the stairs — 456 steps up to the Divine Mercy statue, amounting to a total of 480 steps to the foot of the big cross. In between, you’ll find resting stops for you to take a break.

 

And if you’re worried about not being fit enough to climb 456 steps, don’t. The stairs are incredibly easy-to-climb and feature railings on both sides.

 

When we visited Garin Farm’s pilgrimage area, we were with a PWD (Person with Disability). Thanks to the railings, which she could easily hold on to, she was able to reach the top easily!

 

You can also hire a golf cart driver to take you all the way up — and vice versa.

 

4 – You Can Have Exciting Adventures

 

If you want to chill in a swimming pool in Iloilo, Garin Farm has got your back. And swimming is not the only recreational activity you can do there.

 

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Want to go for a swim?

Since the place is a resort, a lot of activities are in store for you on your visit. Take your pick from the list below!

 

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You can pedal your way!

List of activities includes:

 

  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Boating (pedal boat)
  • Horseback riding
  • All-Terrain Vehicle
  • Ziplining

 

5 – You’ll Find Many Animals

 

And like its name suggests, Garin Farm is a farm. Within the site, you’ll find many animals.

 

During our visit, some of the chickens, goat, and dogs were roaming around.

 

List of animals includes:

 

  • Sheep
  • Chicken
  • Goat
  • Cow
  • Monkey
  • Doves
  • Horses

 

Getting to Garin Farm Pilgrimage Resort is neither easy nor fast. But the trip is definitely worth making.

 

If you’re looking for a San Joaquin, Iloilo tourist spot, the place is definitely worth checking out.

 

Travel time from Iloilo city to Garin Farm is about 2 hours by private car. Along the way, you can pass by monumental sites such as Miag-ao Church and University of the Philippines – Visayas.

 

Contacts:

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GarinFarmInlandResort/

 

Phone: 0916 667 6581

 

Please feel free to address your concerns and/or ask questions. You may drop them here.

 

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