Garin Farm is a 14-hectare inland resort in the town of San Joaquin Iloilo.

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Along the way you can see signs of an abundant farm life with ducks, chickens, goats, rabbits and water buffalos as you walk through the pavement of their hanging gardens.

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An uphill walk inside Garin Farm leads to a pavilion at the heart of the premise.

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Aside from the breathtaking view, there are other attractions to enjoy. There is a wide swimming pool for adults and children. A large artificial lagoon for kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, all terrain bikes, ziplines and a lot more.

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Since this is a Catholic themed attraction, you will see the Garden of Eden, Noah’s Ark, Ten Commandments and the nine (9) major Events in the life of Jesus Christ.

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What stood out among the many attractions is the Divine Mercy Cross.  There is a huge stone facade leading to the 456 steps towards the Divine Mercy Cross.

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A display of what appears to be a glimpse of heaven on earth awaits on top.  Going up is difficult and tiring. It was hot and humid. I almost gave up. But nope, perseverance is the name of the game. As we all know, entering the gate of heaven will not be that easy, right? 🙂

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And there it is! I am not sure if I have seen anything as white as this in my life before. It was so bright I want to close my eyes for a moment. The experience is something solemn yet joyful. Nothing but pure awe!

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The “bait-baitan” pose

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At the end of the day, it’s nice to know it’s not yet our time so we can head off back to the world. What a relief!

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Food’s pretty decent too at the restaurant across the pilgrimage entrance. with an overview of the animal farm below. A perfect time to replenish the fatigue out of that 456 steps!

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Direction to Garin Farm:

From Iloilo International Airport:

  • Take the Shuttle Bus going to SM City, Iloilo
  • From SM City, Iloilo, take the SM Manduriao jeepney and take a stop at the nearby intersection under the overpass and ride the Oton bound jeep going to the jeepney terminal located in Mohon, Oton.

  • In Mohon Oton Terminal, there will be several San Joaquin jeepneys ready to take you to GarinFarm for PHP60.00.

From Iloilo City Proper:

  • Take the San Joaquin bound jeepney from Super terminal, Iloilo City.
  • You  can also take buses going to Anini-y or Dao Antique in Molo Terminal. Tell the bus driver conductor to drop you off in San Joaquin

From San Joaquin Town Proper:

  • Take a tricycle ride and tell the driver to take you to GarinFarm, Brgy. Huna. Brgy. Huna is a 2-minute ride from San Joaquin town proper.

For Private Transportation:

  • San Joaquin is the last town in the southern part of Iloilo
  • Driving  along Iloilo-Antique National Road would get you in San Joaquin in about an hour
  • There will be signage and billboards directions along the highway going to GarinFarm to guide you.

ENTRANCE FEE:

  • 150 per person excluding children 1-year-old
  • Senior citizen discount; applicable to cardholders only. Strictly no outside food and drinks allowed.)

For those who doesn’t enjoy walking, you can take a ride in the Golf Cart (3 -4 pax/ride): Entrance to Pavilion is PHP60.00; Pavilion to Cross: PHP90.00.

ACTIVITIES AND AMENITIES:

  • Executive Conference Room (15-20 pax): PHP2,500.00
  • Hilltop Swimming Pool – PHP80.00
  • Hilltop Horseback Riding – PHP60.00
  • Biplane (300 meters -2 rounds): Sitting -PHP250.00 and Superman PHP350.00
  • Hilltop Boating: (Single Kayak -PHP40.00; Double Kayak – PHP90.00; Pedal Boat-PHP90.00; Rubber Boat – PHP120.00)
  • Hilltop Fishing: PHP30.00/kilo
  • Billiard: PHP60.00/hour
  • Restaurant
  • Canteen
  • WiFi Access

ROOM RATES:

  • Hilltop Family Room: PHP3,500.00
  • Hilltop Twin Room: PHP2,500.00
  • Hilltop Single Room: PHP 1,500.00

***Extra Bed: PHP350.00 with breakfast; PHP250.00 without breakfast. Available for Family and Twin Rooms only and limited to 2 extra beds.

*** Check-in guests have complementary breakfast and a free use of the hilltop pool.

Other Contact infos:

Brgy. Huna, San Joaquin
Iloilo, Philippines 5024
Telephone Number: +63 033 314 75 55
Mobile Number: +63 916 667 6851
Email: info@garinfarm.com / bookings@garinfarm.com

This is also posted in http://imiexplorer.com/garin-farm-iloilo-travel-guide/

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