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Garin Farm is located in the town of San Joaquin. It is around 2 to 3 hours drive from Iloilo City depending on the type of transportation that you will have. Based on the blogs that I’ve read, most bloggers wrote that it’s just a 1 and
ENTRANCE FEE: PHP150.00 per person excluding children 1-year-old. Discount for senior citizen upon presenting a card.
A smell of a chicken, goats, rabbits and other animals will welcome you as you enter the gates. From there you will have to walk through the hanging garden up to the Pavilion.
For those who can’t go on a long walk, you can take a ride in the Golf Cart (3 pax/ride):
Entrance to Pavilion: PHP60.00
Pavilion to Cross: PHP90.00
Pavillion to the Gate Entrance: 60.00
A sizeable artificial lagoon will welcome you upon reaching the Pavilion. From there you can avail their other activities such as kayaking, fishing, zip lines, and horseback riding.
Pilgrimage: A journey from Creation to Ascension is the most famous spot in the area.
You will need to take a stair to witness what’s behind the mystery of the Pilgrimage. During that time, the clouds were already turning grey as if God is giving us a sign that the rain is going to pour down anytime soon. We rushed going to the top and immediately climb the stairs towards the Divine Mercy Cross in just 10 minutes. Good thing we manage to be inside the tunnel before the rain poured down.
Along the way, you will pass by the human-sized figures that depict Garden of Eden, Noah’s Ark and the nine major events taken from the Bible. You can rest from time to time as you take pictures and learn from the life of Jesus.
The meditation tunnel will lead you to the most popular spot in the area. Inside the tunnel is a blue led lights place at the sides of the walkway. Its purpose is to remind us to have faith in Him despite our troubled earthly lives. The pathway symbolizes us that there’s a light at the end of every hardship. Before you reach the end of the tunnel, you will find a symbol of the Holy Spirit. We decided to rest here first as we wait for the rain to stop.
As soon as it stopped, we head straight back to our journey. White light has slowly approached us as if it is welcoming us to the gates of heaven. And Lo! Behold! It was one of the most beautiful
God has indeed answered my prayer when I asked him to make the rain stop. As you can see from the picture, the clouds were just slowly recovering at that time. True enough that God’s creation will always be beautiful no matter what weather it is!
View from the top after raining hard!
Garin Farm is really a must-visit place in Iloilo. It will give us not only knowledge about Jesus Christ but also a chance to meditate and appreciate the life that we have. This religious place isn’t welcome not just for Catholics, but also for everyone in the world. Might as well add this to your bucket list!
From Iloilo International Airport:
1. Take the Shuttle Bus going to SM City, Iloilo
2. Take the SM Manduriao jeepney and make a stop at the nearby intersection under the overpass and ride the Oton bound jeep going to the jeepney terminal
3. In Mohon Oton Terminal, there will be several San Joaquin jeepneys ready to take you to GarinFarm: PHP 60.00.
From Iloilo City Proper:
Option 1: Take the San Joaquin bound jeepney from the Super terminal, Iloilo City.
Option 2: Take a bus going to Anini-y or Dao Antique in Molo Terminal. Tell the bus driver conductor to drop you off in San Joaquin
Once you’re at 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.
Activities and Amenities:
Conference Room good for 10-20 pax- PHP 2,500.00
Swimming Pool– PHP 80.00
Horseback Riding– PHP 60.00
Zipline– Sitting: PHP250.00/Superman: PHP350.00
Boating– Single Kayak: PHP 40.00/ Double Kayak: PHP90.00/
Pedal Boat: PHP 90.00/ Rubber Boat: PHP 120.00
Fishing– PHP30.00 per kilo
Billiards– PHP60.00 per hour
24-Hour Security and electricity
Family Room – PHP 3,500.00
Twin Room – PHP 2,500.00
Single Room – PHP 1,500.00
Note: For family and a twin room, you may opt to add an extra be for PHP 350.00 with breakfast or PHP 250.00 without breakfast. Check-in guests can also use the hilltop pool. The room is subject to availability. Better have your slots secured a month before your tour.