Information about Garin Farm
Garin Farm is an agricultural, recreational, and spiritual site located at Purok 2, San Joaquin, Iloilo. It is an inland resort that is a functional farm with several agricultural features but also has leisure activities and a pilgrimage site that can all be enjoyed by visiting guests.
More than a farm, Garin Farm is also a great spot for activities like riding a zip line across the lagoon, buggy car driving, boat paddling, fishing, and swimming. The resort also has fully air-conditioned and glass-walled rooms with amazing mountain views for overnight stays, as well as bigger pavilions for corporate events, conferences, and other functions.
One of the main draws of Garin Farm is its Pilgrimage Hill: A Journey from Creation to Ascension. Popularly referred to as the “Stairway to Heaven,” this pilgrimage site has a 480-step staircase where visitors can walk past major biblical scenarios like the Birth and Baptism of Christ, the Last Supper, the Agony in the Garden, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, and the Ascension and then ends in what looks to be like a depiction of heaven with a huge cross and other sculptures set in immaculate white.
Tickets and entry
The entrance fee to Garin Farm is Php150 per person, but make sure to bring additional money as some activities like swimming, fishing, and kayaking require an additional fee.
Best time to visit
Since Garin Farm is mostly an outdoor tourist attraction, it’s best to visit during the dry months from November to May. If you’re planning to climb the Stairway to Heaven, make sure to schedule it before 10 AM or after 2 PM to avoid a sweltering ascent. The operating hours are 7 AM to 6 PM, but double check before you visit, as this can sometimes change. Note that they are closed on Mondays.