Garin Farm is an agricultural, recreational, and spiritual site in one located at Purok 2, San Joaquin, Iloilo. It is an inland resort that is foremost a functional farm with several agricultural features but also has leisure activities and a pilgrimage site that can all be enjoyed by visiting guests.
Garin Farm features a vast land area that is home to various livestock, farm animals, and crops. Several agricultural practices and activities are also done on-site like real-life farming and animal-raising of which the produce are either sold inside, served in the in-house restaurant, or taken to bigger suppliers.
As livestock and animals are raised, the odors can be uncomfortable for some but the views and other experiences onsite make up for it. Walking past these animals on a 15-minute pathway leads visitors to a thoughtfully designed 5000 square meter lagoon.
There is a certain part in the Garin Farm portraying the traditional song “Bahay Kubo” that talks about different local vegetables grown around a typical native hut house in the Philippines.
Recreation and Leisure
More than a farm, Garin Farm is also a great spot for leisurely activities suited for families. Activities and facilities offered include zip line across the lagoon, buggy car, boat paddling, fishing, and a swimming pool. The resort also has fully-airconditioned and glass-walled rooms with amazing mountain views for overnight stay 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 Ascencion. Popularly referred to as the “Stairway to Heaven”, this pilgrimage site is comprised of 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 Ascencion and then ends in what looks to be like a depiction of heaven with a huge cross and other sculptures set in immaculate white.