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Sunday, February 5, 2012

GarinFarm Inland Resort

Complete Adventure and Meaningful Journey at the GarinFarm Inland Resort in San Joaquin

Iloilo is blessed not only with rich culture, delightful foods but also with naturally beautiful and scenic places. One of these beautiful places is the GarinFarm Inland Resort in San Joaquin

Located at Huna, San Joaquin, the inland resort allows its visitors to enjoy and experience one-of-a-kind and complete journey through its agriculture, leisure and pilgrimage amenities. 

Right from the entrance, you will be pleasantly surprised with some interesting creativity and the environment-friendly efforts as they've utilized scrap metals for their fence. 

Another striking view is the The century old Camachile tree in front of the entrance. The presence of the said tree speaks so much on what more adventure and surprises you're about to behold inside the farm resort. 

From the entrance, either you walk and marvel at the showcase of the farms produce or you may want to take a ride at their golf cart which costs P90.00 (3 pax/ride). 

From the Gate to the Pavillon P90.00
Pavillon to the Cross P90.00

Pilgrimage - Living from the Creation through the Ascension

Once you reached the Pavillon, the very first view that will definitely catch your attention is the Pilgrimage section. The place is a spiritual hub within the resort that enables its visitors not only to marvel at the beauty of the place but also to have a quiet reflection on the magnificent journey of the Lord and his eternal glory.

Once inside the Pilgrimage area, you will be immediately greeted by Adam and Eve together with their garden friends such as lions, bears, doves, frogs and many other various animals who were placed inside the Noah's Ark.

 Okay, seriously these life-like statues are not really alive but these rocks sure seem like they're real with their human size and vivid colors. Every pose with them makes you feel like you're really part of their world. Once done marveling at the Garden of Even section, hanging out with Adam and Eve, get ready for the 456-step hike towards the 101- Ft. Divine Mercy Cross. 

Every station has a story to tell highlighting the most important events in the life of our Savior Jesus Christ such as His Birth, Baptism, Crucifixion and Ascension. 

If you get lucky, you could get to dine with The Apostles too! ;)

Unleash the Adventurous Beast in You!

Once done with the meditation, the beast in you is up for some treat with their swimming pool. For ladies, though, who are too conscious and worried with their fair complexion, I'd suggest you either do it in the latter part of your visit when the sun is almost down because doing it during the noontime will definitely burn every bit of skin in you. 

Okay, not really...
The pool is gorgeous but I think it needs more shade as an attempt to swim when the sun is up is not the best thing to do.

Good thing there are other facilities and interesting activities which will satisfy the beast in you such as horseback riding (which looks more of pony, if you ask me), ride the ATV (all-terrain vehicle), boating which gives you three options such as kayak, pedalboat, or rubber boat. 

Scream your Hearts Out with their Zipline

If those activities still haven't satisfied the adventurous beast in you then here's something pretty bad-ass. 

GarinFarm uses the state-of-the-art technology with their zipline and trained facilitators...though I had to be "rescued" twice because I didn't immediately reach the landing areas. 

First because the wind wasn't cooperating and going against me and the next was mainly because it gave me a chance to have this pretty giddy photo ;) Nonetheless, it was a great experience as I get to have an eagle's eye-view of the place. 

Best of Both Worlds Rooms

After a long day, we would immediately seek for two things - food and comfort. If you remember the fresh produce which you have beheld at the entrance, these are cooked and served in their restaurant. 

On the way to their rooms, you will see vines of long gourd (or upo in our dialect) and my mom's favorite - cauliflower. 

Having fun and relaxing doesn't only end with the adventurous activities but it's also extended to their rooms as each room is complete with pocket garden and landscape. Each garden theme is unique for every room, ranging from tropical, Japanese, modern to Mexican. 

All rooms also have wall to wall glass windows; one side has an unobstructed view of the private garden and another side for unlimited access to the stunning scenery, whether day or night. The rooms give you  view of the mountains and the lake - isn't that just seeing the best of both worlds?

The Family Room is the biggest room available with one king-sized bed and one single bed. The Family Room can accommodate 2 to 4 persons. Room Rate: P 3,500

The Twin Room is a regular sized room with 1 double bed. The Twin Room can accommodate 2 persons. Room Rate: P 2,500

The Single Room is ideal for the solo traveler with its single bed. Room Rate: P 1,500

Garin Farm Organic Goodies

The visit to GarinFarm Inland Resort in San Joaquin isn't complete unless you take home with you some of its organic goodies which includes their Organic Coconut Sugar which is ideal for those with Diabetes and their natural Virgin Coconut Oil. And wait, it's not Garin Farm unless you've tasted with ice cream in stick!

If you want to view more photos of Garin Farm Inland Resort, you may click here or in their Facebook Page. 

GarinFarm Inland Resort Price List

Up for the exciting journey to Garin Farm? Below is a complete list of pricing from their activities and room rates. Prices are subject to change without prior notice. 

Other Facilities and Services

Pilgrimage Area
Divine Mercy Cross (101 ft)
Agricultural Area

Wi-Fi Access

Laundry Service
24 Hour Security
24 Hour Electricity

How to Contact GarinFarm - San Joaquin

For inquiries, reservations, you may contact them using the following numbers and details:

San Joaquin Iloilo
5024 Philippines

Phone Numbers:
(+63) 033 314 75 55
(+63) 916 667 6851




Iloilo Office:
201 Maryville Building Delgado Street Iloilo city
Telephone Number: (063-33) 337-1335


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