Garinfarm: A One-of-a-Kind Inland Resort in the Philippines
Belle Piccio | Nov 19, 2015
Garinfarm is an inland resort in the Philippines that gives you a one-of-a-kind holistic and enjoyable getaway. It is said to be the only resort in the country that integrates agriculture, leisure, and pilgrimage in one site.
Garinfarm is a 14-hectare compound located in Purok 2, San Joaquin, 5024 Iloilo. This resort is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a different kind of family vacation or a place for soul searching.
You'll walk inside a 'long vegetable garden tunnel' upon entering the site. The resort offers affordable rates, see below: (Fees may subject to change without prior notice)
- Entrance Fee: Php150 (senior citizen cardholders can avail of discount)
- Hilltop Swimming Pool: Php80
- Hilltop Fishing: Php130/kilo
- Zipline (300m x2): Php250-Php350
- Hilltop Horseback Riding: Php60
- Golf Cart (3 pax/ride): Php60-Php90
- Hilltop Boating: Php40-Php120
- Hilltop Rooms: Php1,500-Php3,500
Enjoy the amazing views of both mountain and the ocean in their glass-walled rooms. There’s a 5000 sq. meter man-made lagoon for different water activities such as boating, kayaking and fishing. And, if you feel like a little adventurous, ride their 300-meter zip line across the lagoon. A pool is also available for adults and children if you want to swim and beat the heat of the sun.
A unique offering of the resort to its guests is a place where you can connect with your spiritual self. The Divine Mercy Cross is located at the peak of the cross where you’ll find different sculptures which are life-size and depict some scenes in the bible. The sculptures include the Noah’s Ark, 10 Commandments and the story of Creation to name a few.
The resort also integrated agricultural activities: learn how products made from coconuts and bananas are produced; and gain knowledge on how to raise domesticated and farm animals.
The resort offers many other family-friendly activities. Contact Garinfarm at (+63) 916-667-6851 for inquiries.
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How to Get There
From Manila, you can fly to Iloilo (estimated cost of Php3,000++, round trip, one hour). The Iloilo Airport is 30 minutes (approximately 19 km) away from Iloilo City.
From Iloilo City, you can take a jeepney bound for San Joaquin or a bus going to Antique. Fare is around Php50-60. If you opt to ride a jeepney, go to the Terminal Market near Robinsons Place Mall or ride a San Joaquin jeepney from Molo.
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