Garin Farm

Garin Farm / Meditation at The Pilgrimage Hill

Garin Farm, located in the southern part of Iloilo in San Juaquin, offers a serene retreat for Catholics seeking a more solemn observance of Holy Week amidst lush greenery on a hill, similar to the height of a 10-story building.

Our one-day tour of the Garin Farm was enriching and meaningful, truly a fitting occassion to meditate Jesus’ suffering and his eventual ascension to heaven.

One of its highlights is the Garin Pilgrimage Hill, accessed by climbing 450 steps to reach a prominent white cross.  Upon reaching this sacred space, the striking whiteness initially dazzles the eyes, evoking a sense of heavenly awe reminiscent of cinematic portrayals. However, descending, we realized it was merely an optical illusion.

Is this  what heaven looks like?

In addition to its heavenly ambiance, the hill is adorned with life-sized installations depicting biblical scenes, providing opportunities for devotees to reflect and offer prayers as they ascend.

Garin Farm
Garden of Eden:  the origin of humanity

Our one-day tour of Garin Farm was deeply enriching, offering a poignant occasion for meditation on Jesus’ suffering and ascension to heaven during Holy Week.

Garin Farm offers a holistic experience that combines spirituality, culture, agriculture, and recreation. Whether you’re seeking spiritual renewal, cultural immersion, or simply a fun-filled getaway, Garin Farm has something special to offer every visitor.

Garin Farm
Jesus was condemned to death by crucifixion

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  1. What do you do with the palm leaves once you get them blessed? The white Garin hill at the end of the tunnel is beautiful!

  2. thanks for the comment, Papa Jack

  3. The blessed palm leaves are brought to the house and placed in the house' altar.

  4. Indeed, w are, especially so because it was a family trip.

  5. Yes, actually we are planning to be back next year and we will stay in their hotel for a day or two so we can enjoy the other fun activities that they have.

  6. Garin Farm is clearly a special place. I'd never heard of it before so I appreciate all of the detail you offered here.

  7. Definitely something to consider doing next year when hopefully, this virus thing is just a thing of the past.

  8. wow! looks like so much fun! I wish I could something like that soon

  9. This place surely looks like a lot of fun.

  10. Kimberly Caines says:

    Looks like a beautiful place to visit and seems you had a blast with your family.

  11. This place seems really like a heaven ….I hope to visit this place someday in my life 🙂

  12. The pictures are absolutely awesome. It is pretty obvious you had an awesome time with your trip. I am quite jealous actually.

  13. This is one of the amazing place to visit this Holy Week. But due to quarantine we wont be able to visit at this time. Virtual visit muna daw. Thanks for posting this at least we will still have the feel.

  14. I wonderhow these places would be now that we have all the ECQ in place.

  15. these photos looks just amazing…… The place seems to be very peaceful…….

  16. these photos looks just amazing…… The place seems to be very peaceful…….

  17. Wow, this is awesome. Very interesting. You really detailed everything. Thanks for sharing

  18. So many places to visit and to learn from. This is a grate way to enrich our lives.

  19. This place looks peaceful and worth visiting, especially in Holy Week.

  20. This looks like such a fun and amazing place! I would love to visit someday.

  21. It was lovely to read about your travel experience to Garin Pilgrimage Hill

  22. This place looks so peaceful and right now I really need some place like this.

  23. This looks like such a wonderful and peaceful place!

  24. Elizabeth O says:

    This place is worth visiting with families. I enjoyed seeing all your photos.

  25. This place looks amazing. I would like to visit once after COVID – 19

  26. What a wonderful place to visit!! Thank you for sharing!

  27. […] Farm / We had a unique experience visiting Garin Farm. It was both recreational and spiritual.   You will surely like this place if you are a nature […]

  28. I have never heard of this place before. Looks like you had a great tour during holy week.

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