Which destinations in Iloilo are perfect for the whole family?

1.    Garin Farm Tour
2.    Mystery House Tour
3.    Bucari Pine Forest
4.    Pilgrimage Tour

One of the best perks of buying a condo for sale in Iloilo are the various activities and interesting tours you participate in. Futura by Filinvest’s One Spatial Iloilo makes these activities and tours easily accessible. Iloilo is not just an idyllic place of residence; you can also enjoy and explore what this city has to offer. Fortunately, there are a variety of places and activities you can do here. You can start with these tours to begin your journey in the city.

Garin Farm Tour

Finding heaven on earth might be impossible, but the closest thing to it is conveniently located in San Joaquin, Iloilo. Garin Farm is one of the places in Iloilo you should check out with your family. The aesthetics of this resort are heavily based on the popular depiction of what heaven could possibly look like. Garin Farm cleverly combines agriculture, religion, and religion into one resort-farm complex. You can enjoy recreational activities and hold a pilgrimage in the same place.

Garin Farm is a fully functional homestead that demonstrates the various agricultural practices to their visitors. You can find livestock and crops on the farm. If you want to buy fresh produce, they also sell it on site. The produce you find here is also served at the restaurants on location. 

Aside from the agricultural aspects of the farm, you can enjoy recreational activities for the whole family. There’s a zip line, swimming pool, kayak, and fishing spots. 

The highlight of Garin Farm is the Pilgrimage Hill you can hike up to. You can climb 456 steps to view the nine major biblical scenes. The biblical scenes included in the climb are Nativity or the Birth of Jesus, Baptism of Christ, the Last Supper and the Agony in the Garden, and more. Once you reach the peak, you’ll find a depiction of what heaven looks like. 

Mystery House Tour

If you’re a fan of mysteries and thrillers, then you should definitely check out the Mystery House Tour that starts at Iloilo City Hall. You get to appreciate the buildings in old Iloilo at night time with a guided tour. You can discover the various facts and mysteries behind each building and destination you stop over. This offers a different point of view of the old homes of Iloilo as well as other interesting sites such as the Prison of Iloilo. The prison since then has been converted into a museum, which houses Western Visayas mementos. 

Bucari Pine Forest

Bucari Pine Forest is located within the mountains of Leon, Iloilo. Leon is known as Iloilo’s “little Baguio”. It boasts a cool climate and various highland attractions. Bucari is a great place to visit during the summer season as it lets you beat the heat. It takes two hours to get to Bucari Pine Forest if you’re coming from Iloilo city. 

Bucari is also surrounded by mountains and rolling hills that are interspaced by rice terraces, vegetable terraces, small villages, and beautiful rivers. There’s a foot trail from Sitio Camandag that leads to a river heading towards Imoy Falls. The small natural pool at Imoy Falls is perfect for a refreshing swim. If you take a short walk upstream, you can find a taller waterfall. 

Sitio Camandag also has a pine forest and campsite, which are both located in Bucari. Day-trippers can enjoy and use the picnic sheds while getting a good view of the pine trees surrounding the area and enjoy the refreshing cool air. If you stay after dark, the temperature drops and you can find fireflies around the area. 

The mountain terrain and cool climate allow various crops to grow. Farmers have a perfect, suitable environment to grow healthy crops such as rice, fruits, and vegetables. The most notable crop in the area is the mango, which can rival the decadent taste of the Guimaras mango. 

Pilgrimage Tour

Did you know that Iloilo is one of the earliest provinces that readily accepted Christianity as a religion? It certainly has a lot to offer when it comes to beautifully preserved structures and historical significance. Even if it’s not Visita Iglesia, it’s still a treat to be able to visit the historically rich churches in this province. Here are some churches you should consider visiting in Iloilo: 

●    San Joaquin Church

San Joaquin is a Roman Catholic church built in 1869. It stands in the municipality of San Joaquin. It’s one of the churches that is considered a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines. The design is leaning towards a militaristic feel and it features images of the triumph of Spanish militias over the Moors. It’s around 45 minutes away from Iloilo.

●    Miagao Church

Miagao Church was completed in 1797 and once served as a fortress against Muslim raiders in 1797. This church is considered as a symbol and foundation of the Christian faith in Miagao. 

●    Jaro Cathedral 

Jaro Cathedral seats the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Jaro. In 1981, Saint John Paul II was able to set foot on the grounds and hold a mass. The church was also able to canonically crown the image of Our Lady of Candles, courtesy of Saint John Paul II. 

Key Takeaway

These are just some of the perks you’re bound to enjoy when you acquire a condo for sale in Iloilo. One Spatial Iloilo from Futura by Filinvest is the perfect condo to choose if you want to live in a one-of-a-kind community. There are many interesting things to do and see in this city; you just have to know where to look. The best thing about settling in a new place is exploring the various destinations that can be found in the area. You can learn something new with the family while also spending quality time together. Take the time to explore the amazing destinations in Iloilo that’s perfect for the whole family.