Cavite is one of the most popular getaway from Manila. We will write Cavite tourist spots and things to do in Cavite. From beaches, waterfalls and beautiful hikes to historical places everything in our Cavite travel guide.
MANILA TO CAVITE
HOW TO GET FROM MANILA TO CAVITE BY BUS
There are buses leaving from Manila to Cavite starting 5 am to 10 pm. Travel time Manila to Cavite by bus is around 2 hours and bus fare is 70-90 PHP depending on your final destination.
MANILA TO CAVITE BY CAR
If you want to get from Manila to Cavite by car. The travel time from Manila to Cavite is around 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the traffic leaving Manila. The distance from Manila to Cavite is 60 kilometers.
BEST TIME TO VISIT CAVITE
Cavite is one of the coolest destinations in the Philippines. Cavite has much milder temperatures than other destinations in the Philippines, especially the nearby city of Manila.
However, rain does fall heavily during the wet season, so the best time to visit Cavite is from November to March, the town’s dry season.
CAVITE ITINERARY DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL
Cavite itinerary is usually for a weekend 1-2 days. There are many affordable places to eat around Cavite. You can expect to find cheap meals at local eateries for less than 100 PHP while a hearty, three-course meal for two in a mid-range restaurant costs around 700 PHP, which is only $14 USD.
Beer costs around 40-70 PHP a bottle. Street food is abundant all over Cavite and can be afforded for as low as 20 PHP for a rich assortment of food.
CAVITE TOURIST SPOTS AND THINGS TO DO IN CAVITE
1. CORREGIDOR ISLAND
Corregidor Island is the largest of the five islands around Manila Bay. Before the World War II Corregidor Island was a fishing village with a lighthouse. And after Japanese invasion Corregidor Island is one of the most historical Cavite tourist spots.
BEACHES IN CAVITE
2. PANIMAN BEACH
Paniman Beach is located in Ternate. It’s a beautiful one of Cavite beaches and rocky beach where you can fish. Paniman Beach has an entrance fee of 300 PHP.
3. KAYNIPA COVE
Kaynipa Cove one of the beaches in Cavite located in Ternate 30 minutes by tricycle from the Bus Terminal and 100 PHP per person. The views from the top are amazing and you can go down and enjoy swimming. Kaynipa Cove entrance fee is 100 PHP and 500 PHP extra if you want to rent a cottage.
4. PATUNGAN COVE
Patungan Cove is lcoated in Maragondon and it’s a small fishing village surronded by mountains. There are cottages for rent during the day and at night but don’t expect electricity.
5. CARABAO ISLAND
Carabao Island you can visit in island hopping from Patungan Cove since there are a few boats for rent 1200 PHP good enough for 5 people. Carabao Island is also called Fort Frank.
6. PUERTO AZUL
Puerto Azul is located close to Paniman Beach. Puerto Azul is an old resort with a golf court that it’s still operating. You can enjoy the beach and the facilities of the resort.
7. BORACAY DE CAVITE – KATUNGKULAN BEACH RESORT
Boracay de Cavite – Katungkulan Beach Resort was one of the most popular Cavite tourist spots. Nowdays isn’t like the old times and the sand isn’t as white as before. Katungkulan Beach Resort entrance fee is 100 PHP.
FALLS IN CAVITE
8. MALIBICLIBIC FALLS
Malibiclibic Falls is located Bailen in Cavite. If you like to enjoy a refreshing swim you will have to visit this falls in Cavite. You will have to treak a few minutes from Lumipa Barangay.
9. PANTIHAN/BALAYUNGAN FALLS
Pantihan/Balayungan Falls is located Maragondon only 10 kilometers far from Malibiclibic Falls. It’s a perfect place for swimming and relaxing in these waterfalls in Cavite. Pantihan/Balayungan Falls entrance fee is 50 PHP.
10. BALITE FALLS
Balite Falls is located in Amadeo in Cavite. A beautiful clear falls in Cavite and one the Cavite tourist spots that you can’t miss. Balite Falls entrance fee is 100 PHP and there are cottages for rent starting from 400 PHP.
11. CABAG CAVE
Cabag Cave also called Lucsuhin Cave is a natural bridge between the baragays of Lucsuhin and Kalubkob in Silang. Cabag Cave crosses Ylang-Ylang River and it’s an amazing one in the list of Cavite tourist spots.
MORE NATURE CAVITE TOURIST SPOTS AND THINGS TO DO IN CAVITE
12. MOUNT PICO DE LORO
Mount Pico de Loro has really amazing views because of its peak. It was rehabilitated to accommodate more hikers. However, you need to schedule your hike because the number of hikers is monitored so as not to damage the trail.
The only entry point is through the DENR station in Ternate, hikers will get arrested if they are seen entering to other points. Ride a bus from Manila to Ternate for 100 PHP per person then ride a tricycle from Ternate to DENR.
13. BACOOR FAMILY ECO-PARK
Bacoor Family Eco-Park is a perfect place if you are traveling with kids in Cavite. You can rent cottages and you can also get a boat to move around the lagoon.
14. MT. MARAMI
Mt. Marami is a cliff at the southern portion of Mount Mataas na Gulod in Cavite. Mt Marami with 633 meters high will allow you to get the perfect view of Cavite. If you like hiking it will be one of the best things to do in Cavite.
15. MT BUNTIS
Mt Buntis is 280 meters high. If you want to hike you will have to go to Caingin Barangay for the registration. The guide fee is 100 PHP per person. It will take 30-40 minute to reach the peak.
16. MT NAGPATONG
Mt Nagpatong you can do at the same day that you are doing Mt Buntis. You will have an amazing day and if you love hiking is one of the things to do in Cavite.
17. TAAL LAKE IN TAGAYTAY
You will appreciate Taal Lake better through Taal Lake Yacht Club. They offer boats for rent, and they could teach you how to sail on Taal’s beautiful lake. The club offers kayak for a solo ride or a couple, as well as catamarans having four and six passenger capacity.
Renting a boat that has a passenger capacity of one to four costs about 1500-2000 PHP while bigger boats cost about 1900 PHP for an hour, and 4200 PHP for the whole day. For couples that enjoy tandem kayaks, they may rent it for 400 PHP per hour and 1200 PHP for the whole day.
If you’re feeling a little bit more brave you could also try paddle boards for 300 PHP per hour and 900 PHP for the whole day. Rest assured that these services come along with either/or life vests, instructors and drivers.
18. MUSEO ORLINA
Museo Orlina showcases the work of Ramon Orlina, practitioner of glass sculpture in the Philippines. Also,the museum also has the view of Taal Lake. Tourists love this museum because of the uniqueness of the glass sculptures, which are definitely eye-catching.
19. PUZZLE MANSION
A unique destination and a Guinness World Record holder in Tagaytay is Puzzle Mansion, a home to more than 1,000 jigsaw puzzles collected by Mrs. Georgina Gil-Lacuna.
The site has some of the largest puzzles in the world! Puzzle Mansion is also a bed & breakfast and has its own swimming pool and an open area where you can enjoy barako coffee and coconut cream pie.
20. PEOPLE’S PARK IN THE SKY
This urban park in Tagaytay is one of the most popular attractions in the city. It is flocked by tourists for its wonderful views of Taal Lake, beautiful souvenirs and cool weather.
Here’s some cool trivia: This park is actually the site of an unfinished mansion that was called Palace in the Sky and was built during the Marcos era to accommodate US President Ronald Reagan’s visit. The mansion’s construction was halted when Regan’s trip got cancelled.
People’s Park in the Sky has an entrance fee of 30 PHP and here you can go to the highest point of Cavite in Mount Sungay.
21. SONYA’S SECRET GARDEN
As it name suggests, the place is full of flowers and plants. This lush garden was a private home of Sonya, who decided to share the beauty of her garden to everyone. The garden has no entrance fee but you might want to bring cash to buy some green goodies inside.
22. KADIWA PARK
Kadiwa Park is located in Dasmarinas City. It’s a small park to walk around but nice for visiting with kids and also for taking pictures just a few kilometers far from Manila.
23. ANDRES BONIFACIO SHRINE AND ECO-TOURISM PARK
Andres Bonifacio Shrine and Eco-Tourism Park is a perfect one in the Cavite tourist spots to learn about history. Andres Bonifacio Shrine and Eco-Tourism Park entrance fee is 20 PHP and it is opened from 9 am to 5 pm everyday.
24. AGUINALDO SHRINE AND MUSEUM
Aguinaldo Shrine And Museum is a national shrine located in Kawit in Cavite to commemorate the Independence Day in the Philippines from Spain was declared on 12th of June 1898.
25. IMUS CATHEDRAL
Imus Cathedral also known as The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar is a Roman Catholic cathedral church. One of the historical and cultural Cavite tourist spots.
26. KAWIT CHURCH (ST. MARY MAGDALENE PARISH CHURCH)
Kawit Church (St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church) is a Roman Catholic church is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. It was built in 1737 and restored in 1990 by the citizens of Kawit.
27. TRY BULALO
There are various restaurants that offer Bulalo. It’s a light colored beef shank stew cooked with vegetables like cabbage, lettuce and corn. The highlight of this dish is the shan’s bone marrow that has a silky smooth texture that melts like butter in your mouth. It’s am ust to try in Cavite.
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