Located just 21 kilometers south of the country’s capital, Cavite is one of the most industrialized and fastest growing provinces here in the Philippines. With a population of 3,678,301 in 2015, this province is truly bustling with life, culture, and history.
Rich in History
Cavite is known as the Historical Capital of the Philippines as it has lots of significant places that are part of the country’s history. Here are some of them:
Aguinaldo Shrine is where Emilio Aguinaldo, first President of the Philippines, had lived. This is also where the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain was conducted on June 12, 1898.
Corregidor Island was the last line of defense during World War II, and so the island is full of Spanish ruins, canons, and forts.
Battle of Binakayan Monument
This monument depicts the fierce three-day battle between Filipino and Spanish soldiers that took place on the 9th of November 1896.
Places to See
This province is also filled with a lot scenic places that attracts, not only locals, but tourists as well. Here are some attractions you can find in Cavite:
Though regarded as the world’s smallest volcano, Taal volcano is also the second most active volcano in the Philippines with 33 recorded eruptions. The volcano is also famous for being a volcano within a lake within a volcano within a lake.
Sky Ranch Tagaytay
Sky Ranch is a leisure and amusement park that houses the tallest Ferris wheel in the country—the Sky Eye—which stands at 63 meters (207 feet) and has 32 gondolas.
Pico de Loro
Mount Pico de Loro happens to be the highest point in Cavite. The mountain is famous for its iconic monolith’s peak, known as the the “Parrot’s Beak”.
Food to Try
Aside from good places, Cavite also has some great food to offer. Here are some of the must-try dishes:
This traditional dish is widely known for its savory or spicy peanut sauce. It also has oxtail and vegetables as its ingredients.
Kesong Puti is a type of raw cheese made purely from carabao’s milk, which makes it a bit creamier that the usual cheese flavor.
This special delicacy, which can only be found in Cavite City, is mashed mungo beans that are baked inside of dough, served with a rich sauce made with coconut cream, jackfruit, and tapioca.
And of course, Cavite also makes a wonderful event hotspot as it has a lot of hotels and resorts, plus a number of affordable catering services like Stellaire. Here are some spots that are ideal event venues:
This upscale business hotel is the first of its kind in the area, boasting an all-day cafe, entertainment center, ballroom, four meeting rooms, an exclusive lounge, and a boardroom.
Paradiso Terrestre has diverse experience in accommodating to various events, be it social, corporate, or government functions.
This farm resort and events place is a 1.5-acre features a swimming pool with submersible interchanging led light, highly styled cottages and cabanas, and a landscaped garden of dragon fruits.
With sights to see, food to try, and places to discover, you will not run out of things to do in this province! And whether you are only here for an event, a week-long vacation, or permanently relocating, Cavite will surely give you a remarkable experience!