Cavite is one of the best provinces in Luzon to escape to when you want to unwind. Travel south and discover Cavite. Referred to as the “Historic Capital of the Philippines,” you will see how rich this province is, in history and beauty. (image source)
Being the place where the Philippines’ Independence was proclaimed, it has become a historical landmark. Cavite also offers several beaches and other go-to destinations that will surely warm the hearts of travelers.
Now, let’s take a brief look at the top places that you should visit in Cavite.
Eat at Calle Real
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With a number of fast-food restaurants popping up almost anywhere, finding a good local restaurant can be a little hard. Though it’s always great to experience delicacies, it can be troublesome if you can’t figure out the best place to eat. Having a taste of every dish known in the province or place that you have visited is as important as exploration.
Calle Real is located at Tanza, Cavite where an ancestral house built in 1922 was converted into a restaurant. They serve traditional Cavite dishes like calandracas, squid pancit, crunchy pork binagoongan, and many more. All the recipes used in the dishes are handed down from their ancestors – all in line with the Tahimik Clan.
Visit Aguinaldo Shrine
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Located in Kawit, Cavite, this is where the independence of the Philippines from Spain was declared on June 12, 1898. The Aguinaldo Shrine is the ancestral home of the first president of the Philippines, President Emilio Aguinaldo. The shrine was then donated his home to the Philippine Government “to perpetuate the spirit of the Philippine Revolution of 1896 that put an end to the Spanish colonization of the country.” Now, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines is the one who manages it, making sure to preserve the area including its memorabilia.
Hike Mt Pico de Loro
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Though Mt Pico de Loro, also known as the “Parrot’s Beak” is closed for the meantime without no planned date for reopening, this is one of Cavite province’s most popular tourist attractions. Mt Pico de Loro is located in Maragondon, Cavite. It has the highest point in the province of Cavite with 664m above mean sea level. This is named by Spanish sea-farers who use its beak as a signal to turn east to get to Manila Bay. The promise of a scenic view from the top is one of the reasons why it came to such popularity.
Swim at Malibiclibic Falls
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One of the waterfalls the province of Cavite has is the Malibiclibic Falls. This is located in Bailen, Cavite at the point where three rivers meet. Though Cavite is not known for waterfalls, Malibiclibic Falls is 100% sure of an exemption. To reach this, you have to go through a 1.5 km trail that could take you an hour. Fall in love with this hidden gem of Cavite, offering you majestic view with calmness, alleviating stress from work or school.
Travel Around The World
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Going around the world to see famous places is a dream not everyone can achieve. However, Torres Farm & Resort which is located in Naic, Cavite, offers a solution. For 200PHP, you can take a picture with an Instagram-worthy location. Their displays feature Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, France, Greece, Japan, Egypt, UAE, and Italy. The entrance fee for the day tour is from 8 AM-3 PM, with an inclusion of free use of one of their pools.
The resort is owned by Mr. Eric Baylosis and Mrs. Anna Baylosis and was opened in 2016. This resort was featured in some TV shows and visited by a number of celebrities.