Baby, JetSet, Go Destination Guide: Cavite

Cavite is a picturesque province that boasts of natural wonders, modern leisure facilities, and a rich cultural history. Located in the Southern Tagalog region, it is home to Tagaytay City, one of the most popular summer and holiday destinations in the country. A few national heroes are known to have been born in Cavite, which is also where the country’s first president, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, proclaimed independence from Spanish colonizers on June 12, 1898. The province is home to some important historic sites associated with the Philippine revolution.

Tourism

Cavite’s four cities and 19 municipalities are divided into three main tourism regions, each one offering its own set of popular attractions. Tagaytay is found in the Upland area of the province, ideal for countryside activities such as sightseeing, picnics, and meditating. The Ternate-Corregidor-Naic-Maragondon area is home to charming beach resorts built for tourists to better enjoy the popular historical attractions in the vicinity. The Kawit-Cavite City area teems with a significant number of quaint churches, old buildings, and what used to be the residential mansion of President Aguinaldo.

Places to See

Cavite has a lot to offer visitors looking for a unique vacation experience. History lovers may visit Corregidor Island, where ruins of World War II draw visitors from around the world all year, or swing by the opulent Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit. The Imus neighborhood turns extra festive in the Christmas season, which makes it worth a visit.

Nature trippers can trek to the summit of Pico de Loro, a peak that stands in the boundary between Cavite and nearby Batangas. Tagaytay City offers enchanting views of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano, as well as a cool relaxing atmosphere unlike anywhere in the country. Tourists can book affordable tour packages in any of these places.

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