6 Fun & Amazing Things To Do In Cavite City, Philippines

things to do in cavite city philippines

The City of Cavite is found in the southern region of Manila Bay. This picturesque hook-shaped peninsula is known for both business and leisure. Previously a port town, it grew into becoming one of the main seaports of Manila. There is so much to discover about its rich history and from the Chavacano speaking locals. If you’re planning a trip here soon, be sure to check out the Airbnb vacation rentals for your accommodation needs. Here are some of the fun and amazing things to do in Cavite City.

1. Enjoy a blast from the past on Corregidor Island

Corregidor Island Lighthouse
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Corregidor Island was otherwise known as “Isla ng Corregidor” in the 16th-century. When the Americans came, it was named “Island of the Corrector” because all ships would be inspected here. Back in the day, it was one of the Manila Harbor defenses, fortified with ammunition and artillery to defend the bay from rival warships. Its underground tunnels from the Philippine-Japanese war remain a mysterious place to discover. This is why the Malinta Tunnel is a must-see and is one of the top places to in Cavite.

A well-known spot on the island is the Corregidor Island Lighthouse. It is the oldest landmark on the isle. At the highest point on the island is the Pacific War Memorial, built by the Americans. In honor of war veterans, there stands the Filipino Heroes Memorial and the Japanese Garden of Peace. Other historic sites include the French cannon Battery Monja, Battery Way and Battery Geary.

Corregidor Island

Address: Corregidor Island, Cavite City, Philippines

Website: Corregidor Island

2. Learn about the Philippine national anthem's composer at Julian R. Felipe Monument

Julian Felipe historical marker in Cavite City
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Ramon FVelasquez used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Julián Felipe was born in Cavite Nuevo (or the present day Cavite City) in January 28, 1861. The gifted music teacher etched his name in history when he composed the “Marcha Nacional Filipina,” which would later become “Lupang Hinirang,” the country’s national anthem. He would later fight against the Spaniards when he joined the revolution. A monument and historical marker now stand in his hometown Cavite City to honor his contribution in Philippine History.

Julian R. Felipe Monument and Julian Felipe Historical Marker

Address: 1400 Manila-Cavite Rd, Santa Cruz, Cavite City, Cavite

Website: Julian R. Felipe Monument and Julian Felipe Historical Marker

3. Enjoy a fun staycation at Villa Theresa Resort-Cavite City

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by VILLA THERESA RESORT - Cavite City on Friday, November 3, 2017

As one of Cavite City’s most popular resorts, Villa Theresa offers everything you would need for a relaxing staycation. The resort has a pool and spacious rooms to accommodate big families and groups of friends. It also features huge function rooms with modern facilities, perfect for special events like weddings, baptismal, birthdays, and such. The location makes it a great destination place to celebrate special occassions as it’s close to Manila.

Villa Theresa Resort

Address: Camia Santa Cruz, Cavite City, Cavite

Star Rating: Four Stars

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4. Get wet and wild at Regada Water Festival

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Regada Festival is Cavite City’s most popular celebration honoring St. John the Baptist. The name came from the Spanish word “regar”, which means water or sprinkle. It’s held between June 17 and 24 annually and celebrated throughout the city with trade fairs, concerts, games, street dancing, and, of course, water splashing. The grand finale of the affair coincides with the Feast of St. John the Baptist and marked by a fluvial parade at the bay and a wet street party.

Regada Water Festival

Website: Regada Water Festival

Happens between June 17 and 24 annually

5. Satisfy your cravings at New Chefoo Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by New Chefoo Restaurant on Monday, August 17, 2020

This family owned restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in the city. What started as a small “panciteria” in 1945 that only served “pancit” (a traditional Filipino-Chinese noodle dish) and fried chicken, the restaurant blossomed into a well-known restaurant and events place that serves a number of delectable Filipino, Chinese, and American dishes. Aside from pancit and fried chicken, restaurant specialties include Sweet and Sour Lapu-lapu (grouper fish), Rellenong Pusit (stuffed squid), Hototay (veggie soup), and their house-blend iced-tea.

New Chefoo Restaurant

Address: 945 P. Burgos Ave, San Roque, Cavite City, 4100 Cavite

Website: New Chefoo Restaurant

Opening hours: 9am - 6:30pm (Tues - Sunday); (closed on Mondays)

6. Have a relaxing stroll at Ramon Quijano Samonte Park

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Ramon FVelasquez used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Honoring the province’s first governor, the small park is situated right in front of the Cavite City Hall and offers a breath-taking view of the scenic bay. It features monuments, a fountain, benches, light posts, a playground, and concrete paths that run through grassy terrains with trees here and there, making it a great place to have a relaxing stroll. There are also food stalls within and around the park if ever you want to have a quick snack.

Ramon Quijano Samonte Park

Address: IV A - Southern Tagalog, Cavite City, 4100 Cavite

Cavite City is not of the ordinary

There are so many places to visit in Cavite City. To enjoy a blast from the past or to have some world-class rest and relaxation, Cavite City is one place to include on the list of vacations. From the rich culture and history to its panoramic views, the City of Cavite has much to say. It will surely be a trip to remember.

Frequently asked questions about the best things to do in Cavite City, Philippines.

1. What are the best attractions to visit in Cavite City?

Cavite is full of incredible attractions worth seeing. These include Andres Bonifacio Shrine and Eco-Tourism Park and 13 Martyrs Monument. The beach at Boracay de Cavite is also especially popular for avid beachgoers.

2. What are the best outdoor activities in Cavite City?

The best outdoor activities in Cavite City include visiting the stunning beach at Boracay de Cavite, exploring the fascinating Corregidor Island, or playing a round of golf in one of Cavite’s many world-class golf courses.

3. What are the most popular things to do in Cavite City with kids and family?

If you are looking for things to do with the whole family, then Cavite City has you covered. Boracay de Cavite is a beach paradise where you and your family can spend the whole day. If you want to introduce your kids to some history, Corregidor Island is the place to go.

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