Located approximately 13 miles or 21 kilometers south of Metro Manila – Cavite is one of the top weekend destinations for people living in the metro and want to escape the urban jungle even just for a while.
Cavite being the cradle of the Philippine Revolution and home to Corregidor Island among other historic places, the province is considered to be the Historical Capital of the Philippines. The province played a vital role in the 333-year long battle for independence of the country against the colonial Spaniards. Cavite City, the old capital of the province hosted docks for ships for the Manila galleon making it an essential part of the commercial development of the country and its neighboring countries. It is also in this province where the first declaration of independence culminated on June 12, 1898.
History lovers can visit various historical sites in the province like the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit; the site of Tejeros Convention in Rosario; the Bonifacio Trial House and Execution Shrine in Maragondon; Sangley Point and the Fort San Felipe in Cavite City. There are also plenty of old churches in the province, a reminder of how the Christian faith blossomed in Cavite.
The province is comprised of 16 municipalities and 7 key cities; with Trece Martirez being its provincial capital and Tagaytay as the most popular tourist destination. The relatively cold temperature and climate of Tagaytay makes it a perfect alternative for Baguio for those who want to cool off during the humid summer months. The temperature here can drop down to below 200C. Tagaytay also offers an incomparable view of the Taal Lake and Taal Volcano of the neighboring town of Taal, Batangas.
Nature lovers and adventure-seekers will also be thrilled to know that there are also several destinations Cavite can offer them. The southeast section of the province offers Mt. Pico de Loro, the 664-meter high climb is perfect for avid mountaineers. A vertical rock formation called the Parrot’s Beak can be found at the top which rock climbers can scale. Just below the mountain ranges lies the coastal town of Ternate well-known for its white-sand beaches. Also near Mt. Pico de Loro is the beautiful and majestic Malibiclibic Falls located at Barangay Lumipa, Municipality of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo (Bailen). The falls is hidden below a steep ridge and can be reached through a 20-30 minute trek of the lush rainforest surrounding it. This unique topography of the province makes it a well-rounded destination for everyone.
Another tourism magnet that Cavite can boast about is the multitude of scenic resorts and leisure parks it has to offer. Whether you are looking for somewhere to spend just a night or two, or somewhere to spend a vacation getaway alone or with your friends or family, Cavite has anything to offer. Below are some of the tropical havens and hotels that you can enjoy while on your Cavite escapade.
1. Tanza Oasis Hotel and Resort
Tanza Oasis Hotel and Resort is located just an hour’s drive away from Metro Manila. The resort offers what they claim to be the largest themed swimming pool in the area. It is also located on a beachfront so it is best to book a room on the higher floors and facing the beach to enjoy the view. The entrance fee is free for the beach unless you want to rent a cabana. Hotel rooms are mixes of modern and classical elegance with the interiors featuring wooden accents.
Amenities include free parking, free wifi, air-conditioned rooms, in-house restaurant, breakfast buffet, 24-hour room service, laundry service, and safari-themed pool area. Rates start at Php4,840/night for their Superior room and up to Php8,360/night for the Executive room. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Location: Km 41 A. Soriano Highway, Tanza, Cavite.
2. Aquamira Resort and Residence
Aquamira Resort can be found inside the luxurious 600-hectare Saddle & Clubs Leisure Park in the town of Tanza. The resort is built with relaxation and rejuvenation in mind which is why the villas are surrounded by soothing views of the water. Each villa opens to the sweeping view of the pool area and around it is the water park.
Amenities include free wifi, cable tv, air-conditioned rooms, wave pool, free breakfast, and direct pool access to some rooms. Rates start at Php3,700/night for their Double Deluxe room up to Php5,400 for the Premier Queen rooms with direct pool access. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: Tanza, Cavite, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 238 6692
Mobile: +63 956 641 7009
3. Cool Martin Resort
This next resort is for those who want a nice getaway but are quite limited on the budget. Situated at the heart of Bacoor, the resort is approximately 9km away from the airport and 6km away from the city center. The pool area is not as large as other resorts but it is already enough for families or groups of friends to enjoy. The place is also commended for its cleanliness and how everything is put up.
It might be cheaper than most resorts but the amenities of Cool Martin don’t fall short. They got a pool, spa, sauna, restaurant, and a karaoke bar which is ideal for group outings. The rooms are fully air-conditioned, have access to wifi, 24-hour room service, free parking, and free breakfast. The place is recommended for tourists looking for long-term accommodation, and rates start at Php1,570/night for 1 bedroom but they also offer group packages starting at Php700/person for groups of 10 people. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Location: 185 Remedios, Andrea Village 2, Bacoor, Cavite
4. Kalipayan Resort
Nestled near major malls, entertainment centers, and major tourist attractions, Kalipayan resort prides itself to be the paradise in the middle of the city. Kalipayan resort offers a revitalizing and relaxing ambiance, and a place to be at peace with Mother Nature.
Room amenities includes free wifi, air-condition, hot bath, cable television, a sofa lounge, and dinette. All the rooms have balconies but those on the 2nd and 3rd floors offer the best view with balconies overseeing the entire estate and a magnificent view of the sunset in the evening. They also have one adult pool, one children’s pool, and two shallow pools equipped with waterslides. They also offer KTV rooms with a maximum capacity of 50 people and can host large events in their function areas and garden. Rates are not posted on either their website or Tripadvisor. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Location: Km.29 Aguinaldo Highway, Dasmarinas, Cavite
5. Casa Verde Boutique Hotel and Gardens
Casa Verde offers lush gardens, innovative landscaping, and trendy architecture with nature and harmony in mind. The place is geared more towards events like weddings, celebrations, and conferences with their spacious events hall and meeting rooms. They offer 11 types of rooms, each one having a unique style and amenities.
Amenities include free parking, free wifi, free breakfast, room and laundry service, air-conditioning, bar and lounge, and airport transportation. Rates starts at Php2,200/net for their Anabu Classic room up to Php3,800/net for their Suite rooms, and they also offer a Family room for Php4,300/net. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Location: 254 Bayan Luma III, Imus, Cavite
6. The Bayleaf Cavite
Located at the center of the historic city of General Trias, The Bayleaf Cavite offers a place for leisure and business. This upscale business hotel is located away from the hustle of the metro but at the same time near scenic places like Tagaytay, museums, golf clubs, and the churches of St. Francis of Assisi and Our Lady of Guadalupe.
True to their tagline “where moments of distinction always count”, The Bayleaf offers top-notch amenities including an entertainment center, a sky-lit atrium lounge, an all-day café, a wedding park, ballroom, pool bar, boardroom, meeting rooms, and exclusive lounge. All basic amenities are found in each room including a private bath, cable TV, and wifi access. Room rates starts at Php3,825/night up to Php6,900/night inclusive of taxes and fees. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Location: Governor’s Drive, Brgy. Manggahan, General Trias City, Cavite
7. Microtel by Wyndham Cavite
Microtel by Wyndham Eagle Ridge is the place to be when you want to find the balance of work and play. Microtel brand has the distinction of being excellent, this is evident with their services and facilities. They provide a private sanctuary for guests to slow down with their hectic lives. The place is surrounded by shopping malls and business centers as well as the exclusive Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club. The Eagle Ridge is complete with 4 championship size golf courses, a bowling alley, a basketball court, and a swimming pool.
Rooms at the Microtel start at Php2,368/night up to Php3,210/night according to Tripadvisor. Room amenities cover all the basics including free wifi, free breakfast, room service, laundry service, in-house restaurant, minibar, and even a fridge inside the rooms. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Location: Amadeo Rd., General Trias City, Cavite
8. Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham South Forbes near Nuvali
Much like the other Microtel by Wyndham on this list, this one located within South Forbes City offers a different charisma. South Forbes Golf City is a rapidly developing estate and is located at the heart of Metro Sta. Rosa. It is a short drive away from Nuvali and Ayala Westgrove and is easily accessible to industrial parks like Paseo de Sta. Rosa and the Laguna Technopark.
Bearing the Microtel brand it is expected that the place is fitted with top-notch amenities including chiropractor-approved beds, wifi access, in-house restaurant, function hall, and most importantly the breathtaking view of Laguna Lake among other basic amenities. Room rates starts Php4,160/night which includes breakfast, up to Php4,500/night for accommodation for 4 people. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Location: South Boulevard, South Forbes Golf City, Brgy. Inchican, Silang Cavite –
9. Destination Hotel South Forbes
Approximately 2-hour drive away from Metro Manila, Destination Hotel is said to be the gateway to a value-filled getaway in Cavite. The hotel is located in the higher part of the province making the climate a little colder than other places in the province, this makes it a perfect choice for those who just want to relax, play, and cool off from the heat of the metro.
The hotel is equipped with facilities that could cater to the individual endeavors of visitors which includes an on-site restaurant, swimming pool, spa, fitness center, and gym, massage services, karaoke rooms, and events room. Room amenities also include orthopedic beds, cable TV, kitchenette, and a balcony overlooking the neighboring provinces of Laguna and Batangas. Room rates starts at Php3,131/night in their Superior room up to Php6,488/night in their Chairman Suite.
With its perfect balance of natural sceneries, urban life, rich history, and proximity to the nation’s capital, there is no doubt that Cavite is the perfect place for those looking for an accessible getaway. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
10. Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park
Located at the gateway of Cavite, Island Cove is just more or less than 25 minutes away from Metro Manila. This Mediterranean-inspired resort combines nature, luxury, and comfort. Their pool boasts a 3000sq.m area, 2-level lagoon, with 4 giant slides. It also houses the Island Cove Wildlife Sanctuary which is a DENR-accredited reserve for wildlife. You can also indulge yourself with Filipino favorite dishes at the Fishing Village or enjoy a freshly brewed coffee at their iCafé.
( UPDATE: Island Cove is already CLOSED )
Amenities include 24-hour room service, free parking, free wifi, pool, in-house restaurant, breakfast buffet, fitness center with gym, bar, and lounge. Other services include laundry services and a shuttle bus service. Rates starts at Php3,500/night for their Superior rooms up to Php6,500/night for their Premier Deluxe rooms. They also have Cabanas starting at Php9,200/night for the Junior suite up to Php14,400/night for their 4-unit villa. They also offer dormitory-type rooms perfect for groups or stag parties, rates starts at Php8,400/night for a 16-person room and Php11,400/night for a 20-person room.
Location: Covelandia Rd., Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite City. CHECK MORE CAVITE RESORTS HERE
Updated for 2020
Photo Credit: Photos are provided by the resorts through Agoda