15 Best CAVITE TOURIST SPOTS (Coves, Beaches & Heritage)

The beautiful province of Cavite is located very close to Metro Manila and it would only take more than an hour to reach it by car. Actually, if you’re living in the south, Cavite is just like a neighboring city that you can easily access anytime you want! And with the constant development of our roads and highways, it might even take you less than an hour to reach Cavite. So if you’re looking for a place to enjoy a quick weekend getaway near Manila, then Cavite should be on top of your list! Also known as the “Land of the Brave” because of the large number of national heroes who are Caviteños, the province became widely known all over the country for its rich history and scenic tourist spots.

From breathtaking beaches, majestic mountains, and sparkling waterfalls to beautiful historical buildings, Cavite is undoubtedly full of natural and cultural wonders everyone shouldn’t miss. Moreover, navigating around Cavite wouldn’t be a problem because a huge part of it is already well-developed. This gives us a lot of ways and opportunities to freely explore the province and discover hidden gems like restaurants, cafés, museums, and more! Oh, and Tagaytay City is also a part of the province of Cavite which is the go-to place for everyone who wants to just chill, relax, and basically do everything that you want. After all, this vibrant city is known as “The City of All Occasions!”

See? There are a whole lot of things to uncover and discover in the incredible province of Cavite. So, what are you waiting for? Come and join me as we both explore the 15 Best Tourist Spots of Cavite!

1. Corregidor Island

Number one on the list and undoubtedly one of the most important historical landmarks in the country is Corregidor Island. This is a rocky island strategically located in front of Manila Bay and is famously known as the battlefield between Japanese invaders and Filipino and American soldiers during World War II. A lot of brave souls fought to their deaths on this island to protect our country’s freedom. That is why Corregidor Island became a national shrine to commemorate the heroism of Filipino and American soldiers.

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Although Corregidor Island is geographically closer to Bataan, it is officially within the jurisdiction of Cavite province. You can wander and explore the island to discover several historical artifacts such as World War II artilleries, canons, and the famous Mile-Long Barracks which is the world’s longest military barracks. Aside from these interesting finds, the breathtaking scenery on Corregidor Island is also something you shouldn’t miss during your visit to Cavite.

2. Patungan Beach Cove

Now that summer season is officially upon us here in the Philippines, one of the best places to visit in Cavite is Patungan Beach Cove. This beautiful public beach is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The cream sands, the clear waters, and the fresh air are totally worth it. And you know what the best part is? It’s very affordable to spend a day here at Patungan Cove! There are cottages that you can rent where you can leave your things, eat, and also relax.

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You can also try and engage in some exciting activities like kayaking, cliff diving, and island hopping as well! Grab the chance to explore the whole island and discover some hidden gems that will bring you closer and closer to nature.

3. Mt. Pico De Loro

One of the country’s top hiking and mountain climbing destinations is Mt. Pico De Loro. Standing at 688 meters above sea level, this dormant volcano is the highest peak in Cavite province. If you’re a beginner at mountain climbing, Pico De Loro is probably one of the best peaks for you to hike. The trails are challenging but definitely exciting especially if you come with several friends and colleagues.

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Proud to conquer “the monolith”

But most importantly, the jaw-dropping view of the mountains of Cavite, the West Philippine Sea, and the sea of clouds is truly something you’ll never forget. Oh, and don’t forget to take some pictures of yourself while sitting at the huge rock formation on the summit known as the “Parrot’s Beak”, okay? I’m sure that will be one of the major highlights of your exciting hike!

4. Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine and Museum

Emilio Aguinaldo is one of the most famous national heroes and the first president of the Philippines. And he is a proud Caviteño, which is why it’s only fitting that the Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine and Museum is located at his ancestral mansion in Kawit, Cavite where the iconic Philippine Declaration of Independence is from Spain was announced. This museum, also known as the House of History, is also the final resting place of Emilio Aguinaldo.

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Aguinaldo Shrine

You can find lots of historical artifacts and memorabilia that also perfectly depict the rich culture and history of the Philippines during his time. But probably the most interesting thing about the Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine and Museum is that it is also dubbed the House of Many Secrets where you can reportedly find hidden compartments and passageways everywhere. Well, that’s one thing you should confirm during your visit!

5. Malibiclibic Falls

Aside from pristine beaches and interesting historical places, Cavite is also full of countless natural wonders that are worth visiting. One of those hidden gems is Malibiclibic Falls. This tourist attraction in Bailen, Cavite is the perfect example of nature’s beautiful persistence. It is said that waterfalls are a result of the convergence of three (3) major rivers of Cavite namely Magallanes, Maragondon, and Aguinaldo.

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This incredible persistence which lasted for millions of years was eventually able to penetrate through a 100-meter-high stone cliff. Amazing, right? Now, this tourist destination attracts tons of visitors who are looking for fun outdoor activities like swimming, cliff diving, and trekking!

6. Gourmet Farms in Silang

Ah, yes! After a long and tiring day full of explorations and adventures, let us first take a break and relax at the Gourmet Farms in Silang. This 12-hectare property is known for its huge plantation of lettuce, fantastic restaurant, and amazing farm that’s open for tourists. For starters, you should try their in-house restaurant, The Dining Room and Gourmet Café, where you can enjoy eating delicious meals and coffee made from fresh ingredients! Some of their best-sellers include Pesto Speciale, Seafood Pescatore, and Gourmet Pizza.

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Photo: Gourmet Farms PH

And once you dine in their restaurant, you’ll get a free tour around their farm! Take your time to breathe in the fresh air, meet the lovely farm animals, and enjoy the sight of countless trees surrounding you. Oh, and don’t forget that you can also buy some nice pasalubong from Gourmet Café!

7. Balite Falls

Another great natural wonder you shouldn’t miss in Cavite is Balite Falls. This sparkling waterfall located in Amadeo, Cavite is nestled within a peaceful and quiet resort where everyone can enjoy their own bit of relaxing meditation. The crystal clear waters cascading down the beautiful rock formations are naturally cold so I’d be ready to take a swim if I were you! There’s also a natural pool where tourists can swim and dive as much as they want.

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Although the resort is relatively small, the emerald green waters of Balite Falls are truly something worth seeing especially if you’re a nature lover. Oh, and while you’re around Amadeo, you should try its famous coffee!

8. Boracay de Cavite

Probably the most famous and trending beach destination in Cavite is no other than Boracay de Cavite. This tropical paradise is located in Ternate inside the Katungkulan Marine Base. Lots of tourists claim the sands here are as white as sands in Boracay itself. Well, they’re not lying! So if you’re looking for an incredible white-sand beach with turquoise waters and majestic rock formations, this is exactly what you need. The best part? You don’t need to fly to Aklan anymore because Boracay de Cavite is only a couple of hours away from Manila!

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Of course, there are countless fun and exciting activities to do here as well. And you can also experience some unforgettable nightlife activities with some bars and resorts surrounding the area. Well then, enjoy!

9. San Roque Parish Church

Cavite is also home to some of the oldest and most significant religious institutions in the Philippines because it was one of the highly influenced provinces by the Spanish colony. One great example is the San Roque Parish Church or the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Solitude of Porta Vaga. This church is considered to be one of the oldest in the country being founded in 1586 and until now, hundreds of Catholic Caviteños still attend mass at this very parish.

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The architecture of San Roque Parish is also an attraction in itself with a Romanesque design including beautiful stained glass displays of several saints. Dropping by this church to offer some prayers is definitely a must especially if it’s your first time in Cavite.

10. Imus Cathedral

Another must-visit church in Cavite is the Imus Cathedral or Diocesan Shrine and Parish of the Our Lady of Pillar. This cathedral was founded in 1795 with Nuestra Señora Del Pilar de Imus as its main patron saint and John the Baptist as the second. It is also said that the original miraculous crowned image of the patron saint is enshrined inside the cathedral. Moreover, it is also where the Bishop of the Diocese of Imus is seated which governs the entire province of Cavite.

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And just as expected, this incredible cathedral is very huge in size and beautiful in style using Baroque architecture. Having your picture taken outside the Imus Cathedral is one of the best memorabilia of your visit to Cavite!

11. Museo De La Salle

Museo De La Salle is also a perfect cultural attraction located inside the campus of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas. The museum houses several antiques and artifacts that depict the Filipino Ilustrado culture of the 19th century. From furniture, traditional clothing, and other household items, exploring Museo De La Salle will give you a clear idea of what it was like to be an upper-class Filipino during the Spanish colonial period.

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Photo: Museo De La Salle

This beautiful museum serves as an ideal destination for field trips, educational tours, and simple tourist visits. So don’t forget to take lots of pictures because the place is very Instagrammable as well!

12. Paniman Beach

Are you ready to have some more fun at the beach here in Cavite? Well, here it is! Another popular beach destination in the province is Paniman Beach where you can find light gray sands, crystalline waters, and good times. So if you’re looking for the perfect place to relax, unwind, and spend some time with nature, then this is the perfect choice for you! Paniman Beach is located inside the Puerto Azul Golf Resort so I’m sure that you’ll have an amazing private time during your visit.

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You can also rent cottages and huts to leave your things or eat your lunch while enjoying the fresh sea breeze and the rustling waves. With the clean and green surroundings, beautiful rock formations, and the magnificent view of the sunset, Paniman Beach is absolutely the perfect location to pose with your beach bodies!

13. Cabag Cave

If you’re a huge fan of outdoor activities like hiking, trekking, and spelunking, then visiting Cabag Cave in Silang, Cavite should definitely be on your list! This cave is probably the most popular in the province which is widely known for its breathtaking underground river that is said to run about 50 meters inside.

So aside from beautiful rock formations and a claustrophobia-induced experience while trekking inside Cabag Cave, tourists also have the chance to enjoy a quick swim in the natural pool formed by the cave! You can also cross the iconic Lucsuhin Bridge which is a naturally-formed bridge located near Cabag Cave. All in all, I’m sure that you’ll have a fun and exciting interaction with nature when you visit this beautiful gem in Cavite.

14. Pantihan/Balayungan Falls

You thought we were already done with waterfalls? Well, Cavite still has another one that will surely make you want to swim. Pantihan Falls also known as Balayungan Falls is actually located near the Malibiclibic Falls in Maragondon. Oh, and be careful because it is said that this fall is somehow hard to find but once you reach it, it will definitely be worth it. The beautiful rock formation where the crystal clear water cascades are absolutely something you should witness with your own eyes.

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Also, there are cottages and Nipa Huts set up near Pantihan Falls so you can have a place to rest and relax after swimming in the natural pool.

15. Kaynipa Cove

Ah, finally. Kaynipa Cove is a breathtaking piece of paradise nestled in the coastal areas of Ternate, Cavite. With its white sands, stunning rock formations, and turquoise waters, you can really say that Kaynipa Cove is in its beautiful pristine condition. It is a hidden natural gem because you actually have to trek down a mountain to reach Kaynipa Cove. But trust me, everything will be worth it once you reach the beach!

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Photo: Kaynipa Cove Eco Resort

In the secluded environment of Kaynipa Cove, only you can hear the rustling of waves and see the majestic view of the setting sun! Of course, you can still enjoy fun and exciting activities around here such as swimming, beach bumming and camping as well.