Cavite abounds with significant sites and subjects of national culture and history. The province is known as birthplace of several Filipino heroes. There are many sites that are associated with the historic Philippine Revolution against the Spanish colonizers in 1896. Cavite is where the residence of the first Philippine president (Emilio Aguinaldo) could be found. That site was also the place where the Philippine Independence was proclaimed in June 12, 1898 and where the Philippine flag was first raised along with the singing of the national anthem.
Cavite is a province that has not been constrained with living in the past. It is teeming with fantastic landscapes and natural resources. It is where Tagaytay City is found, the country’s alternative summer capital. The city’s accessing highways provide a breathtaking view of the globally popular Taal Lake and Taal volcano. Coconut groves are dotting the ridges. The classy accommodations provide tourists the ideal pleasures of relaxation with the sought-after opportunities to behold Taal.
Cavite stands proudly as it is a place with a truly glorious past. It has the warmest and friendliest people. Because of its historical significance, the province is called the ‘Historical Capital’ of the country. It has always been among the most rapidly growing provinces because of its proximity to Metro Manila. The province could be reached from the metro in just about a few minutes by car or bus.
The province lies comfortably at the southwest entrance of Manila Bay. It extends eastward along the shoreline of Zapote Bridge and the inland terrain along the south to Carmona. It is bordering the provinces of Laguna and Rizal on the east, Batangas on the south, Manila Bay and the city of Manila on the north, and the vast South China Sea on the west. Provincial capital is Imus, although the seat of government is at Trece Martires City.
Most of Cavite’s tourism attractions are found in Tagaytay City. Tagaytay Highlands is a must-see center. It has a masterplan blending of man-made and natural wonders that facilitate leisure and living at its best. The nearby People’s Palace in the Sky is an ordinary park but is located at the highest point of the city. There, tourists could instantly take a 360-degree view not just of Cavite but also of the entire southern Luzon and Metro Manila.
Festivals are spearheaded by the annual Independence Day celebration every June 12. There is always a re-enactment of the proclamation of the country’s independence in 1898.
The Regada or Water Festival in Cavite City – held every June 24 to honor Nuestra Señora de Porta Vaga. The city’s streets are sprinkled with water so that revelers and passersby get the thrill and fun of chasing one another to pour water at each other.
How to get there
The province could be reached from the metro in just about a few minutes by car or bus.