Cavite, with its natural picturesque beauty, is the perfect place for a memorable eco-vacation. You are bound to get enchanted with its lush green mountains; the swaying rice stalks on a stretch of rice paddies and the superb caves and falls found on its upland areas. It is indeed an ideal refuge right in the bosom of Mother Nature.
One of the famous panoramic vistas is Tagaytay, considered to be the Philippines’ second summer capital and is also part of the Cavite province. It has some of the best sites for exploratory caving, camping and excursions – the Tagaytay Ridge.
Some other natural attractions worthy of visit are the Cabag Cave in Maragondon, Balite Falls in Amadeo, Malibiclibic Falls and Pico de Loro in Maragondon (Cavite’s highest peak).
Not only is Cavite a hub of awesome scenic views, it is also the place of the most successful revolution in Philippine history and the very cradle of Philippine independence. That is why a number of historical museums, sites and landmarks are scattered all over the province.
With a combination of a glorious and rich past and splendour of natural, green beauty, Cavite is a proud province.
When To Go
Cavite sees pleasant temperatures year-round with abundant annual rainfall. Indeed, Cavite’s seasons are differentiated by the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season runs from May through October, and the dry season starts in November and lasts until April. July and August see the most rain on average, with 422-455 mm (16.6-17.9 inches) per month. February and March have the lowest rainfall averages on record, with less than 29 mm (1.1 inches) of rain per month.
December through February are the coolest months of the year, but the average temperatures still hover around 24°C (75°F). The warmest months are April and May, when the average temperature is 26.5°C (80°F).
- Rainy season (May through October): Average daily temperatures of 24.4°-25.9°C (76-79°F)
- Dry season (November through April): Average daily temperatures of 24.1°-26.3°C (75-79°F)
- April and May are warmest months, with average daily temperatures of 26.5°C (80°F)
The province of Cavite is very accessible from Manila, the country’s capital. By air, you will fly into Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Public transportation is available daily between 5:00 and 22:00 from the airport. With light to moderate traffic, the average travel time from Manila to Bacoor in Cavite is between 20 and 30 minutes. Bus fare is around Php 25-60.
Vans and jeepneys (public utility vehicles) can take you from Manila to Bacoor or other nearby towns. The fare is about Php 35-60. By car, Cavite is reached by passing and exiting through the South Super Highway.
If you prefer sea travel, there’s a ferry service available from Manila Ferry Port to Sangley Port in Cavite city, with fares ranging from Php 60-75.
There’s an abundance of tricycles and jeepneys in every town, ready to take tourists around the city for a very reasonable fare.
- By air: Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila
- By bus: Manila to Bacoor in Cavite in 20-30 minutes
- By boat: Ferry service available from Manila Ferry Port to Sangley Port