A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO CAVITE: 8 Tips and Tricks for First-Time Travelers

Cavite‘s proximity from Metro Manila makes it a favorite weekend destination among travelers as well as for those who are looking for a quick getaway near Manila. There are a lot of tourist spots and attractions to enjoy and activities to do in the Cavite. What to do, where to eat and what not to miss in the Province of Cavite? Check out this interview we had with Michael Angelo, a traveler, runner, mountaineer and travel blogger from Cavite. He shared to us some of the must-do activities, best place to stay and some useful travel tips when traveling to Cavite for the first time.

CAVITE TRAVEL GUIDE: 8 Tips and Tricks for First-time Travelers

Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City

1. Where are your most-recommended hotels in Cavite?

When you go to Cavite, do not forget to visit the most famous Tagaytay City. There are so many different hotels and b&b’s in Tagaytay that will surely suit your budget. Taal Vista Hotel (Check Rates Online) is one of my most-recommended.

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ALSO READ: Best Hotels in Tagaytay City

Bag of Beans in Tagaytay City

2. Where to eat in Cavite?

I highly recommend Balinsasayaw Restaurant in Silang Cavite and in Tagaytay City. Taste the best of Filipino dishes at a very relaxing atmosphere and ambiance. You can also try Bag of Beans and Sonya’s Garden in Tagaytay City.

ALSO READ: Where and What to Eat in Tagaytay City

Balite Falls in Amadeo Cavite

3. Best places to visit in Cavite?

Cavite has so much to offer to tourists. You can try visiting the Balite Falls in Amadeo Cavite. If you love hiking, you can also try hiking at Mt. Marami in Maragondon, Cavite. And of course, tour around Tagaytay City and check the beautiful Taal Volcano from the different viewing spots like Taal Vista Hotel and Palace in the Sky.

ALSO READ: Top Things to Do in Tagaytay City

Mt. Marami in Maragondon, Cavite

4. What are the must-do activities in Cavite?

I love nature and Cavite has some famous mountains to explore like Mt. Marami in Maragondon and Pico De Loro in Ternate. If you want a piece of the Philippine history, you can also check out the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite.

ALSO READ: Visiting Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit Cavite (with How to Get there)

Tierra Montephine in Alfonso Cavite

5. What are the “secret spots” in Cavite?

Tierra Montephine in Alfonso Cavite. This nature resort in Alfonso is so hidden, even getting there can be quite confusing. But once you get there, it’s between you and the nature. Read more about Tierra Montephine here.

Mt. Pico de Loro in Ternate Cavite

6. How to get around in Cavite?

You can get around either buy bus or on a private vehicle using the Aguinaldo Highway or with the new MCX Highway if you are coming from SLEX. There are so many ways to get to Cavite. It just depends where you are located.

7. What are the best pasalubong from Cavite to bring back home?

Almiras Buko Tart in Tagaytay and Amadeo Coffee for coffee lovers!

8. Where to shop in Cavite?

There are actually so many places to shop around Cavite. Shopping malls sprawl around Aguinaldo Highway in Cavite and has pretty much everything.

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Get more travel tips from Angelo by visiting his blog angelotheexplorer.com and by following him on his Instagram account @angelotheexplorer where he shares his travels and adventures around the Philippines and beyond.

Cavite Tourist Spots, Places to Visit and Things to Do

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Tagaytay Day Tour


Patungan Beach Island Hopping Tour Package


Island Hopping at Caynipa Cove in Cavite


Plant Haven Day Tour in Cavite from Manila


Cavite Pilgrimage Tour


Ride-All-You-Can at Sky Ranch Tagaytay


L’Uva Vineyard Spa Experience at Twin Lakes Hotel Tagaytay


Paragliding Experience in Cavite


Tagaytay Day Tour from Manila


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