Provinces

Cavite Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Cavite is a province in the Philippines located on the southern shores of Manila Bay in the CALABARZON Region on Luzon island. Its capital is Imus. It is bounded on the north by Manila Bay and Metro Manila, on the east by Laguna.

LOCATION

Cavite

Coordinates: 14°16′N 120°52′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Cavite
Location:
14°16′N 120°52′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1614
Capital:
Imus
Area:
1,574.17 km2 (607.79 sq mi)
Population:
3,678,301
Density:
2,300/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
7 Component cities, 16 Towns (Municipalities)
Demonym(s):
Caviteño, Caviteña
Elevation:
2,454 m (8,051 ft)(Mount Bangbanglang)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
4100–4126
Area code:
+63 -(046)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
Fourth Class
Religion(s):
70% Roman Catholic
Language(s):
Tagalog, Chavacano, English
Known For:
rich history and large number of National Heroes
Major Industries:
Agriculture (rice, pineapple, and coffee), Commerce, Manufacturing (garments, textiles, and semiconductors), Tourism, Fishing
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
May, April, June
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Seaport(s):
Cavite Gateway Terminal
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province belongs to Type 1 climate based on the Climate Map of the Philippines by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Being a Type 1, Cavite has two pronounced seasons – the dry season, which usually begins in November and ends in April, and the rainy season, which starts in May and ends in October. The Köppen Climate Classification sub-type for this climate is “Am” (Tropical Monsoon Climate).

If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Cavite, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early May where highs are regularly around 94.7°F (34.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80.1°F (26.7°C) at night.  

The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Cavite Province Map

The Cavite province is divided into 16 Municipalities, 7 Cities:

  • Alfonso
  • Amadeo
  • Bacoor
  • Carmona
  • Cavite City
  • Dasmariñas
  • General Emilio Aguinaldo
  • General Mariano Alvarez
  • General Trias
  • Imus
  • Indang
  • Kawit
  • Magallanes
  • Maragondon
  • Mendez
  • Naic
  • Noveleta
  • Rosario
  • Silang
  • Tagaytay
  • Tanza
  • Ternate
  • Trece Martires
 

ISLANDS

There are 10 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Cavite which are under the jurisdiction of the province.

  • Balut Island
  • Caballo Island
  • Carabao Island
  • Corregidor
  • El Fraile Island
  • Fort Drum
  • Fort Frank
  • Island Cove
  • La Monja Island
  • Limbones Island
 

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Cavite province:

  • Acienda Designer Outlet
  • Aguinaldo Shrine
  • Ayala Malls Serin
  • Bonifacio Shrine
  • Fora Mall Tagaytay
  • Imus Cathedral
  • Katungkulan Beach Resort
  • Mahogany Market
  • Marine Base Ternate Beach
  • Masjid Al Huda
  • Mt Palay-Palay
  • Museo Orlina
  • Our Lady of Candelaria Parish Church
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Tagaytay
  • Our Lady of Manaoag at Tierra de Maria
  • Paniman Beach
  • Paradizoo
  • Patungan Beach Cove
  • Peoples Park In The Sky
  • Picnic Grove
  • Puzzle Mansion Bed & Breakfast
  • Reptiland Adventure
  • St. Benedict Parish
  • Summit Ridge Promenade
  • Tagaytay City Fruit Market
  • Tagaytay Point
  • The Pink Sisters Chapel & Convent
  • Twin Lakes
  • Yoki’s Farm
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Cavite throughout the year:

  • Fiesta de la Reina del Provincia de Cavite (2nd and 3rd Sunday of November) – Cavite City

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Cavite province.

Where in the Philippines is Cavite located?
Cavite is located on the southern shores of Manila Bay in the Calabarzon region on Luzon island.

Is Cavite a city or province?
Cavite is a province.

What is the Capital of Cavite?
The capital of Cavite is Imus.

What is Cavite famous or known for?
Cavite is famous or known for rich history and large number of National Heroes.

How do I get to Cavite?
There are several ways to get to Cavite, the most common being from Manila:

  • Bus | 1 hour | $1
  • Taxi | 1 hour | $6-$8
  • Drive | 1 hour | $2-$3

RESOURCE: Best Online Transportation Resource for the Philippines

How many islands are in Cavite?
There are 10 islands in Cavite.

What does Cavite mean?
Cavite comes from the Hispanicized form of kawit or it may be a corruption of kalawit, Tagalog words for “hook”, in reference to the small hook-shaped peninsula jutting out to Manila Bay.

How Safe is Traveling in Cavite?
Cavite is very safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Cavite is considered tropical. It is similar to most provinces in the Philippines.

To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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