Cainta

Don’t count out the town of Cainta, Rizal just because of its size. Despite being the smallest town in the province, it’s actually bursting with culture and tradition.

The town is famous among religious circles for the two major events that it celebrates during Holy Week, the Cenakulo and the Penitencia.

Believed to help drive out evil spirits from the town, the Cenakulo is a week long celebration of the passion and death of Jesus Christ. The Pasyon, as it is locally known, is usually depicted as a stage play, which begins at 10:00 PM and goes all the way until 2 or 3 in the morning.

The Cenakulo ends on Good Friday, with the Penitencia. In the Penitencia, a volunteer, always a resident of Cainta, portrays the role of Jesus Christ. As an act of penance, he is whipped and beaten, then crucified on the cross. While some may see it as an act of barbarism, the residents of Cainta see it as a true test of that person’s faith.

Aside from its religious festivities, Cainta is also known for its bibingka. Bibingka is a rice cake topped with salted egg, butter, and shredded coconut.

It may be small, but the town of Cainta certainly has a lot to offer for those hoping to get a real religious experience, with a Filipino twist.

Top Rated Restaurants in Cainta Browse All

  1. Cafe Lidia
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    245 Reviews View
  2. GIGI Coffee & Cupcakes
    4.5 Stars
    Cupcakes
    79 Reviews View
  3. The Custaroonery
    5.0 Stars
    Dessert
    23 Reviews View
  4. Frankie's New York Buffalo Wings
    4.5 Stars
    Wings
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  5. Cyma
    4.5 Stars
    Greek
    82 Reviews View
  6. Marks & Spencer Bakery
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    Bakery
    30 Reviews View
  7. Uncle Moe's Shawarma Hub
    4.5 Stars
    Middle Eastern
    91 Reviews View
  8. Café Mary Grace
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    30 Reviews View
  9. Juju Eats
    4.5 Stars
    Salad
    62 Reviews View
  10. Jamba Juice
    4.5 Stars
    Juice
    43 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Cainta Browse All

  1. Richmonde Hotel Eastwood
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    22 Reviews View
  2. Casanjo Garden Resort
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    8 Reviews View
  3. Mariposa Budget Hotel - Taytay
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  4. Aruga at The Grove
    5.0 Stars
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  5. Microtel Inn & Suites Acropolis
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  6. Mariposa Budget Hotel - Marikina
    4.0 Stars
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Top Rated Places in Cainta Browse All

  1. Cafe Lidia
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    245 Reviews View
  2. GIGI Coffee & Cupcakes
    4.5 Stars
    Cupcakes
    79 Reviews View
  3. Starbucks Coffee
    4.5 Stars
    Coffee
    58 Reviews View
  4. The Custaroonery
    5.0 Stars
    Dessert
    23 Reviews View
  5. Frankie's New York Buffalo Wings
    4.5 Stars
    Wings
    180 Reviews View
  6. Cyma
    4.5 Stars
    Greek
    82 Reviews View
  7. Marks & Spencer Bakery
    4.5 Stars
    Bakery
    30 Reviews View
  8. Starbucks Coffee
    4.5 Stars
    Coffee
    70 Reviews View
  9. Uncle Moe's Shawarma Hub
    4.5 Stars
    Middle Eastern
    91 Reviews View
  10. Café Mary Grace
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    30 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Cainta

  1. Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall

    Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall

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  2. Greenwoods Executive Village

    Greenwoods Executive Village

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