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Kawit

Kawit, Cavite is remembered to be the place where the declaration of the Philippine Independence took place and also where the first president of the Republic was born. Kawit is home to several tourist spots, restaurants, and historical landmarks, making it a prime destination for tourists to explore.

Kawit prides itself with its maintenance of several historical infrastructures including the St. Magdalene Church, one of the Philippines’ oldest churches and also, the Aguinaldo Shrine. The Shrine houses the tomb of the late president, several memorabilia from his time, and even his personal car. If backpackers and historian-wannabes would want to take a little peek into Philippine history, Kawit is the place to be!

And if one hits the town during the Christmas season, fear not — the Kawit locals host the Maytinis Festival every Christmas Eve. It reenacts the story of Joseph and Mary finding a place to stay in Bethlehem. The retelling is performed in the streets of central Kawit.

Aside from historical pitstops, Kawit is home to resorts, hotels, quaint restaurants, and even a leisure park! The Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park is a popular destination for tourists that has been around for years. It not only has a large water park for the young and the young-at-heart to enjoy, there are also recreational activities for everyone like, bowling, fishing, mini-golf, beach volleyball, and paintball, among many others. Island Cove is split into two main parks: Oceania and Island Cove. Island Cove is also a wildlife sanctuary where kids can go and see different animals like avians, reptiles, mammals, and butterflies. Oceania is the Splash and Water Park that has four giant slides that lead into a huge, two-layered lagoon shaped swimming pool, perfect for a family outing.

Awarded with the Regional Gawad Pamana ng Lahi in 2011, Kawit is praised for its exemplary performance in good governance, excelling in social, economic, and administrative work in the Local Government Unit. This seal of good housekeeping is only given to one Local Government Unit (LGU) per year. True to its word, the small town of 76,000 people offers exciting destinations for everyone coming from all walks of life.

Top Rated Restaurants in Kawit Browse All

  1. Sebo Pacific
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    9 Reviews View
  2. Kainan sa Balsa
    4.0 Stars
    Seafood
    14 Reviews View
  3. Cafe Juan Miguel
    4.0 Stars
    Café
    9 Reviews View
  4. Castel's Corner Cafe
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    3 Reviews View
  5. Countryside Steakhouse & Café
    4.0 Stars
    Steak
    7 Reviews View
  6. Chic-Boy
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    5 Reviews View
  7. Fishing Village
    4.0 Stars
    Seafood
    5 Reviews View
  8. Café Down Under
    4.5 Stars
    Australian
    3 Reviews View
  9. The Black Apartment
    4.0 Stars
    Burger
    3 Reviews View
  10. Shakey's Pizza
    4.0 Stars
    Pizza
    4 Reviews View

Top Rated Places in Kawit Browse All

  1. Aguinaldo Shrine
    4.5 Stars
    Historical Site
    14 Reviews View
  2. ProsperiTea
    4.5 Stars
    Tea
    12 Reviews View
  3. Sebo Pacific
    4.5 Stars
    Filipino
    9 Reviews View
  4. Kainan sa Balsa
    4.0 Stars
    Seafood
    14 Reviews View
  5. Watercamp Resort
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    5 Reviews View
  6. Cafe Juan Miguel
    4.0 Stars
    Café
    9 Reviews View
  7. Sangley Point Bar & Grill
    4.5 Stars
    Bar
    5 Reviews View
  8. Castel's Corner Cafe
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    3 Reviews View
  9. Countryside Steakhouse & Café
    4.0 Stars
    Steak
    7 Reviews View
  10. Chic-Boy
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    5 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Kawit

  1. Binakayan

    Binakayan

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