Considered a gateway to Metro Manila, Bacoor City thrives as the central hub of the Cavite province. Parks, centuries-old churches and a renowned recreation area make this an interesting enclave of Filipino life.
Things to do
Bacoor Family Eco Park was designed with families in mind, featuring at least 10 Kubo-style huts for casual get-togethers, along with large stalls selling snacks, crafts, souvenirs, recreational items and toys. Families with kids will find plenty to do here, with a playground and a lagoon for fishing and boating.
St. Michael the Archangel Church has a quirky construction history dating back to 1669 when it was built with nipa leaves, bamboo and straw. Its current incarnation from the 1800s uses adobe boulders and tegula sea snails, held together with the whites of duck eggs. Our Lady Queen of Peace Church occupies 1,700 square metres of primary floor space with room for 5,000 memorial chambers.
Feel like dining in an unusual setting? Explore the grounds and walking paths at Molino Dam and stay over for dinner on a floating restaurant made of bamboo. You can also sample local cuisine at Bacoor Public Market or visit the Barangay Sineguelasan Seafood Terminal to purchase fresh oysters, mussels and “tahong chips,” a Bacoor City version of junk food made from steamed tahong mussels.
An informal eco-agro-tourism site, Mangrove Plantation is an excellent place to view local migratory birds in the colder months. For a peek at the city’s war memorials, stroll past Zapote Bridge, the site of many Filipino battles.
The province of Cavite is well-connected, with buses providing service to and within Bacoor City. Bicycle and rental cars are available, with major expressways connecting the city to Manila.