Geographic Coordinates: 14.316700, 120.767000
Temperature Range: 25.0°C to 35.0°C (77°F to 95°F)
Climate: Tropical climate with two seasons: dry from November to April and wet from May to October.
Naic is a municipality located in the province of Cavite, Philippines. It has a land area of 76.24 square kilometers and is situated on the eastern coast of Manila Bay. The town has a population of approximately 113, 000 people and is divided into 27 barangays or villages. The main language spoken in Naic is Tagalog but English and other dialects are also widely spoken. One of the top attractions in Naic is the Aguinaldo Shrine which was built in honor of General Emilio Aguinaldo, The first president of the Philippines who declared independence from Spain on June 12, 1898.
The shrine serves as a museum that showcases various historical artifacts such as photographs, Documents, Weapons used during battles and other memorabilia related to Philippine history. Another popular tourist destination in Naic is Mount Palay-Palay National Park which covers an area of over 4, 000 hectares. It features several hiking trails that lead to stunning views overlooking Manila Bay as well as lush forests teeming with wildlife such as monkeys and birds. For those who love water activities such as swimming or fishing can head over to Ternate Beach Resort located just a few kilometers away from Naic town proper.
This beach resort offers crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming or snorkeling while enjoying local delicacies served by nearby restaurants. Naic also boasts several festivals throughout the year including its annual fiesta celebrated every January featuring street parades showcasing colorful costumes worn by locals dancing to traditional music called Tinikling. Another festival celebrated every April is called Pasalamat Festival where locals offer thanksgiving for bountiful harvests through street dancing competitions depicting their gratitude towards nature’s blessings. In terms of economic activity, Agriculture remains one of the primary sources of livelihood for residents with rice being one its main crops.
Naic is also home to several industries such as manufacturing, Construction, And retail trade. Overall, Naic offers a unique blend of history, Culture, And natural beauty that makes it an ideal destination for travelers seeking to experience the best of what Cavite has to offer. With its rich heritage sites, Stunning landscapes and vibrant festivals celebrated throughout the year – there’s something for everyone in Naic.
- Naic Church (Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Church)
- General Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine
- Ternate-Naic Road
- Mount Palay-Palay/Mataas na Gulod Protected Landscape
- Kaybiang Tunnel
- Puerto Azul Beach Resort
- Layag-Layag Reef
- Maragondon River
- Laurel Park
- Agriculture (rice, corn, vegetables)
- Poultry farming
- Fishery and aquaculture
- Manufacturing (food processing, garments)
- Small-scale businesses such as:
- Sari-sari stores
- Carinderias (local eateries)
- Handicraft shops
- Battle of Naic: This battle occurred on November 13, 1896, during the Philippine Revolution. It involved Filipino revolutionaries under General Emilio Aguinaldo and Spanish colonial forces.
- Emilio Aguinaldo: He was a revolutionary leader who played a crucial role in the Philippine Revolution against Spain. Born in Kawit, Cavite, he spent most of his time in Naic where he established his headquarters during the war.
- Gregorio del Pilar: He was a young general who fought alongside Aguinaldo during the Philippine-American War. Del Pilar is famous for his heroism at the Battle of Tirad Pass where he sacrificed himself to delay American forces and enable Filipino soldiers to escape.
- Fort San Felipe: Located in Naic, this historic site served as one of the primary fortifications constructed by Spanish colonizers to safeguard Manila Bay from foreign invaders.
- Independence Day Celebration: Every year on June 12th, Naic commemorates Independence Day with parades, cultural performances and other festivities that celebrate the country’s liberation from Spanish rule.
- Genoveva Edroza Matute: She was an acclaimed Filipino writer from Naic known for her works such as Ako’y Isang Tinig (I Am A Voice) which won numerous awards including Palanca Awards Grand Prize for Short Story in English (1951).
- Our Lady of Fatima Parish Church: This church situated in Barangay Munting Indan serves as an essential religious landmark for Catholics living within or near Naic municipality since its establishment back in 1978.
- Museo ng Naic is a museum that showcases the history and culture of Naic.
- Immaculate Conception Parish Church is a historic church built in the 17th century.
- General Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine is a monument dedicated to the first President of the Philippines, Emilio Aguinaldo.
- Fort San Felipe is a Spanish colonial era fort that was used as a prison during World War II.
- Balay Indang Resort and Museum is an art center and museum that features contemporary Filipino art and culture.
- Cueva Santa Cave Shrine is a religious site known for its natural cave formations and religious statues.
- Ternate-Naic Coastal Protected Landscape and Seascape is an ecotourism destination with stunning views of the coastline, mangrove forests, and marine life.
- Pulong Sagingan Eco-Park is an eco-park where visitors can enjoy nature trails, picnic areas, camping grounds, swimming pools, zip lines, obstacle courses among other activities.
- Naic Municipal Hall showcases Spanish architecture in this historic building.
- Mt Palay-Palay National Park offers hiking trails amidst beautiful flora fauna while enjoying scenic views of Cavite province as it’s a protected area for visitors to enjoy.
- Tanduyong Festival is a yearly event held in February to honor the town’s patron saint, St. Augustine.
- Araw ng Naic is celebrated every March 31 to commemorate the town’s foundation day.
- The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is a religious festival held on February 11.
- Pista ng mga Barangay occurs annually, and each barangay showcases their unique culture and traditions through various activities and performances.
- Flores de Mayo takes place in May, honoring the Virgin Mary with daily processions, novenas, and flower offerings throughout the month.
- Christmas celebrations in Naic are known for their vibrant decorations and festivities that include parades, caroling, and fireworks displays.
- Holy Week observances are significant events in Naic where several churches hold traditional religious activities such as processions, reenactments of Christ’s Passion and Stations of the Cross during Holy Week.
- Harvest festivals are celebrated by farmers who hold thanksgiving feasts or fiestas at different times throughout the year depending on when crops are harvested in each area of Naic’s barangays.
- Adobo sa Gata – a dish made with chicken or pork cooked in coconut milk and spices. It can be found in most local eateries.
- Bulalo – a beef soup made with bone marrow, corn, and vegetables. It is a specialty of the town’s many roadside eateries.
- Lomi – a thick noodle soup made with pork, chicken or seafood broth, topped with boiled egg and chicharon (crispy pork rinds). It can be found at Lomi houses like Lomi King.
- Lechon Kawali – crispy deep-fried pork belly served with a vinegar dipping sauce. It can be found at most local restaurants like Mang Inasal.
- Seafood dishes – Naic is located near the coast so there are many seafood options available such as grilled fish, shrimp sinigang (sour soup), and squid adobo.
- Binalot – Rice meals wrapped in banana leaves which includes meat viand such as adobo or longganisa sausage served together with salted egg and tomato on the side
- Pares – Beef stew served over rice that has been flavored by star anise
- Lugaw – Rice porridge that’s usually eaten during breakfast or when someone’s not feeling well
- Tapsilog- A Filipino breakfast consisting of tapa (cured beef), sinangag (garlic fried rice) and itlog (egg)
- Sisig- A Kapampangan dish that consists of pig’s head parts like cheeks, ears snout mixed together then seasoned to taste
- Naic Municipal Park is a public park situated in the center of Naic town, which features a playground, basketball court, and walking paths.
- Mount Palay-Palay National Park is an area covering over 4,000 hectares of forested mountains that are protected and home to various wildlife species.
- Ternate-Naic Coastal Protected Landscape and Seascape is a coastal area with white sand beaches, coral reefs, and mangrove forests that are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking.
- Malainin Falls is a scenic waterfall located in Barangay Balsahan that can be reached by hiking through the forest.
- Balite Falls is another waterfall located in Barangay Sabang that is popular for swimming and picnicking.
- Punta de Santiago Lighthouse is an old lighthouse built during the Spanish colonial period that offers panoramic views of Manila Bay.
- Hiking trails in Mount Nagpatong are ideal for trekking enthusiasts who want to explore nature while enjoying breathtaking views along the way.
- Several beach resorts are available along the coastlines of Ternate-Naic where tourists can enjoy water activities like jet skiing or banana boat riding while soaking up some sun on their sandy beaches.