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Monday, January 25, 2016

Cavinti Laguna Travel Guide

Cavinti Laguna is a town along the Sierra Mountain ranges.  It has a small total population of roughly 20,000 people.  It's main industry is agriculture.  It is currently a third class municipality.  There are a few resort, restaurants and schools in the area.  It is also equipped with electricity and connectivity.  Public transport is available in getting to and around Cavinti.  Locals are very friendly and hospitable.

The town's name came from the Tagalog expression, "kabit sa binti". The Aetas, the early dwellers of the land, performed a wedding ritual in which the groom chases his bride to the riverbank and during that time, the audience cheers by shouting "Kabit sa binti, kabit sa binti!" 

Cavinti Laguna Map

Cavinti Laguna Climate
The climate in Cavinti Laguna is dry from March to May and wet during the rest of the year.  Temperature can range from 21 °C (70 °F) to 27 °C (81 °F).

Cavinti Laguna Budget
The Budget for a Baguio City Trip  ranges from 1,000 php (for day trips) to 4,000 php (for overnight trips loaded with resort and outdoor activities).  Budget allocation may include:

Accomodation (Where to Stay in Cavinti Laguna) - Budget is from 500-2,000 php per person
Activities
Food - Budget is around 100-400 php per meal if you don't BYOB (bring your own baon)

   Restaurants:
  • Coco Cafe in Lago Fishing Village (Brgy. West Talaongan) - (632) 330-5740  | 4048763 (63906) 318-LAGO
  • La Cucina De Caliraya in Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort (Brgy. East Talaongan) - (632) 723-0781 | (0998) 555-8394
Souvenirs (Pasalubong)
Transportation

Public Transportation

  • Bus (Regular) To and From Sta. Cruz Laguna - ETA 2 1/2 hours
    • Cubao - HM Transport - 180 php
    • Pasay/Buendia/Gil Puyat - 140 php
      • Jac Liner
      • DLTB
      • Greenstar
    • Jeep from Sta. Cruz Laguna to Cavinti Laguna - ETA 50 minutes - 25 php
  • Within Cavinti Laguna
    • Jeep (Minimum Fare is 8 php)
    • Tricycle (Minimum Fare is 10 php/person)
Private Transportation via car from Manila
  • SLEX: Take the Calamba exit going all the way down to the town of Pagsanjan. Upon reaching the public plaza of Pagsanjan, you either turn right from the municipal hall heading to the municipal proper of Cavinti or turn left taking the Lumban-Caliraya route.
  • Eastern Route (through Antipolo or Tanay, Rizal): Turn right upon reaching Municipality of Mabitac-Famy going to the direction of Pagsanjan, passing through the towns of Siniloan, Paete, and Lumban.  When you reach Brgy. Bagong Silang, Lumban, you either make a u-turn and start ascend going to the direction of Caliraya Lake or go straight to the Pagsanjan Hall and start ascend going to Cavinti Proper.
Cavinti Laguna Sample Itinerary
  • Daytrip
    • 4:00 am: Bus to Sta. Cruz Laguna 
    • 6:30 am: Jeep to Cavinti
    • Tricycle to 1st Stop: Kalakal–Pandan Sambalilo Weaving and Handicraft Center
    • Tricycle to 2nd Stop: Breakfast at Bumbungan Eco-Park
    • Tricycle to 3rd Stop: Cavinti Underground River and Cave Complex
    • Lunch at the Cave Complex
    • 4th Stop: Picnic merienda at the Japanese Garden
    • 5th Stop: Sunset Viewing at Cavinti Spillway
    • Tricycle to Sta. Cruz Laguna 
    • Final Stop: Aling Taleng’s Halo-halo 
    • Bus to Manila
Hope this Travel Tripsters Cavinti Laguna Travel Guide Helps!
(Last Update: January 17,  2016)