Kapeng Bailen (Bailen Coffee) | Things to do in Bailen-Cavite
|Address:||Brgy. Poblacion I, Bailen, Cavite|
Bitin River gets its name from the Tagalog word "bitin", which means "hanging in mid-air". During the 30-minute trek to the river, visitors would have to hang onto tree roots, branches, and rocks. The forested trail is steep and slippery in some parts, and includes a rope-assisted descent. A popular destination among locals during summer, the river cascades into a series of small pools perfect for taking a dip. A bamboo platform constructed near the riverbank serves as a picnic spot.
The most popular destination in Bailen, Malibiclibic Falls is distinctive for its rock formations. The waterfall itself is only about two meters high, but rock formations surrounding it stand at around 10 meters. Coming from the rivers of Alfonso, Bailen's neighboring town, the water drops to a large pool about 20 meters deep before flowing to Malibiclibic River. Tourists may swim in the pool but are strongly advised to stay in the shallow portions. There's a strong undertow as the water gets deeper. The river, about a meter deep in some parts, also has a powerful current. Getting to Malibiclibic Falls entails 30 minutes of trekking and clambering on moss-covered boulders. The nearby Putikan River, a 20-minute trek from Malibiclibic, has much calmer waters and is great for boating and kayaking (bring your own gear). It also supports an abundant population of freshwater fish like carp and tilapia.
Puto Bumbong, that ubiquitous purple rice cake during Christmastime, is the famous specialty of a small, unnamed eatery in Bailen. For only P10, you can enjoy four pieces of puto bumbong topped with margarine, grated coconut, and delicious muscovado. It also comes with a free cup of pandan and avocado leaf tea. Orie Angue, the owner, has been making puto bumbong for 14 years now. She only used to sell it during the holidays but due to popular demand, the rice cake is now available all year.
Things to do nearby
From picnicking with a view of the Taal volcano to witnessing spectacles of the puzzling and animalistic nature, Tagaytay Escapade offers the perfect quick getaway for Manila city dwellers. The tour is done in groups of 10 with comfortable, air-conditioned transportation to and fro. The final stop brings guests to a Pasalubong Center where they can buy delicious and quirky souvenirs for the folks back home.
Get to know the brave heroes and visit the most historical landmarks of Cavite at Kagitingan Trail! You'll get to stand where Philippines' founding fathers debated the country's future and check out the traces of Filipino history in museums and heritage churches. Here in Explora, our partner travel and tours are screened to deliver the top services we can find in the Philippines. Secure your slots in advance for these can soon become fully-booked!
Where to stay
Located 30 minutes away from Tagaytay, you can enjoy the sought after cool breeze away from the crowd. Whether you’re a lone traveler or a family of four, we offer three suite rooms that can accommodate your needs. Our accommodations are complemented with Filipino breakfast and local coffee. We accept reservations for meetings, small events, and intimate gatherings. We are open 24/7.
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Maragondon. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you're looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.
Balay Indang started as a retreat house for family and selected friends. On October 2005, it was opened for the public to enjoy its beauty and serenity.
Balay Indang is approximately an hour and a half from Metro Manila and 15 to 20 minutes from the Tagaytay Rotonda. Trece Martirez to Indang, Cavite is another route to Balay Indang.
Balay Indang's twenty-eight rooms are fitted with the ultimate comforts of modern living yet retain an old world charm. There are conference rooms and a dining room area available for seminars or corporate events. Balay Indang has a large swimming pool and poolside pavilion for swimming, relaxing, or playing board games as well as an expansive garden filled with different cacti of flowers and trees. This is truly an ideal place to bond with people and create meaningful business and personal relationships.
Balay Indang is a place to relax and recharge. It is a chance to nurture the really valuable facets of life and discover nature as it should be.
Getting there and around
Brgy. Poblacion I, Bailen, CaviteGet directions