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Dasmarinas Travel Guide
The City of Dasmarinas or often called ‘Dasma’ by the locals is the most populous and large city in the Cavite Province of the Philippines. Located about 27 km to the south of Manila, it’s the biggest component city with a population of almost 700,000 people. With the outward urban expansion of the Metropolitan Manila, Dasmarinas has been experiencing a significant growth with the growing number of the middle class, educational and health institutions, also a lot of new businesses and industries.
This development also has great effects on the tourism industry in this city, which contributes greatly to the city’s economy. One important development that hugely affects the tourism industry in Dasmarinas is the construction of Aguinaldo Highway and Governor’s Drive, which strategically position the city as an ideal stop over spot for people who travel from the western part of Cavite to popular tourist areas, like Laguna, Metro Manila, Batangas and Tagaytay. It ends up making this city as a quite popular destination too.
There are quite a few interesting attractions in Dasmarina, some of them are:
The Kadiwa Park – This large park is displaying animatronics and sculptures of dinosaurs and other animals. It’s a great place to spend time with family, and it’s a very popular attraction foreign tourists as well as local visitors from nearby towns and provinces.
The Museo De La Salle – This unique museum is located inside the De La Salle University. It houses collectible objects that have significant intrinsic value that relate with the preservation of the Philippine ilustrado lifestyle.
Dano Street – This zigzag street usually becomes a location for bazaar during holiday seasons. It also offers a great view of the city’s fields.
However, if you ask most people who have visited Dasmarinas, they will likely say that the true Dasmarinas attractions are its festivals. Dasmarinas has a lot of different interesting festivals that you can find all year round. Some of the most interesting ones are:
Mass weddings – This is the way the city celebrates Valentine’s Day. Every year on February 14th, the city government and the KDBM (Kababaihan ng Dasmarinas sa Bagong Milenyo) hold an annual mass wedding.
Holy Week – This Catholic festival is to commemmorate the way of the cross, and usually there’s also a passion play, which is called the Sinakulo.
Gawad Karangalan – This is an annual project that celebrates the outstanding academic and personal achievements of students in Dasmarinas.
Dasmarinas Day – Celebrated on October 5th, Dasmarinas Day is considered to be a very important tradition in this city. This festival is being held to honor the local heroes.
Paruparo Festival – This beautiful festival is held to celebrate the incorporation of the city. In this festival a lot of participants will dance in the streets wearing butterfly costumes.
Dasmarinas today is not just a stop over are, but it has become a destination on its own, so it’s easy to find some nice hotels in Dasmarinas. With a rapid development of the city, Dasmarina is more than ready to accept more and more visitors everyday.