There are so many things to do in Bacoor! It’s Cavite’s Gateway to Manila. In this post, I’m going to give you some things that you can experience there. But before we go there, let’s have a quick review about the history of Bacoor. In 1671, the place was named after bakod (Filipino term for fence). When Spaniards came, they asked about what the locals are building and they said it was bakood. Spaniards pronounced it as Bacoor and then it was officially named Bacoor after that.
Things to do in Bacoor
1. Visit Historical Churches
Bacoor has a number of historical churches. In fact, they are always included in Cavite’s Visita Iglesia Itineraries. St. Michael the Archangel Church is the most famous among them. It’s the Bacoor church nearest to Manila.
St. Michael the Archangel Church is one of the oldest churches in Cavite. In fact, Father Mariano Gomez, one of the three martyrs of GomBurZa, became its parish priest for 48 years.
You may also try visiting the Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Church, San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish Church, San Martin de Porres Parish Church, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Holy Trinity Parish, Sto. Nino de Molino Parish Church and many other churches.
Besides the churches, I recommend the Bahay Tisa or the Cuenca Ancestral House to know more about the beginnings of Bacoor.
2. Eat the Famous Digman Halo-halo
Trying Digman Halo halo is the one I look forward doing because it was featured in different TV Programs. Apparently, Digman is a barangay in Bacoor. There are actually many Halo-halo shops in the area that claims to be the original. Since it was established during 1960’s, I went to the BC2 Original Digman Famous Halo-halo (Talk of the Town).
Their Halo-halo is full of different ingredients. It’s like 3/4 of the whole halo-halo as seen on the photo above. Surprisingly, it’s just 60 pesos despite its popularity. On the other side of the walls, you can see photos of different celebrities and politicians who went there. There are also newspaper clippings about the famous Digman Halo-halo.
3. Explore the shops at SM Bacoor
SM Bacoor is the first SM Mall not only in Cavite but also CALABARZON. It was opened in 1997. It remains to be one of the malls with the highest revenue in Cavite. No wonder, there are so many cool shops in SM Bacoor! In fact, Kumori Japanese Bakery & Cafe just opened a branch there last month. I’ll make another review about it on my next blog.
4. Have some Baked Oysters at Tirona’s Grill and Restaurant
Trip to Bacoor will not be complete without trying their local delicacies. They are well known for the oysters and mussel products.
We ordered Baked Oysters, Grilled Liempo, Bulalo, and Sizzling Sisig. Besides the Filipino dishes, Tirona’s Grill and Restaurant also offers Japanese Cuisine.
5. Invest at The Meridian COHO
Since Bacoor is a prime location, why not invest on a condominium there? The Meridian COHO by Vista Land is the most extensive and most exquisite condominium development along Aguinaldo Highway.
Reasons To Invest in The Meridian COHO
1. It’s accessible. It’s connected to Aguinaldo Highway, Daang Hari extension, Molino Boulevard, LRT-1 Cavite Extension, Cavite-Laguna Expressway, Cavite Expressway, and C5 Southlink.
2. It’s near hospitals, shopping centers, and schools. First, Medical Center Imus is just walking distance from The Meridian. Our Lady of the Pillar Medical Center is just 5 minutes drive too. Second, The shopping centers nearby includes All Home Imus, SM Bacoor, Robinsons Imus, and Vista Mall North Molino. In addition, schools like Cavite State University Imus, Imus Institute of Science and Technology, and University of Perpetual Help is few minutes drive from COHO.
3. It has family-friendly amenities. There’s a clubhouse, function room, fitness gym, swimming pool, and play court for unit owners.
4. It’s a lifetime investment. You can either live there or have it rented out. The unit turnover deliverables includes: Urban Sage Tiles, Korean Synthetic Granite Countertop, Kitchen-foot Cabinet, Pre-painted wall and ceiling, sliding windows, smoke detector, sprinkler, ceramic tiles, and lavatories.
Watch my Vlog for more information about the Meridian COHO:
Have you been to Bacoor? What other activities can you recommend?
Ive been going to bacoor all my life di ko alam na madami pala pwede puntahan! Havent been there though for siguro 8 years na
I guess I didn’t put take too much notice of Bacoor because I grew up living very close to it, and in my university years, I passed by it a lot. But yeah, it can be nice to try that.
You missed eating at “Hidden Tapsi,” the legendary Tapsilog place there. I’m familiar with this place because a co-worker’s family owns it. Also, Island Cove, I think, is located in that area.
What makes the Digman Halo-halo so popular? Did it live up to your expectation?
wow I didn’t know there’s so much to see in Bacoor, we just passed by this place whenever were going to south.
I really liked your shot at the stained glass window! I have fascinations with stained glasses and historical churches.
I lived in Bacoor for quite some time in Molino exactly. I glad that the city really had improved from the way it is years ago. And also Digman’s halo halo is really the best.
Parang nagcrave tuloy ako bigla sa halo halo!