8 Top Things to Do in Cabanatuan City that Novo Ecijanos Recommends

21 July 2022
Things to do in cabanatuan city nueva ecija that will make your quick weekend trip worth it

The City of Cabanatuan which is located a few hours north of Manila, is gradually becoming one of the best attractions and tourist spots in the country. With the inauguration of surrounding attractions and a wide variety of low-cost Novo Ecijano items and eateries, you'll be sure to have a great time in the city.


In Cabanatuan, which locals refer to as "Cab City," visitors will find a wide range of affordable lodging options in which a great number of them are quite accessible from the city. Basic supply stores are just a short walk away, and you won't have to go far to see all of the places on your agenda.


We compiled some of the fun and enjoyable travel guides in this province that Lumina Cabanatuan residents can do and people from the Metro can enjoy when they want to have a quick stop in the city tagged as the Rice Granary of the Philippines in Central Luzon:


1. Dive into some great adventures at Minalungao National Park.

River rafting is a must-do activity here, and it costs about Php 500 for a full day of rafting which is totally mind-boggling! You can also enjoy a meal while listening to your favorite music in the serene and cool nipa hut and table on the raft.


For adrenaline enthusiasts, jumping from a cliff is an option. Choosing a cliff to jump out of is the only thing you need to be concerned with so make sure to consult a guide for advice from someone with experience.


On top of these activities, Minalungao National Park is also a great place to go cave exploring and trekking. Zip lining is an option if they don't satisfy your needs. For as little as three Php 150, you may push yourself to the limit and confront your fear of heights!


Just take a bus from Metro Manila to Cabanatuan City and get out at Gapan City to arrive at Minalungao National Park! Take a tricycle to the Park from there. Around an hour and a half is all that is needed to go from Manila to the national park.


Location: General Tinio, Luzon 3104, Philippines (Around 1 hour and 10 minutes from Lumina Cabanatuan)


2. Enjoy the outdoors with your kids at Freedom Park.

This park is a must-see for every Cabanatuan City family vacationing with children. American colonial-era architect William E. Parsons created Freedom Park, which stands in front of the Old Provincial Capitol. Running about the park with your kids and soaking in the peaceful atmosphere of Cabanatuan City will be a relaxing time for the whole family. A monument honoring Antonio Luna, a renowned Filipino army officer slain at Cabanatuan City, is one of the highlights of Freedom Park.


Location: Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija (Around 14 minutes from Lumina Cabanatuan)


3. Ride around the Cab City via tricycle

Due to the city's reputation as the "Tricycle Capital of the Philippines," no visit to the city would be complete without riding a tricycle about town and seeing well-known locations. Approximately 30, 000 tricycles have been registered in the city thus far. The tricycle is also often used as a common method of transportation throughout Cabanatuan just like any other cities in the country.


Additionally, this is an important source of income for the people in the area. Because these transportations can be found across Novo Ecijano, it makes life even easier for everyone. Even if you don't own a car, you may still see the most popular attractions in Cabanatuan and travel around the city conveniently through tricycles!


4. Honor our war veterans by visiting Camp Pangatian Shrine

It is on the Nueva Ecija-Aurora Road that Camp Pangatian may be found. An American military camp during the invasion of Japanese troops, it has long been a tourist attraction in Cabanatuan City's history.


Two decades later, the location was used as a concentration camp for Japanese prisoners of war during the occupation of the country. The biggest prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines may be found in Cabanatuan City, where this tourist attraction is located. For the Filipino warriors and Filipino heroes who fought off the Japanese invasion of Pangatian, Camp Pangatian was established as a memorial.


Location: Aurora Rd, Pangatian, Cabanatuan City, 3100 Nueva Ecija (Around 20 minutes from Lumina Cabanatuan)


5. Explore the Philippine Carabao Center and discover Milka Krem’s dairy products

Fresh Carabao's milk is used in the production of Milka Krem's dairy products. Blueberry yogurt, strawberry yogurt, chocolate milk, and coffee milk are just some of the delectable options available. The business started in order to help dairy producers obtain access to the commercial market in order to increase their profit margins. "Fresh and Natural" is the motto of Milka Krem, which is based on the fact that their goods are made using science-based methods.


Location: Philippine Carabao Center, Science City of Muñoz, 3120 Nueva Ecija (Around 1 hour and 11 minutes from Lumina Cabanatuan)


6. Keep your travel cool by trying Puno's Ice Cream and Sherbet

In Cabanatuan, Puno's Ice Cream and Sherbet is the city's most popular ice cream shop. The ice cream business uses imported Italian machines technology to make its delectable creamy treats. Puno's frozen yogurt, frozen custard, gelato, sorbet, and ice cream are all part of their product range. Some of the more intriguing tastes include chile, malunggay, tinutong na kanin (burnt rice), calamansi, sapin-sapin and champorado, as well as mangga and bagoong at Alamang. There are seven outlets in Cabanatuan City and one in Aurora, Baler, for this particular brand.


Location: Maharlika Highway, Bitas, 3100 Cabanatuan City Nueva Ecija (Around 14 minutes from Lumina Cabanatuan)


7. Offer a little prayer of gratitude and attend a Sunday Mass at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish Cathedral

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish Cathedral is affectionately referred to as "Cabanatuan Cathedral" by residents. In honor of Filipino Hero General Antonio Luna, the Cathedral and the surrounding Plaza Lucero have been designated as the last resting place. Visitors to Cabanatuan City flock to the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish Cathedral because it is both the city's primary Catholic church and the site of many significant historical events.


Location: Del Pilar Street Brgy. General Luna Cabanatuan City Nueva Ecija (Around 15 minutes from Lumina Cabanatuan)


8. Dine in with the entire family at Hapag Vicenticos

There is a saying that if you don't eat at Hapag Vicenticos in Cabanatuan, you haven't been to the city. As the sole establishment offering the "Hapag Kainan" eating experience, this restaurant is well-known and highly recommended. Chicken binakol, crispy bulaklak, crispy kare kare, and crispy binagoongan are just some of the numerous delicacies on the menu.


Location: 1077 Del Pilar Street, Cabanatuan City, 3100 Nueva Ecija (Around 14 minutes from Lumina Cabanatuan)



Investing a house and lot in the Cab City

Residents of Lumina Cabanatuan won't have the hassle of exploring the city because of their proximity to Cabanatuan City Terminal. Located at Brgy. Valle Cruz, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Lumina Cabanatuan is also quite near to various malls, groceries, and hospitals.


Meanwhile, for Metro Manila residents who are planning to have a sweet escapade during the weekends in Cabanatuan, traveling here is much faster and easier with the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway or SCTEX and the Central Luzon Link Expressway or CLLEX as well as the North Luzon Expressway or NLEX.


To experience the things to do in Cabanatuan full time, why not purchase a vacation home or invest in a house and lot and have it rented out through Lumina Cabanatuan! The community is in-demand because of its strategic location near the commercial hubs in the area making it quite accessible and convenient for its residents and future homeowners.


So make your home reservations now and don't miss this home investment opportunity in Central Luzon!

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