Cabanatuan Tourist Places to Visit in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Cabanatuan Tourist Places to Visit in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Cabanatuan is urbanized city located in Nueva Ecija province in Philippines. It is the fifth largest city in Central Luzon of Philippines, situated about 120 kms north of national capital Manila. Cabanatuan city is popularly called as the ‘Tricycle Capital of the Philippines’ because of the 30,000 tricycles presence.

Cabanatuan is the prime educational, medical, entertainment, transportation and economic hub in Nueva Ecija province. Cabanatuan rates the top in the fields of Real Estate and education. Wesleyan University and Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology are widely notable educational institutions in Cabanatuan. The Zip code of Cabanatuan is 3100.


Geography of Cabanatuan:

Cabanatuan is located between 15°29′ N latitude and 120°58′ E longitude.  It covers an area of 192.29 sq. km. and is placed 31 meters above the mean level of sea.


History of Cabanatuan:

Cabanatuan was founded in the year 1750 and changed from municipality status to city on June 16, 1950. Cabanatuan was served as the capital of Nueva Ecija’s until 1965. The major historical sites in Cabanatuan include Plaza Lucero and the Cabanatuan Cathedral. Cabanatuan witnessed the World War II.


Connectivity to Cabanatuan:

Clark International Airport is the major and nearest airport to Cabanatuan situated about 80 kms from the heart of the city and this airport is well connected with Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Kalibo, Singapore, Dubai, Doha, Busan and many other foreign locations served by Air Asia Philippines, Cebu Pacific, Qatar Airways and other airlines.

Tourists can board general or luxury buses at any of the bus terminals of Cabanatuan and also can find tricycles at many streets or corners of the city for local travel.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Cabanatuan:

Cabanatuan is city with full of churches and archeological sites and houses the population of Christians and Muslims.

Mega Center Mall, NE Mall, Pacific Mall, Robinsons Cabanatuan are best shopping centres in Cabanatuan and also the city houses plenty of food corners with foods of different regions of the world.


Places to see in Cabanatuan:  

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Cathedral:

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Cathedral is a Christian worship place located in Cabanatuan.


Minalungao National Park:

Minalungao National Park is one of the large parks of the country and best viewpoint of Penaranda River.


Pantabangan Dam:

Pantabangan Dam is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Nueva Ecija province, constructed in the year 1974.


Living Fish Museum:

Living Fish Museum contains variety of large and big fishes from the different regions of the country.


Palaspas Falls:

Palaspas Falls is the best weekend spot located in San Jose City, about 40 kms from Cabanatuan. Summer months are best time to visit this park.


Other tourist attractions near Cabanatuan is as follows:

  • The United Methodist Church
  • Trial House
  • Wright Institute of San Isidro
  • Sedeco of San Isidro
  • Camp Pangatian
  • General Luna Fall
  • Capintalan
  • Gabaldon Falls
  • Diamond Park
  • Church of Penaranda
  • Rubber Dam
  • Gross Ostrich Farm
  • Philippine Carabao Center



Best time to visit Cabanatuan:

From November to May is the ideal time to visit Cabanatuan.


Accommodation Options in Cabanatuan:

The major facilities available in Cabanatuan hotels include Air-conditioned rooms with a toilet & shower, refrigerator, cable TV, laundry and food from the different regions of the world. The best hotels and resorts in Cabanatuan are:

  • Microtel Inn & Suites Cabanatuan
  • La Parilla Hotel
  • Village Inn
  • Hunter Valley Plantation and Resort
  • Audi’s Inn
  • Greenland Leisure Suites
  • Hotel Sogo – Cabanatuan
  • Lewis Grand Hotel
  • Clarkton Hotel
  • Blue Nile Executive Hotel
  • Legenda Hotel
  • Vista Marina Hotel & Resort
  • Kokomos Hotel
  • Oasis Hotel
  • Pacific Breeze Hotel
  • Subic Park Hotel

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