Tourist Places to Visit in Daet, Philippines, Asia
Daet is a first class municipality and the capital city of Camarines Norte in Philippines. Daet is home to the monument of the first Filipino hero Dr. Jose Rizal. The Zip code of Daet is 4600.
Daet’s economy is largely dependent to mining and tourism houses the reserves of diatomaceous earth or white clay. Education industry is also well supporting the economy of Daet and the best educational institutions include Camarines Norte State College, Our Lady of Lourdes College Foundation and Daet Elementary School.
Geography of Daet:
Daet is sited between 14°07′ N latitude and 122°57′ E longitude which occupies an area of 46 sq. km.
Daet is located about 320 kms southeast of Manila city, the capital of Philippines and is surrounded by Basud in the south, San Vicente on the west, and Mercedes in the east and Talisay towards northwest.
Etymology and History of Daet:
Daet derives its name from Bikol word ‘dai-daitan’ means ‘close to each other’. Daet was established in the year 1583.
How to reach Daet?
Daet is well connected with major cities of the province and its surrounding regions through Maharlika Highway.
The airport of Daet is situated 13 kms away from the midpoint of the town.
There is one international seaport at Barangay Osmena in Jose Panganiban town serving all the major towns of the province including Daet and it one hour ride from Daet.
Buses, Jeepneys, Motorcycles and Tricycles are very useful for local travel.
Culture, Food and Shopping in Daet:
Daet has the inhabitants of greater percentage of Christians. The natives celebrate Christmas with great enthusiasm by gathering together. Daet houses numerous historical buildings, churches and cultural centres.
Tagalog, Ilocano, Kapampangan, Bicol, and Pangasinense generally spoken languages in the areas of Daet and also English is used for business purpose.
Daet is home to many food corporations, traditional food corners and modern restaurants with foods from China, Japan, India, Mexico, Italy, Thailand and Korea. The prices of the foods are similar to other regions of Daet.
Daet’s carpets and embroideries are very famous and the products are available at all the handicraft shops of Daet. Also Daet hosts many modern shopping centres.
Places to see in Daet:
Most Holy Trinity Cathedral:
Most Holy Trinity Cathedral is located in Daet, constructed and inaugurated in the year 1984.
Parroquia de San Juan Bautista:
Parroquia de San Juan Bautista is one of the first churches constructed by the Franciscan Friars in Camarines Norte province, built in 1611.
Dr. Jose Rizal Monument:
Dr. Jose Rizal Monument is the statue of first Filipino hero Dr. Jose Rizal.
Old Daet Municipal Building:
Old Daet Municipal Building is very ancient building constructed during colonial period and is still very strong.
Other tourist attractions near Daet are:
- Daet Municipal Building
- Daet Elevated Town Plaza
- Provincial Capitol
- Divine Mercy Parish in Alawihao
- Our Lady Of Peñafrancia Parish
- Saint Joseph Church
Best time to visit Daet:
From June to November is the good time to visit Daet for surfing activity.
Accommodation Options in Daet:
The major amenities available in the hotels of Daet include room with TV, WIFI internet access, 24 hour room service, workout room, fridge, private bathroom, hot water, laundry and dry cleaning and private electronic safe. The list of prominent hotels in and around Daet is as follows:
- Bagasbas Lighthouse Hotel Resort
- Wiltan Hotel
- Hotel Dolor
- Pinoy Hotel
- Tin-Tin Apartelle
- Villa Milla Resort
- Karilagan Hotel
- Iris Travel Lodge
- Travellers Inn
- Villa Mila Hotel and Garden Resort