Cavinti - Laguna Destinations


It is a 4th class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines.

Cavinti is situated in the foothills of Sierra Madre mountain range, and part of the 4th congressional district of Laguna. According to the latest census, it has a population of 20,469 people in 4,473 households. 


The town's name came from the Tagalog expression, "kabit sa binti". The Aetas, the early dwellers of the land, performed a wedding ritual in which the groom chases his bride to the riverbank. The groom will try to capture his bride by her legs ("binti"), with the witnesses shouting, "Kabit sa binti, kabit sa binti!" This phrase later became "Kabinti"; hence the name.