Called the “Fishing Capital of the Philippines,” Navotas is an important fishing community by the shores of Manila Bay. Around 70 percent of its population depends on fishing and other fishing-related industries for livelihood. Hence, unless travelers are interested to see how locals make fish nets or how fishing vessels come and go, there is virtually no reason to go or to stay in Navotas.
Gateway to better cities
Like other parts of Manila, Navotas suffers from pollution, high population density, and flooding during rainy season. The city, however, is a gateway to the Manila capital, to the historical landmarks, delicacies and festivals of Obando in Bulacan, and to the gastronomy of Malabon City.
Nothing to offer
There are no known decent accommodations, shopping or entertainment centers in Navotas that can be recommended to tourists. The city is only famous for two commodities: shrimp paste and fish sauce.