Fishing is the main source of income for the inhabitants of Navotas City, set along the shore of Manila Bay. Almost 70% of Navotas City’s residents are involved in various occupations connected to fishing, such as fish trading or fish farming. The Navotas Fish Port is one of the busiest places in the city.

Navotas does not have large commercial centres, but it has several open-air markets. Among more modest neighbourhoods there are also some exclusive, gated communities.