Madagundong or maugong meaning “much sound” is where the town of Maragondon got its name from because of Kay Albaran River’s loud roaring waters where the town was once situated in. However, over time, they thought it would be best to relocate because of the continuous flooding.
Now, due to Maragondon’s abundance of natural wonders, some people have dubbed the small town as the “Town That Has It All.” Adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies travel far and wide to visit this municipality to experience all of its mountains, beaches, and waterfalls.
One of the most popular destinations is the Pico de Loro mountain, which is the tallest mountain in all of Cavite. Being over 2,041 feet above sea level, the mountain is just about perfect for those who love to climb and what to get a taste of fresh air well above the rest of the world. However, Pico de Loro is not the only mountain mountaineers go crazy for. Mount Marami and Mount Buntis are also other famous summits that visitors like to climb in Maragondon.
Being on top of these mountains will make you feel like the ruler of the world! No wonder people from all walks of life take on the challenge to climb that high! The view from up there is absolutely gorgeous, as well! But be sure not to climb during bad weather, you don’t want to slip and hurt yourself, right?
Maragondon is home to several water-based attractions, as well. It’s not exclusive to only mountains. Patungan or Santa Mercedes Cove is where you can find a large boulder beach and stretches of golden brown sand. The water is crystal clear blue, too! Great for fun times during the summer!
Other than that, the town also houses Carabao Island. This hidden wonder played a great role in the defense of Manila Bay during the Second World War. Now, it’s a popular destination for both tourists and locals because of its beauty. Azure waters and lush greenery awaits you when you visit Carabao Island.
Limbones Island is another place to watch out for! The island is not that much different from Carabao Island, but in the waters, it’s a whole new world. Colorful and alive with marine life, the island is host to thousands upon thousands of species of fishes, corals, and crustaceans. It’s a great spot for diving and snorkeling. And during the summer, when the waters are calm, the area becomes perfect for kayaking and leisure swimming.
The Maragondon River is the cleanest river in all of Cavite and is open to the public. There are floating nipa huts for rent and visitors can opt to stay in these huts. They can have their picnics or just talk while the nipa huts float peacefully along the river’s calm current.
Maragondon is also famous for its beautiful sunsets. Whether you’re on top of one of the mountains or just lounging around in the beach, the sunsets in the town are simply stunning. You must not miss it.
Finally, Maragondon is also abundant with waterfalls in different parts of town. Because of all of the mountains and the strong river, there’s bound to be waterfalls somewhere! The Kaybiang, Pico de Loro, Balayungan, and Ragatan Falls are four of the known waterfalls in the municipality. All are free for the public to enjoy. However, be sure to leave only footprints in these natural attractions!
The town, however small, has big plans for you. All you have to do is take on the adventure!