Location: Brgy. Pantihan I, Maragondon, Cavite, Philippines
I never knew this place until such time when I climbed Mount Marami in Maragondon, Cavite on March 12, 2016 and this served to be our side trip. This is 30 minutes drive from the Mount Marami barangay registration site in Barangay Talipusngo of Maragondon. Good enough that its route is somewhat near the highway as we head back to Manila.
The river along the water falls is very deep but according to the locals there is no danger for daring cliff diving from atop the water falls. In fact, when we were there, our companions as well as some guests there were alternating for the cliff diving.
This water falls is not yet known to some tourists as I did a lot of searches, I found no blog with such a comprehensive information of it. According to the local that I've chat with, this falls has really Balayungan for its name since its area occupies more in Barangay Balayungan than it does in Brgy. Pantihan I though the entry point is in Brgy. Pantihan.
While its location is open, going there other than early morning and late afternoon will really be hot. There are no trees where one can take cover. So, the time we went there at around 4:30 P.M. was just a perfect time where we maximized our enjoyment as well as best results in photography.
Though we stayed there for barely two hours, we really maximized our enjoyment. Besides, this was the time when some guests were already leaving. But I find the time so much perfect since there was no crowding though the river where we swam was wide enough to accommodate more guests.
There were make-shift cogon cottages near the falls where guests can take cover and leave their things while having a splash in the river. I have no idea as to its rental as our guide arranged everything.
HOW TO GO THERE
Take a bus from Coastal Mall at a fare rate of P66 with travel duration of 2 hours. From Naic, take a jeepney with a signboard of Magallanes at a fare of P29 for a 30-minute drive but tell the driver to drop you at the crossing heading to the water falls. From the corner is still far and you have to take a motor cab
For worry-free visit to the falls, particularly to mountain climbers who wanted to have a side trip, take the "All-In Services" of the tour organizer Christian Seracon with mobile number at 09066921264 or through his Facebook account at Christian Seracon for only P800 inclusive of round trip van transport from Coastal Mall to Maragondon of Mount Marami, guide and registration fee as well as the jeep from Mount Marami's registration site to the jump-off point in Barangay Bangkaan of Brgy. Talipusngo.