UPDATES AS OF MAY 4, 2019: They now accept credit and debit card payments. IG-worthy spots have been added like swings and bird’s nest.
When my family moved to Cavite back in 2003, people expected me to be a true-blooded Caviteña. “So you’ve been to this?”, “So you also speak like that?”, or during my Spanish class in college, “Aha, so you understand Chavakano?”
Truth is, up to now, I haven’t been around this land in South though I have set foot on most of the provinces in the Philippines.
That’s why I was really amused to learn about the booming local tourism and attractions of my province. A quick Google search lead me to discover Riverfront Garden Resort in Maragondon.
Approximately 3 hours away from Manila, this serene resort is perfect for groups who are seeking nature’s cradle.
I spoke with the Resort Manager, Sir Francis, and he shared that Riverfront is still in the process of expansion. Though they offer Twin, Deluxe, Superior and Group cabins, there is only 1 unit available for each. Except for Glamping Tents which can accommodate at least 4 bookings at a time.
Though overnight accommodation is limited in the meantime, they offer Day Tours.
And oh, it will never be crowded as the resort has 3 pools. The main is a 5-ft dip that faces the river and beside it is the kiddie pool. However, the 4-ft pool is built in the back area near the cottages. There are also decent showers and changing areas so you won’t have to worry.
Riverfront Garden Resort boasts a picture-perfect sight for its visitors.
What impressed me more is that Riverfront Garden Resort doesn’t compromise its visitors’ safety & security. This place may look like a resort built out of a hidden forest but CCTVs are almost everywhere.
How to get here via bus/commute
Take Ternate-bound buses, these passes through CAVITEX
Tell the bus conductor to drop you off at PUP
Hire a tricycle to take you to Riverfront
How to get here via private vehicle
Several routes can be taken, better ask Waze. :p
Actual Expenses for Group of 4
PHP 69 – SM Bacoor to PUP Maragondon, via Ternate-bound buses
PHP 25 – Trike share from PUP to Riverfront, the standard fare is really PHP 30/ pax. We just haggled. 🙂
PHP 1,375 – Superior Room w/ breakfast (PHP 5,500 holiday rate) share
*availing the rate with breakfast can really save you bucks
PHP 200 – Dinner & snacks share
PHP 30 – Trike share from Riverfront to the bus station, no more discount lol
PHP 59 – Bus fare going to Bacoor, cutting trip since we’re going back to SM Bacoor
*if you’re heading back to Manila, no worries since the bus will again pass through CAVITEX
– There is a corkage fee for any amount of food
– The griller is free to use
– The snack bar provides water, so better to bring your own tumbler
– Bring mosquito lotion
– They provide towels and toiletries
– They require 50% downpayment to reserve
– Better call the resort in advance or for any inquiries
Riverfront Garden Resort
Pinagsanhan B, Maragondon, Cavite, Philippines
0926 556 0429