There are so many places to consider when living in the Philippines. Here is an overview of Maragusan. Security would be a huge issue in that area for many foreigners.
Maragusan in the Compastela Valley and east of Tagum City and is near to Mati City on the Island of Mindanao. At the time of writing, there have been several killings and anyone wanting to live in that area would need more up to date information. Despite the issues,it is a beautiful place to live and tour.
Located 154 kilometers north of Davao City and is called the summer vacation home for all of the Davao regions. The original name of Maragusan means Dry-Flowing River. The Augusan River is the longest river in the Philippines.
Over 30 waterfalls adorn the steep hillsides which make up the entire valley of Maragusan. Marangig Falls consists of 13 levels total. The bottom falls is the entryway for those wanting to climb Mt. Candalaga. The progressive drop of falls is a sight to see but for those faint at heart need only view the bottom falls of this great waterway. Another great falls to visit are the Tagbibinta Falls with a total drop of over 700 feet.
Maragusan is also home to over 300 cold springs and 2 hot springs. The panoramic views of Mt. Candalaga and the easy 25 peso entrance fee attracts many to this great ‘hot spot’.
The valley of Maragusan is home to one of the largest blooming flowers in the world. Rafflesia Magnifica is seen only in and around the Maragusan region. The flower can bloom to massive size but only does so once a year during the month of October. The flower has a 3 to 4 day lifespan and then dies off and starts the process of nature once again.
For foreigners the area of Maragusan is a perfect place for those seeking to live in the cooler climates of the Philippines. With morning fog and the beauty of such a serene place of nature, there simply is nothing that can be duplicated anywhere else in the Philippines.
The roads that lead in and out of Maragusan are often broken from ravishing tropical storms. Those headed to Mati or Tagum City can easily get there by large travel jeepney or onward to Tagum by commercial bus.
At more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Caragan Valley is one of the highest settlements in Compostela Valley. Due to its cool climate and inaccessibility, the area has been known as the source of marijuana being trafficked to cities such as Tagum and Davao and town centers, police sources said.
But with the recent thrust of the local government in turning the area as center for agriculture production, Caragan Valley is slowly shedding off that ugly connection, according to officials