It is bounded by Santiago City to the north and east, Quirino Province to the south, and Nueva Vizcaya to the west. Being the town nearest to Santiago City Proper, it became a favored destination for local businessmen. It houses the better resorts and hotels in Southern Isabela such as Punta Amelita and Villa Diana.
As a suburb of first class city Santiago, Cordon benefits from rapid growth of commercial demand in the district. Toyota Isabela, the first branch of Japan-based car company in the province, has opened an outlet in Cordon. Some hotels and "stop overs" are also located in Cordon.