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Magpaponko Swimming Hole

Pilar, Mindanao, Philippines
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Fun place to paddle!

Like most places, you had to pay to get in to this natural attraction and it was full of tourists... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jess V
Not to be missed if in Siargao

This is just a spectacular place. Do not miss this if you are in Siargao. Bring your cooler with... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
wtrinklet
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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“low tide” (12 reviews)
“entrance fee” (8 reviews)
“rock pools” (6 reviews)
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Pilar, Mindanao, Philippines
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"low tide"
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"entrance fee"
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"rock pools"
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"general luna"
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"mask and snorkel"
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"your feet"
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"be careful"
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"walk around"
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"natural pool"
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"big waves"
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"wear aqua shoes"
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"pretty place"
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"clear blue"
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"minute drive"
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"jump off"
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"the pacific ocean"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like most places, you had to pay to get in to this natural attraction and it was full of tourists. However, we still had fun and if you look below your feet you can see fish!

Thank Jess V
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is just a spectacular place. Do not miss this if you are in Siargao. Bring your cooler with some cold beers, a hat, sun glasses and just sit back and relax...

Thank wtrinklet
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

If we are talking of the swimming hole itself. POSITIVE: 1).You will be amazed of what nature can do....2 standard size swimming pool 2). The water is so clean/clear. NEGATIVE: 1). You can only appreciate and swim this area ONLY during low tide. 2). The...More

Thank csi481
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The water was crystal clear, the rock formations noted. Aqua shoes would be great helped! Overall, experienced was very worthy it!

Thank wayne G
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Nothing really special other than this swimming hole created during low tide times. A very rocky walk from the shore to this swimming hole. Lots of people go here. Expensive food in the area. A good 45 minute drive from General Luna area. Don't feel...More

Thank PalanggaTexas
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This area of tidal pools filled with emerald green water is dreamy. Lots of tidal pools, some shallow and some deep enough that you can climb up a rock and jump in for extra excitement. One of the best places in Siargao to take awesome...More

Thank Pao R
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

It was just okay. Not a lot of fish to see when snorkeling. The water was clear, sure, but then again the water was clear everywhere else. If I were to do this trip again, I would skip Magpaponko and spend more time in Daco...More

Thank Tiffany M
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We had to make 2 attempts to go to the swimming hole based on tides::::you can only swim at low tide due to the currents. Pool was ok but not spectacular and very crowded....toilets filthy and charge for parking. Good thing entrance fee to support...More

Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Beautiful tidal pools to be found at Magpaponko beach. Crystal clear aqua-blue waters to swim in whilst the tide is out. Recommend to bring reef shoes as the walk out to the pools is not entirely friendly on the feet. Good eating places on the...More

Thank Kelliam13
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Rock Formation Pool with Crystal Clear also called Magpopongko. The place is so amazing and it has a natural and friendly environment.

Thank Robert B
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