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Low Tide Fascination

The beach is great, but it's the rock pools that are a must-visit. The water collects inside the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim E
Beautiful but fragile

Many reviews of this place have been posted and I agree with them. This review will therefore make... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saijo, Japan
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“natural pool” (17 reviews)
“low tide” (41 reviews)
“entrance fee” (16 reviews)
Pilar, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is great, but it's the rock pools that are a must-visit. The water collects inside the pits formed by dead coral formations, and come low tide become a pool of magnificent clear blue. By low tide, I mean that the whole formation becomes...More

Thank Kim E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many reviews of this place have been posted and I agree with them. This review will therefore make recommendations to improve visitor experience and for better protection of the environment. Using the fees collected from visitors, the authorities should use the money to rehabilitate the...More

Thank Budjetsetter
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

With rock formations by the sea, a natural crystal-clear pool can be seen in this beach when the tide is low. When the water goes back to the ocean, the remaining waters trapped into the rocks that creates a stunning pool with the corals as...More

Thank Jan Rhais A
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

This destination is quite far from the center of Siargao. Although far, you can pass by some side trips like the small canyoneering which I forgot the name. The beach is not so good for swimming nor for surfing however the natural pool is awesome!...More

Thank Ricky P
Reviewed September 5, 2017

I've seen a lot of people posting about this place in their instagram so me and my friends decided to take the 1 hr motorcycle ride from Gen. Luna to Magpupungko. I tell you, those pictures do not disappoint. The place was breathtaking and the...More

1  Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Ever heard of Magpupungko Beach? It is one of the scenic swimming areas on Siargao Island in Mindanao. It is not really safe for surfing because the area is quite rocky. To reach the place, the easiest way would be to fly directly to Siargao...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed August 31, 2017

There are natural lagoons in the rocks and reefs that the low tide form. Some areas are deep enough to dive into from the rocks above, and the rest are generally over 7 feet deep. One needs to be careful to see where one is...More

Thank Booster E
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

We were not supposed to go to this area but our driver was quite insistent so we go. Our motorcycle driver was very nice to us and made some detours before we reach Magpupungko. It was just an ordinary rock formation but the waters around...More

Thank RoldyPotter
Reviewed August 15, 2017

The main attraction here is the Magpupungko Tidal Pool which is a natural rock pool. You can only experience it during low tide. (usually at 9AM to 1PM) It was my first time to swim in a natural pool and it’s 101% better than a...More

2  Thank beadeegee
Reviewed August 8, 2017

An overlooked beach to visit when going to the swimming holes of Magpaponko. This is one of the best sites for snorkeling/skin diving, because one of the few places that has deep water with a short reef and channel to swim out through. An extra...More

2  Thank Mushu5
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February 24, 2017|
Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
I apologize for not answering sooner I will do my best to log in more since apparently I am one of the top reviewers now of the Philippines. It is just 50 pesos to get in the area, but you are going to pay a tricycle 700... More
April 20, 2015|
Response from Marlon L | Reviewed this property |
Two or three I think. However, it's about 8 to 9 kilometers away away from Magpupungko Beach. During our trip there, I have not seen any establishments within a 4 kilometer radius. I hope this helps.