Magpupungko Rock Pool
Siargao Island, Pilar, Surigao del Norte
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A beautiful natural pool that appears during low tide - the perfect time to go there around 2pm-4pm. You need to ride a habal-habal (400PHp per person, minimum 2pax) and the travel time takes around 50mins to an hour. Or you can take a van if you are in a bigger group and for the price for the van costs around 4,000-5,000PHp.
Entrance fee per person: 50PHp
Parking for habal-habal: 20PHp
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Everything here is magical. Every time I visit Siargao I never miss a chance to visit this magical place.
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Quite unique formation of the shoreline. A considerably spacious shoreline with abrupt deep fall towards the Pacific Ocean that causes strong waves and current. During low tide, the sea floor is exposed with two big and deep tidal pools that provide good swimming and diving experience. A huge rock on the shoreline sitting over a rock platform simulates a human head facing the Pacific when viewed at a certain angle. Thus, the magpupungko name.
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This is the most amazing natural pool in the Philippines! The rock formations that were carved naturally for hundreds of years were extraordinary.
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Before our Holy Week Siargao trip, I tried to check for reviews of the places we planned on visiting and I fell in love with the idea of a "natural infinity pool"!
HOW TO GET TO MAGPUPUNGKO TIDAL ROCK POOLS:
You'll pretty much have to request for a tour with the resort you're staying at because it's pretty far from General Luna (where Cloud 9 and pretty much everything is). We booked for a van to take us there from our resort, Patrick's on the Beach, for Php 4,000. Pretty pricey actually so it would be best if you had a big group. Travel time is around 1 hour.
WHEN TO GO:
Plan on going to Magpupungko during LOW TIDE so make sure to ask or check the tide schedules when visiting. The authorities don't allow people to swim during high tide. The waves get pretty big around the area.
ABOUT THE PLACE:
There is an entrance fee of Php 50 per person. When you get there, there are some huts and a very rocky beach. To get to the swimmable area, you'll have to walk on water (haha!). It's. Pretty far walk if you want to reach the edge where you can actually fee like it's an infinity pool.
See the rock in the middle of the "pool" in the photo? Locals and those looking for fun and adventure actually climb up that rock and jump into the pool. The pools are really deep so there's not much worry with hitting rocks when you hit the water, but make sure you jump far enough from the rock.
To climb up, you'll need your slippers since the rock has a very pointy texture which makes it really difficult to step on barefoot.
We actually climbed up... And it took me a long time to jump off. Apparently, it's not as easy as the local kids make it look...
Overall, it was a great visit! #YOLOMoment
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The first natural infinity pool I've seen! Don't miss this place when visiting Siargao. Although the travel was quite far from Gen. Luna going to this place, we enjoyed every bit of it! It's called a rock pool because there are a lot of rock formation here. There's one area on the pool where you can climb atop a big rock and dive into the turquoise water below. What a pity that I don't know how to swim. So as much as I wanted to try it, I just couldn't. But my sister and two of my friends did and I could only watch in envy. What's even nicer was the view in front while swimming in the pool, all blue waves coming at you! There are also cottages here that you can rent if you want to have lunch or picnic by the beach. This is totally a must visit!
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I just ️. A must visit place in Siargao.
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