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A Stunning Hole

This is the main attraction in magpupungko beach, the Magpupungko hole. The travel going to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Davao City, Philippines
Great when it’s low tide....

Before you come, know when is the low tide first. We were able to catch it halfway when we got... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Orlando, Florida
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“rock pools”(7 reviews)
“low tide”(15 reviews)
“general luna”(8 reviews)
Pilar, Mindanao, Philippines
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 March 2011

These rock pools are adjacent to the extermely well maintained Pilar Beach. You can either swim around and step over low rocks, or go up on a concrete path through a grotto and step down. The rock gives the water an azure colour: stunning. The...More

3  Thank Victorianlad
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 September 2015

It is best to visit this place during low tide so you get to experience the swimming holes. You need to be extra careful at this place as the rocks are either slippery or very sharp.

2  Thank blvedragon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lagoons only are present in the low tide. Are impressive, very beautiful. Rent a motorbike and go there

Thank filipam820
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the main attraction in magpupungko beach, the Magpupungko hole. The travel going to magpupungko beach is too far but its all worth it when you see the hole. Its more like infinity pool. It is visible only during low tides. So i suggest...More

Thank MisteryosongHenyo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

View is amazing, water are clear, swim with fishes and suprising rock formation. You just need to wait for low tide just to see this place.

1  Thank graziosalynda
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We hired a motorbike to go here as everyone says you have to go , so my gf and me went , we were told go low tide it is right time to go so we did , but they did not say it would...More

Thank jasonhuges
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Be sure to check the tidal table before you go. Sea water pools retain their water at low tide and the flat area around these pools (some pools are 2-15 feet deep) allow you to walk around. Choose the pool you wish and swim in...More

Thank Bing M
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Before you come, know when is the low tide first. We were able to catch it halfway when we got here. It was a really nice tidal pool. A lot of people went on to climb on top of the rock and jumped into the...More

Thank Beeveejay
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The unfortunate thing about this spot is that it is very crowded. We went twice and both times had a lot of tourists. Despite this, it is relatively large so you can find your own 'little area' to get away from the crowds. It is...More

Thank ShannonP1965
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

It was very crowded with tourists. Rock pools were ok, probably best snorkeling optionon Siargao besides sugba lagoon.

Thank TToussaint
Reviewed 25 July 2018

One should never skip this itinerary. I still cannot fathom how nature does its wonders. We arrived in Magpopongko an hour earlier than the expected low tide, so everybody from the group was wondering what was there to see and experience? Lo and behold-- low...More

Thank pbjohn
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This place is popular and have a lot of visitors. To much people in the swimming hole and not much else to do than eat food at the beach and try to find a place in the hole

Thank Ole E
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