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Magpaponko Swimming Hole

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Address: Pilar, Mindanao, Philippines

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Low tide wonder.

If your are traveling to Siargao, come here. The Magpaponko swimming hole is an amazing place to visit at low tide. the water is deep but sheltered so no waves to worry about.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carl W
Bayonne, New Jersey
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Bayonne, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If your are traveling to Siargao, come here. The Magpaponko swimming hole is an amazing place to visit at low tide. the water is deep but sheltered so no waves to worry about.

Thank Carl W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Rock Pool itself was very beautiful and has an enchanting colour of clear blue(you can even see the small fishes and down the 10ft deep pool)! I was so tempted to jump in but I didn't as I don't know how to swim... Although, the journey to go there is a bit rough. But the view was certainly worth... More 

Thank zeija
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Magpaponko Swimming Hole is best seen at low tide, so keep this in mind. Cost is 50 pesos, person, so it is very reasonably priced. You walk from the beach to the swimming hole across the dried areas/rocks and get to either watch or participate in the people brave enough to jump off of the rock formations into the swimming... More 

Thank John S
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, it is beautiful. But it must also said that this is not really uncommon. For the collection of an entrance fee they really should place someone to observe things and to remove people that throw their garbage, drink alcohol (not allowed) or noisify the area. If you're lucky you come on a non weekend with not too good weather,... More 

Thank Ste3f-3f
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These are tidal pools, available also elsewhere. They charge an entrance fee, what is good, maybe this reduces the crowds coming there. Since we were warned not to go there on a weekend we went there on a normal weekday. Still enough people. Too many actually. They render the place into a mess of plastic dirt and noise from the... More 

Thank Mariloulouloulou
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This place was really nice to visit! We loved the ride going to the pool, and the pool itself is really nice to visit! Beautiful surroundings and quite of a unique experience to watch the big waves while chilling and jumping in the pool!

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Cavite City, Philippines
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160 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you don't surf in Siargao, you can still enjoy it's beauty by swimming in the Pool Hole near the great tides.

Thank Noelle O
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

No doubt worth thr visit. Its so pretty and nice to swim and snorkel there. Come on low tide and for sure you will love it.

Thank Yuli V
Cebu City, Philippines
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

That place is simply amazing. It's one of the top attraction in Siargao Island. There, you can swim in a crystal clear water at low tide only. The Swimming Hole is located in between the rocks offering a gorgeous ecosystem housing a diverse fauna and flora. It's a great place for snorkeling too and it offers a stunning view facing... More 

Thank MattYas82
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Clear weather, clear water and the chance to chill in an infinity pool without having to shell out a fortune. The beach is clean and rocky and you can sit back with a beer and just enjoy the view after the pool swim.

Thank Nishant M

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