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Magpaponko Swimming Hole

Pilar, Mindanao, Philippines
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One of our favorite places

The unfortunate thing about this spot is that it is very crowded. We went twice and both times had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shannon P
Bit too touristy

It was very crowded with tourists. Rock pools were ok, probably best snorkeling optionon Siargao... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TToussaint
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good21%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock pools” (7 reviews)
“low tide” (12 reviews)
“general luna” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
Pilar, Mindanao, Philippines
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"rock pools"
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"low tide"
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"general luna"
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"entrance fee"
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"bring reef shoes"
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"fish"
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"be careful"
in 5 reviews
"clear blue"
in 2 reviews
"minute drive"
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"aqua shoes"
in 2 reviews
"jump off"
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"the pacific ocean"
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"the owner"
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"tides"
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"rocks"
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"booties"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Shannon P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank TToussaint
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 28 June 2018

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 16 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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