Magpupungko Beach
Magpupungko Beach
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  • Alex H
    Port St. Mary, United Kingdom1,313 contributions
    Nice rock pools. Annoying children
    Very nice beach with rock pools. Quite nice for paddling your feet and swimming in when the tide is low. You have to pay entry of around 60 pesos (I think) each for entry, and an extra 5 pesos for a bike fee. This doesn’t include parking though so you have to pay for this too, which is 20 pesos. Unfortunately there are a lot of kids on the beach who pester you and want to take you to the rock pools for a fee. This got really annoying very quickly, and they only left us alone after about 20 minutes of harassment once I raised my voice and almost shouted at them. Just beware of this and try to stay clear and not let them ruin the experience.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2023
  • LenaPera
    Japan271 contributions
    Beautiful and make sure to come by car
    It was one of the best attractions of siargao. I wasn’t able to come here in my past visit to the island but i got to come here on my second visit. I was really happy to have too! The pools are breathtaking and I haven’t been to such a nice rock pool and so clear too. There are a lot of watchers here so you wont need to worry about things happening. But I would say, just make sure to take your bathroom break before coming here as it is quite far. I would visit this place again but next time by car, i think it took us almost an hour by the tricycle or maybe 2 hours. I would suggest just renting a car and coming here by car.
    Visited October 2021
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 23, 2022
  • JustJyv
    Makati, Philippines424 contributions
    Must-visit during low tide
    I've visited this place several times; on most it's low tide and summer. You'll only experience the full beauty of Magpupungko Beach and Rock Pools if it's low tide. When you visit on rainy season you can only enjoy the beach, which is as common as any other beaches in PH, unless you're strong swimmer and would risk your life to experience the rock pools even with strong water current and waves - which I did, and it's still isn't as nice as when you actually get to chill in the rock pool without worrying for your dear life.
    Visited July 2021
    Written June 7, 2022
  • artur P
    53 contributions
    Paradise on earth
    This paradise is better on the low tide. You can go 2 hours before the low tide to avoid the crowds. The drive on moto from General Luna takes more than 1h. It was quite tiring, but the views were amazing. Avoid coming back at dark. Please make sure to take all your trash back. Of possible, take a few extra trash from the unpolished persons. You will feel very good doing that.
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 15, 2022
  • Traventurista
    Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
    Heavenly beautiful natural pool
    This beach is indeed turning into a heavenly beautiful natural pool in one cycle everyday during low tide only. At first you'll stroll along the ordinary white beach and you may say what's heavenly on this place? Then WOW! You'll be surprised with an absolutely breathtaking view of the crystal clear -- no its emerald clear lagoon to be exact. The locals called it a natural pool during high tide only. You swim in it and you will experience something magical. Specially when you dive deep and see the wonders of its corals, marine plants and various sea creatures.
    Visited June 2014
    Traveled with family
    Written June 8, 2014
  • Cristina G
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates228 contributions
    Nice waves and great view!
    This was the first stop during our two days' Siargao tour. Nice, big waves and great view, as well as a rock-laden turquoise "swimming pool" on the side.
    Visited January 2020
    Written February 12, 2020
  • Olivia Samy
    14 contributions
    Holiday to Remember
    This is the second time we visited “Magpupungko” as always we rode the motorcycle. Besides being fun, we had the chance to see the scenery and stop for some food and drinks. Good thing, we arrived at the place on a low tide so we managed to explore the rock formation and swim in it. We had a guest this time, a first timer in Philippines, and he really like the clean blue green water of the beach.
    Visited December 2019
    Traveled with family
    Written December 2, 2019
  • Kuch Pineda
    Philippines162 contributions
    Overcrowded, fees everywhere.
    You go here because you're already passing by it. That's it. On our way up North of Siargao, we had to enter just for the sake. Yes, the rock pools were really different. They're actually quite nice if only lesser people were there.. We walked far up beyond the rock pools and the beach was full of trash. Trash from tourists and washed ashore by the sea when it's high tide. There's an entrance fee. Parking fee. Where does it go? The management should expect people visiting to wander far up and they should have in mind that people will see the garbages. Visit if you want. Just don't go beyond the pools so you won't get disappointed as much as you get disappointed seeing the flock of tourists.
    Visited May 2019
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 6, 2019
  • Hazel_RAI
    Imus, Philippines143 contributions
    Must See!
    Magpupungko is a marvel! The natural pools and rock formations are just gorgeous. Make sure to time your visit during low tide so you can fully enjoy the place.
    Visited March 2018
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 14, 2018
  • tatakrista
    Cavite Province, Philippines257 contributions
    Snorkeling Spot in Siargao!
    This is the only snorkeling spot we found during our stay in Siargao. The place is filled with so many corals but be extra careful during high tide and when its raining because the current can be extreme too which might push you towards the corals when your inside the pool. Its recommended to take lunch in this place because the carinderias offers affordable and delicious meals.
    Visited March 2017
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 14, 2017
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artur P
53 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
This paradise is better on the low tide. You can go 2 hours before the low tide to avoid the crowds.
The drive on moto from General Luna takes more than 1h. It was quite tiring, but the views were amazing. Avoid coming back at dark.
Please make sure to take all your trash back. Of possible, take a few extra trash from the unpolished persons. You will feel very good doing that.
Written December 16, 2022
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Traventurista
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
This beach is indeed turning into a heavenly beautiful natural pool in one cycle everyday during low tide only. At first you'll stroll along the ordinary white beach and you may say what's heavenly on this place? Then WOW! You'll be surprised with an absolutely breathtaking view of the crystal clear -- no its emerald clear lagoon to be exact. The locals called it a natural pool during high tide only. You swim in it and you will experience something magical. Specially when you dive deep and see the wonders of its corals, marine plants and various sea creatures.
Written June 8, 2014
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Cristina G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates228 contributions
Jan 2020
This was the first stop during our two days' Siargao tour. Nice, big waves and great view, as well as a rock-laden turquoise "swimming pool" on the side.
Written February 12, 2020
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Olivia Samy
14 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
This is the second time we visited “Magpupungko” as always we rode the motorcycle. Besides being fun, we had the chance to see the scenery and stop for some food and drinks. Good thing, we arrived at the place on a low tide so we managed to explore the rock formation and swim in it. We had a guest this time, a first timer in Philippines, and he really like the clean blue green water of the beach.
Written December 2, 2019
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Kuch Pineda
Philippines162 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
You go here because you're already passing by it. That's it. On our way up North of Siargao, we had to enter just for the sake. Yes, the rock pools were really different. They're actually quite nice if only lesser people were there.. We walked far up beyond the rock pools and the beach was full of trash. Trash from tourists and washed ashore by the sea when it's high tide. There's an entrance fee. Parking fee. Where does it go? The management should expect people visiting to wander far up and they should have in mind that people will see the garbages. Visit if you want. Just don't go beyond the pools so you won't get disappointed as much as you get disappointed seeing the flock of tourists.
Written June 7, 2019
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Hazel_RAI
Imus, Philippines143 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Magpupungko is a marvel! The natural pools and rock formations are just gorgeous. Make sure to time your visit during low tide so you can fully enjoy the place.
Written September 14, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

tatakrista
Cavite Province, Philippines257 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
This is the only snorkeling spot we found during our stay in Siargao. The place is filled with so many corals but be extra careful during high tide and when its raining because the current can be extreme too which might push you towards the corals when your inside the pool.

Its recommended to take lunch in this place because the carinderias offers affordable and delicious meals.
Written March 15, 2017
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Bungchow
Cairns, Australia1,529 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
We hired some bikes and did a road trip from Cloud 9, it took us about 40mins to ride there and was well worth the effort. The view was spectacular and after being cooped up for 4 days during the typhoon it was great to get out on a sunny day. There is a 50p entry fee, and there is a small store and restaurant to buy food and drinks. The beach is beautiful and we walked over the tidal pools during low tide, is was spectacular. Definately a must see, the ride out was great as well, travelling through all the tiny villages and seeing all the loca kids, a must do while in Siargao!!
Written January 1, 2015
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Gore S
Kalinga Province, Philippines233 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
if you want to go for swimming, see to it that it's high tide. But if you want to see why the place is called "Magpupungko" (pungko means "sitting down"), then go when it's low tide. Take a walk on your right when you're facing the beach and then lo and behold!

See it for yourself!
Written December 4, 2014
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DannyTeller
Tianjin Region, China293 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
We came here because it sounded like such a nice place. The sea came crashing in from the ocean, it was extremely hot. in 2007 they didn't charge to enter now we had to pay about 20 peso per person.
i warned Yvonne not to remain in the sun too long so she wouldn't get too burnt.
we did get burnt but we enjoyed ourselves
Written September 24, 2014
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