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Magpaponko Swimming Hole

Pilar, Mindanao, Philippines
Review Highlights
Nice for locals; not a tourist attraction

If you've ever been to a rockpool before, anywhere in the world, then you don't need to come to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mexico, Missouri
via mobile
Low tide wonder.

If your are traveling to Siargao, come here. The Magpaponko swimming hole is an amazing place to... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Carl W
Bayonne, New Jersey
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“low tide” (11 reviews)
“big waves” (4 reviews)
“rock pools” (4 reviews)
Pilar, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you've ever been to a rockpool before, anywhere in the world, then you don't need to come to this one. The water is not that clear, there is virtually zero life in the pool (everyone clambering over what was coral has ensured that), and...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

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
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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,...More

Thank zeija
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 April 2017 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...More

Thank Ste3f-3f
Reviewed 31 March 2017 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...More

Thank Mariloulouloulou
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!

1  Thank MonsieurdelaVega
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
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
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...More

Thank MattYas82
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