Magpupungko Siargao is a natural rock pool, best visited on low tide, that can be found on the east coast of the island. Magpupungko is one of the most popular Siargao tourist spots, and it’s easy to see why.
WHERE IS MAGPUPUNGKO ROCK POOL & HOW TO GET THERE
Magpupungko Siargao is a 45-minute drive from General Luna, the main tourist hub here on Siargao island.
There are 4 amazing stops to make on the way to Magpupungko Rock Pools including, Sea of Palms Viewpoint, Palm Tree Road, Palm Tree Rope Swing and Tayangban Cave Pool.
The best way to get around Siargao island is on a scooter. The cost for a scooter rental is around 300-400 pesos per day or for a monthly rental you’ll get a cheaper rate of 200-300 pesos per day. Most accommodations will be more than happy to help you to organise a scooter rental for your time spent on Siargao island.
Diving head first into Magpupungko Siargao
MAP OF MAGPUPUNGKO SIARGAO
WHAT TO EXPECT AT MAGPUPUNGKO SIARGAO
Magpupungko Rock Pools are tidal, meaning that they are only accessible on low tide when they are exposed. If you arrive at Magpupungko Siargao on a high tide you will not be able to see or even be permitted access to the natural pools for safety reasons. Be sure to time your visit to Magpupungko correctly or you will be disappointed. To check the Magpupungko tide times in advance click HERE.
My friends and I arrived at Magpupungko Rock Pools in the morning after having already visited the above-mentioned locations along the way. There is a small entrance fee of 50 pesos to visit the Magpupungko Rock Pools.
As Magpupungko is one of the most popular Siargao tourist spots you will most likely be sharing the rock pools with 50 other people. Please don’t be deterred by the busyness of this beautiful location as the Magpupungko Rock Pools are very large and can accommodate for its popularity.
Jade taking in the scenes at Magpupungko Rock Pools
Cliff jumping at Magpupungko Siargao
WHAT TO EXPECT AT MAGPUPUNGKO SIARGAO – CONTINUED…
My friends and I spent a couple of hours at Magpupungko Siargao and we enjoyed some cliff jumping, swimming through small caves and exploring the surrounding rocky coastline.
Note, if you are planning to do some cliff jumping at Magpupungko take a pair of reef shoes or old shoes to climb up on to the rock formations as they are very sharp and jagged. The water in the Magpupungko Rock Pools is up to 3 meters deep so you won’t have to worry about hitting the bottom when cliff jumping.
Before leaving the Magpupungko Pool we grabbed some lunch and a coconut shake for USD $4 from one of the local restaurants under the shady palm trees along Magpupungko Beach.
Cliff jumping at Magpupungko Siargao
Backflips at Magpupungko Rock Pools
Drone shot of Magpupungko Beach and Magpupungko Rock Pools
Local restaurants on Magpupungko Beach
General Luna is the place to be when it comes to visiting Siargao. This week I based myself at the Secret Spot Siargao Hostel, a 45-minute drive to Magpupungko Rock Pools.
Adi, the owner of the hostel, is a yoga teacher and seasoned traveller who has set up this eco-friendly accommodation that welcomes anyone and everyone to stay during their visit to the beautiful Siargao Philippines.
The Secret Spot Siargao Hostel features an upstairs dormitory with 20 comfortable beds, downstairs bathrooms, spacious living area, fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor chill zone and hanging hammocks in the garden.
For all other Siargao accommodation options, you can browse Booking.com to find something that best suits you.
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST NEAR MAGPUPUNGKO SIARGAO
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Magpupungko Rock Pools please leave me a comment below!
Happy Adventuring 🙂