Magpupungko Rock Pools (Siargao): Third Time’s a Charm

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16Magpupungko is located in Pilar, which is about an hour away from Cloud 9 in General Luna, where most resorts and hostels are. It is famous for its natural rock pools, but it also has nice beaches. One of which is in a secluded area, far away from the more touristy spots.

Before you start your journey to Magpupungko Rock Pools, though, you have to check the internet for the tides. It’s best to visit the place during low tide because you won’t be allowed to go near the rock pools when the tide is high, for safety reasons.

This was actually our third visit. We went here twice last year, but both times, the weather wasn’t too friendly. So, third time’s a charm, I suppose.


As I’ve mentioned in my Siargao post last year, if you opt to visit Magpupungko on a guided tour or on a habal-habal, it would cost you up to Php 800-P1000 per person. However, if you rent your own motorcycle, you will spend only around Php 350-P500 per day.

Although it’s a bit far, getting there is very easy, especially if you know how to work a motorbike and you have your GPS on!

See map below for the Cloud 9 to Magpupungko route.

Have more questions about getting to Magpupungko? Feel free to leave a comment! 🙂

xo Faith Mari

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