Magpupungko Rock Pools

Enjoy white beaches

After a quick hike directly to the Rock Pools, you can spend a few hours chilling further up the beaches without any people nearby and keep playing in the water or get tan.

How about..

..having a blast jumping off the rocks into the pool (only with common sense of course) or grab your snorkel gear and explore the wildlife and corals inside the pools?

The Magpupungko Pools near the town of Pilar are natural pools between the rocks and reefs right at the beach, which are only completely visible in low tide, when the water level is low enough to expose the surrounding rock, so make sure you plan your trip and check for low tides before. Make sure to bring snorkel gear, as there are beautiful fish and corals living inside the pools and it is a safe place to snorkel at low tide. 

The beach itself is almost white sand and very relaxing to be around for the day with your family or friends. There is a small store that offers lunch and a few small places to eat on the way. If you pay attention, you might fine one or two signs at the side of the road with trails to other unique locations.

The trip from General Luna is a about one hour driving. If you are in a bigger gruop, rent a van. Parking fee is about 50 pesos and 20 pesos for the entrace.


Magpupungko Rock Pools
Pilar, Siargao Island
Surigao del Norte, Philippines

– Unique natural attraction
– Beautiful natural beaches
– Easy to access
– Great trip with family and friends

Check the tides before you plan a trip and make sure you don’t go when its high tide as the pools and surrounding rocks will be flooded and disappear and become a safety issue. 

Have you been here or like to visit?