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Magpaponko Swimming Hole

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Address: Pilar, Mindanao, Philippines

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Really nice!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
MonsieurdelaVega
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Cavite City, Philippines
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154 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

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Thank Noelle O
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Thank Yuli V
Cebu City, Philippines
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 flora. It's a great place for snorkeling too and it offers a stunning view facing... More 

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Thank MattYas82
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Clear weather, clear water and the chance to chill in an infinity pool without having to shell out a fortune. The beach is clean and rocky and you can sit back with a beer and just enjoy the view after the pool swim.

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Thank Nishant M
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

you can do it by your self rent a motorcycle 300 p a day or take a moto taxi . the place is amazing and it s one of the top things to do here

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Gilford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you visit Siargao, and happen to be up North towards Pilar, you have to stop in at Magpaponko... Such a cool place! You pay a fee to enter, and from there it is a little slice of heaven. There are multiple pools, so make sure that you explore beyond the first main one. You also will want to make... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I like how clear the water is. I see a lot of seaweed and I just wanna eat them. The water is blue green and there's some hermit crabs so be careful not to step on those baby crabs.

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Thank pinaynomad7
Singapore
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We took a long motorcycle ride from General Luna to Pilar. We arrived there just in time for the tide to give way for the natural pool! A must-visit when you come to Siargao. (During the long drive, there is a good place to have a quick stopover to eat "halo-halo" and burger somewhere in Pilar. Also just make sure... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This place is popular with both tourists and locals. You have to go at low tide, so look up times online. The water was very clear, quite deep in some places and there were a few fish, but not many. People enjoy jumping from the rocks into the pool. There are two pools. One was crowded and the other empty.... More 

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