Magpupungko Rock Formation and Tidal Lagoons | Things to do in -Siargao Island

Magpupungko, Pilar
Surrounded by limestone and granite sculptures facing the Pacific Ocean, Magpupungko Rock Formation and Tidal Lagoons reveal pools of assorted shapes and sizes resembling basins, barrels, tubs, and ponds during low tide.
Open: Open Everday
Address: Pilar, Siargao Island
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Nearby attractions

Tayangban Cave Pool
2.80 km away

One has to go down to walk along a muddy track that lead to a clearing sheltering a natural swimming pool. It has a deep turquoise colored pool, about 30 feet below highway level. The spring-fed pool appeared as if it has been carved out from the solid limestone wall.

Blue Cathedral
5.40 km away

Blue Cathedral is a majestic wonder, a cathedral-like structure underneath the ocean. It is surrounded with flower-like plants that resemble a garden. Blue Cathedral’s top is a 20-meter diameter hole at a depth of 20 meters. Then as you descend into it, there’s a sliding slope that leads to its two caverns—the North and East caverns.

Cloud 9
8.39 km away

Cloud Nine is popularly recognized as the primary surfing destination in the country, earning the province the title “Surfing Capital of the Philippines”. Its powerful 9 wave formation challenge surfers during the annual International Surfing Cup held every September. Its waves combine the best quality features of the top-rated waves of Hawaii’s fable “pipeline” and the top-billed waves of Indonesia. Its huge and powerful rollers have been ranked among the world’s top five breaks. It is rated the world’s 8th best surfing site by CNN Travel.

Where to stay

Siargao Sunset Bay Beach Villas

Unwind and get close to nature at this beachfront property in Siargao Island. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.

Bamboo Garden
Hotels and homes
8.56 km away

Whether you are visiting the island to surf the world class waves, explore the caves, snorkel the emerald waters or to just simply sit, relax and unwind, Bamboo Garden provides the perfect tropical escape for all. Located on the eastern side of the island, just past Pacifico surfing village, we offer idyllic, affordable cottages.

Being the tropical paradise that it is, Siargao Island is attracting more visitors every year and parts of the island are inevitably becoming busier. However, up at Bamboo Garden you can escape the hustle and bustle and just enjoy the peace and quiet with only the sounds of the jungle, waves and sea breezes keeping you awake at night. Despite the quieter location, we still have many good waves in the area, along with several other of the island's best sights and attractions. As it is not a big island, it won't take you more than around an hour to visit anywhere on the land.

All of our beach cottages are just metres away from a long stretch of beautiful white sand beach. They come with clean linen, a fan, private bathrooms, towels, and a private deck area outside.  During your stay the room will be cleaned regularly, with fresh linen and towels being provided.

Kesa Cloud 9 Hotel & Resort Siargao

Welcome! to Kesa Cloud 9 Resort. Situated directly in front of the world famous Cloud 9 surf break, Kesa Cloud 9 Resort was established in 1995, making it the longest running resort on Siargao Island. The resort is owned and operated by Kevin and Sara Davidson. Kevin first visited the Philippines in 1986 and surfed extensively in the northern part of the country for six years. In 1992 he explored Siargao Island and surfed its coastline for the next 3 years, most times with only one or two other surfers. An opportunity arose to establish the resort in 1995 and Kevin has successfully managed the resort since then.Having undergone extensive renovations over the past four years and the building of a brand new restaurant in 2008, Kesa Cloud 9 Resort is simply the best place to stay on Siargao Island. The views over the lagoon and Cloud 9 are breathtaking and resort’s gardens and surrounds are meticulously maintained.Kesa Cloud 9 Resort has been built with consideration for all budgets. Rooms range from deluxe aircon to standard fan rooms, with all rooms having spectacular views over the Cloud 9 surf break.

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