Siargao has been in my bucket list ever since I saw how beautiful its beaches are. Obviously I am a sucker for white sand beaches and clear blue and turquoise waters. Whenever I have the opportunity to travel, I always choose a place where there’s a beach; I may not have the beach body and the confidence to wear two-piece swimsuits and I also don’t know how to swim properly, but the feel of sand under my feet gives me a certain high.
|habal-habal driver/tour guide Kuya Levie|
|DIY breakfast at General Luna Boulevard market|
|road to Magpupungko|
The place is named as such because there’s a big rock that seems to be sitting on one of the rock formations -- “pungko” means squatting or sitting. The tidal pools are separated from the sea by a large reef and when it is low tide the reef emerges and the sea water pools into the sink holes.
It is truly a unique place and a stunning one at that. Also a best thing about this place is that it isn’t overcrowded by tourists, when we were there, there were only 3 groups checking out the tidal pools.
Read more of my Siargao 2015 trip: