You should not be an alien to your own native land. But when I went to Magpupongko I became alienated. This is the place I have never been before. But now it became part of my life. Maybe, this is one way of championing the best of Caraga.
Magpupongko was located at the town of Pilar – recently, the fishing capital of the Philippines, Siargao Island, province of Surigao del Norte. Magpupongko from the native word “pongko” which means to “sit down.” That’s the reason the place got its name because of the presence of giant rock sitting in a another rock, like this one
Or else, when I gave my shot far from it, I thought my friend is running away from the falling stone, or just give way to the falling rain. That’s it.
This is one of the beauties of Magpupongko. But it does not end here. You have to take for miles to witness different rock formations, emerges of different pools, the waves coming from the deepest ocean, the sands, and the islands. These will be your hotspots of the day.
What you see is what you believe – Magpupongko is a haven of pools – amaze me so much with its clear jade water after rushing in from the sea during high tide. When low tide comes in, different pools emerge along the coastline where you can choose which pools you want to suit your taste, and submerge!
It will set you for a long walk seeing different pools in the seaside, you will never get tired even for a hundred miles.
For family gathering, or for everybody, and counting.
For romantic lovers in a little cove for privacy – have the best pick of your own.
During high tide, pools have been nowhere, but still you can do the gymnastic dive. Be sure you are in the pools, or else, in the rock.
The magnificent giant waves from the deepest of the ocean are part of it. Witness how it formed before your eyes. Surfers are not allowed here. Warning, it’s deep, and smashing you in the bed rock along that line. Go ahead to General Luna’s Cloud 9.
Walking through the miles it will captivates you how rocks and fine white sands meeting in one place with lots of pools, and then in front of it the smashing of giant waves from the deep of the ocean.
If you are here, then let me know how you feel when natures became your friends here. Well, let me say in one word – Paradise!