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Enjoy the clear blue water underneath dramatic limestone cliffs fringed with lush greenery at Small Lagoon, a large pool of salt water on Miniloc Island in the middle of Bacuit Bay. Accessible only by swimming or kayaking through a very narrow 0.6-0.9 m (2-3 ft) wide gap in the rock, the remote lagoon offers scenery like that from a postcard, with water so clear that you can see the ocean floor. Rent a kayak moored outside the lagoon early in the morning, and get inside before crowds start paddling in. You can also rent scuba diving equipment, and make sure you bring a waterproof camera along to capture the scenery. Arrange your visit to Small Lagoon and discover more family-friendly attractions in El Nido using our El Nido trip planner.
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Small Lagoon Reviews
Kayaks available to rent. It isn't expensive so, do it! Go explore the area. Beautiful crystal clear water and high cliffs protecting the lagoon while you bask and play in the sun. more »
We were again lucky enough to have the entire lagoon to ourselves - one of the most memorable places we've ever been. more »
Beautiful place with very good kayaking and snorkeling experience. Rent a kayak and enjoy the place on your own
Extremely beautiful place that is nice to see. Very beautiful nature, rocks, extremely clean water and things that will fascinate you. We were on a tour there and we were fascinated by the beauty of it all. It may not change much, because some tourists do not conserve nature and throw away their trash, even where it is sad. The place is definitely worth it.
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