Small Lagoon, El Nido

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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 itinerary builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The truth is that small Lagoon (Tour A) is one of the sites that I enjoyed the most. If it is possible, I recommend to take a private boat (1,500 pesos per person) between 4 and go as soon as possible, since filling group boats and many people that take away the magic of the place. I went with my partner and we left at 8:00, so there were not so many people and we could snorkel enough to taste. Also give you the possibility of doing so in kayaking, even my experience swimming is much nicer.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Breathtaking kayaking experience I'd love to do it again. Everything about Small lagoon is amazing, all my friends and I loved it. We took our kayaks into what looked liked a secret lagoon with a smal...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Don't you miss it, if included it most of the tours in the area is for something. It is usually part of one route with other several lagoons and beaches in an area in spectacular anyway.
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Long since established as a domestic tourist destination, El Nido's growing international reputation has led to a number of eco-tourism and resort-style options popping up in recent years. The main town on the west coast offers the greatest choice, with sprawling luxury resorts, hotels, and guesthouses all enjoying convenient access to the surrounding islands. Staying on one of the islands presents an exciting alternative, although you'll find the choice largely limited to luxury hotels.
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