Small Lagoon, El Nido

4.6
#1 of 16 in Nature in El Nido
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • With the travel ban here there are fewer to no tourists in the area. The solemness and beauty of the place is back! I hate noisy tourist who do not respect this sanctuary. The absence of humans has...  more »
  • At first you'd get a bit scared kayaking in such a quiet lagoon but when you reach the inner part, you'll see a very lovely sight. Its very beautiful  more »
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  • 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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