Big Lagoon, El Nido

4.6
#2 of 16 in Nature in El Nido
The tranquil turquoise-green waters of Big Lagoon lie tucked between magnificent limestone cliffs fringed by tropical vegetation. Showcasing a kaleidoscope of marine life, the spot provides an excellent diving and snorkeling opportunity. Cruise into it with a catamaran and hop off the boat for a pleasant swim, or kayak around to explore all the shades of blue and caves under the dramatically ridged cliffs. Set in the midst of karst formations sheltering clear waters, the lagoon is a breeding ground for numerous fish and crustaceans. Tours usually include an adventure to the island's smaller lagoon nearby and fresh seafood treats. Make Big Lagoon a part of your El Nido vacation plans using our El Nido trip planner .
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  • Like the small lagoon, this area is slowly degrading from too many people visiting it. Disappointing.  more »
  • The boat wouldn't be able to enter the lagoon in low tied, so you better bring good water shoes to be able to walk inside or swim.  more »
  • It‘s really beautiful! Even with a lot of other boats I would totally recomment it to all my friends! Really relaxing swimming with a absolutely stunning view! Wather was a little bit warm but hey, it...  more »

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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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