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. Big Lagoon is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, El Nido Edition.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Another great place listed on tour A. Amazed how from the outside we couldn't see the lagoon but once the boat turned the corner, we could see the lagoon with blue clear water and also some parts had ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    This earns the name Big Lagoon because, well it's big. Many boats can fit into this lagoon and according to our guide, it is used as a natural safe harbor for the boats during typhoons. This is the st...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Dramatically surrounded by limestone quarry cliffs, nice clear water. We were told that the Jason Bourne films were shot here. Lovely spot!  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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