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Big Lagoon, El Nido

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#2 of 16 in Nature in El Nido
Water Body Nature / Park
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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  • Nice spot, especially if you get a quiet time. The azure passageway down into the lagoon is just stunning, the colour is amazing  more »
  • Our family had a wonderful time island hopping in El Nido including the Big Lagoon. The island looks like a slice of paradise with crystal-clear water for snorkeling among the live corals and brillian...  more »
  • big lagoon is a part of Tour A. the place is so awesome and picturesque. we stayed and ate our lunch there. the water is deep and we had fun swimming.  more »

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Where to stay in El Nido

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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