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Big Lagoon, El Nido
(4.7/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The large lagoon is a must when visiting El Nido. You can do the small lagoon and large lagoon in one day. Amazing pristine nature. 
  • The big lagoon is also accessible via the Tower A, not sure we can do it without a ride, but if you can, go ds a smaller boat that can him; penetrate ds the lagoon, or kayak to 300p.peut go to swim also dependent of the waves that day here. Pretty deep, nice kayak especially at mid-day when the sun beating down on the lagoon.
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  • In general Tour A was my favourite in Palawan. Big lagoon is so nice, we went kayaking and looking around in the lagoon, we also saw monkeys jumping on trees, someone saw a turtle also. After a little...  more »
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  • Absolutely wonderful. The lagoon is enclosed all around by limestone islets, making the crystal clear waters calm and still. The air is clean and quiet, and if you can wake up early enough to kayak there ahead of the other tourists, you'll be greeted with a solace so far removed from the influence of humanity that it inspires an air of sacred sanctity.
  • El Nido is so beautiful. It's worth the 6 hrs of travel by bus.
  • Island hopping is the thing to do in El Nido. Tour A and C are the most popular. Big lagoon is beautiful, with lots of tourists around. If you stay at Cadloa resort you can have lunch on a private beach away from anyone else. That was the highlight in my tours.
  • This is my favorite spot in the whole island hopping experience in El Nido. Kayaking in the peaceful lagoon will surely be the best thing to do in El Nido. Try reaching the furthest part of the lagoon to unearth the hidden beauty of this place. Kayaking fee is only Php 300.00 for a couple of hours.
  • Go there out of hours. Usually packed to the brim with people. There are other much nicer lagoons to visit.