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Big Lagoon, El Nido

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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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  • Couldn't believe our luck upon arriving and finding out that due to us taking a private tour and heading to The Big Lagoon early, we had it all to ourselves. Took two kayaks and spent an hour paddling...  more »
  • We visited on a free tour of the hotel. That was full of people from watching the landscape in a bunker boats once went to the small lagoon and finally enjoyed the snorkel and back again. Waves and wind and when we visited the fish though that didn't show a lot. May be because tired and hard 潜ranakatta. I think with a small lagoon El Nido scenery you can enjoy.
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  • An amazing nature experience that one should see if one is in the area around El Nido. If you come to a point in time without all of the stomach, the tourist boats experience even greater
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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.