Small Lagoon, El Nido

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Enjoy the clear blue water underneath dramatic limestone cliffs fringed with lush greenery at Small Lagoon, a large pool of salt water on Miniloc Island in the middle of Bacuit Bay. Accessible only by swimming or kayaking through a very narrow 0.6-0.9 m (2-3 ft) wide gap in the rock, the remote lagoon offers scenery like that from a postcard, with water so clear that you can see the ocean floor. Rent a kayak moored outside the lagoon early in the morning, and get inside before crowds start paddling in. You can also rent scuba diving equipment, and make sure you bring a waterproof camera along to capture the scenery. Arrange your visit to Small Lagoon and discover more family-friendly attractions in El Nido using our El Nido trip planner.
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  • Hire a kayak and enjoy the lagoon. stunning view and lots of fun along the rocks. Take enough time to see all places.  more »
  • A beautiful place even in a day trips with lunch on board done House, snorkeling and photos galore. The staff is very friendly and helps us for all activities for children and other...
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  • Believe the hype - Small Lagoon (and all of the other stops on Tours A and C) are some of the most beautiful spots the Philippines has to offer. Awe-inspiring views, crystal-clear waters, and calm sun...  more »
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  • Amazing! The water was so clear and it started to lightly drizzle while paddling through. Be careful for tiny jellies though!
  • Avail of Tour A which will bring you to this beautiful lagoon. It is best explored by kayak so make sure that you have funds for kayak rental.
  • The best lagoon I've been in the Philippines! You must rent the kayak to enjoy and for perfect picture taking! Swimming in this deep and dark water is good though you may get scared of seeing down. :p I could not see the ground of the sea. :)
  • My favorite island! I could kayaking there. Plus, the water is so clear.💚💜
  • Find a private tour and come here before the crowds. It is so peaceful and beautiful without anyone else here. My wife and I came at 7:30am and left around 8:15, right when the first boat was pulling up for the day. You won't regret it.
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