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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 itinerary builder.
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  • We went here as part of tour A and it's really an amazing experience. We rented kayaks for 300 pesos and went with our kids (5 and 8years old) and we all loved it. The lagoon is so beautiful but it ge...  more »
  • Stunning scenery, fun place. Our boat was able to go inside because it was high tide. We picked our way amongst kayakers and swimmers, but it was worth it. 
  • Tour organized by boat via the Philippines. Great ride is not a place where you can spend a whole day but you can only do tours
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