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Small Lagoon, El Nido

(4.5/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • El Nido is full of fantastic places that could be movie scenarios, a Small Lagoon, I think fits beem accordingly, rent a kayak and navigate through it without problems. Detail for a small hole in the rock that you can enter with the kayak and got an INCREDIBLE setting inside a cave. (you must be careful to find the hole...)
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  • Great experience. Go here early in the morning when there aren't many tourists yet. Get Andy the tour guide from El Nido Miniloc to take you there and take great photos of you and your group. You can ...  more »
  • We went here with Tour A and it was a great place to explore via kayaks. It was very busy however, with many tours visiting at once. The price of the kayaks is also a little high for the amount of tim...  more »