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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  • We got there by boat tour A. Absolutely stunning, I recommend renting a Khan once you get there. Also great to swim in. El Nido is simply stunning.  more »
  • Watch your head , arms and everything if you are tall. The gap to enter is tiny, unfortunately the place is quickly inundated with tourists as well - and this was low season. Be prepared to que. beaut...  more »
  • Amazed with the wonders of rock formation and the natural waterworks. Definitely will come back in this place typically with the familty the next time around. Gorgeous God's amazing works! I love it!  more »
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  • I had an amazing experience at the small lagoon. Although it was a bit crowded, the place is truly beautiful. Hoping to be back again nextyear.
  • The place is gorgeous but there is way too much people. The place gets crowded after 10 am.
  • Amazing! The water was so clear and it started to lightly drizzle while paddling through. Be careful for tiny jellies though!
  • Too crowdy in April.. we took 2 seater kayak in 400 pesos per person and 4 seater kayak in 300 pesos per person. But it was too crowdy that it was like we were playing bumper kayaking !😊 Otherwise it has good view .. you can enjoy more if people are less at your time.. 👍
  • 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.
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