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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  • The small lagoon was my favourite part of the boat tour we did. There was a lot of other tourists too as we had to wait for the weather to be okay to go out on the boat which i guess was the same for ...  more »
  • I love the fact that the only way for you to get here is by Kayak (unless you want to swim all the way here). It truly is a magical place. This is part of a tour so you won't miss it. There is a lot o...  more »
  • We went kayaking in this lagoon and all I can say was it's super amazing. We had a great experience exploring the lagoon in it's entirety. I just wish there are more fishes to see in the water like in...  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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