Small Lagoon, El Nido

4.5
#1 of 18 in Nature in El Nido
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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  • There were lots of island hopping tours in El Nido. Majority of people recommended Tour A or C, so my family decided to take Tour A. It is where you find this small lagoon! What a hidden paradise! You...  more »
  • This is simply heaven, how there is such a beautiful place, really want to live down. It's worth it! It's going to take 200 pesos here, there's still a queue to come, and Jenny's for conservation, it's just more than 600 people a day.
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  • One of my favorite islands! We enjoyed kayaking🛶 🙂
  • My favorite island! I could kayaking there all days long. Plus, the water is so clear.💚💜
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