Small Lagoon, El Nido

#1 of 16 in Nature in El Nido
Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • I went here during pre-pandemic, You'll get to choose which lagoon you will visit, either small or big lagoon. Most of the tourists chose the big lagoon but in my case, I chose to visit the Small...  more »
  • I like this tour best. It’s smaller than the big lagoon and has its own cozier charm. Since very few people can visit nowadays, I thought it’s tranquility was more intimate. Bird sounds were...  more »
  • Beautiful place with very good kayaking and snorkeling experience. Rent a kayak and enjoy the place on your own
  • Extremely beautiful place that is nice to see. Very beautiful nature, rocks, extremely clean water and things that will fascinate you. We were on a tour there and we were fascinated by the beauty of it all. It may not change much, because some tourists do not conserve nature and throw away their trash, even where it is sad. The place is definitely worth it.

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