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Secret Lagoon Beach

El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Ranked #5 of 31 attractions in El Nido
Type: Beaches
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Tempe, Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Exactly what it says - a secret beach. Our boat guide directed us to swim under a very low hole carved by the water on the edge of the island, and when we came out the other side , the inside of the island was hollowed out all the way thru to the top, creating a beautiful hidden lagoon. Great... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We enjoyed our stay here the water was emerald clear with fishes. So snorkeling was enjoyable. We also experienced a fish spa. A blue fish eating dead skin. The limestones formation here were also amazing.

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Toronto, Ontario
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Access to this beach is via kayak or swimming thru an opening in a cave. We swam. Nobody there other than our group when we went. Good swimming beach but even better for snorkeling with lots of coral and marine life. Saw some clams opening and closing. A definite must try!

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Quezon City, Philippines
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A must see... everyone can swim here even children as the water is not deep. It is perfect for snorkeling. You will also stunned by the limestones around.

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Pasadena, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Beautiful place to visit. Water is not deep inside but can get crowded. Good place to swim, especially for children. One way in and one way out. We're lucky we had a private tour, so by the time we reached the place, nobody is around.

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It's smaller than the small & big lagoon, but simply stunning. TRY to be there earlier than everyone else or it'll look like a crowded swimming pool. We arrived there earlier, but we had difficulty coming out of the lagoon as the "secret" entrance is really small and there were about 40 people queuing outside with orange life vests trying... More

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Culver City, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I feel so lucky to have been able to see place this in my lifetime. This place is the stuff dreams are made of and it lived up to all the photos I had seen of it prior to coming to El Nido. A definite must when visiting Palawan!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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123 reviews 123 reviews
28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is truly a very interesting place on earth. You enter the secret hidden lagoon by swimming through a small hole in the cliffs. Once inside, it it really something that you will never see again anywhere else. Can only recommend to visit this place as it is truly unique in all ways.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
32 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

if you want adventure, this is it!!! get Tour C to see this awesome beach... yes, it is called SECRET Beach because you need to get out of the boat, swim to a narrow entrance to get to the lagoon where the beach is hidden. as soon as you enter the narrow passage you will be awed at God's creation!!!... More

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Bonn, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is the first stop in our Tao Expedition. One needs to swim from the boat to get in. If you are not a good swimmer, you can ask your boat crew to help you out. I saw some in life vest being pulled by their boat crew. If your boat got a kayak, it can be used to get... More

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