Small Lagoon

Small Lagoon, El Nido: Address, Phone Number, Small Lagoon Reviews: 4.5/5

Small Lagoon
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curmd
Auburn, CA16 contributions
Jan 2022
Loved it. Almost skipped this part of the tour, and it was the best one yet! We were all alone, and the serenity and peace you get to experience is indescribable. If you have a chance, be sure to stop here and kayak all the way in.
Written January 20, 2022
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Katy Santos
Philippines516 contributions
Aug 2020
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 lagoon as based on the reviews, it's better than Big Lagoon. The small lagoon's main beach has a lot of shells. You can see small fishes when you snorkel but don't expect to see good corals as the boats destroyed them already. A guide will kayak you around the lagoon where you'll enter several chambers of small lagoons! The water below is pretty deep so for safety purposes, you're required to wear a life vest. This place is so tranquil, one of a kind and worthy. This is my most favorite attraction among all the destinations that we visited. I can't compare which one is better, the Big or Small Lagoon, as I haven't been to Big Lagoon. Probably I will visit the Big Lagoon on my next visit to El Nido.
Written July 9, 2021
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mamabelz
laguna, philippines2,501 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
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 clearer. Limestone and green foliage contrast- even more beautiful than last visit.

Entrance fee at P200. Also note that there were no longer vendors on small boats in the lagoon.
Written July 8, 2021
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Dle1408
Paranaque, Philippines42 contributions
May 2021 • Family
As long as you stay in your kayak, the lagoon looks nice. The surrounding rock formations, the clear water, the trees. If you go snorkeling in front of the lagoon, you will see a sad landscape of dying corrals. There are hardly any fish left, and the beautiful colors have all disappeared. According to our guide, this place gets very, very, crowded at times. I’m sure many people also touch the corrals and/or stand on them. Better education, better guidance of the tourists, and better planning and restriction of the number of visitors, could have prevented this.
The damage done is irreversible. Ìf the corrals are given time and protection to recover, this will not be in our lifetime.
Written May 24, 2021
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Rizza S
Pasig, Philippines4 contributions
Dec 2020
Small lagoon was beautiful and well preserved. It was a nice and chill kayaking experience. We also took a nice swim within the lagoon
Written December 4, 2020
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ISAAC625
MAKATI, PHILIPPINES20 contributions
Oct 2020
With the travel ban here there are fewer to no tourists in the area. The solemness and beauty of the place is back! I hate noisy tourist who do not respect this sanctuary. The absence of humans has made the place heal again.
Written October 20, 2020
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Rhex S
Luzon, Philippines99 contributions
Sep 2020
At first you'd get a bit scared kayaking in such a quiet lagoon but when you reach the inner part, you'll see a very lovely sight. Its very beautiful
Written October 6, 2020
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450xDesertSlayer
Phoenix, AZ14 contributions
Jun 2019
Kayaks available to rent. It isn't expensive so, do it! Go explore the area. Beautiful crystal clear water and high cliffs protecting the lagoon while you bask and play in the sun.
Written May 12, 2020
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Simon B
Istanbul, Turkey9 contributions
Mar 2020
We were again lucky enough to have the entire lagoon to ourselves - one of the most memorable places we've ever been.
Written March 27, 2020
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JeanArisFran
Parkland, FL19 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
All the lush corals, clown fish and sea anemones are gone and what’s left are huge boulders remnants of dead corals. Sad 😢
Written March 6, 2020
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