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Secret Lagoon Beach

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Address: El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
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US$36.00*
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Shared El Nido Island Hopping Tour Including Picnic Lunch
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US$32.00*
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El Nido Island Hopping: Lagoons and Beaches Including Lunch

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The lagoon water is disgusting

The beach is nice and so are the trees behind, a really cool spot. The lagoon itself is very crowded most of the time and the water is disgusting. We came out as soon as we got... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
nico84ro
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach is nice and so are the trees behind, a really cool spot. The lagoon itself is very crowded most of the time and the water is disgusting. We came out as soon as we got in. Save yourself the wait outside the entrance and just enjoy the beach

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Shantou, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless your boats takes you directly to shore, you'll have to make your way over a sea of rocks, sometimes unpleasantly. Most boats will stop far from shore and have you walk and swim your way into the lagoon. If you insist on going, bring water/aqua shoes, you won't regret it.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a place to be off time very near to miniloc good place to discover and see Enjoy coconut water Go to this place to if you have extra time

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Thank Kawoor
Moscow
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be ready to stay in huge queue, to get in. This name should be changed to crowded lagoon:( When I visited El Nido 7 years ago, it was paradise. Now it is hell! All I saw before alone, now is overcrowded, boats and tourists everywhere, every beach is full of people, every lagoon is full of boats. I hated this... More 

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Thank Grisha
Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The secret lagoon is the best secret I discovered this year. It was fun and exciting to uncover the great wonders in my very own country.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a beautiful little beach and lagoon and would be a very peaceful place if it wasn't for the amount of other tourists bobbing in the shallow waters in their life vests! Snorkelling through the hole to the lagoon was ruined a bit by people being dragged through clinging onto rubber rings and being pushed out of the... More 

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Beijing, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be careful what time you go, we happened to go when the ride was high and there was a strong current most of us off our boat came back with many cuts and scratches. Would be worth it when the tide is low and no current but not at the time we went.

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Thank littlestarSpain
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You may be fooled by the photos which do not justice the beauty of this underrated place. First, you will enter into a rocky and relatively small hole. After entering, you will feel the water in this lagoon which is very soothing to the skin and bones. Second, I love the fact that you can have this place all to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was amazing. You would never know it was there unless you have a guide take you. It has become so popular now that there are always a lot of people there now. I recommend going a little later in the day that way there aren't so many people there.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Secret Lagoon is on of those lagoons under the tour package that is not so secret after all, but the view and serenity is still awesome. You never tire of going to these places to commune with something almost close to your island paradise.

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