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Big Lagoon

El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
+63 919 333 2416
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“sea urchins” (27 reviews)
“low tide” (31 reviews)
“rent a kayak” (34 reviews)
El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
+63 919 333 2416
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Reviewed yesterday

This lagoon is out of this world. We spent about an hour kayaking there and we were simply captivated by its beauty. Every second there was a second in paradise. LOVED IT!

Thank olabubu
Reviewed 4 days ago

Majestic and beautiful, awesome spot to get your 'front-of-boat' pictures. Remember to cliff jump when you get here!

Thank Cassandra S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Maybe I expected too much and I have been to too many beautiful places. South parts of Thailand is better than this place.

Thank wooya12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can always do the yours over and over again , we were lucky to have a beautiful weather while we were in El Nido

Thank Millette1201
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning, with crystal clear, warm water. Big lagoon is part of a tour A island hopping day tour, When its low tide big boat can go inside and this beauty is best to explore by kayaks.

Thank Zhaida L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see this lagoon as part of Tour A. You can rent a kayak or swim in the shallow waters, then it suddenly get very deep. Very beautiful and peaceful. The water was clean and very warm. Simply unforgettable

Thank Alyza T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the place is indeed beautiful and great scenery but too many visitors brought by too many boats. You can rent a cayak for 400 PH and paddle around which is worth. All boats cook their lunch on the boats and the sea water around is...More

Thank kosmar01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i have visited the big lagoon with some other lagoons but the big lagoon was such a great place to visit worth the visit you have to rent a kayak to cruise in the lagoon it will take you about 30 min max. i suggest...More

Thank fahhad a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went into the lagoon via a tour boat. It wasn’t too crowded. It was a quick journey with lots of photo opportunities. The water is a clear blue and the dramatic limestone cliffs make for a stunning backdrop.

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. It never ceases to amaze and I'm always half expecting a Tyrannasaurus to pop his head round the corner!

Thank madeinelnido
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14 September 2017|
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Response from Eric V | Reviewed this property |
You should fly direct Manila to El Nido via Air-Swift. If you fly through Puerto Princesa, you can arrange for a private van or a 4x4 (+100USD one way for 4-5 people). We always recommend guests of Terra Nova - El Nido to... More
16 August 2017|
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Response from Around_The_World_A | Reviewed this property |
Palawan is absolutely save if you stay in the north (meaning Puerto Princesa and up) ... GO THERE, it's soooo beautiful!!! :-) ... we travelled there in February and would go back within a heartbeat. We took a flight from... More
31 January 2017|
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Response from thegreatalmond | Reviewed this property |
It seems that the more expensive one includes snorkel gears + kayak. It is rented separately (if you opted for the cheaper package) at 200-400 Php, depending on your haggling skills.