Small Lagoon - Palawan

Located in the northeastern part of Miniloc Island in El Nido, in the province of Palawan, Small Lagoon is one of the five locations included in Tour A of the El Nido Island Hopping Tours.

Small Lagoon

Small Lagoon details

Probably one of the most scenic destinations in El Nido, Small Lagoon is definitely a must-visit when you are exploring this part of Palawan. You can visit Small Lagoon only if you avail of Tour A.

Small Lagoon - El Nido, Palawan
Upon availing of the tour, your boat will bring you to an area near the entrance of Small Lagoon. From there, you may opt to kayak or swim going to the said lagoon. You will know that you reached the lagoon once you masterfully maneuvered your kayak or swam through the gap between the two giant limestones that serve as its gate. 

Magnificent view of Small Lagoon 

Once inside, you will be rewarded with a majestic view of towering rocks, teal-colored waters, and also the multitude of sea creatures that call the lagoon their home.  If you came in by kayak, you may want to explore every nook and cranny of Small Lagoon first before leaving. Each corner has its own charm as visitors would say. there is even this small cave-like area where the water is much colder. I particularly liked the area of the lagoon that I refer to as "The Room". 

Paddling inside Small Lagoon

To reach it, you can kayak or swim heading to the left side of the lagoon from its limestone entrance. "The Room" is surrounded by tall craggy rocks with trees protruding on them giving shade to its visitors. "The Room" itself could be called "Smaller Lagoon" because of its small size compared to the main area of Small Lagoon. Crabs, small and medium-sized fish are usually found in the said area. Not to worry though, there are still no reported sightings of sharks in the lagoon.

Inside "The Room" of Small Lagoon

Blue waters + karst walls = picture-perfect beauty

Kayaking inside Small Lagoon

Check out that karst pillar wall

That's the entrance to Small Lagoon

Before leaving, it is highly recommended for those who came in by kayak to take a dip and experience the calm waters of Small Lagoon... Don't overstay though because there are other wonderful destinations yet to be explored in Tour A. I got to visit Small Lagoon with my family during the 3rd day of our 2016 Palawan Trip.

Best place to practice your paddling skills

Overall, Small Lagoon is the perfect appetizer for the hungry adventurer's soul. That my dear reader is how I describe myself during my visit.

Small Lagoon Entrance Fee

It's FREE to enter Small Lagoon. However, you need to join Tour A of the El Nido Tour Packages to visit Small Lagoon. Tour A costs 1200 pesos

Why visit Small Lagoon

El Nido as a whole is a paradise for nature lovers and beachgoers. This town has been blessed with a plethora of beautiful natural destinations worth seeing and visiting. One such destination is Small Lagoon. Visit Small Lagoon during the summer months and see its amazing beauty with your own eyes. You can rent a kayak or swim to reach it as your tour boats won't be able to fit in its entrance.

Getting to Small Lagoon:

From Puerto Princesa City, ride a van heading to the town of El Nido. From there you can inquire about the island hopping tours from the multitude of tour service providers in the town. Avail TOUR A.

There it is Miniloc Island!

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