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Big Lagoon

People kayaking in Big Lagoon in Coron, Palawan

This majestic Miniloc Island lagoon called Big Lagoon is located in El Nido, Palawan. You can visit this top El Nido tourist spot by booking the El Nido island-hopping tour A, the most popular activity when on the island. 

As you enter the Big Lagoon, everything is a sight to behold. You'll be greeted by the crystal-clear blue water, the ray of light peeking through the top of the cliffs, and the luscious calcareous formation. The Big Lagoon of El Nido island hopping tour A has become popular for its breathtaking natural structure as seen from drone shots to kayak views in several movies and postcards.


How to get there

Big Lagoon can only be reached by boat on one of the El Nido Island Hopping tours. More specifically, the El Nido island hopping tour A is the only boat tour that goes to this tourist attraction.

From El Nido bus terminal, take a tricycle going downtown or directly to your hotel. You can also book El Nido transfers from the airport or Puerto Princesa. Then from either the town proper or along Bacuit Bay, you can boar the boat for El Nido island hopping tour A. 


Entrance fee

The entrance fee to Big Lagoon is 200 PHP.  Big Lagoon is part of El Nido Island Hopping Tour A. The tour package is inclusive of boat, lunch, life vest, and tour guide fee only. There is also an eco-tourism development fee good for 10 days and kayak rental fee for the whole day, within operation hours.


Best time to visit

The months of December to May are the perfect time to visit Palawan and explore it to the fullest.  In these months, visitors can engage in all of El Nido's island hopping tours, including El Nido Island Hopping tour A.

Frequently asked questions

What can you experience at Big Lagoon?

Guests will board kayaks and paddle their way through the shallow entrance leading to a vast natural pool of turquoise waters framed by sheer calcareous cliffs. If you choose not to kayak in Big Lagoon El Nido, you can swim from the boat to the lagoon opening where the water is quite shallow. From here you can stroll beneath the curving limestone cliffs and take a moment to appreciate this landmark.

What are some of the rules you need to follow when visiting Big Lagoon?

Sea snakes and sea turtles are usually spotted swimming in the shallow waters of the lagoon’s entrance. Sea urchins are present too. Wear aqua shoes or any protective footwear if you have. Keep the place clean. Practice proper garbage disposal. Leave nothing but footprints.

Is it easy to access the lagoon?

During low tide, it is not easy to access the lagoon, so others rent kayaks.

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