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Big Lagoon

People kayaking in Big Lagoon in Coron, Palawan

This majestic Miniloc Island lagoon called Big Lagoon is one of El Nido island-hopping tour A’s highlights, one of El Nido's most popular tours.  As you enter the Big Lagoon, everything is a sight to behold — 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 Island-hopping Tour A has become popular for its elegance as seen from drone shots to kayak views in several movies and postcards.


How to get here:

Big Lagoon can only be reached by boat on one of the El Nido Island Hopping trips. More specifically, the El Nido 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. And then from either the town proper or along Bacuit Bay, you can book El Nido’s Island Hopping Tour A or check out guided tours on this website.


Entrance fee:

Big Lagoon is part of El Nido Island Hopping Tour A. The tour package is inclusive of boat, lunch, life vest, snorkeling gear, and tour guide fee. 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.