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Secret Lagoon, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Opening hours
Monday: Closed; Tuesday: Closed; Wednesday: Closed; Thursday: Closed; Friday: 1:00 – 7:00 PM; Saturday: 1:00 – 7:00 PM; Sunday: 1:00 – 7:00 PM
Distance From City Center
9.1 km
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Secret Lagoon

Secret Lagoon in El Nido

It’s no secret that El Nido has been blessed with more than its fair share of postcard-perfect scenic locations. From majestic limestone formations jutting out from crystal clear turquoise seas to powdery white sandy beaches along its coastlines, not to mention the sheer diversity of marine wildlife in its perfectly hued oceans, it's no wonder foreign publications have declared it the best beach and island destination in the Philippines. 

Secret Lagoon is just one of the many attractions in El Nido. As soon as your boat docks near the lagoon, your guide will direct you to a small opening hidden between a towering wall of limestone rocks by the seashore. It’s easy to miss this secret spot, and most people wonder if it's possible to crawl through this tiny hole. 

But once you get through it, you’ll be greeted by an unusual sight: a massive limestone rock formation surrounding a small body of water. This awe-inspiring scenery lends an otherworldly experience for visitors. 

Depending on where your boat is parked, you’ll find more secret coves and hidden white sand beaches in the areas surrounding Secret Lagoon. Take your time to look around beyond the tiny opening to Secret Lagoon, and you’ll be rewarded with more spectacular nooks and crannies waiting to be discovered. 


How to get there

Located among the many islets dotting the majestic Bacuit Bay in El Nido, the lagoon is situated on the southern part of Miniloc Island. It takes some effort to get there, and aside from having to ride an outrigger boat to reach it, be prepared to get wet and step on some sharp rocks, so put on some aqua shoes if you have them. For a more convenient experience, book one of the El Nido island-hopping tours so you can visit other El Nido attractions.


Best time to visit

Secret Lagoon is best visited during the summer season in the Philippines, specifically the dry season from November to April.

Frequently asked questions

Why is Secret Lagoon a known attraction in El Nido?

It’s because Secret Lagoon will give you a taste of the extraordinary splendor of El Nido island’s natural ecosystem.

How do I get to Secret Lagoon?

Aside from joining El Nido island-hopping tours that include this attraction, the easiest way to get here is by riding an outrigger boat.

What part of El Nido island hopping tour is Secret Lagoon usually included?

Secret Lagoon is a part of El Nido island-hopping Tour A.

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