Palawan: Small Lagoon

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.


Upon availing the tour, your boat will bring you to an area near the entrance of the 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 limestone that serves as its gate. 
Magnificent view of the 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 the 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"
Blue waters + karst walls = picture perfect beauty
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 over stay though because there are other wonderful destinations yet to be explored in Tour A.
Best place to paddle around
Overall, Small Lagoon is the perfect appetizer for the hungry adventurer's soul. And that my dear reader, is how I describe myself during my visit.

Getting there:

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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