El Nido’s Big and Small Lagoons

Our El Nido Resort’s experience wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Big and Small Lagoons. A must see sight for all El Nido Resort’s guests and other travelers alike. It is a place where we can just relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of sight seeing.

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According to Wikipedia, the Big and Small Lagoon’s tranquil turquoise-green waters of its orchid-lined limestone walls, showcase a kaleidoscope of marine life. Scientists believe that these lagoons were actually caves which abound in these islands. The roofs of these caves must have collapsed millions of years ago, and these lagoons have emerged in their stead.

Since we didn’t have the right equipments (meaning a DSLR camera and a video recording device preferably a Sony Handheld Camera.) to document the place, we had to borrow some photos from Mon Corpuz, an expert photographer.

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El Nido’s Big Lagoon

After our Miniloc adventure, we visited the Big Lagoon by boat. True indeed, its tranquil turquoise-green waters of its orchid-lined limestone walls showcased a kaleidoscope of marine life. It was purely breathtaking. Cliché as it can be, but that’s just how it was… still is.

Here’s our take on the Big Lagoon:

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Big Lagoon Entrance

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Bing and Cy - on our way out of the Big Lagoon

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Rhyan M. - At his back, you can see the entrance of the Big Lagoon.

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Wacky Shot - I was the one who took this. hahaha

Here’s Mon’s take on the Big Lagoon:

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Big Lagoon - photo by Mon Corpuz

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Big Lagoon - photo by Mon Corpuz

TRIVIA: According to our boat guide, a Swedish version of Survivor filmed some of their episodes in the Big Lagoon and they also stayed in Miniloc Island Resort. Wikipedia verified that the 3rd and 10th seasons of Expedition Robinson, a Swedish version of Survivor, was shot in Cadlao Island in El Nido in 1999 and 2009. But it didn’t specify where they stayed.

Even if this show was NOT Survivor, it got us thinking. Does this mean that all the Survivor Series were shot near an exclusive resort? Does this mean that they also stayed in that resort? Does this mean that what we saw in TV was somewhat fake and made-up? Does this mean that the difficult living conditions we saw onscreen were actually not that hard behind the scenes? Questions… Questions… Questions… Not that we care though, since we rarely watch TV. But if this was really the case, then they were seriously misleading the viewing public.

Again, these were only assumptions and products of our wild imagination so please don’t take this seriously. Ang maniwala, bahala na kayo.hahaha

El Nido’s Small Lagoon

We visited the Small Lagoon a day before we went to the Big Lagoon. It was confusing at first since we expected that the area, where we anchored the boat, was already the Small Lagoon. It turned out that it was not the lagoon itself. We were just outside of it and that we had to pass through a small opening from a limestone cliff before we saw it.

Here’s our take on the Small Lagoon:

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Dylan - Just outside the Small Lagoon

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Kayak available for El Nido Resorts Guests

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We also did some snorkeling.

Entrance to the Small Lagoon

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Small entrance to the Small Lagoon

Here’s Mon’s take on the Small Lagoon:

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Entrance to the Small Lagoon - photo of Mon

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Small Lagoon - photo courtesy of Mon

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Small Lagoon - photo courtesy of Mon

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Small Lagoon - photo courtesy of Mon

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Small Lagoon - photo courtesy of Mon

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Small Lagoon - photo courtesy of Mon

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Small Lagoon - photo courtesy of Mon

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Small Lagoon - photo courtesy of Mon

Photo Credits:
The first picture is courtesy of the El Nido Resorts Website.
The photos of Mon Corpuz can be found on his Flicker account @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmncrpz/sets/72157625499194408/
The Small Lagoon Entrance photo is courtesy of http://vincentvanderveken.com/2009/03/26/el-nido-and-the-bacuit-bay/
All the photos specified as our take was taken by Bing, Cy, and yours truly.

Check out also the following:
1. My Unforgettable El Nido Resorts Experience – Part 1
2. My Unforgettable El Nido Resorts Experience – Part 2
3. My Unforgettable El Nido Resorts Experience – Part 3
4. El Nido Resorts Unedited Videos
5. How Much Do We Need to Save to Go to El Nido Resorts?
6. El Nido’s Big and Small Lagoons

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About Dylan

A Free-Spirited Traveler & A Lover of All Things Beautiful. An Entrepreneur, a Blogger and a Student. He is currently finishing his Marketing Management degree in the University of San Carlos. A programmer by profession, he is also a content creator, website administrator and developer.

7 Responses to El Nido’s Big and Small Lagoons

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  2. kaye says:

    hi, may i know where did you stay in el nido?

  3. Dhang says:

    I ♥ your post! I’ve been reading blogs about El Nido because we’re going there this year. This is very helpful…

    • admin says:

      Glad you loved it Dhang.
      I hope you’ll enjoy your trip in El Nido.
      It’s one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines.
      It’s paradise!

  4. Barbi says:

    I’m impressed by your writing. Are you a pofrseisonal or just very knowledgeable?

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