Big Lagoon | Things to do in El Nido-Palawan
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Even at its most crowded, El Nido’s Small Lagoon is a sight to behold. The exact aquamarine shade of its waters couple with the dark grey imperiousness of its limestone formations bring an otherworldly quality to the scenery, rendering you awestruck even as you are surrounded by tourists. Getting into the small lagoon is an experience in itself – after navigating through throngs of people by kayak or swimming, you go through a low limestone archway and paddle or swim a bit more before you find yourself in the natural chamber formed by the limestones. It may require a bit of physical exertion, but once you get back out, you can reward yourself with a cold beer or fresh coconut from one of the “mobile bars” (basically kayaks selling refreshments) that frequent the area.
There’s almost always a long queue at the entrance of this particular lagoon and on a day when the weather isn’t its best, it may not be worth it to endure the wait, But when the conditions are perfect, you won’t regret passing through the tiny entrance to see this lagoon, which is as charming as it is small. A few interesting rock formations (guides like to point out a crocodile) and the light blue water make for a pretty picture. The real draw may be the beach beside the lagoon, which is as quaint and pretty as a beach can get.
Shimizu Island is now a favored lunch spot for island hopping tours, and you’ll likely be having your midday meal here along with hordes of other tourists. Interestingly enough, the charming island actually has a rather dark past. Its name actually came from a Japanese diver whose body was found in an underwater tunnel on the island. Grim history aside, the coral reefs off Shimizu’s coast are home to lots of colorful fish, making it an ideal spot for snorkeling too.
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Hands-on culinary experience to curious and foreign appetites-FILIPINO COOKING CLASS. This is a one of a kind experience in El Nido that will not only share our most traditional and celebrated Filipino recipes, but a way for you to also get a taste of our Filipino culture, literally! Because the best way to get to know our culture is through our food!
For an extra-scenic adrenaline rush, try out this zipline. It’s a bit of a trek (and uphill at that) to the starting point, but you’ll want to wake and warm your muscles up anyway. After all, you’ll be flying across the sky at top speed, and that’s something you’ll want your entire body to be alert for.
Where to stay
MilanGrace Inn is a family owned and operated hotel located in El Nido Palawan that has a total of 40 rooms. We offer not only room accommodation but also customized and affordable tour packages suitable for travelers of all ages and nationalities.
What does "Dayunan" mean?
• “Dayunan” is a Kagayanen and Ilonggo term for a temporary place to stay. It carries with it a sense of comfort and hospitality.
Why stay at DAYUNAN?
• Offering quality accommodations in the sightseeing, sports, beaches district of Palawan, Dayunan El Nido Tourist Inn is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel lies 268.6 Km from Puerto Princesa City center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. It is located in the town proper of El Nido, Palawan.
• Designed for discerning travelers, each room features modern amenities and a contemporary design, yet conveys a timeless elegance. Within this private haven, guests can retreat from modern pressures and experience the enchanting facilities and charming hospitality. At Dayunan El Nido Tourist Inn, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like room service, Wi-Fi in public areas, laundry service, smoking area, bar, and others. Guests can choose from 12 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including massage. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Dayunan El Nido Tourist Inn.
Getting there and around
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