Cadlao Lagoon El Nido, Palawan

El Nido Tour D (with Small Lagoon)

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    Beaches and Islands
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Medium Group
    8-20 persons
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All about the El Nido Tour D (with Small Lagoon).

Island hopping is the best way to explore some of the islands scattered in El Nido’s Bacuit Bay.

The highlights of El Nido Tour D are Miniloc’s Small Lagoon and Cadlao Island.

On Tour D, you will experience the hidden beauty of El Nido by visiting breathtaking landscapes such as Small Lagoon, Cadlao Lagoon, Pasandigan Beach, Nat Nat Beach, Bucal Island and Paradise Beach.

The beautiful Small Lagoon on Miniloc Island will take your breath away. You have to swim through a hole to reach the lagoon, and the sight when you enter it is breathtaking: pristine, clear water surrounded by imposing limestone formations as a backdrop. For an even better experience, rent a kayak and enjoy the calm and clean water.

Cadlao Island is the largest island in El Nido and one of the lesser-known islands to visit. Cadlao Island is the ideal place for those who want to visit pristine, beautiful beaches and escape the crowds.

Cadlao Lagoon is one of the most spectacular natural spectacles on Cadlao Island, El Nido. Its emerald waters, surrounded by towering limestone, will take your breath away.

Pasandigan Cove is another beautiful beach on Cadlao Island with inviting white sand and brilliant blue water set among towering limestone cliffs. A great place to relax on the beach and enjoy the unspoiled nature.

Natnat Beach is a long white sandy beach that invites you to sunbathe and swim in the calm azure waters. It is protected by steep limestone cliffs and is so remote that it can only be reached by boat. This gives the beach a certain roughness that makes it even more attractive.

As the name suggests, Paradise Beach is a beautiful white sand beach with azure waters and coconut trees. It is one of the best beaches on Cadlao Island and is perfect for relaxing and swimming in crystal clear waters. Depending on the time of travel, there is a possibility that you will have this beach to yourself, as it is not very popular with travellers.

Bucal Island is a small island next to Cadlao Island. The island has a beautiful small white sand beach. It is the ultimate oasis to relax and a quiet place for a picnic.

Tour Highlights

  • Small Lagoon
  • Cadlao Lagoon
  • Pasandigan Beach
  • Nat Nat Beach
  • Bucal Island
  • Paradise Beach

Hotel pick up/drop off

There is an additional charge for pick-up and drop-off outside El Nido town.

-Pick up from Corong Corong, Las Cabanas and Lio Beach: PHP 1,300 per van(12 seaters) or PHP 500 per tricycle (3 seaters) / per way

-Pick up from Nacpan Beach: PHP 3,750 per van (12 seaters) or PHP 1,700 per tricycle (3 seaters) / per way

-Pick up from Duli Beach, Sibaltan and QI Palawan: PHP 3,900 per van (12 seaters) / per way

-Strictly No pick up from the resort on the islands (Miniloc, Matinloc, Lagen, Pangulasian and Cauayan).

Shared tour 

This tour is shared with other people (about 8-18 people per boat). To request a private tour please contact us by email at

Things to bring:

  • Swimsuit and swim shirt UV Protection
  • Beach towel
  • Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Waterproof camera
  • Flip-flops or water shoes
  • Cash for personal expenses
  • Packable rain jacket or poncho (just in case of rain)
  • Waterproof roll-top dry bag

Best time to visit

El Nido can be visited all year round, although the best season, when the sea is calmer and the weather more pleasant, is from November to May.

Weather Conditions

This tour is weather dependent and may be cancelled. If we have to cancel the tour due to inclement weather and you are unable to reschedule for another day, we will refund you the full amount.

Last Minute Bookings

All last-minute bookings (made on the same day or 3 days before the tour) must be made by phone or email only.

Child discount 

Under 3 years old =free of charge
Under 5 years old = 50% off
Over 5 years old = same price as adults

Inclusions and Exclusions
What's included in the price?Items that are included
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Transfers by shared boat
  • English speaking guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Drinking water
Not included in the priceitems that are not included
  • Kayak Rental
  • El Nido Environmental fee (PHP 200 per person)
  • Small Lagoon User Fee (PHP 200 per person)
  • Snorkeling gears
  1. El Nido Tour D Pick up from your hotel between 8:30 am / 9:00 am

    Meet the guide at the hotel and transfer to the boat departure point.

    Discover the underwater world and coral reefs around Cadalo Island on a full-day boat excursion from El Nido. Head to Miniloc’s Small Lagoon and Cadlao’s Lagoon and swim in the emerald green waters surrounded by towering limestones. Continue on to some of the lesser-known beaches on Cadlao Island such as Pasandigan Beach, Nat Nat Beach, Bucal Island and Paradise Beach.

    Picnic lunch on the boat or on the beach. At about mid-afternoon, return to El Nido town and transfer to your hotel.

Yes, we offer private tours with exclusive use of the boat.

The private tour is more expensive than the shared tour, but gives you more flexibility in choosing the places to visit and the length of stay at each location.

For the private tour please contact us by email.

If your trip is canceled, we will rebook you on the next available trip. If you are unable to reschedule your trip, you may request a full refund or rebooking on another trip of equal value.

Please note that a tour may be canceled up to 30 minutes prior to departure if weather conditions change.

You do not have to be an experienced swimmer to enjoy El Nido. You will be given a life jacket so you can snorkel or swim in the deep water and join the other tourists wherever the boat stops.

Tours B and D are best if you are afraid of deep water or are not a good swimmer. You can also do these tours without swimming and just enjoy the beaches.

If you choose Tour A or Tour C, you will have to swim a lot, especially if you go to the Hidden Lagoon, the Secret  Beach, and the Hidden Beach. Even experienced swimmers sometimes find it difficult to get to Secret Beach, where you have to swim underwater through a narrow rock tunnel with a strong current.

No, we do not pick up from the islands (Miniloc, Matinloc, Cauayan, Pangalusian and Lagen). For those who stay on the islands, the meeting point is El Nido Beach.

The ETDF stands for Eco-Tourism Development Fund and aims to help limit the impact of tourism and protect El Nido’s marine environment.
To visit the islands in Bacuit Bay, an ETDF fee of 200 Pesos per person must be paid. Once paid, it is valid for 10 days.
The environmental fee is not included in any of our tours.

Yes, we can cater to people with dietary restrictions. Just enter the food items you want in the information box on the checkout page

No, we only accept payment in advance.

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