Cadlao Lagoon El Nido

El Nido Tour D (with Small Lagoon)

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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 Bacuit Bay, El Nido.

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

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

The beautiful Small Lagoon in Miniloc Island will take your breath away. You have to swim through a hole to reach the lagoon, and the view as you enter is stunning: pristine clear waters surrounded with imposing limestone formations as backdrop. For a better experience, rent a kayak and enjoy the calm and clean water.

Cadlao Island is the largest island in El Nido and is one of the lesser-known islands to add to your next adventure to El Nido. Cadlao Island is the ideal place for those who would like to visit unspoiled beautiful beaches and beat the crowds.

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

Pasandigan Cove is another beautiful beach in Cadlao Island with inviting white sand and bright blue water between towering limestone cliffs. It’s a great place to relax on the beach and enjoy the pristine nature.

Natnat Beach is a long stretch of white sand is perfect for sunbathing or swimming in the calm azure waters. It’s sheltered by sheer limestone cliffs and is isolated that you can only access it by boat. This gives to the beach a certain rawness which adds to its appeal.

As its name would suggest Paradise Beach is a beautiful white sand beach with azure water and coconut trees.  It’s one of the best beaches of Cadlao Island, great for relaxing or swimming in the crystal clear waters. Depends on when you go, there is a chance that you might have this beach to yourself as it’s not very popular among travellers.

Bucal Island is a small island located beside Cadlao Island. The island has a nice small stretch of white sand beach. It’s the ultimate oasis for relaxing 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

It’s included for hotels within El Nido town, Caalan Beach and Corong Corong beach.  Surcharge applied for pick up from hotels on the outskirts of El Nido.

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

Pick up from Nacpan Beach: PHP 2,600 per van (12 seaters) or PHP 1,300 per tricycle (3 seaters) / per way

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

We do not pick up/drop off from Miniloc, Matinloc or neighboring islands. For those who stay on the islands, the meeting point is El Nido beach.

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

Recommended things to bring along: 

  • Waterproof bag or Small backpack
  • Flip flops or water shoes (to protect your feet from sharp rocks and shells)
  • Lightweight clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Beach towel
  • Cameras and/or video
  • Sunblock lotion and sunglasses
  • Drinking water
  • Insect repellent
  • Raincoat (just in case of rain)

Best time to visit

It’s possible to visit El Nido year-round

Weather Conditions

This tour is weather dependent and may be subject to cancellations. In case we have to cancel the trip due to adverse weather conditions and you are not able to reschedule for another day, then you will receive a full refund.

Last Minute Bookings
Last minute bookings made 3 days or less to date of travel be may not be honored. If you wish to make a last minute booking and the calendar shows the date as grayed out, please contact our team by email, WhatsApp or phone.

Inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included?Items that are included in the cost.
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Transfers by shared boat
  • English speaking guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Life jacket, mask and snorkel
What's not included?Items that are not included in the cost.
  • Kayak Rental
  • El Nido Environmental fee (PHP 200 per person)
  • Small Lagoon User Fee (PHP 200 per person)
  1. El Nido Tour D Pick up from your hotel between 8:30 am / 9:00 am

    You will be collected from your hotel and taken to El Nido town main beach to board the boat for a full day excursion around the exotic islands of Bacuit Bay in El Nido.

    Proceed by boat to Miniloc Island and Cadlao Island to explore the beautiful Small Lagoon and Cadlao Lagoon and swim in its emerald waters surrounded by towering limestone.

    After the lagoons you will be taken to some of the lesser known beaches such as Pasandigan Beach, Nat Nat Beach, Bucal Island, and Paradise Beach. These beaches are great for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.

    Picnic lunch in Pasandigan Island.

    Head back to El Nido town around mid-afternoon. Transfer to your hotel.

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

The private tour is more expensive than shared tour but will give you more flexibility in choice of stops and length of staying in stops.

In the event of bad weather, a tour may be postponed to a later date.

If you are unable to make the new tour date, you will be offered a full refund.

Note that a tour may be canceled within 30 minutes prior to departure in the event of changing weather conditions.

You don’t have to be a seasoned swimmer to enjoy El Nido. You’ll be given a life jacket so you can go snorkeling or swimming in deep water and join the other tourists wherever the boat stops.

Tour B and D are the most suitable options if you have fear of deep water or aren’t a good swimmer. You can do these tours without swimming and just enjoy the beaches.

You would have to swim a lot if you choose Tour A or Tour C, especially when going to the hidden lagoon, secret and hidden beach. Sometime even expert swimmers may find difficult to get inside the Secret Beach where you need to swim underwater through a narrow rock tunnel with strong currents.

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 is designed to help to limit the impact of tourism and protect the marine environment of El Nido.

A 200-pesos ETDF fee per person is required for visiting the islands of Bacuit Bay and it’s valid for 10 days.

All our tour excludes the environmental fee.

Yes, we can accommodate those with dietary restrictions. Just enter your food requirement in the information box on the checkout page.

No, we only accept advanced payment.

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