El Nido, Palawan – TOUR A

El Nido Tour A ➡ Hi Guys! 2017 is closing in on us in just a couple of days and I still have A LOT of back logs to upload and I’ll be sure to start some drafts since I’m currently on holiday from work.

I wrote about Tour C about a month ago which you can check out here. And now I’ll be sharing with you all another popular tour choice while in El Nido, Tour A.

Tour A usually consists of the following islands/beaches:

  • Small Lagoon
  • Big Lagoon
  • Secret Lagoon
  • Shimizu Island
  • 7 Commandos Beach

Small Lagoon

We headed to the Small Lagoon first, here you need to rent a kayak to get through. At the time (around April 2017) the rates were around P300 per kayak. We spent around 30 mins – 1 hr here.

Small Lagoon
The entrance is quite tight so only one kayak can got through at a time. Also be very careful of the sharp lime stones too!



Big Lagoon

For this place you want to make sure its not super crowded so you can get that perfect shot! Also before you enter make sure all your cameras/phones are ready as you’re not really able to stop because there are usually boats lined up behind you. Although don’t worry too much, it’s a huge lagoon! You’ll definitely have enough time to take a lot of beautiful photos.

Secret Lagoon

Secret Lagoon
Entrance is just above my head, where you can see a group of people.

The entrance to the Secret Lagoon is quite small so only one person at a time can go through (Again, mind your head! The rocks are quite sharp). It may take a couple of minutes to get through depending on the people lined up, we waited I think 5-10 minutes.

Shimizu Island

This is a popular place for lunch although I’m not sure if this is where we stopped, but here’s a photo of our lunch! Sooooo goood, prepared fresh from the boat.

View while munching on lunch!

7 Commandos Beach

We spent the rest of the afternoon here, relaxing, taking photos and having some afternoon tea.

There are also some photographers on the beach that will take “trick shot” photos of you. At the time it was P100 with about 10 shots from your phone/camera. They’ll also take some on their DSLR and you can choose to have it printed for P250. It’s a little overpriced but my mum and I liked the photos and they’ll also transfer the softcopies on your phone/memory card.

Did you take Tour A while you were in El Nido, Palawan?  Which part was your favorite? Let me know in the comments section below. I’d love to hear your thoughts! ♥


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  1. El Nido looks like a must visit destination to me especially after reading about the secret lagoon! I am sure the rocks must have been sharp and pointed and would cause grave injury if someone is not cautious! I remember going to Limestone caves in Andaman and Nicobar in India. The rocks were sharp and full of scientific explanations!

  2. El Nido is indeed the best island in the Philippines. Thanks to your post. We would like to visit this place soon.

  3. Nice! Your trip made me miss El Nido. I tried the combination tour then as I only had a day in El Nido.

    I’m pretty sure you’d want to visit El Nido again someday. What toutr will you have next time? 🙂

    More power to your blog.

  4. I went to ElNido myself, booking Tour A and Tour C. I’d love to try the other tour packages, though A and C have given me such amazing views already. Even land tours are awesome!

  5. More than a paradise, all of it looks gorgeous, the food, the color of the water. I would love to be there right now swimming 🙂
    Oh Philippines, I want so much meet you!!

  6. The secret lagoon looks the best of all. And the beach is also so pristine. El Nido is definitely a must visit. Did you feel trapped visiting the small lagoon anytime?

  7. This tour of El Nido seems really exciting. Each of the places has a unique character. The Small lagoon and the Big lagoon look stunning and make for some great photo ops. However, it is the secret lagoon with its narrow entrance that really intrigues me. Must be a truly surreal experience once you crawl into the secret lagoon.

  8. Too beautiful… Indeed, Philippines is pinagpala ng magagandang kalikasan…
    Ok lang ba explore ang El Nido kahit di marunong lumangoy? 🙂
    Tsaka di ba nakakatakot ang passage ng secret lagoon… wala bang nagpaparamdam dun, hehehe

  9. These set of places look very nice! I like the secret cove and the set of beaches. I am guessing these are very popular places because of all the beach art that pre-exists.

  10. I took Tour A twice haha… Not by choice, but I didn’t really mind as I love the islands included in the tour. The Secret Lagoon is my most favorite. Good thing that I came back because I didn’t see the Secret Lagoon the first time I went there.

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