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El Nido Sights and Landmarks Guide, Philippines

Daytime in El Nido is an opportunity for a never-ending adventure. Its 45 unique and equally stunning islands offers a vast array of activities for all its visitors. In El Nido basking under the sun comes as second nature and it is a mortal sin not to take a dip in the serene and blue waters of the islands.

Miniloc Island is home to the first resort in El Nido. The suggested activities here include scuba diving, snorkeling and kayaking. After a forty-five minute ride around this island, you can find the famed lagoons. The Big Lagoon has clear waters surrounded by cliffs. They provide the perfect acoustics; so if you are lucky enough you may chance upon musical concerts held here. The Small Lagoon provides the passageway to the secret lagoon. The Secret Lagoon can only be reached by swimming. It can be found in an opening in the cliff and the marble walls inside are breathtaking. It provides a sense of tranquility like no other in the world occasionally disrupted by bird and cicadas. The water itself is very shallow making it a perfect site for snorkeling. 

Lagen Island, just nearby Miniloc, is another breathtaking avenue for fun. It is the most expensive island in El Nido that has been featured in most travel magazines offering the best of both land and water - lush green and crystalline waters. The Leta Cave on the island has been home to burial sites of ancient people from the Neolithic age. Of course, Bacuit Bay is one destination that is hard to miss. Its crystal clear waters are home to a good number of marine wildlife including rays, turtles, coral reefs and species of colorful fishes. In fact, the bay was used as backdrops for the twelfth leg of the phenomenal TV show Amazing Race Five.

Of course, island hopping is impossible to pass. There are a few interesting destinations to choose from: Pangalusian Island known for its powdery sand perfect for sun bathing, Matinloc Island that can never be reached by boat because of the rocks and cliffs that surround it, Snake Island that is a S-shaped sandbar with surprisingly shallow waters and Pinagbuyutan Island that is home to the bird’s nests tightly guarded by locals.

With the endless ideas for fun, one can never fathom the amazing beauty of El Nido. Whether for endless sea adventures like scuba diving and snorkeling or for the plain tranquility, a beach location in El Nido will never cease to fascinate its visitors. The next person to be mesmerized can be you!

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