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El Nido's best island hopping snorkelling spots

El Nido, located in Palawan, Philippines, is renowned for its stunning landscapes and crystal-clear waters, making it a fantastic destination for snorkeling. While the specific snorkeling spots can vary depending on the island hopping tour you choose, there are several popular sites known for their vibrant marine life and clear waters. Here are some of the best snorkeling spots in El Nido:

1. Small Lagoon: Small Lagoon is part of Tour A, one of the most popular island hopping tours in El Nido. While the lagoon itself is famous for its serene beauty, the surrounding waters are great for snorkeling. The area is teeming with colorful fish and vibrant coral formations.

2. Big Lagoon: Another spot on Tour A, the Big Lagoon offers excellent snorkeling opportunities. The shallow and clear waters make it easy to spot a variety of marine life.

3. Secret Lagoon: is part of Tour A - The Secret Lagoon offers an opportunity to snorkel around its hidden entrance. The underwater scenery here can be quite fascinating, with different species of fish and unique coral formations.

3. Shimizu Island: This island is often included in Tour B. The underwater scenery around Shimizu Island is stunning, with coral gardens and diverse marine species. Keep an eye out for clownfish, parrotfish, and other tropical fish.

4. Seven Commandos Beach: While not primarily a snorkeling destination, Seven Commandos Beach, usually part of Tour A, has clear waters where you can still enjoy some snorkeling. It's a beautiful spot with a white sandy beach and is a great place to relax in between snorkeling sessions.

5. Helicopter Island: Part of Tour C, Helicopter Island is known for its white sand beach and coral reefs. Snorkeling around Helicopter Island allows you to explore the underwater world and encounter a variety of marine creatures.

6. Matinloc Shrine: Also part of Tour C, Matinloc Shrine has clear waters ideal for snorkeling. The area is home to colorful coral formations and a diverse array of fish.

7. Talisay Beach: Part of Tour C - Talisay Beach is a beautiful white sand beach where you can relax, and the surrounding waters are suitable for snorkeling. The marine life here is diverse, and you may encounter schools of fish and interesting coral formations.


As you can see, the best snorkelling spots are included in tours A and C of El Nido Island Hopping. Fortunately we can arrange a private combination of Tour A and C - check it out here.


Remember that El Nido is part of a protected area, and it's essential to follow responsible tourism practices.Our company can provide snorkeling gear and guidance to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Additionally, conditions and popularity may change, so it's recommended to check for updates.



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