When you thought that the secret beach of Matinloc Island was the only concealed beach in El Nido, you are in for a surprise as there is another hidden beach that you need to go to and explore with: Secret lagoon beach!
Miniloc island has a secret lagoon beach that remains hidden through cliffs and coconut trees that spread like arms inviting tourists to come and appreciate its natural beauty. When you travel by boat to the secret lagoon beach and you are starting to see a beach, boatman will usually inform you that this is not yet the secret lagoon beach because you are going to a hidden beach. When you reach the beach you may have thought the Secret Lagoon was the beach behind the giant rocks to the right but, there’s another world behind the rocks on the other side!
When the boat is docking, your attention will be drawn to a little opening in one of the cliffs on the left hand side. It looks like a huge wall with a little tiny hole in it. This hole is the entrance to the secret lagoon, also known as hidden lagoon (of Miniloc island).
It is so hidden that you need to enter the hole and twist your body to get to the other side. This time, instead of this hidden beach, the opening is above water so you don’t have to swim through it. Crawling will be a more appropriate description of how you can get to the Secret Lagoon. The secret lagoon is much smaller than the secret beach
The water leading to the lagoon is shallow so you need to be extra careful with the rocks and corals.
The temperature inside is much cooler though, because it is constantly in the shadows of the limestone cliffs enclosing it.
Another preventative measure, though the lagoon looks shallow, it is believed by locals that the water gets deeper as you go farther.