Lagen Island was one of the pit stops on the popular reality show The Amazing Race 5. When we were hiking on Lagen Island, we asked our guide about his personal experience when the Amazing Race teams were there. He said that the four teams arrived in February. An interesting part of the game was to identify the right flag of the Philippines, which was located at one of the islands in El Nido. Our guide told us that the right flag was placed at Triangle Island (see photo).
The last roadblock, which in my opinion is the hardest, was to climb Lagen Wall using ropes. This is a very steep limestone wall on the southern part of the island. He said that the challenge was very unfair for the bowling moms, one of the teams on The Amazing Race 5. With the sheer height of the wall, Karen (one of the bowling moms) was no match for the three men on the other teams, and so the bowling moms lost. Our guide said that the last three qualified teams only stayed for one night, but if it’s any consolation, the bowling moms stayed for two more days at the resort.