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Enchanted River

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Address: Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
Phone Number:
+63 917 257 6279

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Beautiful but need more rules

The life jacket was new and very safe. The water was blue and cold. I loved it there. But a lot of people were jumping and it was getting unsafw because people were starting to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
Gillian C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The life jacket was new and very safe. The water was blue and cold. I loved it there. But a lot of people were jumping and it was getting unsafw because people were starting to congest and still people are jumping.

1 Thank Gillian C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

That was a very nice sight i saw. blue waters, clear... bottom is seen. More so the hymn of the place was played during feeding time. Bathers were requested to be off from the river so that fishes will not be disturbed during their feeding. A large number of fishes came out then vanish after feeding time.

2 Thank MijnlieverdFH
Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Entrance Fee: 30 pesos/head Habal-habal/Motorcycle ride: 700 pesos from Mangagoy (Bislig) to Hinatuan vice-versa Good: 1. Clear water! 2. Lots of fishes below the enchanting river 3. Fresh seafoods sold as you enter 4. Great place to have lunch Not so good: 1. Long ride from Mangagoy (45 mins one way) 2. Can get crowded during lunch time or afternoon.... More 

1 Thank macasaetchris
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

enchanted river was being posted in net. thats why i really want to experience it by coming over to the place of surigao del sur. Blue deep water like a basin in the bottom. love to swim here and use my underwater camera. the end its still unknown.

Thank mozin g
Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We went to Butuan to celebrate my tita's birthday. We decided to visit Enchanted River since we were already near Surigao. The road's going there is quite bumpy but it was all worth it because the river is really really nice. We decided to go on island hopping first, which is also worth it because we visited clam sanctuary where... More 

1 Thank Wreckxki
Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The water is cool and refreshing greenish blue and it's really enchanting to watch the fish feeding time, wherein swimmers are not allowed in the water. Just have a dip and enjoy some moments in the shallower part of the river.. Oh the entrance fee is only Php50, a very minimal amount for the upkeep of the place. You can... More 

2 Thank Eslan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Head there early in the morning to avoid crowds, get a snorkel and have a dip in the crystal water. We did the island hopping and enjoyed it a lot!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Let me start with the fact that this attraction in much bigger than most people know. Yeah sure there's a nice pool to jump to and swim in, but theres more. This river is located in the edge of a beautiful lagoon! We took a kayak for 150 pesos per hour , and got a private guide with a lift... More 

1 Thank Elisberg L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This place is so amazing! One of the most tourist spot in Surigao del Sur. Entrance Fee: Php 25.00 only! Life Jacket Rental: Php 15.00/hour.

Thank Mona C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

ABOUT THE PLACE: When we arrived at the place, oh God, there were so many cars at the parking area. Upon entering the resort, there is no more vacant seat. My parents were forced to stand along with our food. This place is not suitable for old person. Stairs stairs stairs. ABOUT THE SERVICE: The management were unfriendly. They speak... More 

Thank Gerald D

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