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Enchanted River

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Address: Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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The river is nice...

... as I know from previous visits. It's a bit brown due to heavy rain the past weeks. There's too many people running around but what should they do. They of course cannot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
DonDan16
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Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

... as I know from previous visits. It's a bit brown due to heavy rain the past weeks. There's too many people running around but what should they do. They of course cannot refuse admission to visitors. Everybody has the right to see this beautiful river. But of course they could provide waste baskets and remove visitors out that throw garbage... More 

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Thank DonDan16
Cebu City, Philippines
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the famous tourist destination in Surigao. I first visited this last 2012 and my recent visit was on November 2016. This beautiful river never changed! Still it has a clear water where you can see the beautiful rock formation and the fishes under. They feed the fished at noon and the facility closes at 5:00PM. Rates: Entrance Fee... More 

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Thank Roneth P
Davao City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

the deep deep blue water is awesome, you can also feed the fishes just coordinate with the feeding schedule, you can also do the island hoping were you can rent a pumpboat, you can visit a fish cage and have your lunch...sea food galore very fresh, affordable price.

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Thank Jojo S
Malay, Aklan, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have to take 10mins walk since vehicle are not allowed to go in to control the traffic, upon arriving at the entrance, you will be greeted by the staffs. When I saw the river, I was amazed by the clarity of the water and it is very cold to swim. Just enjoyed the view!

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Thank MASTER_PETER_TAY
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is a nice place to swim, but not for just bathing, cause it is too deap- the water is wonderful clear. Water of the unterearth river and the sea are mixing, so it is salty.

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Thank Udo M
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have always been curious to see and to feel the beauty of this spot. So my family and I booked a 2 day tour. However, upon arrival by merely looking at the people and the crowd gave more stress than relaxation to me and my companions. My dad did not even bother to dip his foot he opted to... More 

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1 Thank MarzJJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to "Enchanted River" and yes, it was!😉 Although there were many tourists, everybody got the chance to experience to swim with the river of blue waters"..

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Thank Michael Angelou B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Gillian C
Amsterdam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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 

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