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Enchanted River

Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
+63 917 257 6279
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My cousin celebrated his birthday here and its sooooo amazing seeing the place for the first time... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Kaye F
via mobile
One of its kind

The river is really one of its kind with its clear waters and unfathomable depth. It is still full... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Kirsten R
Manila, Philippines
via mobile
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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“fish” (64 reviews)
“island hopping” (29 reviews)
“entrance fee” (22 reviews)
Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

My cousin celebrated his birthday here and its sooooo amazing seeing the place for the first time. Super cool and the fishes that just shown at exactly 12 noon .. Whoaah a bit creepy hehehe

Thank Kaye F
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The river is really one of its kind with its clear waters and unfathomable depth. It is still full of mysteries as to the source of its water. However, the sad part is that swimming is no longer allowed in the "main" part of the...More

Thank Kirsten R
Reviewed 8 July 2017

It all boils down to money. Cannot swim without renting a life vest (15 pesos per hour) even the water is shallow, tour boats going to the sea is now 500 per hour although it used to be 300 pesos for the whole tour. Parking...More

9  Thank Loafyloaf02
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I know I'm being repetitive as seen in the other reviews but I'll say it anyway, whoever gave the name "Enchanted" couldn't have picked a better word. While the surrounding area was okay, some litter and trash, and the facilities in decent shape, the river...More

2  Thank GBAINC
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Enchanting river indeed due to its clear water and different species of fish, you can even ride a boat and rent a vest if you want to swim, during the time of our visit the place is crowded

Thank Marie Jessica A
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I went to visit the Enchanted River in March 2017 and absolutely loved every minute I was there. I arrived at 10am and there was hardly anyone... which surprised me. It turns out that most people arrive for the fish feeding at 3pm but the...More

5  Thank Sylvie_Macle
Reviewed 13 May 2017

One can't help but be caught speechless upon seeing the beauty of the place. The surroundings - most of it- is maintained as it was before to keep its natural state. Vehicles used go until the gate but since last year, they have a designated...More

Thank norma0105
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Stayed in Bislig and went out for the day , family and friends couple of cars , Steep road leading down to river , bit wet showers , very crowded and not looking good , Then went on the boat tour ,, what a surprise,...More

1  Thank jdglyde
Reviewed 3 May 2017

It's a real wonder where or how this river got its fairy tale cum cartoon-like blue color. It's simply spectacular! An added bonus to this attraction is the cheap island-hopping tour that one can avail of. At a measly Php500, one gets toured aboard his...More

1  Thank JrlnLP
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This place is very enchanting. Goosebumps as I saw the grandeur of this river. The water is very clear and clean. Tried to swim and it was fantastic, I felt like the fairies that lived there is protecting and maintaining it. Also, went island hopping...More

1  Thank SpencerFinn
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Phie C
7 November 2017|
Response from CzarEmmanuel | Reviewed this property |
Last trip of Bachelor Bus from Mangagoy in Bislig (where Tinuy-an Falls are located) to Davao City is at 6:00 PM, if I remember right. Travel time is approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes. Hinatuan, on the other hand, is... More