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Address: Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines

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Great swimming spot with beautiful water.

Be there early in the morning to swim. There are banka's that will take you out to sea. About 10 km of dirt road to get there, but paving is in progress.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

This spot is indeed very Beautiful, with Beautiful clear waters, however, please be warned if you go there on weekends or Holidays you will find that there is only a few tables and or seats available, the steps leading down to this Beautiful River are very steep, I sat for a few minutes on some broken concrete blocks and got... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Be there early in the morning to swim. There are banka's that will take you out to sea. About 10 km of dirt road to get there, but paving is in progress.

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Wanna swim in cool, clean and fresh sea water mix ? I suggest this place they call enchanted river in Hinatuan Surigao Sur Philippines. When you go there, please be in your swimwear attire already because you will be compelled to go swimming as its beauty captivates your desire and really pushing yourself to go go go swim and enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The enchanted river of Surigao del Sur was so enchanting!! The water is so clear, reflecting blue and green colors as it vary by depth. At 12 noon, they ring the bell which signals the start of fish feeding... There are a lot of fish in the area during that time... There are also cottages in the area... You can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

its u 1st famventure for 2015 outside of our region,we were mesmerize by the beauty of this place we cant believe that a place like this exsist here in pir country,to appreciate the beauty of the river,better be there early in the morning around 6 am or before the sun rises to see its magnificient beauty,acording to my uncle "dey... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Been here a couple of times and this place always seems to amaze. Got there just in time for fish feeding. Need to reserve a table or hut during weekends. A little issue with the guy pumping the water to rinse. He asks for a donation before he pumps and you cant do it yourself. The changing rooms also needs... More 

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Rose Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Swimming in the crystal clear waters here is relaxing and soothing. The fish feedings are great to watch. A little farther down the river you can catch a boat to invisible island and the fish cage. We really enjoyed our day there. Recommend reserving a pavilion in advance. The road to the attraction is a little rough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great for swimming! With the fishes too! I wish I can go back! We went here on the lean season so there wasn't as much people. But if it was, you have to be here around 6AM just to get a "cottage". We rented the kubo type which was for around 200php.. Entrance fee is just 30php/px. You need too... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Truly enchanting! River is calm and deep, water is cold, clear (can even see whats beneath you) and a little salty. Bring goggles, underwater camera, food, water, toiletries. Arrive early for cottage reservations and have the river to yourself for picture taking purposes. Fish feeding is around noon. Try the island hop if you're planning to spend the whole day.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Have been to enxhanted river often. Since my place is just an hour drive to the resort. I did use the place for exercise relaxation and taking out stress. The place isfetting better and bigger including the 12 kilometers road going inside which is partially cemented. Enchanted has been improving and with a low budget seafoods you can always enjoy... More 

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