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Enchanted River

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Address: Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Just remembered that I missed writing a review for this place. Went there together with my mother, best friend (who knows the way from Davao to Surigao)and my boyfriend last... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Aly A
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just remembered that I missed writing a review for this place. Went there together with my mother, best friend (who knows the way from Davao to Surigao)and my boyfriend last February of 2015. After less than 7 hours of drive, in which we got lost but managed to still arrive in that place, I was personally astonished by how blue... More 

Thank Aly A
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115 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

And it is for this reason that I have made several trips to Enchanted River over the years, be it on a personal level or on group tours that I organized and managed. It never gets tiring and disappointing to visit this wonder of nature.

Thank Legend H
Metro Manila, Philippines
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's very enchanting, the lagoon is really a nice experience, it's like a window or an entrance to some other weird dimension. The water quality is better than Absolute Distilled Water...pun intended. The water taste brackish so it doesn't pain your eyes when swimming. The water pressure is also coming from below the lagoon so you have the confidence of... More 

Thank Rod L
Las Pinas
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1,334 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 639 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an awesome experience not to be missed. The water is clear and clean. Just looking at the blue water will take your breath away.

Thank JEmmanuelLasPinas
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I heard about this charming nature from my friends. But it captured me most when I saw the images from the internet of how inviting the deep color blue waters of the river. My family and relatives went to this paradise the day after Christmas. We expected it to be crowded but we were surprised thatnwas beyond crowded. It was... More 

Thank Rhaine Grace C
Bislig, Philippines
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enchanted River is a nice place but due to the volume of people going in the place, it can't be appreciated that much. For more adventure, you may try boating from the river towards Sibadan Fish Cage and Naked Island. I like the fish cage due to the sumptuous seafoods available in the place at a low price.

Thank Beelioner
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I advise you to go here early in the morning, around 7am so that you'll have opportunity to take pictures without other people around.. You can rent life vests there if in case you don't know how to swim.. My only reaction when I arrived there was WOW.. The appearance of the river is basically identical to the ones seen... More 

Thank Erwin B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enchating. We enchanted our way to the enchanted river, and we couldn't enchant it. When we did enchant it, we saw people enchanting as well. The view was truly enchanted, like a view that was enchanted. Truly enchanting.

3 Thank Saulius P
Zurich, Switzerland
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having travelled a lot in the Philippines, I found the enchanted river beautiful. The only thing that i didnt find that good, was the way everything was organized. It was a bit of a mess & the toilets and showers weren't really made for international tourists in my opinion. The Island Hopping is cheap for what you get to see.... More 

Thank Isabel_K90
General Santos, Philippines
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The travel to Surigao is long that we have to leave at 8 pm from Gensan to arrive early in Surigao. But the trip is worth the tiresome travel in a van. Enchanted river is enchanting with water so cool and in a while you can feel the touch of the sea. it pierce through the skin and so refreshing.... More 

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