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Enchanted River

Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Hinatuan
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Philippines
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99 reviews 99 reviews
44 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had a short weekend trip to this famous river in Surigao. It was a grueling 5-hour land trip from Davao City and on top of that, our van broke down. But all the stress was replaced with delight in seeing this river with its clear blue water. Swimming in the river was so refreshing with the water temperature varying as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

After being tired travelling from tinuy-an falls to this place. Surprisingly, i was amazed when i saw blue clear water and fishes as it was noontime, the time for fish feeding. Really, the place is so great for family on holidays.

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

its so nice place...... be prepare and be brave to swim the earth deep water.. hahahaahhano retreat no surrender

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Leyte Island, Philippines
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Better start in Surigao City (Surigao del Norte) and have an overnight stay in Britania Group of Island, then proceed to Tinuy-an Falls before proceeding to Enchanted River...

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Davao City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The pre-dawn travel was worth it! The vibrant blue water is truly ENCHANTING. Here are some important tips to enjoy your visit: 1. The place is really crowded during the weekends. Best to avoid the place on Saturdays and Sundays, if you can. If not, just be the by 8 AM. It usually gets crowded around 10 in the morning.... More

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Cagayan de Oro, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place has a very limited area, thus with people coming in during holidays it is best to visit it during weekdays with no holidays... If you want to view the fishes besides from feeding time you can request to enter at night time. During this time when the water is undisturbed will the fishes appear and swim freely. It... More

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Bacoor, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

First sight of the river and i was disappointed. Travelled for 6-7hours just to see a greenish hue of the water. But as time passes, the color changed to its vibrant blue and i was enchanted. The river is really nice. However, the current is quite strong and you will have a hard time swimming. Fish feeding at 12noon is... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

we had this backpack trip and tried spending the least we can. we decided to take the longer and more tiring way to hinatuan. we arrived by noon after travelling by bus from davao city for around 5-6hours plus a motorbike drive from the town proper to enchanted river. there were too many people and we got no cottages nor... More

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Davao City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The supposed highlight is the fish feeding at noon - it is unnatural since the fish were trained to come in to be fed.

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Davao City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The part that is open to the public is the narrow mouth of the river that leads to the open sea. The current is strong so its good to rent a life vest. You have to descend steps to get to the river- most young people loved jumping into the water. Its difficult to cross back and forth because of... More

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