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“refreshing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Enchanted River

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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Manila, Philippines
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“refreshing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

we went here for our team building, a lot talks about this place so I was excited to see it for myself. it was far from Davao City, maybe took us 6hrs or more to get there. the road is not very convenient as you get nearer the place because it is not yet concrete. as we arrived I immediately looked around and took photos. the water was so blue, so clean and refreshing but looks so deep. as said, no one has ever reached the bottom of this river, not even professional scuba divers, that's how deep it is and maybe that's why they called it Enchanted River... I'm not really a swimmer, good thing they have life vest but it's not for free. it was really cold. the water was so clear you can even see the school of fish from above.. they have fish feeding at exactly 12noon so they advise all visitors to stay out of the water. they also have an island tour, it was so hot, the boat's cover isn't enough (i got sunburned ). after the tour we were so hungry, the guy offered their menu so we ordered and it was good! didn't take so much time. the one thing i didn't like here was their shower room, i think they are still renovating the place. but i really recommend you visit here. it was only a day tour, so sad we needed to pack up.

Visited September 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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“Majestic, Enchanting, Mysterious!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

At long last, I made it to Enchanted River!!! This beautiful river is no easy to found but worth the long drive. From Manila, I took flight to Davao and drove for almost 5-7 hours and get mesmerize by its enchanting beauty. The deep blue, cold and fresh water is so inviting. The water is so clear and very clean and you just want to soak all day. It is like huge natural aquarium because of big different species of fish. Food is not a problem if you travel here, there's a lot of locals that can cook food for you. Sea foods are extremely affordable!!! I would love to go back again.

Visited March 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Tandag-Hinatuan enchanted river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

HOW TO GET THERE:
Take a south bound bus to Davao or Butuan from Tandag and stop in hinatuan.
THE RIVER:
....so called because of the mesmerizing bluish-green (turquoise ) color of the waters due to mixture of sea and spring water.Huge fishes of different species come out on cue when feeds/chopped squid is thrown into the water.life jackets can be rented and a pump boat can be hired to take to the open sea and fish pens where more fishes can be seen/ordered and cooked.

Visited September 2012
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“Crystal Blue Water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

As the title said. I've been here twice the first time was on 2011 where the place is not yet too crowded and less develop (much better that way). On my second visit the plàce has now more concrete that it's appeal for me a bit, also it was summer that makes it full of visitors, yet even if it was over crowded the water was still crystal clear.

Visited May 2013
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Cotabato City, Cotabato, Philippines
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“Enchanting, truly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Just seeing the clear blue water makes you want to dive immediately. The water was so refreshing. It was prohibited to enter the cave though. The torrent in the middle was so strong that I cannot swim through. After swimming here, you can rent a boat going to the Sibadan fish cage where you can have your lunch.

Visited May 2013
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