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Enchanted River

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Address: Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
Phone Number: 09172576279

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The Enchantment of the River

Very enchanted with its bluish water and no diver ever dives to its deepest. The place is very interesting sue to its legendary fairy tale.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Over-rated - perhaps it was because we were there during the holidays, or because it was the weekend; maybe it was a timing issue. All we know is that we weren't impressed or echanted with the Enchanted River. There were way too many people crammed in a limited space. The water was barely visible because of all the people in... More 

1 Thank Cyndy F
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enchanted with its bluish water and no diver ever dives to its deepest. The place is very interesting sue to its legendary fairy tale.

Thank tolentinomaldex
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place if you like nature u gonna had fun....love swimming and appreciate God creation...then u gonna check this enchanted river....

Thank Medelyn R
Bowral, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Getting to the actual river is a walk down an uneven dirt road, you can get a lift on motorbikes with sidecar things but it isn't really that far. The pathways are uneven and steep uneven natural steps lead down to the water. Once past all this the water is absolutely amazing. Stunning blue and green water, with caves around... More 

Thank Lynda62x2
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We went there from Cebu via Butuan. There is nothing enchanted i found. I been to almost west, south, north and center part of phillipine.Spend almost 3 months last year been to palwan to coron to camote to davao, cebu, subic to bagio and other so many islands. Due to summer vacation, almost all the locals were there with thier... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The river was amazing. If you have seen pictures, it is 50% more amazing than that... It looked like a paradise river taken from a movie scene... It is a must visit place even if you dont plan on swimming, you can look at the fishes...

1 Thank Namie L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Going to the place is a bit far from the highway but the road is cemented. There is a parking space for private vehicles and you got to walk going to enchanted river or you may ride the public utility vehicle in the area for free. On the way you will see souvenirs shops and small restaurants who will gladly... More 

Thank Maria A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

It is really beautiful. The water is fantastic. It has part where its cold and warm. A mix of fresh and sea water. It is just full of people. They should limit where the people go. To make it more interesting to swim and to enjoy the scenery. The shower area doesn't have enough water in the afternoon. After swimming... More 

Thank Myra T
Davao City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We were here on a weekend and the end part of summer vacation. The place was so crowded that we almost didn't see the fishes. Yet it was worth the sacrifice. We finally had a glimpse of the fishes dancing to the tune of Kenny Rogers. The water is very cool and clean.

Thank aprilsky2016
Antipolo City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

went here in the afternoon and it was PACKED. when i entered the gate i was not expecting anymore a clear site of the river because there were literally so many people around the place. but i got surprised when i saw river. what i see in pictures and on tv its still the exact thing i saw when i... More 

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