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Enchanted River

Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
+63 917 257 6279
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Fun place for short stop

Definitely come for the fish feeding. It is cool seeing them all come to the top and get fed. If... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brandon N
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San Francisco, California
Pros: Nature is breathtaking, Cons: crowded

Been there last August 2017.The water is very cold and very clear(that you can even see the fish... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gail_Abe
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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  • Average10%
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“fish” (67 reviews)
“island hopping” (29 reviews)
“entrance fee” (23 reviews)
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Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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+63 917 257 6279
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"surigao del sur"
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"bring your own"
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"underwater camera"
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"early in the morning"
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"clear water"
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"butuan city"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely come for the fish feeding. It is cool seeing them all come to the top and get fed. If you swim right after the fish are fed they are still hanging out and you can swim with them all. It is extremely crowded! If...More

Thank Brandon N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there last August 2017.The water is very cold and very clear(that you can even see the fish from above) and surprisingly salty! But be careful with the current though. Life vest is required when you swim so u have to rent per hour. Watching...More

1  Thank Gail_Abe
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

if have been here a lot. the water is cold and deep. from here you can take nice tours to the swamps and the islands.

Thank ingmar b
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Just to clarify we came here last 2016 when it was still allowed to swim. It's really beautiful and enchanting as the name says and the fact that the bottom of this river is still unknown makes it very mysterious. I was surprised to find...More

2  Thank Mhina1021
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

No big fish as they had sold them to be fried a while ago we are told. Toilets were disgusting so we did not swim either. How much effort would be to clean your toilets regurarly? This seems to be a trend across resorts in...More

Thank Jose C
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Described as enchanting river and it truly is! The water is so clear that one could see the colorful fishes swimming. The color of the water is so blue and refreshing to the eyes.

Thank nicehue
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The LGU has taken control of this place, which is good. There's receipts for everything (food and souvenir items are sold by private vendors and not covered). Parking and the entrance are organized, including the table rentals for dining outside. There's a briefing area and...More

2  Thank Yvette B
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Enchanted is now becoming well known worldwide and it has been successfully turned into a first class tourist attraction, well run, well regulated and still reasonably priced, although sadly these days no one is allowed to swim over the massive opening anymore where the water...More

1  Thank folanke
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Grossly overrated tourist trap. Horrible disappointment for all the time, effort and expense required to get all the way to Hinatuan. 1. The sink hole and "park" are both way smaller than photos would lead you to believe. 2. Forget about snorkeling in the beautiful...More

4  Thank Rick_HSeattle
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

You should never miss going to the enchanted river when you visit Surigao. For a fee of 40 pesos and a fee for vest, you can enjoy this crystal blue water that everyone is talking about.

Thank Peter T
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Gemma W
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Tandag airport. There's one flying from Cebu City at 10:40 AM.
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Phie C
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Last trip of Bachelor Bus from Mangagoy in Bislig (where Tinuy-an Falls are located) to Davao City is at 6:00 PM, if I remember right. Travel time is approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes. Hinatuan, on the other hand, is... More
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