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Enchanted River

Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
+63 917 257 6279
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Enchanting

When I last visited here 2 years ago it was still allowed to swim in the lagoon itself, now you can... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen N
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Hinatuan Enchanted River

Its a bit overrated but if you will wait for the feeding time you will the fish coming up the... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
calorie_dg
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“fish” (68 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I last visited here 2 years ago it was still allowed to swim in the lagoon itself, now you can only take pictures there. Swimming is only allowed in the shallow part.

1  Thank Karen N
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Its a bit overrated but if you will wait for the feeding time you will the fish coming up the surface and you will enjoy. There are activities like boating, kayaking anf swimming but only in some areas as they wanted to preserve the main...More

Thank calorie_dg
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Water is cold wich is a welcome relief.They have really made a effort to accomadate parking and easier entry,however the big pool you are not permitted to swim any more ( jan2018) and the use of life vest is mandatory.If you go further you can...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

5/4/18 My hubby son and me been there to see d blue water and d fish craving for their lunch and it was too amazing ncoz usually fish go away when they see someone but the fish here is too smart they keep on folliowing...More

Thank Quinonez G
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Everybody was very excited of our road trip to Surigao Sur. We touched down Enchanted River first. I was really struck. We were amazed. Its really a big big WOW! 5 stars are not enough to express how enchanting the enchanted river was. A must...More

Thank Christina F
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We went there early morning and it was the perfect time - no crowd and we got to enjoy the view to ourselves (great if you don’t want photobombers in your pics). The water is incredibly blue and clear and somehow changes to green as...More

Thank Jerica R
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

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

2  Thank Brandon N
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

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 Melody H
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Brian S
27 June 2018|
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Response from ingmar b | Reviewed this property |
go to san fran and take the bus over there or the jeepney
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MrSnatch
12 May 2018|
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Response from CzarEmmanuel | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is safe, but I suggest that you travel at daytime. Martial law is still enforced in the area, so security is quite tight, which is good.
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Gemma W
24 February 2018|
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Response from CzarEmmanuel | Reviewed this property |
Tandag airport. There's one flying from Cebu City at 10:40 AM.
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