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Enchanted River

Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
+63 917 257 6279
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GROSSLY overrated

Grossly overrated tourist trap. Horrible disappointment for all the time, effort and expense... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Enchanting as it's name.

You should never miss going to the enchanted river when you visit Surigao. For a fee of 40 pesos... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter T
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish” (63 reviews)
“island hopping” (29 reviews)
“entrance fee” (22 reviews)
Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
+63 917 257 6279
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Rick_HSeattle
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since March 2017 it is forbidden to swim in the sinkhole. You can only swim in the shallow part of the river. And they even try to force you to wear a life west. Boring and annoying!

2  Thank Zohrab M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A group of us arrived at the rivers entrance and was greeted with very friendly park workers. After paying our fees, which I do not remember how much.... we were taken by mini bus to the river itself. We arrived near noon so we were...More

3  Thank Charles H
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

As compared to my previous visit 5 years ago, a lot of things have changed. It is now very clean and organized.as soon as you arrive they will give yo a short orientation plainly telling us all of their charges. Be prepared for small and...More

1  Thank Amboy L
Reviewed 20 September 2017

very clean and the most beautiful river i've ever seen. Sayang we were not able to catch the 12 nn feeding time where they say fishes gather to a feeding frenzy. If you are coming from butuan airport make sure to leave really early so...More

1  Thank eenamorata
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A visit to Surigao del Sur won't be complete without a visit to, at least, three of its prime tourist destinations, namely, Tinuy-an Falls, the Britania group of islands, and Hinatuan's Enchanted River ... three beautiful gifts of Mother Nature to this province in Mindanao...More

1  Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 15 September 2017

It so amazing especially for the first timers it is so nice to be there, the color of the water is so clear.

Thank queenmary28
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The enchanted river is known for its beauty and mystical stories. Reaching it is not that difficult from the center although it's quite a long journey. The water is so clear and the color is so vivid you can see the shadow of bancas beneath...More

Thank Ricky P
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

i love this place, the water is beautiful and the fish are cute. the government renovated the place and now there is a parking lot, a place to eat with fee, fresh foods to be cooked with fee, souvenir section and from entrance you take...More

1  Thank Junnahvee S
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Phie C
7 November 2017|
Response from CzarEmmanuel | Reviewed this property |
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