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As Enchanted as it is in the Pictures

Surreal experience! Best to go in the afternoon as you can really see the clear water; in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Batangas Province, Philippines
Truly enchanted

The name says it all. Another attraction worth to see, the water is pristine you can see the ground... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surreal experience! Best to go in the afternoon as you can really see the clear water; in the morning, it looks murky.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cheekadiz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The name says it all. Another attraction worth to see, the water is pristine you can see the ground and the fish, fish feeding at noon, swimming only allowed in the lower part no diving; apply mosquito repellant, the river is short nonetheless beyond description!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sugaylange
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going there now is a lot easier since the road are already cemented, almost all. The actual place will does not cost much, including the foods... but do not expect too much. Surely, you will get more of what you paid for. You can rent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Borgyliscious
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Before going there I have seen so many pictures and I really liked it so when I got the chance to go to Mindanao, I really make sure I get to visit this river. We arrive early in the morning, it was not amazing at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank billofthephilippines
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Decided to take my extended family to this so called Enchanted River. Mmm, firstly - it is not really a river but an inlet. Secondly, it is merely a swimming hole. I have visited many rivers and amazing geological formation swimming places so I did...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Xanerin
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

Celebrating Christmas Day in this beautiful place in Hinatuan. It's my second time here but still it feels like the first time. Wonderful and indeed enchanting! Very nice place to visit. Truly a beautiful place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kristhinejoysevilla
Reviewed 24 December 2018

I travel there very exited about to swim in that deep white clear river water that they show in many pictures ..Sad for me that they not allowed anymore to swim in that area ..just in one side where the current drags you a little...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Roger3164
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

Our trip to this place wasn’t planned as it was a last minute decision. Visiting this place was the best “last minute” trip we did, because the place was truly amazing! This is a place that you won’t want to miss going to. It’s a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ManuJay07
Reviewed 16 October 2018

I've been in enchanted for more than five times and I will never get tired of visiting. The cold blue water, nice view, and nature is so good. Entrance is so cheap but sometimes it's too crowded especially on holidays. Surely I will be back...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank John Daryl B
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Well, very cheap entrance fee but, transportation to reach the Enchanted River is little bit harder. However, if you have car, that is no longer an issue. Safety is their main concern, no longer allowed to swim at the lagoon and they put nets on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Veneric
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18 September 2018|
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Response from larrybiboy | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is safe and cemented road.
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26 July 2018|
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Response from larrybiboy | Reviewed this property |
you wanted to stay near Enchanted River? I have no idea both inns and camping sites but the best place to stay is Bislig or in Manangoy
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