Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Do you like this story?
In a little known rustic town in Surigao del Sur, lies a slice of paradise that swept me off my feet the moment I saw it. It is the so called Enchanted River of Hinatuan. This is the second spot we visit after witnessing the beauty of Tinuy-an Falls
It takes 2 hours to travel from Bislig City before you can reach Hinatuan. It was called "Enchanted" as there are rumors before that this nature spot is guided by an unseen and takes the body of whoever swam on the river. But nowadays, since Enchanted River is known to be one of the best tourist spots in Surigao del Sur, the word enchanted defies it's meaning. Because almost weekends and holidays, a lot of people visit this place, crowded may it seems actually.
According to the locals, the river’s depth, particularly the dark blue portion, is estimated to be around 24 meters (80 feet). Gazing for minutes at the enchanting spectacle, I felt some invisible force beckoning me to dive into the deep blue waters.
Aside from that blue lagoon, you can feed various fishes. You can also have a foot spa, fishes will like to remove your dead skin cells.
Entrance costs only P10 per head, and there are cottages you can rent as well if you’re planning to have a picnic. You can also take a boat ride from the river to Hinatuan Bay. You can swim, snorkel, and even scuba dive there.
How To Get There:
Take the bus from Butuan City and get off at Hinatuan town. From there, take the habal-habal (a public transport motorcycle). You can either wait for other passengers (P40) or hire the whole thing for P200-250. You can get to Butuan City from Manila via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
Other photos taken at Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao del Sur
This post was written by: Pinoy Travel Pod
A professional blogger, web designer and a traveler. Follow her on Twitter
While white sand beaches are busy, why not try swimming pool instead? I been through with many resorts and lately I have visited this high...
Another nice swimming pool in Davao City is the Villa Carmelita Inland Resort and Hotel. It's new name was Ermelyn's Inland Resort...
Samal Island is very famous and if you're from Davao City, it's usually the first destination for family and friends outdoor trip...
If you are looking for a great family bonding place, Christmas Party venue, birthdays or any occasions then Seagull Mountain Resort best ...
Like every cities, Davao City is widely known for having a numerous beautiful and cool swimming pools. One resort that you should put on you...
Swimming pool is ideal for relaxing, making stress free routine and could be really fun specially summer. Also ideal for night swimming. E...
Shopping at Divisoria and Baclaran is a must try if you're in a tight budget and wants to bring a lot of pasalubong items before g...
I've heard about Sunset Beach from my friends and decided to join my colleagues when they plan to stay overnight at the said resort. ...
Marex Villarica Beach Resort in Samal is a new haven I just discovered. My favorite Samal beaches were Isla Reta and Villa Amparo Resort...
Enjoying summer, I found a nice fine white sand beach resort in Sta. Maria, Davao del Sur. Before, it was known as Puting Balas - a visayan ...