Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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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
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