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Hinatuan Enchanted River

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Hinatuan Enchanted River

Caption: Tourists enjoying the river.

The Hinatuan Enchanted River is as magical as its name considering that it is the only river in the country with clear blue water.   With its short length of less than 300 meters, its classification as a river is sometimes disputed.  While it is short, the deepest part of the river reaches 80 feet.  The river is surrounded by thick forest and flows into the Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean with its mouth used as a safe haven against storms and typhoons.  The Hinatuan Bay, which is located at the mouth of the river, is inhabited by different species of fish and turtles.

Locals believe the river is also inhabited by natural beings protecting the river and that its waters are miraculous therefore making it more interesting to tourists.

Swimming and fish feeding are two main activities in Hinatuan Enchanted River however, some areas are prohibited to tourists in order to protect it and all the creatures that consider its water and the surroundings their home.

Fast Facts

Attraction:
Hinatuan Enchanted River
Type of Attraction:
Address:
Brgy. Talisay, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
Phone:
(+63) 909 955 3077
Hours:
Monday-Sunday – 8:00-17:00
Closed:
Always Open
Best Time to Visit:
December to May
Food & Drink:
NO
FREE WiFi:
NO
Cost:
Cost per Person: $6-10
Payment Type:
Cash
Fees:
Php 30 ($0.60 USD) Entrance fee (locals)
Php 100 ($2 USD) Entrance fee (non-local)
Php 20 ($0.40) Cooking service (per kilo)
Php 15 ($0.30) Life jacket rental (per hour)
Php 160 ($3.20) River cruise (hourly rate per person)
Notes:
Swim only in the areas designated for swimming. The local government banned swimming in the main pool in order to protect the aquatic life in the area.

Eat only in the areas designated for eating. There are huts and tents with tables and chairs available for picnics. Stalls near the entrance offer food and drinks as well as live seafood to choose from.

MAP

This attraction is located on Mindanao Island in Hinatuan Town.

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NEED TO KNOW

Alcohol

Consuming alcohol is not allowed at this attraction.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning usually before 10:00 AM.

Closures

This attraction is always open. 

Fees

Fees require payment in cash.  Credit cards are not accepted at this attraction. 

Food & Drink

Food and drinks from outside the attraction are allowed at this attraction.

Pets

Pets are not allowed at this attraction.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.

Trash

Please dispose of your trash properly or take it with you.  Don’t Trash the Philippines!  

The Philippines are beautiful islands … let’s all ensure they remain this way. 

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Photos

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NEARBY

The following are other points of interest are nearby:

  • Ligad Beach
  • Tarusan Cold Spring
  • Libuacan Cold Spring 
  • RP Botanical Park
  • Hinayagan Cave

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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