We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Enchanted River

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Hinatuan, Mindanao, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 917 257 6279

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 233 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 108
  • 83
    Very good
  • 27
  • 7
  • 1

Been here many times already. Last time I was here was after my wedding, brought my husband & some cousins/relatives here. We enjoyed swimming & snorkeling with our gopro. Then we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Marianit M
Add Photo Write a Review

233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 226: English reviews
Level Contributor
76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Been here many times already. Last time I was here was after my wedding, brought my husband & some cousins/relatives here. We enjoyed swimming & snorkeling with our gopro. Then we paid 2 boats to have island hopping. We went to an island with nice white sand beach, and then we went to a big fishpen with stingray, huge lobsters... More 

Thank Marianit M
Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It was after Holy week this year, when we decided to drop by this place before we will go back to Cebu. It is more convenient if you have your own car or rent a car/van since it takes 30 mins drive from the hi-way to reach Enchanted River though I saw some motorist in the area but no idea... More 

1 Thank Marie Christine B
Quezon City, Philippines
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The natural wonder of this place was simply amazing. If only they could do something about the facilities. There was no proper bathroom for us to change and the huts were too closely situated next to each other that it was not comfortable at all. The food was also very good but it takes awhile because the restaurants where you... More 

Thank eloiseind3rdworld
Calabarzon Region, Philippines
Level Contributor
24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A must see when your in the CARAGA Region. The river itself is enchantingly beautiful, which would be enough justify the long trip, there are large fishes that swim with you in the natural pool which you can also feed during noon time. There is a shuttle from the parking area which is now located some meters away from the... More 

Thank Jhovs
Balt, MD
Level Contributor
31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Arrive long walk to entrance. Then you have to take a truck down to the main area. The river is a short walk away. They do offer food but don't provide plates or silverware which was weird. The river on the weekend we went was over crowed and dangerous to the slippery rock ( and no ladders into the river)... More 

Thank baltscottie
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

A piece of paradise , especially when its fish feeding time in the afternoon with the music 😱🐟🙌🏻

Thank Karakus77
Surigao City, Philippines
Level Contributor
140 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Years ago, we went to Enchanted River and it was fun! However, last week, the river was not filled wi fishes during noon time (feeding time). There is even talks that it might close for ecological reaons (balance of nature). There used to be 2 feeding time, 12noon and at 3pm. Now, it is just 12noon. But if i dont... More 

Thank medinamd23
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This place is AWESOME!!! It is really enchanting as its name implies. Grabe ang ganda talaga ng lugar! I personally wants to go back and just appreciate the view. Entrance fee is 30php and vest rental is about 40php.

Thank Querriel Arvy M
Level Contributor
39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Entrance to the place is P30. Rented a picnic hut for p300 where the family had lunch. We brought in our own food but you can order there if you want seafoods, rice and softdrinks. Parking is far from the entrance so there is a shuttle vehicle to bring the guests to the place. Quite inconvenient since there is only... More 

Thank Ajie A
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I did not fully appreciate the place and the scenery since it was really crowded when we get there. The water on the river is salty so I'm not really sure if I would call it a River. hahaha careful if you dont know how to swim since its really deep. i didn't get a glimpse of the fishes maybe... More 

Thank Joan M

Travellers who viewed Enchanted River also viewed

Bislig, Surigao del Sur Province
San Agustin, Surigao del Sur Province
Tandag, Surigao del Sur Province
Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte Province

Been to Enchanted River? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Enchanted River and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Enchanted River staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?