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Enchanted River - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Talisay,, Bayan ng Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

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About Enchanted River

The Hinatuan Enchanted River in Mindanao, Philippines, is a flawless saltwater river that flows into the Pacific Ocean. It is around 80-feet deep, and just barely long enough to be considered a river, yet the flow attracts visitors from around the world who want to experience the beautiful waters that locals have long thought to be miraculous.

Attractions Near Enchanted River

Tinuy-an Falls
Tinuy-an Falls34.82km from Enchanted River

Tinuy-an falls is the widest, multi-level waterfall in the Philippines located deep toward the rainforest of Bislig at Barangay Burboanan, Surigao del Sur of Mindanao. It features a ravaging yet magnificent clear waterfall emanating from the rainforest that separates Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur. It supplies water to the Bislig river and flows towards the Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

Cagwait White Beach
Cagwait White Beach51.43km from Enchanted River

The beach is situated in the town of Cagwait, Surigao del Sur. Today, the beach is recognized as the “Boracay of Caraga” where the yearly Kaliguan Festival is held every 24th of June. It is visited by many people during the summer season. There are affordable cottages in the area that are for rent. The management of the beach is done by the local people. They are very nice and hospitable.

Aliwagwag Falls Eco Park
Aliwagwag Falls Eco Park80.13km from Enchanted River

Considered to be the tallest of its kind anywhere in the country by hydraulic engineers for its series of 84 falls, each step of which measuring an average of 69 feet, the Aliwagwag Falls truly stood out for its kind as a towering piece of nature. They recently developed a park that will surely boost the region’s tourism. It was now one of the famous tourist attractions in this area.

Macapagal Bridge
Macapagal Bridge102.1km from Enchanted River

Macapagal Bridge is a steel cable-stayed bridge along Mayor Democrito Plaza II Avenue in Butuan, Agusan del Norte that crosses the Agusan River. It has a length of 908 m, making it the longest bridge in Mindanao, and the second-longest cable-stayed bridge in the Philippines after the Marcelo Fernan Bridge that connects Cebu City and Mactan Island.

El Salvador del Mundo Parish
El Salvador del Mundo Parish127.93km from Enchanted River

The San Salvador del Mundo Church is the parish church of Caraga, Davao Oriental. When the Jesuits took charge of the spiritual administration of the town in 1871 from the Augustinian Recollects, a stone and wooden church was built in 1877 to serve as mission station of Spanish Missionaries in propagating Christianity in the eastern side of Mindanao. When it was completed in 1884, the church was dedicated to San Salvador del Mundo .

Guyam Island
Guyam Island146.73km from Enchanted River

Guyam Island is part of the group of islands you’ll visit which also include Naked and Daku. Guyam Island may be small, but its picturesque beachscape, shallow waters, and tropical paradise appeal more than makeup for it. Spend hours reading, lazing on the beach, or having a picnic on the island while taking a break from surfing.

Where is Enchanted River

Discover More Attractions in Surigao del Sur, Where Enchanted River Is Located

Surigao del Sur
Surigao del Sur
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Surigao del Sur is located along the northeastern coast of Mindanao facing the Philippine Sea.It is home to Tinuy-an Falls,known as the little "Niagara Falls of the Philippines".