Travel – Enchanted River

by : Bacardi Gold
26/april/2022

The Philippines has never ran out of beautiful places for visitors to see and explore. One could be fascinated and charmed when they visit this particular place that will attract their attention on its unusual character.

In Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines, there’s a river that the local people claimed to be enchanted. Unverified stories circulating, a fisherman laid claim stories of fish that could not be caught in the river because it is haunted by supernatural beings.

No diver has ever fathomed its depth, not even skilled or professional ones.


The “Enchanted River”, flows into the Philippine sea and the Pacific ocean at Barangay Talisay, Hinatuan. Modesto Farolan, the Father of Philippine Tourism, gave its name as described in his poem “Rio Encantado”.

This deep spring river, though enchanted as its name suggests, is slowly being unclothed of its mysteries. As far as divers have explored, they discovered a series of underground caves that interconnect each other acting as filters for the water making it clear all year round.


Local legends were inspired by its exceptional and mystifying color changes during daytime turning it to hues of sapphire and jade.


It is still unknown to fully understand how and where the water source originates from even a diver’s life was claimed by the river in 2014, its first victim, at 40 meters beneath the surface. He was trapped at a narrow entrance cave and never showed up to catch his last breath of air.


Experiments are still a continuing process to unearth how enchanted this river could be.

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9 thoughts on “Travel – Enchanted River”

  1. Bonjour mes amis Amies

    N’attendez pas d’être heureux pour sourire, souriez plutôt afin d’être heureux
    Vivez chaque jour comme s’il était le dernier (même le lundi)
    Il y a quelque chose de beau dans chaque journée, à vous de le trouver
    Voilà 3 bonnes pensées pour commencer la semaine du bon pied
    J’espère que cela va t’aider
    Courage
    Ainsi qu’une belle semaine à venir mème si le temps le beau n’est pas là
    Bisou Amitié
    Bernard

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  2. The Philippines is truly blessed for its beautiful places. Sadly, as a Filipino, I have never travelled far except for Baguio, The Ilocos region, and other provinces that are really near like Laguna (my father’s hometown, Pila), Tagaytay, Nueva Ecija. I would love to but it’s probably too late now since I can no longer travel without my cane after my tragic accident nearly 5 years ago. Hopefully, I can still walk without it and start on a new travel journey. 😊😊😊

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    1. The Philippines is a beautiful country to explore and enjoy. Travel the world while still young. All these places that you mentioned I have already visited them. I hope I can visit all the 81+ provinces of the country. I think you can still visit some of the places the Phil. can offer. You can bring along a companion with you. You can do it. …Thank you for the read and happy travelling !

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