The Awesome Things: Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Surigao

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Surigao

It was that time of the year again when we get to travel with my family. We decided to go to Enchanted River this time which was located in Hinatuan. A municipality 7 hrs away from Cagayan de Oro by private car. We left home at 5:30 am and arrived in Hinatuan at 12:30pm. Upon arrival, our tummies were growling from hunger so we ate at the only descent carenderia there at Kinamay. 

From Hinatuan, the travel time to enchanted river would take about 45 minutes with dusty and rocky roads leading the way. Talk about what a bumpy ride that was and when we finally arrived, there was a throng of people in the area. The place was packed, you can't even walk to entrance without a traffic of people blocking the way. It was famous alright! Even in the river there were loads of people swimming, it was somehow annoying though. There were not many colorful fishes as I though there would be but the waters were so deep and so blue. I guess that's why it's called enchanting because you will be enchanted by the clear, blue waters

The following day, we then tried out their island hopping just 2 kilometres away from enchanted river I believe the banka was 160/per hour. We took two bankas with us for a duration of 6 hours of island hopping. It was so nice but it was just so hot I got a few shades darker. We also did some caving, where we get to climb up and down muddy rocks inside the caves gazing at the stalagmites and stalactites. Struggling to reach the end of the tunnel. It felt like we were in a jurassic park film. What an adventure! The only thing that I hate was that I had to commute on my way home with my aunt since we had to go home earlier than my family because of a major event at school. It took 10 hours of bus ride from Surigao to Cagayan de Oro City. It was horrific. I was so happy when I finally arrived home but I still felt my head turning because of the long and tiring bus ride. Horrible!

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