My second day in Mindanao was wild! We left Samal Island early in the morning to prepare for our roadtrip. Our first destination...the ENCHANTED RIVER! Who would say that you can only see this mysterious river in pictures and television? Not me! It was a 3-hour scenic drive through country from Davao City to Enchanted River. We passed by countless coconut and banana plantations, towering trees and verdant fields. "Enchanted River" by the way, is located in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines. According to the vendor that I talked to, it was once an ordinary log pond in the 1950s, and that some logs still lies submerged underneath the 20-feet deep river. The road going to the river from the main highway is rough and slippery and only "habal-habal" (motorcycle) which is only the public transport that can take you to the river unless you got your own vehicle. Well, you don't have to worry about the ride, the drivers are used to the route going to the river.
|Sun proof habal habal|
|Blue Danube, Philippine version.|
I have a lot to tell about my trip in Mindanao and I hope I can write about it as soon as I can.
If you're planning to go to Enchanted River, I would suggest that if you're coming from Manila, you can take a flight to Butuan, take a bus going to Surigao del Sur and from there you can hire public vehicles going to Hinatuan. You can stay at Paper Country Inn in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, the rates are affordable and the most decent place to stay, the staff are courteous. You can make reservations even without reservation fee just make sure that you confirm your booking a day before you arrive. You can send your inquiries in this email ad: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading!!