I've been hearing a lot of entrancing stories about this river from my relatives before who were able to visit the place. And their tall tales whetted my curiosity to examine this mystical river for myself.
Hidden in a small town of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur is a threshold of blue-crystal clear waters of Enchanted River. The name says it all. You will be truly enraptured by its inconceivable beauty and be intrigued by its mystery. I have learnt from people that the depth of the river is immeasurable. According to them, one man dared to dive into the deep but was never found again. It was believed that the mythical creatures got him. There were also reported sightings of a green guy (baka siokoy?) and two ladies in white who walked on the surface of waters and suddenly disappeared. Sila daw yung mga pinaniniwalaang bantay sa nasabing ilog, which gave us the reason not to swim anymore (laughs).
Actually, we hit the place already past four in the afternoon. We indulged our hungry tummy first in a fine turo-turo eatery (point- point? LOLZ) in town. Kaya naman nung dumating kami sa area, hindi na ako nagsayang ng oras pa. My camera just keep on snapping pictures. I mean, beautiful pictures.
We did not enjoyed the waters that much because its almost night time. We were discouraged by some local people too to swim there for it was believed that the spirits or the encantos will take the place by 6 in the evening. May it be true or just a mere product of wild imagination, all I know is that my eyes were truly delighted by it's beauty. I wonder why it was not nominated in the modern wonders of the world?
Nauubusan na ata ako ng magagandang adjectives sa lugar na ito kaya see it for yourselves na lang. This is indeed a must-visit destination in the Philippines. Gora na!