Jump into the gem-like jade waters of Kansalakan!
Kansalakan Enchanted River is Negros Oriental’s answer to the deep sapphire waters of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur.
Located between Banwague and Balogo and directly west of the Guihulngan City Hall, this natural formation is a truly admirable wonder.
The river is a narrow stretch of freshwater cutting through the verdant terrain. The river itself is narrow, and snakes between mounds of rock and soil. It’s as if the waters wore the land down to create this deep crevice – an impressive sight to behold!
One might think this gem is tucked away in forest somewhere, but it’s actually just along the road! The best and most picturesque area of the enchanted river can be found a few meters from the Guihulngan – Isabela – Hinigaran Road.
Without trekking for hours, you can visit and almost immediately witness the deep river with its small cascades of water and its signature circular rock holes. Its most prominent feature is a deep circular basin christened as “The Eye”.
Kansalakan Enchanted River is popular for its cliff jumping spots. Thanks to the unique land formations and the deep waters, a lot of locals and tourists cliff jump. As you catch that thrill of jumping off a height, you are then met by the chilling yet refreshing cold waters.
Seriously, Kansalakan Enchanted River makes it so easy to forget that you are swimming along a main road in the borders of Guihulngan City – it’s just so magical!
- Contact number: (035) 410-4086
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HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Guihulngan – Isabela – Hinigaran Rd, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental – 1 hour from Guihulngan City.
BY COMMUTE: Starting at San Carlos City bus terminal, you can ride a bus to Guihulngan City. Head to the city market and hire a motorcycle taxi. Drivers can arrange a trip with you which costs upwards of ₱150 and takes 30 to 45 minutes one-way.
If you’re coming from Dumaguete City, you can ride a bus or a v-hire to Guihulngan. Bus fare is around ₱170 and v-hire travel costs around ₱130. Travel time can take 3 to 3.5 hours. Alight at Guihulngan City and head to the market to find a motorcycle taxi. Drivers can arrange a trip with you which costs upwards of ₱150 and takes 30 to 45 minutes one-way.
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Kansalakan Enchanted River” in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental