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Mambukal Mountain Resort

Minoyan, Murcia, Bacolod, Philippines
+63-2-4337532, +63-2-9282101, +63-2-9295671
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Bacolod
Type: Resort Communities
Owner description: Visited February 2009. Roughly 30-45 minutes south of Bacolod City. It’s a good idea to rent out transportation for the day, leave early in the... more » Owner description: Visited February 2009. Roughly 30-45 minutes south of Bacolod City. It’s a good idea to rent out transportation for the day, leave early in the morning for Mambukal, and then come back in the afternoon/evening. We rented out a jeepney for roughly 2,000 pesos and brought some food to cook. There’s quite a bit to do here at Mambukal, all on cash basis, with relatively low fees. Per the website: Hotel Rooms, Water Falls, Swimming Pools, Function Hall, Therapeutic Warm Dipping Pool, Picnic Huts, Overnight Cottages, Food Court, Bat Watching, Boating, Wall Climbing, Slide for Life, Canopy Walk, and Camping Ground.http://www.mambukalhaven.com/location.htmlFirst we rented one of the picnic huts and started cooking. After we ate, we checked out the water fall, swimming pool, therapeutic warm dipping pool, boating lagoon and bat watching ….Picnic Huts – Nice views with a stand to grill and a sink wash your hands. The water comes directly from the falls.Water Fall – I’d say about it’s about a 30 minute hike to the first waterfall, over uneven ground and a single pipe railing to hold on to. Certainly a workout, I wouldn’t recommend this to the less-adventurous. There are a total of 6 or 7 waterfalls you can hike to, each one a less safe hike than the one before. You should at least hike to the first waterfall, it will be worth the trip. Bat Watching – You can see the bats hanging down from the tall trees in the distance from just about anywhere on the resort. They have specific ‘bat watching’ signs though, on the route to the first waterfall. Boating – You can rent a kayak for 30 minutes to an hour, good for 5 or 6 people per kayak. Life vests and two paddles are provided. Nice lagoon, lots of fun and good exercise. Swimming Pool – Cool water, large pool area. Like any other swimming pool except that this water is from the falls!Therapeutic Warm Dipping Pool – Like a hot shower on a cold day, but in ‘pool’ form. If you’re not used to the hot water just give your body time to adjust and sink lower and lower …. The resort was lots of fun, don’t forget the suntan lotion. Easily took up a whole day. A must visit if you are in Negros! « less
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Bacolod, Philippines
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Mambukal Mt. Resort in Murcia town, a 40 minute drive from Bacolod city..the resort is owned & managed by the Provincial government of Negros Occidental,famous for the natural sulfur spring & Japanese themed baths..ideal for family picnics & group gatherings..thru the leadership of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. major renovations & ammenities can be enjoyed by the local & foreign tourists..just... More

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Bacolod, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Mambukal Mountain Resort is owned by the City of Bacolod. It is probably about 40 to 45 minutes drive from Bacolod itself. We have visited there on a number of occasions and always enjoyed the experience. Features of the resort include picnic huts and overnight cabins available for hire. There is a large outdoor swimming pool as well as a... More

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I don't know where to start clicking my camera as soon as I entered the premises of the resort. It's simply green. After signing in at the log book, the management gave me a tour guide for the trek to the 7 falls. We only visited Falls # 1,2,3,6,&7. #4&#5 could not be reached for there was a landslide on... More

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Well worth a visit, although you pay extra for use of pools etc even if you have booked accommodation there. Lovely natural and scenic beauty, enhanced in some places, but also spoiled in other places by large chunks of ripped up concrete along the roadways. If you're a senior be sure to ask for your 20% discount.

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Bacolod, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The resort is built for tourists so there is nothing really natural about it. It is nice to escape from the city though, and the walk to the waterfalls is enjoyable - overall I spent 2 hours there, all included (butterflies...)and taking my time, and this was more than enough

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

This was actually our second visit to Mambukal. The first one was just a half day visit, and we enjoyed so much that we decided to go back for an overnight with our whole family for our annual family reunion. We were about 40, including kids, and we rented out two adjacent cottages (as it was the only available accommodation... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We hiked to all of the falls, except 4 which was blocked by a landslide. It wasn't as difficult as other reviewers made it sound. It was really just a light cardio exercise well worth it. We saw lots of bats of different kinds, a stick bug, a giant centipede, and got chased by a neon purple wasp which made... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The nature is great. the hugest pats. very nice volcanic water. very good place for hiking and enjoying the nature. services are not so good and a bit expensive.

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Angeles City, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

There was a lot of good hiking , I had a guide named Beboy( excuse spelling) he was born in the resort, he can take you to see some really rare birds and his knowledge of the animal life and plant life is very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

hot springs, sulfur pools, surrounded by forest huge giant fruit eating bats!!! I'd say 2-3 KILOS in size just 20-30 feet on top of trees just right on top of you... safe and secured vacation spot 30 mile from Bacolod city.

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