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Address: Minoyan, Murcia, Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Phone Number: +63-2-4337532, +63-2-9282101, +63-2-9295671
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Description: Visited February 2009. Roughly 30-45 minutes south of Bacolod City. It’s...
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!
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Hug of Nature

I love the feeling that you are in a refreshing place.. So cool in the eyes.. ;-) Been there several and I can see that the place is improving. Before we are still allowed to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Cebu City, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Though the staff was polite and welcoming, the hot spring was truly relaxing and huge flying foxes that were hanging from the tree branches were marvelous to see but the rest were in all-time-low. Bathrooms or toilets were disgusting, and since all rooms were all booked when we were there, we had no choice but to rent tents (no receipt... More 

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Mandaue City, Mandaue, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The trek was a bit tiring but I had soooo much fun. My guide was very kind and friendly. really worth it! try jumping off at the 6th falls. :D

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Bacolod, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I love the feeling that you are in a refreshing place.. So cool in the eyes.. ;-) Been there several and I can see that the place is improving. Before we are still allowed to hike up to 7th falls but lately we were only allowed until the 3rd falls..

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Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's a bit of a long way from Backslid, but it is well worth the effort. It is slightly cooler and very green and lush. We too a BBQ and picnic so we could enjoy a whole day just relaxing in the pools and walking up the falls. One word of warning, be careful when walking under the trees by... More 

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Planned to go somewhere else but me and my family decided to go to Mambukal, it is just an hour ride from our village. It is more improved and a lot of overnight cottages but is unavailable because when we came it was already fully booked. We occupied the small day cottage instead. The entrance was 50 pesos per person... More 

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Cebu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I like the view of the SPA, it's nature with flowing stream and plants. Love the hot spring but I didn't take a plunged since I don't like changing clothes without a clean bathroom and wash room area. Flowers for sale, i love it and bats hanging on the trees are the added attraction. I don't like their public comfort... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

good resort for swimming & hot spring. great surroundings with streams, boulders, butterfly gardens, boat lagoons... and the 7 falls. The place is great for nature lovers & especially those who loves to hike a little, however, it's tiring for older people & children where they will only enjoy the pool areas. I love the place, however since we came... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

To really enjoy Bacolod (Negros in this case, because the resort is outside Bacolod) we took the bus, rather truck converted to a bus, to Mambukal (PHP 35.00). At the entrance, it already screams "Nature!!!". 1st activity of the day is to trek to the 7th waterfall. Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes/slippers. Sometimes it's better to walk... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was curious with the hot springs that my sister mentioned when she visited the place back 2014. We had the Japanese hot spring to ourselves, it was very relaxing! Over head there are sleeping flying foxes hanging from the tree branches! Just make sure you bring a few hundreds because you pay for almost everything that you do inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a day trip with family while visiting Bacolod. Rented a hut picnic area. Nice scenery, refreshing breeze. We brought fish and crabs to grill for lunch. After lunch we tried zipline - 30pesos per person. It was short but sweet (especially for my first zipline experience). Later, we swam in the pool. Resort is well kept and... More 

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