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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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Mambukal: Quick Nature Trip

Not a bad place to visit. Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The trail going to the waterfalls is very rocky and gets steeper going up. It is actually off limits... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Not a bad place to visit. Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The trail going to the waterfalls is very rocky and gets steeper going up. It is actually off limits during rainy weather. Once you're there you can dip in the cool and clear waters. Get Richard as a guide if you want to get good pictures.... More 

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

its really an interesting place to go for people who like for adventure. you have to be willing to walk up in the hill and look and take photos with falls behind you. you can really swim if you like. there's no good restaurant around....

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Manila, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We arrived at the resort past lunch, and because of the wonderful reviews about the seven waterfalls my sister and i decided to go. So eventually we hired one of their accredited inhouse guides.(i have to commend him though coz he is very accommodating). We got ourselves one of the LGU cottages (which is more like bungalow type) and since... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

First things first, i wanna say no internet connection in the area. I forgot the rooms we availed but we actually had this newly built small houses side by side. If i remember the price was about more than 3000 pesos and we also had a cottage house near the cafeteria. which i don't recommend I know the climate is... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We visited one day and took the bus from Bacolod (1 hour for 35 pesos pp, park is the end station) Some things look a bit outdated like the big swimming pool but the hot springs and other things to do are great for a day.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I LOVED this place. I came here strictly for the hot sulfur spring i kept reading about and it did not disappoint. I've had back problems for years and I definitely felt much more relaxed and less pain afterwards. Next time we're in Bacolod we'll definitely stay a few nights and enjoy the rest that Mambukal has to offer.

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

You won't run out of things to do in this mountain resort. Rooms are not so great but are comfortable. Transportation to and from the resort is also available.

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Renville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We rented a cabin for a 2 days and ended up extending our stay for an extra day. Maany things to do and see, from bubbling, steaming mud pots in the ground caused by volcanic gases, you could smell the sulphur fumes coming from them. The huge Fox bats that live in the trees in the park were amazing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Mambukal is worth the travel. Around 45 ins to 1hour drive to the city. It's either you ride the bus going here or like us since we are in group, visit it with a rented van. The falls is clear. Just the sound of the water relaxes me. You can only swim on the 4th falls, but its worth the... More 

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Marikina Heights, Rizal, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My parents, my son and myself went to Mambukal Resort last November on recommendation by a former colleague. As we were coming from Iloilo, we needed to take a ferry to cross the sea to Bacolod. It turns out that Mambukal is outside the city already. We took a bus and it was an incredibly long trip (45 minutes). The... More 

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