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Address: Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Phone Number: +63-2-4337532, +63-2-9282101, +63-2-9295671

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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Best Natural Hot Spring. Great way to relax. Some say the hot spring is medicinal and good for the health. The restaurant(Food court type?) are also something we look forward... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Vaughnvien J
Negros Occidental, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place. Hot springs, waterfall water swimming pools and fruit bats. I've been going here since the 80's as a child and it has really improved recently. A must visit if you are on Negros Island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an hour (or less?) bus ride from Bacolod City. The entrance is cheap (P50) so it suites budget travelers. Here you'll find hot springs (one you can swim in and one you can boil eggs with...lol), big falls, japanese spas, a little lake, mini falls and a lot more! It is a haven for flying foxes as... More 

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Negros Occidental, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best Natural Hot Spring. Great way to relax. Some say the hot spring is medicinal and good for the health. The restaurant(Food court type?) are also something we look forward going there. flowers.... fruits.... They also have pool and cabanas if you want to sleep there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Mambukal is known for its hidden natural and forested looks but what people like about this place is its affordability and relaxing environment.There are Big pools and hot spring pools as well as a SPA for those aching body. Theres a resto that offers affordable meals as well as living quarters which is so affordable for big families as well.Its... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

many activities to do. if you are a nature lover, then you will be happy with this place. If you're not , then skip this resort. This resort is truly for nature lovers.

Thank FayrieC
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I cant speak about the service as we went there only for sightseeing. We went to see the falls, dont be fooledwhen they say its near,because it is not! The trek is not for kids and too dangerous. I regretted to join when we reached the middle but too late to go back. We had lunch in the restaurant, food... More 

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

It was fully booked when I called to reserve a room but still pursue to visit the place and ended up in Villa Room 1A. The spacious room costs P1,700 for an overnight stay (good for 8-10 pax). The room was relaxing with a sofa, a dining area and a balcony with a set of table and chairs too. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I suggest to start your trek on the seventh waterfalls down to the first and wear trekking sandals because the trail is stiff. There are tour guides in the vicinity to bring you to the falls. We rode 'habal-habal' (motorcycle) and dropped us near the seventh falls. It was a bumpy ride so better hold tight. It's the seventh and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Mambukal Mountain Resort is one of the must-see destinations in Negros Occidental. It offers varied attractions and activities, foremost of which are the seven waterfalls though if going further up Mount Kanlaon, one can visit all the 12 falls. Then it has hot spring, lake for kayaking and boating, swimming pools, butterfly garden, of course the ubiquitous zip line, hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Cool climate since the area is surrounded with trees, there are also a lot of activities you can do while staying like boating, conquering all of the 7 Falls (Fallses for plural?? Hahahha. Joke. XD), swimming, bat watching (there are lots and lots of them), cave exploring and many more. Perfect for family, friends and even solo trip.

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