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Mambukal Mountain Resort

| Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental 6129, Philippines
+61 3 4433 8516
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should stay at least overnight

It has been a very long time since my last visit to Mambukal and the place has improved by leaps... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
7 (nay 5) Waterfalls: Her first (respectable) hike! :)

It has been early tradition for me to take my family to short nature places wherever we go, this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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“hot springs” (42 reviews)
“dipping pool” (37 reviews)
“bacolod city” (41 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental 6129, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been a very long time since my last visit to Mambukal and the place has improved by leaps and bounds. Our stay was for relaxation so we were fine with only a day trip. However, if one wants to be more adventurous and...More

Thank yumcarrotcake
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been early tradition for me to take my family to short nature places wherever we go, this time when just with my daughter, I thought it the most opportune time to have her go through her first 'hike'. While we have been doing...More

Thank r1a2016
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Cons: Some of the attractions are old and doesn't look like they were used recently. A huge building complex is under construction. The family villa we were assigned to was old, kitchen cabinets were musty, floors and furniture dusty. Pros: Stayed at this resort for...More

Thank Arrianne L
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Drove here during our short stay in bacolod. Enjoyed swimming in the large pool and the hot springs. Large mountain stream runs through main area. Lots of great plants, flowers and trees. Bats and birds can also been seen flying high above.

Thank chillherenow
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The resort is not just regular swimming pools. There are also hot spring and sulfur pools. You can also see the butterfly garden, boiling mudn boat lagoon and the famous 7 falls. I hiked the 7 falls going up. Be sure to get the accredited...More

Thank jhona u
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

For those who possess the spirit of adventure, mountain resorts are favorite places to hang out and unwind. In the Philippines, however, the idea of having an exciting vacation in a hospitality establishment up in the mountains is relatively new. Mambukal Resort boasts of a...More

Thank KrisRomano
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The whole place seems to have seen better days but it is still a popular place to visit for locals. We stayed for a few hours and mostly to trek to see the waterfalls. The trek is challenging and good to be prepared . A...More

Thank combat66
Reviewed 21 July 2017

A must to go place. Worth it. The Falls and the mountain. You really can feel the touch of nature. And there's a fall where you can boil your egg because of the hot water on it.

Thank gracesabidalas
Reviewed 11 July 2017

+ Superior massage services offered at The Blade spa (third party business, not operated by Mambukal) on the grounds + Fascinating view of flying fox (native bat) habitat + Breath-taking trek to waterfalls + Relaxing Japanese steam bath (ofuro) and hot springs, despite large crowds...More

1  Thank paolojcruz
Reviewed 20 June 2017

My friends and colleagues from Manila went to visit us here is Bacolod, so of course we want them to visit some famous places here in Negros Occidental, so Mambukal Resort is one of our destinations for the day. We took a mini bus going...More

2  Thank jaychun
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