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Address: Minoyan, Murcia, Murcia, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Phone Number:
+63 2 433 7532

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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My mother and I had a side trip to Mambukal while visiting Bacolod City. The staff are very accommodating. They oriented us of what to expect, available cottages, and amenities... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My mother and I had a side trip to Mambukal while visiting Bacolod City. The staff are very accommodating. They oriented us of what to expect, available cottages, and amenities inside the resort. You need to walk a lot however since there are trees everywhere as well as scenic views, you'll not notice how far you've been walking around. I... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice mountain getaway from noise and grime of Bacolod. The "Resort" is always full of locals picnicing and having big outdoor grill cookouts right from their room patios. The standard rooms are filthy. Ants everywhere. The cubbords were filthy. Even if you are overnight guest, you pay for each individual hot pool, or soaking pool etc. Everything else was broken... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't believe this place is being run by the government! Its well maintained and practical for families and tourists alike. This place is complete: 1. you can trek to the waterfalls for some adventure seeking travellers 2. Take a dip in their hot spring 3. Swim in their pool 4. Relax in their spa, which by the way is... More 

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Mandaue, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a short mini bus ride from Libertad Market in Bacolod City and the entrance fee is only Php 50 per person....it's a forest-spring resort at the slope of an active volcano - Canlaon...lots of activities- boating, zipline, swimming at the pools or the stream, eating, camping, watching the trees laden with squeaking flying foxes and fruit bats, or simply... More 

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San Carlos City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and i went there just this Christmas day. I think it's my 4th time already to come to Mambukal and still, it never cease to amaze me. It's not costly compared to other mountain resort and it's near our place, and most importantly, you get to enjoy the beauty of nature. They have a wide lagoon enough for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the dipping pool is always a good idea for relaxation,you could stay there for hours doing nothing but RELAX. Mambukal is always in our option. I climb the 7th falls for FOUR times already and still challenge to do it. Hope they could fix the hanging bridge since it was very long time,my friends from iloilo was disappointed knowing they... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The place is around 45mins-1hr away from downtown Bacolod. Entrance Fee is 50/person. Lots of interesting things to do: Waterfall Trekking, Canopy Walk, Lagoon Boating, Dip in hotsprings, Butterfly Sanctuary, Swimming in different pools, etc. There are also cottages for overnight use. I highly recommend the Japanese Ofuro after the waterfall trekking (although we did not went trekking). The food... More 

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Silay City, Silay, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

the problem is no booking online site...but its ok..they find way for you to stay comfortable..and the staff are friendly they talk clearly and prankly..the food in the food court are so expensive...i love to eat in RAMOS grilled..coz its clean and nice crew esp. RICHARD..i enjoy talking in them..we notice to go in exit gate..we lucky to find affordable... More 

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

we stayed in a room good for 6 people and we just paid around 1500. staff were very courteous. the hot pools were very relaxing especially with the sound of nature. spa beside the river was awesome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It was my first time to try a natural hot spring, and I was very satisfied. I have read a lot of articles describing the place to be one of the best places to relax, given its a weekday, so there's not a lot of crowd. So we did. There are two hot springs you can go to in mambukal,... More 

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