About 30 minutes drive away from Bacolod City lies a picturesque mountain resort managed by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental. The Mambukal Mountain Resort located in the town of Murcia, Negros Occidental lies 1,200 feet above sea level and serves as gateway to Mt. Kanlaon.
The resort was originally developed by a Japanese architect named Kokichi Paul Ishiwata in 1927. The resort started as a bath house and picnic garden and has provided cool haven for Negrenses and their guests.
Spread over 23.6 hectares at the foot of Mt. Kanlaon, the Mambukal Mountain Resort boasts of a number of hot sulfur springs. A big mountain stream, fed by several tributaries, descends in a series of seven falls feeding the swimming pools and boating lagoon.
Things to See and Do in Mambukal
To commune with nature, you can camp out at the camping grounds or enjoy a Canopy Walk on the hanging bridges under the lush green forest.
If relaxation is what you’re after, take a dip at the Ishiwata Bath House originally built by Kokichi Paul Ishiwata in 1927. Relieve your stress after at the Mambukal warm sulfur dipping pool. There’s the boating lagoon which you can enjoy with a group of friends or family. Wade your body aches away at the swimming pool or you can have a body massage at the Blade Spa.
You can likewise bring children along since they will surely enjoy the butterfly garden and the kiddie pool. Mambukal is also home to 4,000 fruit bats which live freely inside the resort.
For a more physical challenge, there’s Wall Climbing and the Mambukal Slide for Life, the resort’s 200-meter long zip line. For more adventure, one can trek to the seventh falls where your endurance can be tested.
Mambukal is ideal for family outings and business conferences. For those on a budget, there’s the Tourist Lodge which offers standard rooms and suites. There are single air conditioned cottages or campsites to choose from as well as picnic sheds for day visitors. There are stalls at the resort serving local dishes at reasonable price so don’t worry about going hungry.
How to Get to Mambukal Resort
Mambukal is a favorite vacation destination of local and foreign tourists since it is very accessible from Bacolod City. The resort is around 30 minutes by private vehicle and 45 minutes by public utility vehicle. From downtown Bacolod, take the “double tire” mini-buses going to Murcia from the Libertad terminal. Fare is less than P50. Double Tires are almost always available from Mambukal going to Bacolod City.
Mambukal Resort Rates
Adult – P 30.00
11 years & below – P 10.00
Light Vehicles – P 15.00
Trucks/Buses – P 30.00
(Kiddie/Adult Pool/ Mambo Pool, Dipping Pool)
Adult – P 50.00
11 years old and below – P 20.00
Big – P 600.00
Small – P 300.00
Wall Climbing – P 25.00
Slide for Life – P 100.00 – 2 trips
Canopy Walk – P 50.00
Boating – P 30.00 / person
Butterfly Garden – P 20.00 / person
– P 900.00- Single beds / Matrimonial
– P 1,200.00 – 4 single beds
– P 1,500.00 – 2 single beds and 2 double decks
– P 4,000.00 – 2 bedrooms with Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen
– P 600.00 – Ordinary
– P 750.00 – Deluxe
– P 1,000.00 – Suite
– P 2,000.00 – Exclusive use
Camping – P 30.00 / person
Check In – 2:00PM
Check Out – 12:00 Noon
Tables with 4 Chairs – P 100.00
Additional Foam – P 100.00
Canopy with 1 table and chairs – P 300.00
- Entirely versatile with audio visual, lighting and meeting equipment for seminar, conferences, and banquets
- The entire hall is divisible into 3 sections and can accommodate up to 400 persons.
- Caterings Service Is Available – with set meals and buffet choices.
Mambukal Resort Reservation Office
Provincial Capitol Building
Gatuslao Street, Bacolod City
Tel. No. (034) 709-0990 | Telefax (034) 433-8516
Cellphone No. 09082712174
Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia
Province of Negros Occidental, Philippines
Tel. No. (034) 7100-800 | Telefax (034) 7100-801