Mambukal Mountain Resort

mambukal-markerAbout 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.

manbukal canopy walk

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.

mambukal-boating-lagoon

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-falls

Mambukal Accommodation

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.

mambukal-cottage
Mambukal Resort LGU Cottage
mambukal family cottages
Mambukal Resort Family Cottages
Mambukal Tourist Lodge
Mambukal Tourist Lodge (photo from http://mambukal.negros-occ.gov.ph/)

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

Entrance

Adult – P 30.00
11 years & below – P 10.00
Light Vehicles – P 15.00
Trucks/Buses – P 30.00

Swimming Pools

(Kiddie/Adult Pool/ Mambo Pool, Dipping Pool)
Adult – P 50.00
11 years old and below – P 20.00

Picnic Huts

Big – P 600.00
Small – P 300.00

Activities

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

Accommodation Facilities:

LGU Cottage
– 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

Tourist Lodge
– 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

Transport Service:
Coaster 25-Seater
Urvan 12-Seater

Conference Hall:

  • 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.

For Reservations:

Mambukal Resort Reservation Office
Provincial Capitol Building
Gatuslao Street, Bacolod City
Tel. No. (034) 709-0990 | Telefax (034) 433-8516
Cellphone No. 09082712174
Email: mambukal@negros-occ.gov.ph

Mambukal Resort
Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia
Province of Negros Occidental, Philippines
Tel. No. (034) 7100-800 | Telefax (034) 7100-801

Photos by: Tony Manso

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  1. Dennis says

    hi miss .. ask po sana aq.. meron po ba kaung pic nag all LGU cottages na mambukal resort? thank you

  2. kleene says

    hi miss good day makad2 kmi tani this coming 0ct 16 or 17 gsto ko tani mapa reserve family room but indi ko makontak ila mga telephone numbers….
    please help me you can email me here skleene@yahoo.com your help will be so much appreciate thank you…

  3. Antonia Valentine Khoo says

    THANK YOU gd Miss Glady cmu site about the mountain resort!! nkabulig gd much sa project ku sa school :) GOOD LUCK cmu site Miss Glady! i hope more people will view your site! 😀 you’re a great blogger!. thanks again. :)

  4. bernie says

    Planning to go home to Iloilo and visit Mambukal with my nephews and neices from Canada on Feb 2013. Would like to experience Negros (never been there).Could you suggest places to go and visit? Taking the boat from Iloilo.

    • Glady says

      Hi Bernie! If you can time your visit during the Bacolaodiat Festival, then it would be nice. If you’re going to Mambukal, you might be interested also to visit La Vista Highlands in San Carlos City. It’s less than an hour from Mambukal. It’s a mountain resort where the climate is like that of Baguio, with a good view of the mountains and a zipline.

  5. malyn says

    To miss Glady do you have a cellphone number cuz we cannot contact your phone number, we are planning to have a tour at mambukal but hindi kami makakapasok sa landline nyo

    • Glady says

      Hello Malyn! I’m sorry but I’m not connected with Mambukal management. Kindly contact cellphone number of Melody of Mambukal Office at 09082712174.

  6. amy says

    me and my friend is planing to visit mambukal this coming holy week….i just want to ask if there are still cottages available…

  7. Bong says

    Hi. Ang hirap kontakin ng Mambukal. I’ve been trying since last week, laging busy or network failure. Wala bang ibang number? I don’t want to go through a travel agency here in Manila coz I know may patong na ang rates nila. I also sent an email pero dedma.

    Help! Jan 23 na kami pupunta dun with the rest of the family (8) and we plan to go straight to Mambukal upon arrival at 7PM on Monday… haaaay

    • Glady says

      Hi Bong! Have you tried calling the cellphone number? Yes, laging busy ang landline nila especially now na holiday ang Jan 23 medyo marami ang nag iinquire.

  8. wenden96 says

    mangkot dugay naku la kabalik sa mambucal, pamangkot sng pagdevelop nila natamnan naman sng mga kahoy o napalaran na nila ang forested area kay sadto saka ka lang sa bungyod paglapaw mo sa babaw la na kalbo na??

    • Glady says

      Do you mean ang sa 7th falls ayon? Sorry kay wala pa gid ko nakasaka didto. Pero ang diri sa resort lang ayon daw kadamol man sg mga kahoy.

      • wenden96 says

        sa resort dapit inang sa right side nga bunyod pagsulod mo sa gate sng resort.sakaon mo lang galing pag-abot sa pinakababaw la na na kahoy….kag huo ang trek pakadto sa 7 falls siling daw kadabung kay ara ka b sa dalum sakaon mo na kalbo na na sa pihak…..tani napalaparan na nila ang mga kakahuyan d ba….

  9. Pamela says

    Hi, I would like to ask if the rooms and other facilities have the same rates up to this time? I need to know if there are still available deluxe room this Oct 10-11, 2011. Two adults and 1 child (2 y.o). Hope you can help me with this. Thanks!!

    • Glady says

      Hi Pam! Yes, the rates are still the same. I suggest you take the LGU Cottage. The Tourist Lodge is far from the pool and the price difference is not that big. Call them up now to reserve since it’s MassKara month they might be fully booked.

  10. Philip John Segundino says

    hi, this is phil from iloilo,i just want to ask about the rates of the cottages that can accomodate approximately 25persons.overnight!
    pls. txt me na lang @09097386953 for the response.thank you so much and we are excited to get there!pls…

    • Glady says

      Phil, the LGU cottages can accommodate up to 6 persons. However, you just add extra mattresses for the following cottages, P900 (4 extra mattresses), P1,200 (2 extra mattresses). Each mattress only costs P100. You just do the math. However, I suggest you contact the Mambukal booking office at (034) 433-8516. It’s often busy but it is the best way to book at the resort.

  11. randy says

    we need reservation for 15-20 persons on April 21-22, 2011., we are from Iloilo City Adminstrator’s Office, Can you contact us instead? (033) 337-0079 0r (033) 337-5268 look for marian or romar or randy or judy or dexie,..thank you.

  12. josielyn Pedrajas says

    Glad bongga,kn la pa ko nag search about mambukal la ko balo ikaw author gli……planning to explore ds summer to experience wall climbing he he

  13. says

    mam,
    we are planning to go there tomorrow but i cant connect on your contact number. we stay there for 1 day. we would like to reserve for the LGU rooms with 2 single beds and 2 double deck. is there any vacant room?

  14. von says

    I remember gamay pako katama, mga 1990’s nag upod ko sa akon amay kay camping, jutayan lang ko malumos da wala bi nagamit salbadida. Swimming pool green pa ang tubig then gagwa lang sa tuburan. Boating lagoon wala pa sang una. And dumduman koman galakat2x kami sa dalum ka tay2x. Dalan before wala pa nasemento going there. Pagbalik ko sang higschool… Tsk tsk tsk, isa nalang ka swimming pool. Thanks to the late Gov. Marañon, pagbalik ko sang college.. wow nalang masiling ko. Sang nakita ka mga upod ko sa office diri Cebu mga pics ka Mambukal, gusto nila magkadto. I wish I could bring them there and show them the beauty of Negros.

    • says

      Yes Von, thanks to the late Governor who turned Mambukal into a source of pride for the Negrenses. He is also responsible for renovating the Provincial Capitol. Look how beautiful it is now!

      • von says

        Okay…. I’ll check it when I get there. The last time I went there was during the meeting for the Word Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims. That’s the last time I saw the late Governor. That was also my first time to see the office of the Governor, as well as the other offices. Before, it was a museum during my elementary days then nabunggo pako sa crystal da sa sulod (LOL). Thanks for the updates and for promoting Negros Occidental.

  15. heirz says

    we are planning to take our 3 days vacation at Mambukal resort this coming december 2010. You mentioned earlier that we need to pay for atleAst 50% 3 days before we check in, since we are quite far from bacolod, what kind of payment they’re accepting??

  16. says

    How many people can the LGU cottage (which is p1500) accommodate? I am planning to have my family stay there for 6 days and nights? do they have special offers? I am planning to take them there for a week vacation. I think there are 7 adults and 5 kids… anyone has a suggestion? Please I so want to go to this place… FIDEL

    • Glady says

      It’s good for 6 people but you can add extra bed. It’s better if you contact the Mambukal booking office so that you can arrange with them.

  17. charlotte says

    Hi! Me and a friend will be in Bacolod this July 2-4, it will be our first time to be in Bacolod and I ave been reading blogs about places to stay and places to go in Bacolod and Mambukal Resort caught my interest. However, since it will be our first time, I would like to know how can I make a reservation for 2 and is there a reservation online for Mambukal Resort? Do you have an office in Manila where I can go and make my reservation? I appreciate any info that will help our visit to Bacolod memorable and fun. Thanks!

    • says

      To book to Mambukal, you have to contact them through the numbers provided above. It is located in the town of Murcia, around 30 minutes drive away from Bacolod. If you need additional info, just leave a message here.

  18. joseph says

    kelangan gd ang reservation f magkuha room for 2?? we are planning on going there tomorrow and we’ll be staying overnyt..

  19. Cindy(Iloilo) says

    Hi! My family and I plans to have vacation there this end of May!
    how much is your room rate for overnight stay? good for 5-6 person.
    Thank you. :)

        • cattleya says

          How many day/s is your booking/reservation for the room good for 2? july 10, 2010 2pm sana, 1 day overnight lang, check out ng july 11 noon

          • Glady says

            They require 50% payment at least 3 days before the date. Kindly call them at (034) 709-0990 / 433-8516.

          • cattleya says

            thank you Gladys. Pwede ko hingin cell number po kasi malayo po kc kami sa bacolod, kon ok lang sa email nlang isend po…thanks!

  20. admin says

    Yes, ma enjoy gid na sila. Good thing about Mambukal is that it’s for the whole family. Both children and adult will surely enjoy the place.

  21. Jinky says

    my gosh,last ko na kadto sa mambukal sang fieldtrip pa namun when i was in high school and since then wala na ko kabalik pa sa Mambukal. I wish to go there if makabakasyon ko this coming december,i want to spend my holiday together wih my family sa Mambukal… For sure enjoy gid sila like when i was there before..

  22. says

    we went there in 2006 after a badminton tournament. enjoyed the hot spring a lot. my wife wants to go back there. sayang at napostpone yung isang event which she was supposed to attend. mambukal ang venue.

  23. Zac says

    Mambukal was a nice place to visit with my fiancee, definitely allowed me to see part of the Philippines outside of Bacolod City and Manila. Still cant figure out how Filipinos can walk in the mud with sandals and not slip, but when I wear them I look like I’m trying to ice skate for the first time.

  24. Glady says

    I agree Karen, Mambukal is not yet overdeveloped and I hope it will stay that way. If there are special holidays it’s usually fully booked so most people would book ahead of schedule.

  25. Karen says

    Mambukal is really developed now as compared before but still maintaining the balance of nature. I guess they should put up more open cottages. Went there just this Easter Holiday but the cottages were all fully booked so we ended up sitting under the trees but it was fun. Its really nice to relax in such a cool place even if its very hot.

    Will definitely visit there again with some friends from Manila as its a nice place to go to.

  26. Glady says

    Thank you for your comments Francis. Through you, we have a glimpse of how it was in those days. Though much has changed with new developments at the resort, but I think the Mambukal still retains much of its natural beauty.

  27. says

    I remember Mambukal from waaaaay back when the “Pagoda of The Sandwich House” was still operational.. (no idea now if its still there). It was managed by an elderly couple, I somehow forgot the name of the elder gentleman, but the lady we would fondly call Lola Tinay. Our family would always rent-out the whole place for the weekend. The Pagoda was located on the upper side of the resort right after the steel bridge, where one can always wiff the pungent aroma of sulfur… hehehe..

    Entrance in those days was around 2 pesos per head, and the car fee is like 5 pesos?.. Anyway, I reckon much has changed since then… :)

    Last time I “visited” Mambukal was Christmas 2006, the hotel / lodge was still being renovated, and there where no vacant cottages for me and my wife to stay. So we just stopped by a roadside sari-sari store, bought ice cold RC Cola, teared open a bag of chips… and engaged in some “those were the days” chit-chat with the store owner while passively hearing the sounds of the night.. (crickets, night birds, and what not)..

    I did not see, if the Pagoda was still there…. It was too dark on the place where it once stood… and I was very “talawit” to go out of the car… hehehe..

    Best regards,
    Francis

  28. Tikalon says

    hadlok ko sang una pa mambukal kay hambal nila mariit na da. hahaha. sang una wala pa na ang dako na pool, ang isa ka dako gina ubra pa lang na. ang pool sadto ya daw pa ang tubig tapos ang daw pareho sang thermal pool na dayon nga bilog na bala. haha. daw tigulang na gid ko ba.