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.


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 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 Resort LGU Cottage
mambukal family cottages
Mambukal Resort Family Cottages
Mambukal Tourist Lodge
Mambukal Tourist Lodge (photo from

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

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


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

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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  • kleene

    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 your help will be so much appreciate thank you…

    • kleene


  • Antonia Valentine Khoo

    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! :D you’re a great blogger!. thanks again. :)

    • Glady

      You’re welcome Antonia! You may share this site to others. :D

      • ana marie

        do u have pictures of the big cottage and tourist lodge. panu mgpa reserve? i’m here in manila. tnx.

        • Glady

          Hi! I’ve uploaded pictures above.

  • bernie

    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

      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.

  • malyn

    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

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