Pataan Mountain Resort, Bago City

Had my grandma not have her hair permed that weekend, we would have not known that Bago City is home to another marvel, the Pataan Mountain Resort. From Kipot Twin Falls, we travelled three (3) kilometers following the road to PNOC (thanks to the locals who gladly gave us directions). Along the way, a lady hailed to hitch a ride with us. Incidentally, she was going to the resort too. Turns out she works for the owner of the resort and her folks work there too. Knowing that, my folks didn’t wait long before they could ask her more questions about the resort. So she gave us a little backgrounder.

It’s owned by a retired police who bought the property in 1998. Many people had showed interest in co-financing the development of the resort but the owner declined them all. Too many cooks spoil the broth, so they say. Instead, they relied on the concerted efforts of family members who contributed to the growth of the property from a simple bahay bakasyunan to a resort ready to accommodate picknickers,backpackers and nature lovers.

The resort has now at least 9 picnic cottages (much like the day cottages at Mambucal, but built with wood) situated near the pool of water from the falls. Big groups can rent the space which doubles up as a canteen, the pavillion or the other bigger structure (restaurant set-up) at the opposite side of the day cottages. Two overnight rooms are available for group accommodations: one good for 6 and the other good for 15. There is a swimming pool which, during our stay, was dominated by kids. From there, you get a good view of the rice terraces in the lowland plus a good view of your parked vehicle, in case you feel like checking on it once in a while. If you think you are too old for the pool or just didn’t want to pay PHP50.00 to get wet, there is the many pools of water from the waterfalls at no extra cost.

And the waterfalls. Wow… it’s a different sight from the ones I’ve seen in Mambukal. It’s wider and covered with greens all over. My folks took a dip in the pool under the waterfalls but didn’t stay long because the water was cold. I would have gone with them had I been in better health during our visit. (poor me huhuhu).

If you want a new mountain resort experience, do check out Pataan Mountain Resort while it’s not yet known to many. The owners didn’t want to advertise so they rely on word of mouth and referrals of satisfied customers who bring friends and relatives along during their next visits. Works for them really, as they feel that they are not yet ready to draw more crowd than they could serve.

Here’s some useful info about the resort:

Pataan Mountain Resort
Location: Sitio Pataan, Brgy. Mailum, Bago City
Contact Numbers: (034) 476-7296, 476-4856, 434-4262


How to Get There:

By Public Transport

Travel Details

Mode of Transportation

Fare

Libertad Market to Ma-ao Public Market Road Star Bus P40/head
Ma-ao Public market to Pataan Tricycle P30/head
P150 for hire

By Private Transport

1. From Bacolod City

Bacolod City > Araneta St > Brgy Sum-ag > Crossing Abuanan > Maao Public Market>

2. From Bago City

Bago City > Crossing Mining > Maao Public Market. When you reach the market, you just go straight up following the concrete road til you pass by the signboard to Buenos Aires, then Kipot Twin Falls. No harm in asking locals for directions to be sure (LOL!)

3. Going to Pataan via Murcia – There’s another route which is especially useful if you’re from Mambukal Mountain Resort and want to go to Pataan Mountain Resort. If you’re from Mambukal, turn left at crossing going to Sitio Manghumay. There’s a sign that says “going to Pataan” but to make sure you won’t miss it, ask the locals once you reach the army headquarters.

From Bacolod via Murcia, you turn right when you see the sign before reaching the army headquarters.The road is mostly concrete but there are some areas which are not, but still very passable even for vans. It’s around 5.8km before you reach the sign at crossing Sitio Pataan, Mailum, Bago City. The road to your left will lead you to Pataan Mountain Resort while the road to your right will lead to Kipot Falls and Buenos Aires Mountain Resort. Follow the road to your left for about 3km until you reach Pataan on the left side of the road. It’s around 30minutes from Mambukal to Pataan.
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Useful Travel Tips:

  • There are no PUJs passing by the resort so you have to work out your transportation details.
  • Bring your own food and drinks, if you can help it. They don’t charge corkage fee except for liquor (I’m not sure about the beer though). And bring only what you can consume so you wouldn’t have to bring them all back home.
  • Make reservations in advance. Especially if you plan to stay overnight.
  • Be prepared to get wet.
  • You can’t get your camera too close to the falls because of the mist so I suggest you bring one with a powerful zoom to get a good close-up of the falls.

Pataan Mountain Resort Fees     

Entrance Fee P50 per person, children below 3 ft are free
Swimming Pool Fee Adult: P50 per person, Children: P30 per person
Corkage Fee: Wine: P100 per bottle, Hard drinks: P150 per bottle/case

Tropical Cottages and Pavilions

Pavilion I, maximum of 35 persons P1,200
Pavilion II, maximum of 100 persons P2,500
Pavilion II, maximum of 30 persons P1,000
Cottages 1, 10, 11, 12, maximum of 20 persons P700
Cottages 2 to 9, maximum of 10 persons P500

Room Rates

Sampaguita (Big Room): P2,000 for 10 persons
Gumamela (Wooden Room) P1,500 for 4 persons
Ilang-Ilang 1, 2 (Mahogany Room) with common T&B P800 for 4 persons
Ilang-Ilang 3 (Mahogany Room) with common T&B P500 for 2 persons
Bougainvillea 1,2,3,4 (Tatami) w/ common T&B P500 for 4 persons

Additional Foam with complete beddings: P100 per person
Tent Rental: P500 per tent

*Bringing of beverages is not allowed. Prices may change without prior notice.

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  • joel wycoco

    just want to ask ,if you have sufficient room to accommodate 250 to 300 pax for 3days ,2nights stay, and also if you have a hall enough to accommodate same number of participants , if yes email me @ my email add, because we will be needing a place for our conference, i will be glad to hear from you as soon as possible, thank you!

  • http://travelsafephilippines.com/ Joyce

    We’ve been there! its so cold there at night and the water in the pool feels like your swimming in the ice :) The only problem there before is parking area, I hope they have space for parking now.

  • mitch

    hi i would just like to ask if how can i make online reservation gusto kasi namin mag pa reserve na early.thanks!

    • Glady

      Kindly contact the numbers provided in the post.

  • hikari5dai

    I just arrived from Pataan Mountain Resort. My team left Bacolod City after our shift and it took around an hour to reach the resort (arrived around 11pm). Stayed overnight and enjoyed the freezing pool and the falls :)). Left the resort at 4pm and reached our starting point in Bacolod City around 5:40pm.
    My team was 14 persons and we were able to make reservations for 2 rooms, each w/ two beds, and w/ aircon. I think our organizer paid around Php 6490 for our rooms, entrance and fees for the facilities (and i think our transportation also, someone brought his car and drove us – round trip).
    We brought our own food and just enjoyed the place. I recommend this place who wants to get away from the beach and overcrowded resorts.
    If you forgot to bring your utensils and need to cook your food, you can request them to cook the food for you for a fee of Php50 per kilo.
    Just reserve a room for your stay if you want to stay overnight and organize your transportation.

  • efren gabieta

    its so disgusting during our trip at pata-an mountain resort. imagine,we were not allowed to eat our seafoods,for the reason that it attarcts flies,but in fact flies are many there,that are joining us tasting our foods.for the cottage of P500.00 ,you must only ten persons,if you are a group of eleven you must have to rent of another extra cottage.wow! in mambucal summer resort,you rent for a P350.00 cottage,unlimited person can occupy. no food is prohibited, their fool is big enough for a P 50.00 entrance fee,maybe ten times larger than the pata-an pool for the same entrance fee. In mambucal so many views you can see,and if you are energitic enough,you can see up to seven falls,but in pata-an only one fall , but a little bit dangerous,because of the slippery stone,that a single slip might damage your body.

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  • http://fildude.blogspot.com Dennis Tagamolila

    love the directions! thank you! i will probably visit twin falls and pataan since i’ve been to mambukal many times before :)

    • Glady

      Thanks! You might also want to visit Buenos Aires Mountain Resort if you haven’t been there often. It has undergone renovation recently.

  • http://googlechrome trexie yulo

    hi..just wanna ask if how is the entrance for overnight.?thanks

    • Glady

      Hi Trexie! Kindly try calling the numbers above for the latest rates.

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  • acey

    My advisory class is planning to hold our farewell party in pataan on the 26th and 27th…I’ve never been there but the teens are bugging me to have an overnight stay there. What really is the real score? Will an overnight stay hold us penniless or what? Or even if we have to spend wwe will get our money’s worth? What i really would want to know is the expenses we have to forsee. We are going to be a big group. We also want to have some serious fun for the last time before these young people get to college. Thanks.

    • Negros Occidental

      Acey, the best thing to do would be to call them and inquire on the costs involved. Our post here was two years ago so a lot of things have changed in the resort including policies. If you are going to like it or not is going to be very subjective since each of us has his own preferences. However, since your students like the place then perhaps it’s wise to consider it. Call management and ask for their fees. If you think they are too expensive then consider other place such as Mambukal.