Mambukal Resort: The Place That Will Give You More Than Just a Getaway

lagoon at the mambukal resort

When someone plans of traveling to Negros Occidental, the first thing on his list is Bacolod, especially the romantic and historic attraction that goes by the name The Ruins. However, the province is more than the sweet love stories and MassKara Festival, because at the foot of Mt. Kanlaon, lies a charming resort that will give you not just a getaway but a relaxation beyond your expectation—Mambukal Resort.

Mambukal Resort is nestled 1,200 feet above sea level, covering an area of 23.6 hectares. And if you want to reach Mt. Kanlaon, Mambukal is perfect as it is also the gateway to Mt. Kanlaon via the Wasay Trail.

Whether you want adventure or just a chill vacation, Mambukal Mountain Resort is an ideal destination. Learn more about it in this article as we created a travel guide all about it.

*Cover photo credits to Mambukal Resort-Official

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History of Mambukal Resort

balsa and buffet area at mambukal resort bacolod

Photo credits to Mambukal Resort-Official

Before it became the Mambukal Hot Spring Resort we know of today, it used to be a bathhouse and picnic garden and has served as a cool haven for Negrenses and their guests that was originally developed by a Japanese architect named Kokichi Paul Ishiwata in 1927. 

According to Experience Negros, Mambukal is administered as a resort township by the provincial government, independent of the Municipality of Murcia, as the Mambukal Townsite. On June 22, 1957, President Carlos P. Garcia signed Republic Act No. 1964, formally tasking the provincial government of Negros Occidental with the administration and management of the townsite and resort facilities.


Mambukal Resort Location

Mambukal is located at Barangay Minoyan in the municipality of Murcia, Negros Occidental.


Things to Do in Mambukal Mountain Resort

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balsa and buffet area at mambukal resort bacolod

Photo credits to Mambukal Resort-Official

1. Ride a boat at the lagoon

Enjoy the beautiful views of the trees surrounding the resort while boating on Mambukal Lagoon. There are canoes and kayaks available for rent so you can have fun alone or with your family.

2. Trek to the Mambukal Falls

If you’re up for a challenge, trek to the Mambukal Falls also known as the seven falls. It’s not for the faint of heart as the trek to the falls is really difficult. The trail is steep and can get slippery especially when it rains. Although it’s hard to reach Mambukal Falls, the beauty that awaits you will make your trip all worth it.

3. Take a dip at the sulfur pool

Mambukal Hot Spring, most popularly known as the sulfur pool of Mambukal Mountain Resort, allows you to bathe in the warm waters to relax. Since the resort is just at the foot of Mt. Kanlaon, the hot springs in Mambukal Resort naturally come with minerals and sulfur which have therapeutic effects on the body. It’s not too hot though because the water from the hot spring is mixed with the cold spring water, giving you the right temperature for a quick dip.

4. Experience Japanese-style Bathing at Ishiwata Bath House

Want to experience Japanese-style bathing? Ishiwata Bath House will give you just that. This is perfect if you want more privacy while relaxing. This bathhouse was originally built by Kokichi Paul Ishiwata in 1927.

5. Have a buffet by the water at the Kaon ta sa Suba

Indulge on a hearty Filipino buffet lunch while enjoying the best of nature at the Kaon ta sa Suba. here you will dine under the trees in the middle of a flowing river. How about that for a memorable experience huh?

6. Fly like superman through the zipline

Mambukal Hot Spring Resort is not just about swimming, trekking, and boating. If you can enjoy both land and water activities, you can also do an air activity that will let you fly like Superman. The resort features a 200-meter long zip line where the starting point is at the wall climbing area and ends at the camping ground passing over the boating lagoon.


Rates and Other Information

Mambukal Resort Opening Hours

  • Monday to Sunday: 9am to 6pm

Mambukal Resort Contact Number

  • (034) 473-0610
  • 709-0990

Entrance fee

  • Adult – P50
  • Children 11 years & below – P20
  • Light vehicles – P15
  • Trucks & Buses – P20

Mambukal Resort Room Rates 2021

Villas

  • 1 Matrimonial Bed – P1,700
  • 1 Matrimonial and 1 Single Bed – P2,000
  • 4 Single Beds – P2,400
  • Extra Pull-out Bed – P200
  • Family Cottage – P4,000

LGU Cottage

  • Room good for 6 pax – P1,500 (2 Single Beds, 2 Double Decks)
  • Room good for 4 pax – P1,200 (4 Single Beds)
  • Room good for 2 pax – P900 (2 Single Beds or 1 Matrimonial Bed)

Other Facilities

  • Picnic Huts – P300/P600
  • Trellis and Pagoda – P300
  • Pavilion – P600
  • Swimming/Dipping Pool – P50
  • Japanese Ofuro – P100
  • Slide for Life – P50
  • Wall Climbing – P25
  • Boating – P30
  • Canopy Walk – P50
  • Butterfly Garden – P20
  • Camping (per person, per day)- P50
  • Ishiwata Bath House – P100/30 minutes

Check-in – 2pm
Check out – 12pm


How to Get There

From downtown Bacolod, go to the Libertad Terminal and take the double tire mini-buses going to Murcia. Tell the driver you’re headed to Mambukal. The travel time is around 30 minutes by private vehicles and 45 minutes by public transportation.


Frequently Asked Question About Mambukal Resort

Q: Where is Mambukal Resort?
A: Mambukal is located at Barangay Minoyan in the municipality of Murcia, Negros Occidental.

Q: What can you do at the Mambukal Mountain Resort?
A: Aside from dipping at the Mambukal Hot Spring, there are so many fun activities you can try at the resort:

  1. Ride a boat at the lagoon
  2. Trek to the Mambukal Falls
  3. Take a dip at the sulfur pool
  4. Experience Japanese-style Bathing at Ishiwata Bath House
  5. Have a buffet by the water at the Kaon ta sa Suba
  6. Fly like superman through the zipline

Q: How much are the Mambukal Resort Room Rates 2021?
A: Mambukal Resort Room Rates 2021 range from P1,700 to P4,000 per room. 

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