October 30, 2017

Bacolod | Mambukal Mountain Resort

The Seven-Tier waterfalls in Mambukal Resort is a favorite destination among the locals and tourist in Bacolod. It features a seven waterfalls, a hot spring, a swimming pool and a park for all ages. 




It was not my first time to visit Mambukal. I visited the mountain heaven in 2011 with my best friend. I thought I wont be going back again since I already experience it. But my friend Ann, who is based in Bacolod made me realized that I should go back because its the first time of my girlfriend Lana in Bacolod! So that was a quick yes!

There are tons of reason to go back in Mambukal. This mountain resort managed by the provincial government of Negros Occidental is worth visiting again and again. What I miss the most in Mambukal is the hot spring which relaxes every stress nerve and muscles that I have. 


If you want to stay overnight in Mambukal, there are cottages available. Look for the details below.

But of course We were not there just because of the hot spring. We were there to climb the seven water falls. Ann with her son Heckler and two assistants, Lana and I embarked in an hour of hiking seeing the majestic falls of Mambukal. 

1st Falls

Me, Ann and her son Heckler

2nd Falls

Lana, my girlfriend; Ann, my friend since HS and me, the Poging-Pogi :)

3rd Falls
It was not an easy hike but it wasn't that hard compared to my other hiking activities. It was fun to stretch my muscles again after a long time.

Seedling being sold at the 4th and 5th falls
4th and 5th Falls
You will wonder why the 6th falls wasn't captured here. That is because according to our guide, it is closed due to landslide. 

We proceed to the 7th falls in high spirit because at last we will now bathe! The water in the 7th falls is cold like ice! For sure because it came from the mountain.

7th Falls
We decided to ride a multi-cab when we went back to the resort. For Php100 each you can ride  habal habal back but since we were more than 5, the guide suggested to rent a multi-cab that looks like a truck. You can also do this at the start of the hike and do the trek in reverse.

Sulfuric Hot Spring - Super Hot!
After the quick hike, we had lunch in Mambukal Foodcourt. Expect the price to be expensive because its still a resort. If you are in a budget, you can go out of the resort and buy your lunch outside. You can also bring your food.


The most awaited part of the Mambukal experience is the dip in the hot spring! Yey!


This hot spring will cost you thousand in Manila! It is very relaxing and very therapeutic. The sulfuric water can cure skin problems they say, and I believe that. The water is 40 degrees. Its just perfect right after you stretch your muscles during the hike. 



How to go there:  Take a jeep going to Libertad and tell the driver to drop you in the bus station going to Mambukal. Take a cool bus going to Mambukal Resort. Travel time is approximately 1 hour.
Fees: Entrance Fee in Mambukal is Php50 per pax while Hot Spring is Php100 per pax. There is no fix rate for the guide when you climb the into the waterfalls. Its up to you how much you will give. For accomodation rates kindly click here