Mambukal Resort and Its 7 Waterfalls in Negros Occidental

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Mambukal Resort is located in Mambukal, Negros Occidental, north eastern side of it. This resort is really a great package of camping, swimming, resting, trekking, hot spring dipping, kayaking, dining and team building in a natural environment.

How to get to Bacolod City from Cebu

(to know how to get to Bacolod City from Cebu via ship, check out this link). This is a comprehensive post about the route.

How to get to Mambukal Resort from Bacolod City

1. Go to Libertad Market and locate the bus terminal
2. Ride the bus en route to Mambukal and wait for 1 hour to get there directly.

 

Best time to visit

January to May months’ weather is perfect to enjoy the view and various activities. Just take note if you are on a day trip that the last bus ride back to Bacolod City is 6pm.

Fares (Bacolod to Mambukal)

Jeep to Libertad     P7
Bus to Mambukal  P30

 

Entrance Fee

Adult  P50
Kids 11 years and below   P20

Parking Fee
Light vehicles     P15
Trucks/Buses      P30

Activities to do

1. Climb the 7 Waterfalls

There are 7 waterfalls that you can visit. You can either start from 

  1. the main starting point in Mambukal Resort where you trek going up or
  2. the starting point from the top which you can ride the motorcycle going down when you choose the former.

From the bottom, you need to sign your name first and can have a volunteer guide (but will ask a tip after) with you. The hanging bridge, which was not in use, is seen as you climbed to the 1st waterfalls. The 4th waterfalls, at that time, was not visible as the pathway going there was destroyed by the typhoon. Then, there are some waterfalls that you can take a dip.

Entrance fee: Donation to the volunteer guide

Allotment time: 2 hours

2. Dip in the Sulfur Spring

Try the hot spring with some sulfur to feel relax.  Sulfur is a mineral which is essential to our body. It was hot that it took me maybe 20 minutes before my body was totally soaked.
Entrance fee: P50 for adults

3. Visit the Butterfly Garden

See different species of butterflies and discover their life cycle in the Butterfly Garden. Good for Instagram-able photos.
Entrance fee: P25 

4. Do Kayaking in the Lake

Test your boating skills with the kayaks in the lake. Don’t worry as there are life jackets.
 
Boat rental fee: P30

5. Camp using tents

Wish I could try to camp there as it was cool to do it with friends and relatives.
Camping fee: P30

6. Taste their Special Sinigang

There are restaurants inside Mambukal but take note it is only during daytime. Their Sinigang is so special because of BATUAN (Garcinia morella). This is like their special sampalok (tamarind) or kamias (Averrhoa bilimbi) for making sinigang.

Sinigang na baboy: P150

 

Here’s what we did:

Mambukal Day Tour Itinerary

 

destination time vehicle
mode
fare Philippine
peso
entrance
fee
hotel to Libertad Market 10am-10:30am jeep 7 php
Libertad Market to Mambukal Resort 11am – 12pm jeep bus 30 50
Climbing for the 7 waterfalls 1:30pm – 3:40pm on foot donation
Back to Bacolod City – Libertad 4:45pm – 6pm jeep bus 30

Total: 67 php (fare) + 140 php donation + 50 php  = 257 php


In summary, as a couple, it was a great way to get to know more of the person especially when climbing for the waterfalls. As a group, the place can give a lot of activities to create memories and bonds. For my second time with the place, I will still go back here. It is a very interesting place with numerous activities and it is very natural.

Check out the links for places and things you can do in Bacolod:

 

and in Cebu:

1. Eat at some of the best restaurants/places in Cebu
2. Travel around the city of Cebu
3. Travel to Cebu and Bacolod by land and sea
4. See the sunrise as you climb the highest peak in Cebu island, Osmena Peak and tour around other Dalaguete and Alcoy
5. Try scuba diving in Mactan Island

If you can travel to Leyte:

  1. Travelling to Kalanggaman Island in Palompon, Leyte

If you want to know about Manila, Luzon in the Philippines:

  1. Ride the bus from NAIA terminal 3 in Manila going to Alabang
  2. Get birth, marriage and/or birth certificate and also CENOMAR via online 
  3. Travel to the Science City of Munoz in Nueva Ecija
  4. Stay in Lucena City in Quezon Province

If you want to see my international trip, check this link:

Always remember, READY yourself before travelling, SET yourself to possibilities, GO to your dream destinations and SHARE  your experience.

 

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Wishing you safe and happy travels,

Sarah

Sarah Jean Buhay enjoys traveling, sharing information about transportation schedules and fares, places to visit and eat and giving her genuine insights for readers. She once moved in Cebu from the suburban of Laguna for almost two years to fully become independent and explore more of herself and her home country, Philippines. When she travels, she tries to stay longer to understand more of the people and the place. She also stayed in South Korea for 2 months, visited Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam for a week and is currently living in Sydney, Australia.

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