Friday, March 3, 2017

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Mambukal Resort and Its 7 Waterfalls in Negros Occidental





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


destinationtimevehicle
mode
farePhilippine
peso
entrance
fee
hotel to Libertad Market10am-10:30amjeep7php
Libertad Market to Mambukal Resort11am - 12pmjeep bus3050
Climbing for the 7 waterfalls1:30pm - 3:40pmon footdonation
Back to Bacolod City - Libertad4:45pm - 6pmjeep bus30

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.

So what else did I do in Bacolod?


1. Visited Silay City  for culture, arts and history fascination
2. processed my renewal of passport in DFA - Bacolod in Robinsons Mall
3. Stayed in one of Bacolod's hotels that are near to DFA -Bacolod in Robinsons Mall and bought pasalubongs (food gifts)

If you still have time to go to Guimaras Island and explore this place, check these links.

1. Travelling to Guimaras - entry from Bacolod and exit to Iloilo
2. Places to see and Activities to do in Guimaras Island

If you want to explore Cebu , check these links:

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





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