|Posted by andrea lizares on September 18, 2010 at 12:49 AM|
Mambukal Mountain Resort, about 35 kilometers of Bacolod, is a 23.6 hectare resort that serves as a gateway to Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park and is the recommended one stop destination for nature-lovers who visit Negros. The rustle of leaves and the magical sound of rushing or falling water are everywhere as Mambukal is forest area with 7 waterfalls, a mountain stream running through it, hot sulfur springs, and of course, the requisite swimming pools. Operated by the provincial government, Mambucal also has a tourist lodge as well as stand-alone airconditioned cottages, picnic huts for day visitors, and a campsite for those who prefer to remain closer to the outdoors.
The Bacolod-Murcia-Mambukal route is a favorite of local mountain-bikers and there are off-road trails in and near Mambukal. The route which passes through the best of Kanlaon's forests, certainly the most scenic route to the summit of the volcano, begin from the Mambukal area.
The resort has something to appeal to everyone. Aside from those already mentioned, there's a hot dipping pool, a large boating lagoon, the canopy walk, wall climbing, batwatching, a butterfly farm, and a zipline (slide-for-life). While the adventurous and the physically fit explore the trails, swim, and try the different activities available within the resort, those who just wish to enjoy a leisurely (lazy) day will be refreshed by the gurgling river and the cool air under giant trees.
Accommodations: The Mambukal Tourist Lodge has standard rooms and suites and stand-alone airconditioned cottages. There is also a campsite for those who wish to be closer to the outdoors. Day visitors can rent picnic huts although this is not absolutely necessary as one can have a picnic under the trees.
Food: There's a food court that serves local dishes at very reasonable prices.
Getting there: Mambukal is only 30 minutes by private vehicle and 45 minutes by public transportation (mini-bus) the Libertad terminal. Fare isaround P30. Mini-buses also go down from Mambucal to Bacolod on a regular basis.
Rates: Resort rates are very reasonable as this is a government owned resort.
Entrance fee: P 35.00 for adults and P10 for children 11 years & below; Light Vehicles – P 15.00; Trucks/Buses – P 30.00
Swimming Pools: (Kiddie/Adult Pool/ Mambo Pool, Dipping Pool): Adult – P 50.00; 11 years old and below – P 20.00 (swimming in the river is free)
Picnic Huts: Big – P 600.00; Small – P 300.00 (no charge for sitting on the grass or on the big rocks)
Tables with 4 Chairs – P 100.00
Canopy with 1 table and chairs – P 300.00
Wall Climbing – P 25.00
Slide for Life (Zipline) – P 100.00 – 2 trips
Canopy Walk – P 50.00
Boating – P 30.00 / person/15 minutes
Butterfly Garden – P 20.00 / person
ACCOMODATIONS: Check In – 2:00PM, Check Out – 12:00 Noon
Mambukal Tourist Lodge
- P 600.00 – Ordinary
- P 750.00 – Deluxe
- P 1,000.00 – Suite
- P 2,000.00 – Exclusive use
LGU Cottages - P 900.00- Single beds / Matrimonial
- P 1,200.00 – 4 single beds
- P 1,500.00 – 2 single beds and 2 double deck beds
- P 4,000.00 – 2 bedrooms with Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen
Conference Hall: A modern hall equiped wiith audio visual and other equipment for conferences and banquets. Three separate halls can be combined into one big hall for up to 400 persons.The resort has its own catering service and since there are cottages that may be rented, Mambukal is an excellent venue for seminars, conferences, and trainings.
(034) 709-0990 or (034) 433-8516 – Mambukal Reservation Office
(034) 710-0801 or (034) 473-0610 – Mambukal Resort
Information from http://experiencenegros.com