Mambukal Falls, Murcia, Negros Occidental
I spent my Holy Week weekend in Bacolod City with my family. Between visits to our relatives in several towns around Negros, we took the time to visit the Mambukal mountain resort.
The resort, maintained by the local government, is located in the town of Murcia, just in the vicinity of the Kanlaon volcano.The mountain resort, at an elevation of 1,200 feet, is surrounded by a rainforest, and pockmarked with several hot spring pools and camping ground.
|You can go boating in one of the ponds
|The scalding water of a hot spring in Mambukal
|Fruit bats perched on trees in the forest of Mambukal
|The first waterfall
|The canopy walk at Mambukal
At last we arrived on the first waterfall. The flow rate of the water is not that great during that time, maybe because it was the dry season. Still, the water was refreshing, and I immediately got my feet wet to cool down, frolicking along the rocks and letting the cold water flow over me. People are not allow to go deep into the waterfall as there was a danger of falling rocks, so I contented myself to dip along the edge. I stayed in the water until it was time for us to go back down.
How to Get There
The Mambukal (also spelled Mambucal) resort is located in the town of Murcia, in Negros Occidental, an island in central Philippines. The town is about 40 minutes away from Bacolod City, to the east. You can take a jeepney from Bacolod to Mambukal at the Libertad Public Market.
There is an entrance fee of PhP50 to the resort. The path to the waterfalls is closed during the rainy season, for safety reasons.