Mountains and Volcanoes
The Therapeutic Hot Springs of Mambukal
Belle Piccio | Jul 24, 2018
With the gloomy kind of weather due to the rainy months, you don’t need to stay indoors to have some fun. You can visit the Mambukal Resort and relax at the dipping pool with flowing warm spring that is just right for your body.
The resort is known for its 7 cascading waterfalls and sulfur hot spring. The resort is owned and managed by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental.
- Adult - Php50.00
- Kids 11 years & below - Php20.00
- Light Vehicles - Php15.00
- Trucks/Buses - Php30.00
- Ofuro - P100.00 per person/day
- Ishiwata Bath House - P150.00 per person/30mins
*Note: Fees may subject to change without prior notice.
The most popular is the warm sulfur dipping pool. It is only four feet deep where you can sit or dip around the pool.
Another area is the Ofuro. It is just right beside the dipping pool. Ofuro is the Japanese word for tub.
But if you want some privacy, you can enjoy your hot sulfur water hot batch at the Ishiwata. The bath house is the oldest structure in Mambukal. It was built in 1927, making it almost a century-old bath house.
It has been a practice especially by Japanese for centuries to immerse in hot water to alleviate physical (as well as spiritual) illness at the end of the day. It is an ancient technique that by soaking the body in hot water it will help relieve tension, stress, soothe muscle pains and stimulate the circulation of the blood.
If you don’t like warm baths, the resort also has the regular swimming pools for kids and adults.
And, for those who will stay for the night hotel or cottages check-in time is 2:00pm and check-out time is 12:00nn.
For inquiries or reservations, call the Mambukal Reservation Office at (034) 433-8516.
How to Get There
From Manila, you can fly to Bacolod (Php3500++, round trip, 45 minutes). From Bacolod-Silay Airport, you can take a shuttle, or a cab (minimum of Php400) and ask to be taken to your hotel or destination in Bacolod City.
You can also go to Bacolod via ferry (estimated cost of Php2700++ with meal, round trip, 20-22 hours) from Manila. From the port you can hail a cab and ask to be dropped off to your destination anywhere in Bacolod City.
Buses, taxis, jeepneys and tricycles are the main mode of transport within the city. Murcia is only a twenty-minute drive by private car from Bacolod city. Going to Murcia, Public Utility Vehicles plying this route can reach the municipality in about 30-40 minutes.