Relaxation and Wellness
Mambukal Resort: A Steamy & Refreshing Hot Bath Perfect For Couples
Belle Piccio | Feb 14, 2017
Owned and managed by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, Mambukal Resort was recognized as a location for health center and recreational resort by virtue of Republic Act 1964 in July 22, 1957.
Mambukal has many beautiful sites and is famous for its sulfur hot spring and 7 beautiful cascading waterfalls.
The resort has a number of hot sulfur springs. It is believed that the warm spring waters are medicinal that can heal skin diseases, as well as relax aching muscles.
Ishiwata Bath House
The neo-classical designed bath house was built in 1927 by a Japanese architect Kokichi Paul Ishiwata. There are five different cubicles for those who want privacy while having a relaxing and soaking in the warm sulfur waters. The bath house is the oldest structure in Mambukal.
“Ofuro” is a Japanese word that means “a tub.” The ofuro is popularly used by Japanese for many centuries to ease and lessen physical affliction such as muscular pains, stress and tensions. It’s a daily ritual by the Japanese and has been an ancient technique in improving ones health.
Warm Sulfur Dipping Pool
The dipping pool is about 4 feet deep. It is surrounded with a love seat where bathers could sit and dip. While enjoying your bathe, you get to view some of the fruit bats hanging on the trees surrounding the area.
Mambukal Resort is located at Barangay Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental. For more information and for reservation, call the Mambukal Reservation Office at (034) 709-0990 or (034) 433-8516.
How to Get There
From Manila, you can fly to Bacolod (Php2500++, round trip, 45 minutes). From Bacolod-Silay Airport, you can take a shuttle (Php75-150 per head), 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.