About Mambukal

In July 22, 1957, by virtue of Republic Act 1964, Mambukal was established as a town-site for health center and recreational resort purposes. Mambukal Resort is owned and managed by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental under the Economic Enterprise Development Department.

Mambukal Resort lies 1,200 feet above sea level and serves as a gateway to Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park. Originally developed by a Japanese architect named Kokichi Paul Ishiwata in 1927, the resort started as a bathhouse and picnic garden and has provided cool haven for Negrenses and their guests.

Spread over 23.6 hectares, Mambukal is blessed with exceptionally beautiful natural features.

A big mountain stream, fed by several tributaries, descends in a series of seven waterfalls and cuts through the center of the resort, feeding the water holes and boating lagoon.

Mambukal boasts a number of hot sulfur springs whose medicinal waters are a balm for the weary flesh and continually feels the warm dipping pool Ishiwata Bathhouse and the newly constructed Japanese Ofuro.

Its slopes and dips house interesting rock formations and lush forests of tropical and semi-tropical treesas well as a variety of pines, ferns and orchids that thrive on its cool climate and rich soil, known as Mambukal clay.

The resort has strategically located viewing decks. For more intimate encounters with nature, ascend the hanging bridge and bask in the beauty of nature from a different viewpoint from the Canopy of trees. Go all-out and challenge yourself and climb the wall. Experience an exhilarating ride in our 200m zipline or slide for life crossing the boating lagoon.

For visitors who wish to take time, various overnight accommodation facilities are available to suit their needs — family cottages, villas, LGU cottages, standard rooms, dormitories and camp sites. Picnic huts and canopies are strategically situated near the two swimming pools and the warm sulfur dipping pool for excursionists.

Mambukal is also ideal for those inclined to mix business with pleasure. Versatile conference halls that can accomodate large number of guests are available for various functions such as seminars, meetings, workshops and conferences.

To rejuvenate one's spirits, and touch base with Mother Earth, there is nothing like a trek to Mambukal's seven (7) breathtaking waterfalls, a close contact with the abundant species of butterflies and an impressive view of 3 different species of more than 4,000 fruit bats that abound the area.

The annual Mudpack Festival is an event one should consider coming back for every 3rd week of June. It's a unique event as it celebrates the harmony of man and nature, featuring Mambukal's distinct multi-colored clay to stir the people's awareness of the importance of our environment. Artists from all over the province gather to exhibit their respective artistic talents in ethnic music, dances and crafts.

  • Anchor Tourism Destination of Negros Occidental
  • Land area is 23.6 hectares
  • It lies 1,200 feet above sea level and serves as gateway to Mt. Kanlaon
  • It has interesting rock formations and lush forest of tropical and semi-tropical as well as a variety of pines, ferns and orchids that thrive on its cool climate and rich soil, known as the Mambukal Clay.