Exploring Nature in Negros Occidental, Welcome to Mambukal!

A long weekend has come! Let's talk about this place where you can spend your time unwinding, enjoying, and appreciating mother nature. Welcome to Mambukal Mountain Resort!

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Mabukal Mountain Resort is one of the popular tourist destinations here in Negros Occidental. It is located in the municipality of Murcia where you can find a lot of tourist spots. This mountain is full of natural falls and resorts, and each of those places has a uniquely beautiful experience to offer.


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This resort has a lot to offer that you will enjoy during your stay. It has two large swimming pools, a man-made lagoon, a rock climbing spot, a zipline, two hot springs, and beautiful natural falls. The image above is the actual map of the whole resort where you can see the location of every pool, cottage, and fun activity that is available in the area.

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When we arrive at the resort, we take a walk around the area to enjoy the view and breathe some fresh air. Many tourists from different places have arrived here, some of whom are foreigners, and they are already enjoying their vacation.

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Mambukal Mountain Resort is not just a resort, it is also a wildlife sanctuary! It is a huge place that is surrounded by huge trees that provide shelter to all the wildlife that lives on this mountain.

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While walking, we found this short bridge on the mountain river. It has a nice view where you can see the flowing water, large trees, and huge rocks.

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Notice that some of the huge rocks have a yellowish color, that's because the water that flows in the river has sulfur content, and that sulfur comes from the hot springs in the mountain. From here, you can see the man-made lagoon at the end of the river. There, you can do boating and other activities.

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Unfortunately, the Lagoon was drained at the time and was not accessible to tourists. It is not visible in the photo, but the water from the lagoon is steaming, yes, the water is hot on that day. I think that is one of the reasons why they drained and closed it temporarily to the public. A lot of activities are not yet available at the resort because of COVID-19. The scenery is still good though, so it's still a win.

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This is a lovely spot on the river's bank, but swimming is not permitted. It feels like I'm in another world in this spot, and it is very quiet and you can only hear birds chirping and the flowing water from the river.


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In the middle of our stay, the weather got bad and it rained heavily. It was so cold then, not because it was raining but because we were at the top of a mountain. Luckily, even though it was cold at that time, I suddenly remembered that there were hot springs in the area, and I took a walk to find them.

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I eventually, found one of the hot springs and I jump in, I immediately regret it because the water is SO HOT! haha. After a minute, my body gets used to the temperature, and it feels so good.


In this sanctuary, you can find many species of birds, butterflies, bats, and other wildlife that hide in the deep forest. One of the species of bats that you can see in this area is flying foxes, and these species of bat are the biggest and heaviest!

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After a whole day of unwinding, while walking on our way out, I spotted a colony of bats just sleeping on the top of a tall tree! those black things on top of the tree are not fruits, those are bats. Every evening, when it is almost dark, you'll see a swarm of large bats in the sky, leaving the mountain to hunt for food like insects and eat fruits. It is an amazing thing to see every evening in this place.


What a great day to live, a new memory to keep and treasure in this life. I'm happy to share this place that I found and the experience that I've gained. Well, that's all for today, hive! See you on my next blog, and thank you for reading!



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A must visit place it is!
Its so refreshing. You can truly relax and unwind in that kind of views. Just WOW!😲

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Yes, it is! truly an amazing experience of mine💙

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But why mainit water sa may lagoon? And it's steaming? Anyways what a beauty. What I love here is it was surrounded with a lot of greennnnn 🤩✨

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It is because of the hot springs in the mountain, ate @ruffatotmeee. Yes! I really love the greenery in this place💚 it feels like I'm in another world talaga haha.

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Hi @blip-blop, the resort is located in a strategic ligar, the mountain views and vegetation is beautiful, it is the perfect place to rest relax and enjoy the wonders of nature.

Blessings!

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Hello @belkyscabrera! It is more beautiful in person, truly a great experience to have. I recommend you visit this place, spend time unwinding, and forget all of your problems in life💙

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What a beautiful place, I really liked the tour that you have not given through your story, your precious photos full of a lot of color.

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Hi @recarvajalp! Yes, it is a really beautiful place to visit, spend time unwinding, and create memories💙 Visit this place anytime, you are very welcome in here.

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This is one of my bucketlist when I have the time to explore Negros Occ. Na.☺️

Thanks for this virtual tour. Im in love with the place even more.☺️

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Hi po @callmesmile! Visit this place anytime, we'll give you a warm welcome and a great travel experience here in Negros Occidental💙

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A fun journey, thank you for sharing the story of this wonderful journey of yours.
I will soon be heading to the scenic spot as you shown.

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It is really fun in there, visit this place anytime!💙

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Hi @livinguktaiwan! Thank you for including me in your honorable mentions💙 I'll make sure to do my best next time. Enjoy your vacation!

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I agree that this is one of the places you should not miss when in Negros!
I’ve been there and I just love the place. Too bad it’s not as beautiful as I remembered it to be.
My friends and I went to the waterfalls, and we did some boating too. It was tiring but fun. The dip in the hot pool erased all the exhaustion.

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Yes @wittyzell💙 sadly, it is not the same as it is before, I think it is because of the pandemic. I heard that the resort became a quarantine facility during the pandemic, so things got out of hand. It just opened this year, the resort is still recovering from its loss.

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Oh really? Didn't know it became a quarantine facility. I hope it will recover soon. It's really one of those resorts that I like to visit everytime I'm in Negros.

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Very nice place! I love to visit places like this too. Nature is really the best and we should take care of it.

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