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The 7 Waterfalls of Mambukal Resort in Bacolod

Updated on March 21, 2015
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Renz may not be travel junkie, but he is eager to share the places he's visited all for the love of traveling!

Re-acquaint yourself with nature in Bacolod's Mambukal Mountain Resort!
Re-acquaint yourself with nature in Bacolod's Mambukal Mountain Resort! | Source

A Day Set for Waterfall Adventure

On our second day in Bacolod, we decided to visit the famous 7 Waterfalls (aka 7 Falls) located in the Mambukal Mountain Resort.

From the L'Fisher Chalet Hotel (the place where we were staying), it took us about 50 minutes to reach the place. Probably, the travel time ranges from 45 to 60 minutes depending on the place where you stay.

The entire place was nice, and there was quite a number of activities you can enjoy within the resort ranging from picnics to boat rides. However, we decided to stick with trekking the mountain, Mount Kanlaon, to see the 7 Waterfalls, since this was the main plan.

Anyway, in this hub, I will be virtually touring you to the place, and also be sharing with you some tips to consider when visiting 7 Waterfalls as I go on.

Bird Watching? Nah, it's too mainstream in Mambukal Mountain Resorts. You should try, Bat Watching.
Bird Watching? Nah, it's too mainstream in Mambukal Mountain Resorts. You should try, Bat Watching. | Source

Suggested Attire and Things to Bring

I suggest that you wear a comfortable outfit typical for a mountain trekking because you will need to hike up to reach all the 7 Falls.

However, if you desire to swim in the falls, you may want to bring your aqua shoes or simply your slippers. (My friends and I all wore slippers for this activity.)

Things to Bring:

  • Spare Clothes
  • Swim Wear (Rash guard, etc.)
  • Plastic or Waterproof Bags for other valuables and Gadgets
  • Snacks to nibble (although there are food-restricted areas)
  • Water to hydrate yourself with

Rates in Mambukal Mountain Resort.
Rates in Mambukal Mountain Resort. | Source

Rates in Mambukal Resort

Gate Entrance

Upon entrance, Mambukal Mountain Resort charges P50 (close to a dollar) per head for adults and P20 (close to half a dollar) per head for kids.

Parking

Light vehicles will be charged P15 while Trucks and Buses will be charged double at P30.

Swimming Pool

If you decide to plunge in, it will cost you additional P50 per head for adults and, again, P20 per head for kids.

Wall Climbing

This activity is priced at P25 per person.

Boating

This will cost you P50 per person.

7 Waterfalls

It's a good thing that the trip to the waterfalls is already included in the P50-entrance fee. However, there will be someone to guide you as you trek Mt. Kanlaon (and see the waterfalls). And, it is traditional to give some tip to the guide. I've asked the locals there, and usually the sufficient amount will play around P200 to P250 pesos ($4 to $7).

For other rates, kindly see the photo below. Just click on it to enlarge.

Starting the Adventure!

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Okay, you'll find these signs just before you trek up the Mt. KanlaonSome additional reminders from the Mambukal Resort ManagementThis is me near the "river", water is coming from the waterfalls which we were about to see.From left to right: Cassie, Pam, Meg, Renz (Me), Marnie and TroyThis is the starting point for mounting trekking! (Left to Right: Troy, JP, Cassie and Me)Getting nearer to the First Waterfall! (Left to Right: Me, JP, Meg, Troy and Cassie)Just fooling around as we trek the mountain (Mt. Kanlaon)
Okay, you'll find these signs just before you trek up the Mt. Kanlaon
Okay, you'll find these signs just before you trek up the Mt. Kanlaon | Source
Some additional reminders from the Mambukal Resort Management
Some additional reminders from the Mambukal Resort Management | Source
This is me near the "river", water is coming from the waterfalls which we were about to see.
This is me near the "river", water is coming from the waterfalls which we were about to see. | Source
From left to right: Cassie, Pam, Meg, Renz (Me), Marnie and Troy
From left to right: Cassie, Pam, Meg, Renz (Me), Marnie and Troy | Source
This is the starting point for mounting trekking! (Left to Right: Troy, JP, Cassie and Me)
This is the starting point for mounting trekking! (Left to Right: Troy, JP, Cassie and Me) | Source
Getting nearer to the First Waterfall! (Left to Right: Me, JP, Meg, Troy and Cassie)
Getting nearer to the First Waterfall! (Left to Right: Me, JP, Meg, Troy and Cassie) | Source
Just fooling around as we trek the mountain (Mt. Kanlaon)
Just fooling around as we trek the mountain (Mt. Kanlaon) | Source
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First waterfall reached! It took us about 20 minutes to reach this. All the trekking to reach the first waterfall was worth it! It took us about 5 minutes to reach the 2nd WaterfallThe scene is pretty much similar, but still it was fulfilling to see more of the 7 FallsWe decided to rest for a while, and of course take some group photos. Why do I look grumpy?Getting nearer to the area where we can swimThe group photo right before we plunge in the watersRaging waters! Looks dangerous yet exciting!Trekking was made even grander with all the beautiful scenes of natureThe grandeur of nature!
First waterfall reached! It took us about 20 minutes to reach this.
First waterfall reached! It took us about 20 minutes to reach this.
All the trekking to reach the first waterfall was worth it!
All the trekking to reach the first waterfall was worth it!
It took us about 5 minutes to reach the 2nd Waterfall
It took us about 5 minutes to reach the 2nd Waterfall
The scene is pretty much similar, but still it was fulfilling to see more of the 7 Falls
The scene is pretty much similar, but still it was fulfilling to see more of the 7 Falls
We decided to rest for a while, and of course take some group photos. Why do I look grumpy?
We decided to rest for a while, and of course take some group photos. Why do I look grumpy?
Getting nearer to the area where we can swim
Getting nearer to the area where we can swim
The group photo right before we plunge in the waters
The group photo right before we plunge in the waters
Raging waters! Looks dangerous yet exciting!
Raging waters! Looks dangerous yet exciting!
Trekking was made even grander with all the beautiful scenes of nature
Trekking was made even grander with all the beautiful scenes of nature
The grandeur of nature!
The grandeur of nature!

The 7 Waterfalls

Although there are 7 Waterfalls, we only got to see 5 of them. This was because the path to the fourth one was blocked at that time,. Also, we got too tired after the 6th waterfall, so we decided not to proceed to the next one (aside from the fact that it will take another 15+ minutes to get to the 7th Waterfall). Enough of that. It's now time for the adventure!

It took us about 20 minutes to reach the first waterfall, but the effort was all worth it because just staring at the waterfalls was so fulfilling and relaxing.

The time it took us to reach the next falls was usually about 5 to 10 minutes. So, all in all, it took us a quarter of an hour to see the 5 waterfalls. This excludes some minutes we spend swimming.

Swimming in the Falls

The best part of seeing the falls was having the opportunity to swim somewhere nearby. And it was totally exhilarating since it was my first time to swim in a fresh water. Everyone else was being so euphoric and experiencing cloud 9 (which shows in the photos below).

Unfortunately, time indeed flies so fast when you are having fun! Because we weren't aware that we already spent more than an hour fiddling around with the water. Nevertheless, it was uber awesome! Hiking the 7 Waterfalls was surely an unforgettable adventure that we experienced. And hopefully, it will be one of yours too, when you visit this Mambukal Resort in Bacolod.

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My friend was horsing around and pretended to have slipped awaySome picture-perfect moment in the 7 Falls!Left to right: Troy, Me, Marnie, Pam and Meg. The one submerged in the water is JP. Enjoying the force of the current! Weee! Feeling free as we let our bodies be carried away by the current
My friend was horsing around and pretended to have slipped away
My friend was horsing around and pretended to have slipped away
Some picture-perfect moment in the 7 Falls!
Some picture-perfect moment in the 7 Falls!
Left to right: Troy, Me, Marnie, Pam and Meg. The one submerged in the water is JP.
Left to right: Troy, Me, Marnie, Pam and Meg. The one submerged in the water is JP.
Enjoying the force of the current!
Enjoying the force of the current!
Weee! Feeling free as we let our bodies be carried away by the current
Weee! Feeling free as we let our bodies be carried away by the current

Rate Your 7 Falls Experience!

2 out of 5 stars from 3 ratings of 7-Falls in Mambukal

End of the Exciting Adventure

After the most-awesome swimming experience, we decided not to proceed to the last falls and just head back because we were too tired to hike another 20-30 minutes.

As for trekking back, we were expecting that the time we would spend in going down will be less than the time we spent going up there. But, we were all wrong. Trekking back was as difficult. This is why it took us about 45 minutes to head back. So, I advice you to store a lot of energies and enthusiasm with you before you decide to check the falls!

So, there you go - the 7 Falls of Mambukal Mountain Resort! I hope you found this mini-tour enjoyable and that it somehow convinced you to check this place out when you are given the chance! And don't forget to return back in this article to rate your experience and share your adventure!

How to Go to Mambukal Mountain Resort

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Mambukal Resort:
Mambukal Mountain Resort, Murcia, Philippines

get directions

During our trip, we just rented out a service van to drive us there. And since we were more than 10 in the group, the cost per person was diluted.

Your Adventure!

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      Mary Norton 

      6 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I had been there a long time ago when it was still very simple with no guided tours. Maybe, time to visit again.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      4 years ago from Manila

      Thanks grand old lady! Yeah, even grown-ups like us enjoyed the water adventure. I'm pretty sure they'll enjoy it two-folds. :)

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      This is very interesting and helpful. I will send this to my sister, whose hubby is in Bacolod. They go there often and I'm sure their kids will enjoy the waterfalls.

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