Wife and I went March, 2013. Went midweek so no crowds around. Travel from Bacolod by car took less than 1 hour and cost us around 50 US. Although we found out that you could ride buses right to the gate of the resort from Bacolod. Don't know from where so it's a mute point.
Read about it in Philippines Travel Guide, so went expecting to stay the night. Got there and decided on a cottage for around 2000 piso a night. It was a very nice room. New furniture indoor and out on the porch, plus hot water, ref, and aircon. No phone ,tv, or internet, but thats not why we went. Plenty of activities to do during the day, and we sat outside at night and had a few drinks. Definately need insect repellant and coils at night.
During the day we went to see the water falls. Only made it to 2 as the trail starts to get steep after #2 and it was hot and humid. My favorite was the swim in the hot spring. Also had a large pool but couldn't see getting in it when there was this 45 degree spring to soak in! Also bat watching. The colony was said to number 5000. Quit active even in the daylight. Plus a bridge with thousands of swallows under it, you walk under and see close up. A lovely place to walk as there is no traffic and lots of the trees have the name and common uses for them on signs.
There is a food court open during daylight hours with pinoy food and a surprising selection of seafood, considering it's on the side of a volcano! Plus soft and hard drinks. And a bunch of sari sari stores at the little village by the resort entrance. We went there and sat drinking beers in the evening talking with the locals, seemed real friendly. I will definately go with my kids next time. They love water.
- Also Known As:
- Mambukal Hot Spring Hotel Bacolod