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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.
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 Resort
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.
Light vehicles will be charged P15 while Trucks and Buses will be charged double at P30.
If you decide to plunge in, it will cost you additional P50 per head for adults and, again, P20 per head for kids.
This activity is priced at P25 per person.
This will cost you P50 per person.
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!
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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- Comprehensive Travel Guide for Bacolod
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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
Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on April 29, 2018:
I had been there a long time ago when it was still very simple with no guided tours. Maybe, time to visit again.
Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on December 22, 2013:
Thanks grand old lady! Yeah, even grown-ups like us enjoyed the water adventure. I'm pretty sure they'll enjoy it two-folds. :)
Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on December 22, 2013:
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.