Tag: Mambukal

SPA Natura

Spa Natura at Mambukal
Spa Natura at Mambukal

Michelle invited me along to Mambukal on Tuesday for a getaway with SPA Natura and The Blade two of the places Michelle works at.  What a blast we had!  The people Michelle work with are so much fun.  The entire time was spent laughing and joking around.  Though I did not understand much of what was said, it was a lot of fun being around some fantastic people.

SPA Natura – The Blade

I had the privilege to meet and be around everyone in their work environment.  Everyone works very hard throughout their work schedule.  Mamalisa the owner of SPA Natura and The Blade was the person to make the arrangements for the outing as one of the ways to say thank you for all of your hard work.  She seems like a very sweet woman.

If you have never been to Mambukal it is a must on your travel itinerary while in the Philippines.  Michelle and I went there last August while I was in Bacolod and I thought it was very amazing place, there are so many things to do and see…though we only did the hike to number three falls, and then butterfly world.  This time we had the opportunity to do and see so much more.  Michelle and I got to enjoy a chance to ride the zip line.  I shot some video of Michelle as she was descending and I don’t think I have ever seen as big a smile as I did with her on this occasion.   We also went swimming in the pool, this was so refreshing and wonderful after a long hot day of hiking and the sun.  Afterwards we went into the hot pool, that is heated from the Kanlaon

SPA Natura @ Mambukal
SPA Natura @ Mambukal

volcano that is roughly a three-day hike from Mambukal. The water was amazing and I know with the sore back I have sported was such a great help.

Massage at the SPA

The other thing I want to say is that if you are in Bacolod, or Mambukal be sure to stop by SPA Natura, The Blade or The Blade Mambukal and take sometime to enjoy the services they have to offer.  I have on many occasions and after each time, I feel so good and rejuvenated.  I don’t think you can go wrong that is for sure!!

Mambukal

# 3 WaterFalls at Mambukal
# 3 WaterFalls at Mambukal

I was lucky enough to spend the last two days exploring the Resort called Mambukal.  A mere 1.5 hour trip from Bacolod, where you meet nature, thermal vents from the Kanlaon volcano and the jungle with all the mystery and wonderful nature and colors.

It’s very easy to grab a bus out of Bacolod which can be found at the Central Market and from what I could gather they leave every 15 minutes or so.  I know we saw easily 10 other buses headed to Mambukal Resort.  Once you arrive there, the very first thing we did was head to the trailhead for the 7 Waterfalls.  You have to sign a book, and read through the Liability and Release, indicating that you could be injured.  I did the hike in flip flops, but I would much rather of had shoes as much of the trip was uphill, and then almost vertical in some areas.  We got hit by a huge rain storm, and the rocks were pretty slippery.   Tourists are required to take a guide, and it was well worth it. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a fantastic tour!

The Lagoon at Mambukal Resort
The Lagoon at Mambukal Resort

Once we completed the hike, the guide showed us around the Mambukal Resort, showed us the various thermal pools, the boiling mud, the bats and all the wonderful attractions found at Mambukal.  If you have a chance, this is a sure bet to go visit.  The entrance fee was only P50, and we spent the night in the Villa, which was P1700.  Money well spent!!