Mambukal is about 45minutes away from the city if you travel by bus. we passed by the town of Murcia which has a large area of sugar canes. upon reaching the resort, she left us there for us to enjoy the place. it was quite different as it was years back.
this time, a lot of villas were built within the area. a medium size campsite in one area, a conference hall near the gate entrance and a simple food park.
we were not allowed to visit the waterfalls due to continuous rains during the previous days. they say that it’s not safe. but the place now offers more things to do and to see this time.
there’s a dipping pool that offers naturally hot water coming from Mt. Canlaon. one can enjoy swimming or simply dipping in this medium sized pool.
there are two other bigger swimming pools within the area under big trees. quite a soothing place to relax with nature.
since we were just enjoying the place, we explored the lagoon area that offers boating. perfect for group who are into paddling.
on one edge of the lagoon is a bridge and a dam-like structure. water current from here is quite strong.
the resort is also a home to a butterfly sanctuary. it holds hundreds of butterflies of different species within a butterfly garden. we had the chance to see the different types of butterflies flying from one flower to another.
as a whole, this area is really one good place for group activities and overnight parties. it also caters conferences and seminars. i recommend this place since it’s just a drive away from the city and that part of its income goes to the protection of the bats and other natural treasures within its area.