By Austin Rex Lobaton


Equipment Info
Nearest Area
Mt. Kanlaon Volcano
Murcia Province of Negros Occidental
Brief Directions

The mountain resort takes about 45 minutes drive from the capital city Bacolod in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. Reservation office is in Bacolod City with contact numbers +63-2-4337532, +63-2-9282101, +63-2-9295671; website:


The Mambukal Resort in Murcia, Negros Occidental has bats as tourist attraction. There resort has 3 species of bats – the Philippine Flying Fox (Philippine Giant Fruit Bat), the Philippine bare-backed fruit bat, and the Little Golden-mantled Flying Fox, which is already endangered. They produce a nitrogen-rich organic fertilizer called guano. Bats are included in the list of animals protected by Republic Act 9147 (Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act).[5] The provincial government-owned Mambucal Resort inaugurated its "Butterfly Garden," on December, 2007. Live predators of butterflies like tarantula, wild geckos, scorpions, millipedes and centipedes were displayed.[6] Wikipedia (Culture and Economy)

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