Murcia - Negros Occidental Destinations


It is a 1st class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines.

Murcia is a 1st class municipality in the province of Negros Occidental. It has been a famous tourist destination since the 1970s because of the Mambukal Mountain Resort.

Located in Barangay Minoyan, about a 30-minute drive away from Bacolod City, Mambukal is known for its seven waterfalls, swimming pools, a Japanese built bath house, sulfur springs and its boating lagoon. The Mambukal Mountain Resort also has bats as its tourist attraction. The resort has three 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. The resort lies 1,200 feet above sea level and serves as a gateway to the Mt. Kanlaon Volcano. Accommodations are available at the the Tourist Lodge which offers standard rooms and suites.

Aside from the Mambukal Mountain Resort, Murcia is also famous for its Pandanon River Resort situated in the Murcia-Don Salvador Benedicto municipality border. Located in Barangay Pandanon, this river resort is known for its low-temperature river nearby coupled with a tropical rain forest atmosphere.

On the 23rd and 24th of June every year, the Mudpack Festival is celebrated in Murcia, Negros Occidental, coinciding the feast of Saint John the Baptist. It is a symbolic celebration centering on the harmonious relationship between man and nature. The festival's highlight is a lively street dancing parade with the participants of ethnic dances covered in mud distinctively found in Mambukal. A feast of ecological concern, and merrymaking adjoined, the Mudpack Festival is fast becoming a popular festival being known by artists and tourists from all over the world.




Mambukal Haven

Philippines Fiestas

Visit Negros