Mambukal Resort and Hot Springs serves as the gateway to Mount Kanlaon. The hot springs were originally developed by Kokichi Ishiwata in 1927. Mambukal has a number of hot sulfur springs whose healing waters are a balm. Water continually feeds into the warm pool. Mambukal is most popular as a day trip from Bacolod but for visitors who wish to take their time overnight accommodation facilities are available. The annual Mudpack Festival is an event one should consider as a unique event celebrating multi-colored clay.