PROFILE

Distance from Bacolod: 16.5 kilometers
Land Area: 28,455.00 hectares
Classification: 1st Class
No. of Barangays: 15 Barangays
Population: 71,289 (August 1, 2007)
Language: Hiligaynon/Ilonggo
English is spoken & understood

Points of Interest

Calibago River Resort & Summer Camp
“War Buddies” Monument in the Plaza
Bacolod Golf and Country Club
Flower Village, Sitio Katugasan
Mambukal Mountain Resort
Hda. Kaftrees Retreat House
Pandanon River Resort
Minoyan Resort


FESTIVALS

Mudpack Festival, Mambukal Mountain Resort (3rd week of June)
Feast of Immaculate Concepcion (December 8)
Tinabu-ay Festival (1st week of December)


MARKET DAYS

Sunday


HOW TO GET THERE

Murcia is only a 20-minute drive from Bacolod City by private car. Public utility vehicles plying this route can reach the municipality in about the same time.


Attractions

Mambukal Resort


Pandanon Silos Mountain and River Resort

Mambukal Resort 31 kilometers east of Bacolod is surrounded by therapeutic sulfur springs, leisure trails leading to the three waterfalls, mountain streams, lush valleys and hiking trails leading up to Mt. Kanlaon. A perfect place for eco-tourists, the resort has accommodation facilities, swimming and therapeutic warm dipping pools, picnic huts, bat watching, boating facilities, wall climbing, slide for life, canopy walk, and camping grounds, overnight cottages and a food court.


Pandanon Silos Mountain and River Resort a 45 minute drive from Bacolod City located at Brgy. Pandanon Silos, Murcia. This river resort has function halls, day cottages and accommodation facilities with swimming pool, plus packages offered for the adventurous to explore the river.


Barangay Sta. Rosa

Barangay Sta. Rosa is the site of Japanese soldiers’ surrender to the American forces at the end of the World War II. The monument stands marking the historic surrender.


Kahulihoha Resort

Kahulihoha Resort Kahulihoha Herbal Garden and Serenity Park is a newly built tourism destination that can be found in Brgy. Alegria.


ACCOMMODATIONS

MAMBUKAL RESORT
Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia
Reservation: Tel. No. (034) 709-0990/433-8516
Resort no. (034)473-0610

PANDANON VALLEY RESORT
Brgy. Pandanon, Murcia, Negros Occidental
Tel. No: (034) 4318620, (034) 4335527
Telefax No: (034) 4350550
Bacolod Booking Office: (034) 4349463

BACOLOD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Brgy. Blumentritt, Murcia, Negros Occidental
Tel. No: 4461794
Contact Person: Mr. James Zamora

CENTRAL PHILIPPINE ADVENTIST COLLEGE
Brgy. Alegria, Murcia, Negros Occidental
Tel. No: (034) 7100307
Contact Person: Dr. Alfredo Amada, Jr.

HDA. KAFTREES RETREAT HOUSE
Brgy. Caliban, Murcia, Negros Occidental
Tel. No: (034) 7100369
Contact Person: Mrs. Cecilia A. Gonzaga


TOURISM OFFICE

Estela Y. Barbo
Municipal Tourism Officer
Phone: (34) 345-1231
Fax: (34) 345-2243
Email: [email protected]