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Bantug Lake Ranch Activities and Amenities for Summer

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Summer at Bantug Lake Ranch

We always enjoy a fun and wholesome family trip to discover new things and just to bond with each other. One of the closest places to us in Bacolod City is Bantug Lake Ranch.

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Boating at the serene lake of Bantug Lake Ranch.

About Bantug Lake Ranch

BANTUG LAKE RANCH is a vibrant organic destination farm resort located in Brgy. Alangilan, 13 kilometers east of Bacolod City, in the province of Negros Occidental, southern Philippines. They are part of the province’s effort to successfully become the organic food bowl of Asia.

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Our family by the lake of Bantug Lake Ranch.

The seven-hectare verdant property had long been a ranch and fruit orchard owned by the Bantug family. Eventually, they opened the place as a daytime destination resort, complete with exciting activities for the entire family or a group of friends. And our family just loves going there for a day trip.

Bantug Lake Ranch Attractions

There are many things you can do at Bantug Lake Ranch. You can easily spend a whole day there without getting bored. There’s something for young and old alike.

Lake

Primarily, Bantug Lake Ranch has a big man-made lake made. That lake was planned long before the resort was set up and is the center of attraction of the resort. You can go fish feeding, fishing, and boating.

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On one of our visits to Bantug Lake Ranch, we went boating. It was calming.

Ranch

Meanwhile, guests at Bantug Lake Ranch can experience horseback and carriage riding at the ranch area. Horseback riding is usually for individuals or a young kid with guardian tandem. The carriage riding is usually done by groups because it’s more fun to go around when there are more people on it.

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Our kids love horseback riding that they would get on the horse every time we are at Bantug Lake Ranch.

Our kids really love horseback riding. Here’s a video of their horseback riding time at Bantug Lake Ranch.

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This is our usual set up at Bantug Lake Ranch — Achi on a horse and Dad and Siobe on another. And mom is the photographer.

Animals

Kids and the young at heart may also enjoy animal feedings around Bantug Lake Ranch. Around the resort, there are fishes, peacocks, and turkeys. Kids, especially those who grew up in the city, would certainly enjoy feeding the animals, as its a different experience. Different kinds of animal feeds are available at the resort office.

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This bunch of turkeys was really showing off to the kids.
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We went to Bantug Lake Ranch on a weekday and the horses were just grazing at the picnic area because there are not many people. The kids were able to get to them up close.

Picnic Area 

Guests may opt to have a cool and breezy picnic at Bantug Lake Ranch, as the resort has many shady mango trees around the picnic area. They can cook their own food or they can just conveniently order delicious meals prepared at their rustic restaurant. In the afternoons, you may want to take a nap under the protective covering of the lush trees.

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The Mango Grove has many full grown mango trees that give shade around the area.

Swimming

A couple of years ago, Bantug Lake Ranch added a big as well as a kiddie pool among their amenities. These pools are overlooking the lake and gives you a nice view of the resort. The swimming fee is separate from the entrance fee, so the entrance is kept to a minimum. You don’t have to pay a full fee if you don’t want to swim.

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This day, we had the pools of Bantug Lake Ranch to ourselves.

Playground

The kids can play in the playground near the picnic area. These amenities give the parents some down time because the kids are occupied. Though, of course, in our case, we don’t take our eyes off the children. We are there near the playground area if they are playing there.

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The kids on the swing. They always like it here.

Organic Garden

Aside from the fruit trees, the family-run Bantug Lake Ranch also has an organic garden where they grow culinary herbs and vegetables. At present, the resort produces its own organic fertilizer and they are subsequently looking to make their operations integrated and sustainable while keeping everything environmentally sound.

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Bantug Lake Ranch maintains an organic farm where they grow their own fruits and vegetables. Farm visits and group tours here may be arranged.

Among their future plans is to serve their organic produce as main ingredients in their exciting dishes to complete a farm to table setting. You can have a garden tour arranged at their office, if you like. It’s nice for big groups of students for an exposure trip.

Wedding Destination

Aside from being just a place to unwind, Bantug Lake Ranch is fast becoming a favorite venue for weddings and pre-nuptial photo shoots. The natural garden setting is just the perfect romantic backdrop for every couple’s dream garden wedding. Pre-birthday photo shoots may also held here.

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The lush background of Bantug Lake Ranch makes it a beautiful backdrop for fairy tale garden weddings.

Bantug Lake Ranch offers a verdant respite from the busyness of city life, wherever you come from. Being very near the center of Bacolod City, locals enjoy coming here just to take a break and soak in nature like you would in a farm or mountain resort without having to go on an out of town journey.

Bantug Lake Ranch Rates

Here are the rates at Bantug Lake Ranch (as of April 2018):

  • Regular Entrance: P60/head
  • Students | Seniors: P50/head
  • Boating (2 rounds): P50/head
  • Fishing: P250/kilo of fish caught from the lake
  • Fishing rod rental: P30/rod (with free bait)
  • Horseback riding: P150/head (15 minutes)
  • Calesa riding: P50/head (2 rounds)
  • Fish cleaning: P50/kilo
  • Swimming: P120/head
  • Photo shoot: P1,800 with free entrance for 5 and a shed

Cottages Rental

  • Small canopy: P1,000 (10 pax)
  • Large canopy: P1,500 (15-20 pax)
  • Picnic shed: P1,800 (20 pax)
  • Picnic table: P250 (6-8 pax)
  • Cabana garden: P4,500 (100 pax)
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Parking at Bantug Lake Ranch is not a problem at all.

Bantug Lake Ranch

Brgy. Alangilan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Tel. No. (63) (34) 213-1916

Website: https://www.bantuglakeranch.com/
FB page: Bantug Lake Ranch

Find Bantug Lake Ranch on the map.

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The peacock was just confident around Siobe.

Family Enterprise

Bantug Lake Ranch is a family enterprise. Aside from how nicely they have developed the place, I was able to talk to the boatman, Laurencio, who said he had served the Bantug family for decades. He once worked in the family’s sugar plantation under the patriarch Abelardo Palanca Bantug, and eventually, the resort.

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The boatman told us about how he faithfully served the Bantug family. And his loyalty has always been rewarded because of the kindness of his employers.

He said that he never understood why the big boss put a big lake in the middle of the plantation. But he is happy to have lived through the plans getting completed. He never knew that Mr. Bantug was planning to build a resort here. He said that although the father passed away already, he is happy with his current employers (the children) because they are so kind. He is already 65 years old and he still happily working at Bantug LakeRanch while enjoying his pension.

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31 thoughts on “Bantug Lake Ranch Activities and Amenities for Summer

  1. Oh goodness! Bantug Ranch definitely has a ton of activities to engage in while there. I’d love horse-back riding , boating and swimming especially. There is no doubt that the place is an absolute family destination!

  2. This looks like such a wonderful and relaxing place to be able to visit! I absolutely enjoyed all your beautiful photographs at Bantug Lake Ranch…

  3. This looks like a great way to spend your summer days. You had my attention with the lake and the picnic area. Adding in the horseback riding and swimming and I am sold! Bantug Lake Ranch is such a beautiful place.

  4. what an awesome destination for fun and adventure 🙂 You have such lovely photos at Bantug Lake Ranch. And thank you for sharing your experiences and suggestions 🙂

  5. My goodness, Bantug Lake Ranch sure looks like a beautiful place to spend an afternoon (or many afternoons!) I grew up on a farm, so all of the animals made me smile. Did the girls have any favorites? Certainly, the horses are always wonderful, but the turkeys look like they were putting on their best smiles for the camera! As a side note, their organic gardens are beautiful. My dad is a master gardener and whenever I ask him his secret, do you know what he says? Horse poop. Yep, I kid you not. He gets it from a farmer down the way and he grows the biggest veggies I’ve ever seen. xx

    1. Oh wow! The horse poop is probably the reason why the plants and fruit trees (they have a lottt) thrive at Bantug Lake Ranch. They have some of the sweetest mangoes, rambutan, and lanzones (all tropical fruits) there.

      Indeed, the girls loved the animals!

  6. Love the pictures you took at Bantug Lake Ranch! They really help to illustrate your points and I can tell you’re family had a ton of fun!

  7. That’s a beautiful place to spend family time together . Bantug Lake Ranch is a really great picnic spot for the whole gang. With the beautiful lake view and horse riding, it’s a really fun destination in Bacolod. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Oh this looks like a fab place to have amazing family fun. Horseback riding is something we love as a family activity. I would love to definitely have a family picnic at Bantug Lake Ranch.

  9. Really such a nice place to visit by the whole family. I love this place it so relaxing and looks like a peaceful place.

  10. Great feature, It’s nice to see the real beauty and what Bacolod can offer. The rate is not bad at all with all the possible activities and fun you can experience in this place. Thanks for sharing this info, I’ll keep on tuning.

  11. Lovely relaxing place to relax and unwind. Hope to visit Bantug Lake Ranch place soon. Love the ambiance and the overall natural beauty of it.

  12. It always amazes me at how similar other countries are to the US in some ways. I only think about the West as having a ranch. But Bantug Lake Ranch has proven me wrong. Looks like a great place to visit.

  13. What an amazingly fun looking place! Since your kids had fun, I know my kids would to if we went to Bantug Lake Ranch!

    1. I would have to agree. There’s complete fun for the whole family at Bantug Lake Ranch. And the best things are, it is near the city and affordable, too. 😀

  14. Wow there is so much to do at Bantug Lake Ranch, especially for families. I love all the activities and the sereness of everything there too. I could definitely see why weddings take place there.

  15. Bantug Lake Ranch looks great, such beautiful views. I have not been on a horse in 5+ years, when I used to do riding lessons! Would be cool to get on one again 🙂

    1. My daughters really love horseback riding that I am also thinking of letting them take riding lessons. 😀 Too bad they don’t offer lessons at Bantug Lake Ranch but in another nearby ranch.

  16. This is a great place to relax and enjoy! Might as well have a vacation trip on Bantug Lake Ranch this year hopefully.

    1. Yeah you can. In a couple of months, Bantug Lake Ranch will open their villas for overnight accommodations. 😀 it will be a wonderful nature trip for the whole family. 🙂

  17. What a beautiful and charming ranch. I love all the horse rides, I was an avid horse rider in my younger years as a child, now it is something I am looking to get my daughter in.

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