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Portulano Dive Resort

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North side of Anilao, Bauan, Luzon 4201 Philippines
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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A boutique resort in the more quiet side of what is popularly known as Anilao, Batangas. Portulano Dive Resort provides snorkeling and scuba diving services to Anilao/Mabini, Bauan, Tingloy popular dive sites. Wake up to the gentle sound of the waves with rooms directly fronting the sea with a bedside view of the ocean. It's a great place for both divers, non-divers having lots of private space to lounge and relax. Design and architecture is inspired by mediterranean colors accented by local materials and artistry.
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SamuelHarvey wrote a review 5 Jan
Manila, Philippines270 contributions78 helpful votes
Portulano is one of our go-to resort for weekend diving getaways. We have been visiting them for the past 3 years, and the resort tick all the right boxes. Good food, nice shore dive, great sea view and very friendly staff (and dogs). Highly recommended for both divers and non-divers.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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hotelreview77 wrote a review Dec 2021
Vienna, Austria129 contributions100 helpful votes
Great diving location in Bauan. The divers seemed to be happy with what they saw and the PADI instructor couple that also runs the accommodation side of the business. I have not gone diving in at least 40 years so I can't comment on the diving part. The accommodation side of the business was very owner/family-centric and ran as an extension. As with all family-operated businesses, there were functional and dysfunctional aspects. A good building needs a good foundation to upscale as does a good business. Some of the staff are very helpful whereas others give you instructions to do the work they are responsible for. I found the front desk very confused and poorly coordinated. Food was good and they try to accommodate your needs when the "right" person is in the kitchen. The trip from Manila takes a good 3.5 to 4 hours and Lipa City traffic in the direction of Manila during weekdays is a good 4 hours plus. They have a nice secured parking lot where you can leave your car. Internet is a bit of an issue and they charge P300 for wifi that's only accessible in the common area with speeds of 700kb. Globe data plans work well enough in the rooms. They keep two very well-behaved black labrador dogs that are delightful. Do come here for the diving. Thank you, Candy and Shale Mae, for your sincere efforts to make us more welcome, and wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Avoid rooms next to the common areas. Guitar practice starts at six a.m. and someone else plays...
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pgheredero wrote a review May 2021
Luzon, Philippines16 contributions11 helpful votes
perfect place to relax and get away from city during this pandemic time, best to place to scuba diving at take a scuba diving course, The food is delicious and there is more to choose from, pool is perfect for non scuba diver and it is a salt water pool.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: best view from the room. ocean view in front of the room
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AnastasiaP wrote a review Feb 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia136 contributions176 helpful votes
This place is around 2 hours 15 minutes drive from Manila. 10 minutes boat ride provided by the resort. Great place to stay over the weekend even if you are not divers. However, I regret I didn't try. I will definitely come back and try to dive. The place is very calm, rooms are charming with Spanish-style decor. Food is excellent and they accept special requests. From the minute we were there it feels like we are in friends or even a family house. Kitchen open and friendly. You can make a coffee or tea anytime or just hang out there. No tv in the rooms, but they have one in the open space. But I doubt anybody will have the desire to use it when you have such a beautiful view from your balcony. Love everything about it.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: We stayed on the second level. The room and view were excellent. You don't need A/C. It's...
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531yvonneh wrote a review Jan 2021
Abbotsford, Canada48 contributions21 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at Portulano Dive Resort for two nights in November. There was ample parking provided and we were picked up by their small boat. The boat trip is only 5 to 10 minutes up the coast line. The moment we arrived we felt welcomed and at home, the check in procedure was seamless. The room we stayed in was clean and a generous size, with a very comfortable bed and a beautiful sea view. We chose a room with no air conditioning and were pleased to have the doors wide open all night, enjoying the fresh sea air. Mosquito netting was provided, which we used, but we didn’t notice any mosquitoes at all. There are also rooms available with air conditioning. The rates include 3 meals a day. The food is delicious and there is enough of a selection to please everyone. On the first night there was a seafood barbecue which was a delicious surprise! Breakfast is cooked for you, while you wait. The kitchen staff were friendly and helpful, they let me know what the gluten free options were and took care with my food! Much appreciated!! The resort has many cozy nooks to curl up with a book or have a nap. There is also a pool table, dart board and children’s toys in the open air, recreation area. The salt water pool is a decent size on the waters edge. The dive staff are extremely professional and the equipment was good quality. You can dive and snorkel right in front of the resort, if you choose to. We were pleased to meet the friendly owners/operators of the resort and must compliment them on how well run and clean the resort is. We have just booked a second stay and are excited to go back!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PhilippinesLuzonCalabarzon RegionBatangas ProvinceBauan
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Frequently Asked Questions about Portulano Dive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Portulano Dive Resort?
Nearby attractions include Basilica of St. Martin de Tours (7.6 km), Taal Heritage Village (7.5 km), and Casa Villavicencio (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Portulano Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Portulano Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Portulano Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Don Juan, Cafe G, and Feliza Taverna Y Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Portulano Dive Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Portulano Dive Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Portulano Dive Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Portulano Dive Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Portulano Dive Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Portulano Dive Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Taal Heritage Village (7.5 km).
Does Portulano Dive Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.