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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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Updated 03/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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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Thomas V wrote a review Jan 2018
Waipahu, Hawaii211 contributions38 helpful votes
This is my ninth stay at Portulano==my friend and I keep coming back because Arnel and Carmella (owners and PADI certified dive instructors) treat their guests like family. The dive masters Elmer and Choy are very competent, and the facility is a wonderfult getaway from the city. Add the beautiful reefs, incredible location and marine life, and it equals a perfect holiday! Also,Great value for the money!
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Maria Monet C wrote a review Jan 2018
Emeryville, California32 contributions4 helpful votes
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Our room was facing the bay. Excellent friendly staff. We snorkeled, swam, relaxed, read, played pool/table tennis, exercised in the morning, met people from different countries. Overall, great experience!
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Ronica P wrote a review Jan 2018
Makati, Philippines9 contributions8 helpful votes
This resort is very quaint. The resort is built around nature which makes you feel one with the water and the land. They make really good home baked breads. A bit pricey for diving but if you want to dive and lounge, this is a really good place to do that.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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packedandready2go wrote a review Dec 2017
California721 contributions349 helpful votes
Not only was the diving surprisingly good but in all five dives we did my friend and I did not see a single other diver. The rooms are nice and comfortable though not luxurious. There is a small pool and several shaded hammocks and lounge chairs. The staff is friendly though one needs to ask to get your room cleaned or to get a fresh towel. When we arrived at the Portulano parking lot to catch the 10 minute boat ride to the resort the boat was not ready and we had to wait over 30 minutes. There are not facilities of any kind at the parking lot so it was not the most welcoming spot to wait. All in all Portulano is a quiet spot -particularly on weekdays when the weekend crowd from Manila is not there- and a good location to spend a few days diving.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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HansMD wrote a review Sep 2017
49 contributions5 helpful votes
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The place is more rustic, rather than commercial like most resorts in Batangas. The owners, who are divers as well as artists are frequently there on weekends. Lots of place to hangout, lounge, and relax in. Sometimes you'd forget diving and you'd just want to lie down and relax. I love the long wooden tables they have, as they are great if you want to study, read, or sneak in a bit of work. Internet connection is also decent. The house reef is also great, with lots of opportunities for macro shots.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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portulano dive hotel bauan
LOCATION
PhilippinesLuzonCalabarzon RegionBatangas ProvinceBauan
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