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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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Whandforth wrote a review Jul 2018
Dunnellon, Florida291 contributions69 helpful votes
To get to this resort, you must arrive by boat, which is about 15 mins from the end of the road. Getting to the resort was a piece of cake. We got there and Daisy assigned us to a bottom floor rood. Very nice room but soon it was obvious that the AC would not handle the room size. So without a hiccup they moved my son and I up to a second floor with new AC. The room was excellent, but the mattress pad was a little thin for me with my back. There is no TV or internet. Also this is not the kind of place for beach goers. This is strictly a dive resort. They have a shop for rentals. I always bring my own stuff. My old dive master from Coron worked there now and we went for an afternoon dive right away. Great dive masters there. Nothing big or plush about the dive boat.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from diveaddiction, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort
Responded 14 Jul 2018
Thanks for your feedback, the AC in the room you first stayed in is due for replacement and upgrade during the off season: August 2018, same with the mattresses. Just a note that the resort is not strictly just for divers, but a great place for skin divers, snorkelers, paddle boarders and kayaks, where there is abundant marine life to discover. But yes, not for your typical beach experience where there is a sandy beach you can wade in.
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Pandazzzzzz wrote a review Mar 2018
Philippines6 contributions2 helpful votes
Experience 3.5/5 The resort is for people who are looking to experience a relaxing getaway while learning to master Diving. Though I did not try my hand at diving and do not have any experience at all, I can see that the resort comes quite equipped for the basic necessities of diving. Location 3/5 From Manila, it took us about a 2-3 hour drive which makes this place very convinient. We had to park our car on the other side of the beach as riding the boat was the fastest way to get to the resort. The Boat while very capable of bringing us to and from the place may not be for children but once you get across, the experience is worth it. Room 4/5 The Rooms here are beautiful even though there was no wifi and no tv, the design and ambience was nice. Though
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Ljsholiday wrote a review Mar 2018
Bangkok, Thailand243 contributions62 helpful votes
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There is chilling , private and comfortable place. We got good service from staffs both on land and on boat. They very nice and helpful A lot of fantastic dive site around here especially muck dive. I would like to recommend to stay and dive with Portulano dive resort
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from diveaddiction, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort
Responded 11 Apr 2019
Thank you LJ, we are glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Bel H wrote a review Feb 2018
Makati, Philippines122 contributions61 helpful votes
I was recommended this resort by friends and can't speak highly enough of it. Amazing setting and amenities - so comfortable and gorgeous. The rooms overlooking the ocean are blissful. Has a family feel - the staff and owners are so lovely and welcoming. In terms of diving - the facilities and staff are excellent, and very safety-focused. The local reefs within minutes of the resort are great and very diverse. A little paradise within reach of Manila - I come here regularly.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Thomas V wrote a review Jan 2018
Waipahu, Hawaii211 contributions60 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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PhilippinesLuzonCalabarzon RegionBatangas ProvinceBauan
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