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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
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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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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sadscot wrote a review Sep 2017
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions5 helpful votes
We only stayed for one night and two days of diving, the home itself can only be reached by boat so is so peaceful, I loved the basic rustic feel of the rooms and even tho they are simple I think a lot of thought had went into the style and decoration. We slept in one of the air conditioned rooms, room No.1 and what a view to greet us when we woke up. As the weather was a little choppy we were a little restricted as to what dives we did so managed two boat dives and one shore dive. Would love to venture a little further afield to see more next time, but all in all I couldn't find any fault. Daisy was helpful and the dive crew were also amazing and helpful. Food was excellent which is included in the price.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Julia E wrote a review Jul 2017
marikina city15 contributions6 helpful votes
I've been to Portulano twice, and I'm already looking forward to my return. Both times, me and my companions received amazing service. The staff went out of their way to provide us with the best experience, even if they didn't have to. The first time I went, I forgot my booties at the dive center. Not only did they respond promptly, they also gave me options for the most convenient way for me to get it back. Arnel, the owner, offered to bring it with him to Manila, but since I didn't have time to meet up, Daisy, the resort manager, couriered it to me instead - free of charge! I was so impressed. It would have been so easy for lesser professionals to not bother returning it to me, or to do so at my expense. Instead, they provided me a service above and beyond what was called for
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Jeffrey A wrote a review Jul 2017
Metro Manila, Philippines4 contributions2 helpful votes
Arlen, Carmela and their incredible staff provide a true oasis with a relaxed, down-to-earth waterfront resort completely isolated for a perfect get-away. It was my first time diving with my wife who has nearly 30 years of diving experience and I must say I was very spoiled to dive such a healthy and diverse coral reef. I was very nervous learning to dive and Arlen was the perfect instructor. The food was great and surroundings are not to be missed. Great for skin divers, snorkeling and scuba! Highly recommend Portulano Resort.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Cal_TheHotelLover wrote a review Jul 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia404 contributions88 helpful votes
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This happen to be my first time in the Philippines and I understand there are many hidden gems there. I have my friends recommendations to this private resort about 3 hours drive from Manila Airport. First glance to this resort base on online photos and the road trip, I wasn't expecting anything great until we arrive at the pick up pier to the resort. The pier with the transfer boat resting, it is simply beautiful to see. Perhaps this is a regular sight for the locals here but for us it is simply amazing. The boat ride takes around 10-15 minutes to arrive at the beautiful lagoon in front of Portulano. As someone who adores personalised service and rooms, this private resort isn't my regular resort to stay but the service which makes you feels like this is home is different
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Date of stay: June 2017
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isaac e wrote a review Jun 2017
Manila, Philippines64 contributions14 helpful votes
hospitality and worm treat. amazing view and sea life underwater did Padi diver certification. Arnel the dive master and partner was exceptional. nice ambiance full board stay, since the place is accessible only via boat
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Date of stay: June 2017
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PhilippinesLuzonCalabarzon RegionBatangas ProvinceBauan
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