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!
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.
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.
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.
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.