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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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halifax24589 wrote a review May 2017
1 contribution1 helpful vote
First ,checking online and chatting with the couple Arnel and Daisy is very appreciated.place is clean,foods are great,the staff very friendly and Elmer the diver helps my son and my husband diving with full support.surely my husband wants to comeback and stay longer...Daisy and Arnel thank you very much!!÷
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Julie072010 wrote a review May 2017
Canberra, Australia92 contributions39 helpful votes
We have just returned from 4 days at Portulano. Shabby chic describes the decor - love it. The accommodation is basic in that everything you need is there without unnecessary excesses - I like that too. Clean. The meals were great - more than enough and enough options. Healthy. I could not get enough of the mango smoothies. The staff? Outstanding. Attentive. Helpful, reserved but friendly, and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Lovely people! We went scuba diving for the first time. Choy was our main instructor - particularly the practical skills - with Eric backing him up on the theory when Choy was called away to assist with one of the boat engines. Between Choy and Eric I was surprised by how comfortable and confident I felt (up until I arrived I was very non-committal
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Lara G wrote a review Apr 2017
Bangkok, Thailand141 contributions99 helpful votes
My 9 year old & I had a fantastic few days here: relaxing, diving & chilling out in a superb location. Rooms are right on the shoreline with amazing views from the balcony, even from the bed we could hear & see the waves lapping on the deck. Rooms are basic in a "rustic" shabby chic Mediterranean villa design, some rooms have AC but the units are pretty noisy so leaving the balcony doors open is a cheaper option. Its only a small place which gets busier at weekends with the Manila divers but there are lots of chill out areas with hammocks so its easy to find somewhere to relax and watch the waves or the sunset. Dive team were great and took us on several action packed dives, we even saw a HUGE turtle on the house reef just while snorkelling ! Food is all inclusive, good &
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Response from diveaddiction, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort
Responded 24 Apr 2017
Thanks for your review, and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Just to let you know, not all the AC units make noise so it would be very helpful if you can send us an email (inquire@portulano.com) if you remember which room you stayed in so we can double check, we've never really had complaints about this except once for 2 rooms in particular, but we've already replaced 1 of them. We are also updating some of the Air Conditioning units. Some brands are more quiet than others and some over time make noise. It's natural wear and tear specially with rooms right at the seafront. We do have Filipino dishes but hopefully next time you visit, depending on your timing you'd be able to sample other dishes. We actually serve only 30% Filipino food. We serve a lot of mediterranean and healthy selections with fresh ingredients. That's why it's quite easy for us to cater to vegetarians, vegan and gluten free eaters. You will find we always have salads, vegetable dishes that are not Filipino recipes, pastas using fresh tomatoes, baked rigatoni, spinach & fish rolls etc. We also don't want to serve a big buffet spread that will jack up the costs, but we'd rather focus on a simple but good selection of healthy and delicious choices for meat, seafood, chicken, vegetables and always with a salad. Thanks again for your feedback and hope to hear from you.
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Thomas V wrote a review Mar 2017
Waipahu, Hawaii211 contributions38 helpful votes
My friend and I are certified divers. The Batangas area offers a wide variety of marine life--even whale sharks and porpoise on occasion, and of course turtles. Also there are hundreds of varieties of fish, shrimp and colorful nudibranchs. The owners Carmella and Arnel are PADI certified Instructors, and Arnel is a professional musician (who plays classical guitar for guests). What more could a diver want at this remote, picturesque resort nestled against a mountain--competent dive masters, and Portulano's Elmer and Choy are ultra friendly, swim like fish and know the area like the back of their hand. Also the food is excellent, and other staff under the Front Desk manager Daisy, go out of their way to make your dive trip enjoyable. Quality dive equipment, Nitrox and three
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Clint T wrote a review Mar 2017
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Hi all this place is amazing. Acomidation 👍meals 8/10 which is really good. Location 10/10. Staff 10/10 diving 9/10. We are currently still here. Wanted to post this sooner than later as this place is amazing. We have 2 more days stay still which I the best thing. It's only 2.5 hr bus from the DLT bus terminal In Manila Then short ride on a 3 wheeler motor bike. For 15 min. Then 10min boat to the resort. After you arrive. That's it all you have to think about is fun and relaxing. Ideal for families. Not for partying as it's a diving location. We will come back 😊
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Date of stay: March 2017
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PhilippinesLuzonCalabarzon RegionBatangas ProvinceBauan
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