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Portulano Dive Resort

North side of Anilao, Bauan, Luzon 4201 Philippines
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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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Updated 03/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 4 hotels in Bauan
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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Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Shuttle bus service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Amanda wrote a review Jun 2020
33 contributions35 helpful votes
Just a "short" 2-3 hours from Metro Manila, Portulano is a resort that offers both divers and non-divers an opportunity to take a break from the bustling city. The food was good but the mango float that's usually served at dinner is great - make sure you're not too late for dinner else you may just miss it. I especially like that you can just jump into the waters in front of the resort for some decent snorkelling - no booking needed, just snorkelling gear. Or even for a light swim. Internet connection is not great so do not plan to work while on a break. Cellphone reception is okay but these are all fine as we're usually here to just rest, read, swim, dive and disconnect. The rooms are well kept. No airconditioning or fans required as the sea breeze is just nice. The place
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Carmela Sevilla, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort
Responded 2 Oct 2020
Thank you for your kind words. We hope you can visit us again soon, celphone providers have set up towers in the area so we have better internet now, thanks to a few new wifi products they've launched as well. Hope to see you here soon!
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Marie wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
I've been to Portulano for diving now four times, including AOW course. I highly recommend - amazing diving, excellent instructors, top dive guides. I enjoyed the food, atmosphere and I wish I could return more often.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Response from Carmela Sevilla, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort
Responded 2 Oct 2020
We're glad you enjoyed, hope to see you here soon!
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sunnyallovertheworld wrote a review Jan 2020
hong kong58 contributions47 helpful votes
Just driving back after a 3 day visit to this pristine resort and already looking forward to when we will be back. Everything is perfect here - rooms with balconies that look out to a vast, unimpeded sea view, delicious Filipino cuisine cooked fresh thrice a day, yummy banana turron for snacks, and friendly, welcoming staff. Given how precious resources are, the resort also focuses on sustainability with interesting decor made from recycled items, zero plastic bottles, free, refillable drinking water bottles available 24/7, toiletries in dispensers instead of tiny bottles, etc. Now for the diving: this has to be the most chilled out diving set up ever. There are fantastic dive sites 2-5 minutes out by boat. Yes you read that right. You can come back tomorrow the resort for
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Date of stay: January 2020
justine_wissam wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China15 contributions11 helpful votes
We had the chance to spend 3 days at Portulano Resort with our 3 small kids and a big group of friends and loved it!! This is a very nice hotel, only accessible by the sea which makes it very special. The view is amazing, the staff is LOVELY and we had very relaxing time while enjoying snorkeling, diving etc. The staff was always there to make the best of our stay: they found a babysitter for our kids when us parents wanted to dive, they let us decorate the place and prepared cocktails when we organized a theme party with our friends one evening etc. The food is all home made, simple and good. The cook was lovely and shared some of her recipes when we asked her :) ... and last but not least ðŸĪŠ they prepared banana sticks for our snacks everyday 😋😋😋😋😋
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Date of stay: October 2019
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NomadicPhysicist wrote a review Dec 2019
New York City, New York5 contributions1 helpful vote
The resort is picturesque, clean and comfortable. The staff members are quite attentive and eager to help. The meals are authentic, fresh, and delicious. The dive master is very knowledgeable and patient. This is a perfect diving getaway.
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Date of stay: November 2019
portulano dive hotel bauan
PhilippinesLuzonCalabarzon RegionBatangas ProvinceBauan
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