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Reviewed January 28, 2020 via mobile

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 meals / breaks. We dove right after the taal volcano eruption and despite slightly lower vis, still had magnificent dives. The reefs are wildly colourful and teeming with life. The house reef is absolutely gorgeous and I highly recommend day and night time dives here. Not only is it cheaper and easier to dive the house reef, but it also has unique man-made features alongside natural reefs and eels, shrimp and lionfish have made the manmade reefs their home! The night dive was probably one of the best dives of my life - we turned all the lights off and watched bioluminescent plankton! The reef has abundant night activity and you'll definitely get some gorgeous pictures out of it. End to end, portulano made everything a seamless experience. I can't believe this paradise is a couple hours away from manila!

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Carmela Sevilla, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2022

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

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 they prepared banana sticks for our snacks everyday

Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Carmela Sevilla, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2022

Thank you so much for your kind words, we hope you can visit us again soon.

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Reviewed December 6, 2019

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.

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank NomadicPhysicist
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Reviewed July 8, 2019

Great experience. Good communication from the staff. Got in two nice dives. The property looks like it belongs in the area and was super clean. The food was pretty decent with the pizza's being the highlight. The staff was polite and attentive to our needs.

Date of stay: July 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

Just a day trip for us this time, just to have a couple of dives and a nice lunch. as usual the crew there are outstanding and very helpful. The local reef is a nice gentle dive to finish off a wonderful day

Date of stay: June 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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