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All reviews dive resort get away boat ride great diving food is excellent keep coming back parking lot no frills short orders perfect place to relax best kept secret cozy place peaceful place to stay sunset view short min puerto galera salt water pool
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Reviewed May 26, 2021

perfect place to relax and get away from city during this pandemic time,
best to place to scuba diving at take a scuba diving course, The food is delicious and there is more to choose from, pool is perfect for non scuba diver and it is a salt water pool.

Room tip: best view from the room. ocean view in front of the room
Date of stay: May 2021
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Carmela Sevilla, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2022

Thank you for your support and feedback, a real encouragement for us.

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Reviewed February 7, 2021

This place is around 2 hours 15 minutes drive from Manila. 10 minutes boat ride provided by the resort. Great place to stay over the weekend even if you are not divers. However, I regret I didn't try. I will definitely come back and try to dive. The place is very calm, rooms are charming with Spanish-style decor. Food is excellent and they accept special requests. From the minute we were there it feels like we are in friends or even a family house. Kitchen open and friendly. You can make a coffee or tea anytime or just hang out there. No tv in the rooms, but they have one in the open space. But I doubt anybody will have the desire to use it when you have such a beautiful view from your balcony. Love everything about it.

Room tip: We stayed on the second level. The room and view were excellent. You don't need A/C. It's fresh and cool from the ocean breeze.
Date of stay: February 2021
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Carmela Sevilla, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2022

Thank you Anastasia! Glad you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your kind words.

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Reviewed January 19, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Portulano Dive Resort for two nights in November. There was ample parking provided and we were picked up by their small boat. The boat trip is only 5 to 10 minutes up the coast line. The moment we arrived we felt welcomed and at home, the check in procedure was seamless.
The room we stayed in was clean and a generous size, with a very comfortable bed and a beautiful sea view. We chose a room with no air conditioning and were pleased to have the doors wide open all night, enjoying the fresh sea air. Mosquito netting was provided, which we used, but we didn’t notice any mosquitoes at all. There are also rooms available with air conditioning.
The rates include 3 meals a day. The food is delicious and there is enough of a selection to please everyone. On the first night there was a seafood barbecue which was a delicious surprise! Breakfast is cooked for you, while you wait. The kitchen staff were friendly and helpful, they let me know what the gluten free options were and took care with my food! Much appreciated!!
The resort has many cozy nooks to curl up with a book or have a nap. There is also a pool table, dart board and children’s toys in the open air, recreation area.
The salt water pool is a decent size on the waters edge. The dive staff are extremely professional and the equipment was good quality. You can dive and snorkel right in front of the resort, if you choose to.
We were pleased to meet the friendly owners/operators of the resort and must compliment them on how well run and clean the resort is. We have just booked a second stay and are excited to go back!

Date of stay: November 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 for your kind words, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed June 23, 2020

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 reminds me a little of Santorini, Greece, and Kenting, Taiwan. Been here a few times in the last 2 years and looking forward to visiting again once movement restrictions are eased.

Room tip: I like the rooms on the lower deck near the common area.
Date of stay: February 2020
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Carmela Sevilla, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 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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Reviewed February 23, 2020

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.

Date of stay: March 2019
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Carmela Sevilla, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed, hope to see you here soon!

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