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Portulano Dive Resort

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San Pablo | Anilao, Batangas, Bauan, Luzon 4201, Philippines
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The resort itself is the ultimate chill-out location. Simple, clean and simply relaxing. Arnel and the rest of the staff are so nice and friendly that it actually feels more of a home than an accommodation. Also, the food is great and they even prepare finger-licking good snacks in between dives. They even have a pool table and tv room... More 

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Taguig City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent the day to accompany a friend with her check out dive and loved this basic, simple but extremely comfortable and cozy resort. The fact that it can only be accessed by boat makes it a truly private and rustic hideaway. The resort doesn't pretend to be a 5 star resort and its simplicity works and adds to the charm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This review is long overdue - been here few times in past 6 years and this place still amazes me every time. Why I will go back repeatedly are 1. Continuous effort to upgrade the resort - creation of little corners and leisure activities for divers/non divers to have a truly relaxing holiday. Even when the resort is full, our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The drive from the capital, Manila, takes about 4 hours due to traffic and road construction. But the trip is well worth it. After a 10 minute boat ride, the resort will amaze you. The food is great and the rooms are nice. I took an intro dive package and Carmela (dive instructor and resort owner) and Choi (dive master)... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Just spent a weekend at Portulano to grab a few dives after being in Manila on business. Used the resort to arrange a driver and took about 2 hours to get there from Makati followed by a short 10 min boat ride (the resort is completely cut off from any roads which means no traffic noise and a very peaceful... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Portulano is away from the main anilao hub where most other divers stay but this is absolutely great as you have peaceful stay. Love the window that opens up to sea view. U can sleep with the windows open. Food is great as the kitchen crew are a fabulous lot. They take good care of ur meals. Diving with Portland... More 

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KL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

i just simply did some reading on tripadvisor then i made the reservation. It turned out to be a very good experience and i will go back one day. It is not a 5 stars resort with luxury room, fine crusine restaurant and 5-star services But i have no complaint at all. In the 6 days, we woke up with... More 

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Jambi, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

First of all...I am missing Portulano already LOL. I still can't believe...only with about 2.5 hours-3 hours drive from the capital, there is a "paradise". I might say that this is one of the best diving trips ever and the next time I decide to have a vacation in Philippines, Portulano will definitely be one of the top choices. Just... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

An isolated diving resort, 2hrs from Manila by car & requires access by boat. Easily organised by the resort. The accommodation itself has basic amenities, but very clean & well looked after. They are environmentally conscious which is a big plus. The beds are comfortable and water views are breathtaking from every room. I'm not a diver, but free dived... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Randomly decided to go back to the Philippines again for a dive trip and Batangas popped into picture. Situated 2 hours away from Manila (and coupled with cheap promo fares from Cebu Pacific). I made a impromptu booking for a room at Portulano. The place was simple but well kept and cosy. Love my room that was right at the... More 

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