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Portulano Dive Resort

#1 of 2 Hotels in Bauan
Certificate of Excellence
San Pablo | Anilao, Batangas, Bauan, Luzon 4201, Philippines
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portunalo feels completely separate from the real world, in the best way possible. It's incredibly isolated and only accessible by boat, which only adds to the ambiance of the cozy resort. I stayed in an ocean-facing room, which had a balcony just a few metres the sea. Despite visiting in the off season (myself and one other group were the... More 

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Thank Kate F
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the resort two times already and we love it! Great food and exceptional environment. The sunset in the water is just stunning. The staff and master divers are very friendly amd professional. The dive site are excellent for macro stuff. The food is also excellent. Just go!

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Thank junisg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Came here for my sons open water qualifying dives with a group of friends. We had excellent tuition and guidance from Arnel and his dive masters and boat boys, thoroughly recommend coming here. Resort is well run, v clean and tidy and the food is pretty good. Snacks from 2-5pm helped the hunger - and went well with the pool... More 

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Cavite City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I visited Portulano with diver friends 3 years ago, though I didn't dive that visit, I just had my whole time R&R at the resort. They have a lot of public area where in you can really enjoy your time alone (see photos attached). At night time the dinner area will be a sort of meeting place where in divers... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We've dived in quite a few places in PH. I found the price/value for this resort to be much too high! But it is friendly and well-run. Rooms with a/c were priced the same as the 5 star hotels executive level rooms in Alabang or Makati that we stayed at... which also included food and free-flow alcohol in evenings. Yet... More 

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diveaddiction, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort, responded to this review

While we make every effort for guests to see what kind of resort we are so that expectations are not only met but exceeded, this review only shows me that it is all a matter of knowing what you want and appreciating the difference. A HOTEL in the city and a BOUTIQUE RESORT are 2 very different things. I disagree... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

There's is no tv but plenty of hang out area nicely decorated. There is no cabin, wardrobe in the room only shelves. There is no lavish buffet but enough selection and prepared in small quantity , refilled promptly from the semi open kitchen. If you are looking for a simple , down to earth , minimally furnished resort but with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I've been to the Philippines a number of times over the years but due to work have never been able to get out of Metro Manila. On this occasion, so glad I did. What a wonderful place this is. A couple of hours outside of Manila and a hop of a boat ride and its like being in a different... More 

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Oud Gastel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Here a belated triprapport for a 4 night stay in may this year with Portulano. I come to Anilao for diving and it didn't dissapoint. Its my 5 visit to Anilao and my second to portulano. When i was there i was the only one diving so had the boat for myself , the diveguide Choi has a very keen... More 

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Taal, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

For my husband and I, one or our favorite places in this area. The rooms are clean, the food excellent and the staff very friendly. We can diving, trecking, reading, playing billiard an of course relaxing... Salamat to everybody for this relaxing moment. We will come back !

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

A homey kind of feel, I felt like My grandmother was about to call out for me to eat. The place is quaint and very comfortable. The rooms are spacious and the beds have good mattresses. Our room had a great view of the sea and during this season the crashing of the waves can wake or lull you to... More 

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