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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 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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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed here last minute and we loved it. It was quiet and peaceful. There is no way in or out except by boat. There is also no beach. Arnel and his staff made our stay perfect. My friend did the Discover Diving course and really enjoyed it. The marine sanctuary is nearby and is a remarkable... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

There are so many dive spots near the resort. You don't need to ride for longer than 10 minutes to reach the next dive site. Loved staying on the seaside room. It's great to let your bedroom catch all that sea air.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Anilao is famous for it's muck-diving area. Most of the good dive places are located in the west side of Mabini peninsula, not Bauan area where Portulano is. As a photographer I was worried about this and emailed them before I decided to book this resort. The resort replied: the resort is only 15-20 minutes boat from those famous diving... More 

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

We are a macro site and have access to macro dive sites. You cannot make a sweeping conclusion that we are not a macro site with just one visit at the wrong time with bad weather. Every serious macro photgrapher also knows that it is SEASONAL. The housereef offers a whole lot of subjects but not exactly the same as... More 

Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Me and my girlfriend were planning to go out of town to somehow celebrate her birthday. Then I was thinking of going to Tagaytay City but it was so common nowadays for the ones who's living in Manila. So, I did searched for a resort and saw Portulano Dive Resort. At first I was hesitant in booking the hotel for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

i had fun in portulano resort, the place is quiet that i can relax for two days, they have great food and service, for diving, it might be great as they offer it in fair prize. they have pool to enjoy because seaside is too itchy for me. but the rest of the trip was good ..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Portulano is a small cozy resort in Batangas, Philippines. A perfect jump-off for your Philippine vacation. There’s excellent snorkelling and scuba diving right at the resort’s housereef, in Bauan, Anilao, and Tingloy, the popularly colorful Philippine dive destinations in Batangas. Discover why the Philippines boasts of the greatest marine biodiversity and most colorful reefs in the world. Rooms are directly... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We first went to Anilao in May 2014, and liked it so much, we went again this year around the same time. The diving was good - schools of reef squid, barracuda, batfish, garden eels, lots of reef fish, pygmy sea horses, and frogfish, and graceful waving sea fans are just some of what we saw. Gear for rent was... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

During the labor day weekend, some friends and I went to Portulano Dive Resort to get our diving certifications. Portulano is a small resort located in Anilao, Batangas. It is approximately 2 hours away from Manila. The drive is easy and you will not really encounter traffic unless there is a fiesta in one of the towns you pass through.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was my 2nd trip to Portulano, the first was just a month ago ... It was barely a month ago that I came back and I was already excited to go back ... This resort is simply unique ... It is run by a loving couple - Arnel and Camila , who are both passionate about diving ... They... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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