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Portulano Dive Resort

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Bauan, Luzon, Philippines
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Tokyo, Japan
3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I stayed at thie resort in Aril. 2014. It was lovely resort to relax before and after diving.I stayed at seaview studio room and it was cozy and clean. Located in isolated side of island, karaoke or drunken tourists didn't bother me. All resort and diving stuff were very nice and friendly with smile. And scubadiving was AWESOME!! Divemaster knew... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Just got back around 2 days ago from Manila. Me, my brother and our friend had great time in Batangas with 10 dives in 4 days and ate too much deserts from the resort. We really planned this scuba diving trip for around 8 months and the email just back and forth around that time. The response was quick so... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We decided to take our kids back to the Philippines where we lived 10 years ago, and take them to our favorite dive spot on Luzon. You never know what happens with a resort over such a long period but the owners are a couple of fantastic people with a passion for scuba diving. Our experience was even better than... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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26 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I decided to book a dive trip with some friends from work, we had a mix of experienced, new, and non divers and ended up with a total of 8 in the group with 5 rooms. We arranged everything with the resort including transportation from Manila in a "12 seater" van which barley fit the 8 of us despite their... More 

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

THE HOUSEREEF IS KNOWN AS A DIVETRAINING SITE. I strongly disagree with the conclusion that it is not an ideal area for beginner divers, many dive instructors with experience in the Batangas/Anilao area would agree with me. One primary reason is that there are less currents in the area and it is a cove making it calmer than most areas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My sister, cousins and friends visited Portulano over Christmas last year (sorry for the delayed review), and we loved it. It was quiet, just us and one other family doing their open water course. We were in 2 rooms, and both were facing the sea. And when I say facing the sea, that means one entire side of the rectangular... More 

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Address: Bauan, Luzon, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > Bauan
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Portulano Dive Hotel Bauan
Portulano Dive Resort Batangas/Bauan, Philippines

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