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Portulano Dive Resort

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Bauan, Luzon, Philippines
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Portulano Dive Resort
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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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Sydney, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Washington, DC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We live in Manila and have gone to Portulano for the weekend several times now. Good value for money. Excellent dive shop and dive sites. Hospitable people and a beautiful, blue ocean view. Highly recommend this place to travelers and residents alike.

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Ahmadi, Kuwait
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband and I wanted to try the intro to scuba in batangas since thats the nearest to manila and based on the reviews here decided to of course choose Portulano. And they did not dissappoint at all. The owners, Carmela and Arnel are both very accomodating. The staff are friendly. The view from our room are spectacular. The room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to book this trip. We were supposed to go on a company outing that weekend but some couldn't make it so it was postponed. Since we've already filed our leaves, I thought, '"why not go out-of-town, anyway?" Im glad we did! Portulano was rated as the no.1 diving resort in Batangas in 2013. We didn't... More

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Northern CA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
63 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I was on a business trip to Asia but wanted to fit in some diving and had less than a week. So I flew to Manila and took public transport to this resort just a few hours south of the Manila International airport. This was a bit difficult due to having to get to a specific bus station from the... More

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Marikina, Philippines
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9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Going to Portulano will require a 2-hour drive to San Luis, Batangas + a quick 10-minute boat ride via their own private boats. Unknown to MM-based beach bummers, this is a great alternative if you’re trying to locate the closest beach from the hustle and bustle of the city. The popular choices of course are Nasugbu and San Juan (Laiya)... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I slipped away for a weekend while in Manila on business and thoroughly enjoyed my time here. A short boat trip takes you to the resort which is welcoming and food is included in the price. The local dive sites are excellent - I went as a novice and caught the bug immediately. You can see plenty snorkelling around the... More

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Portulano Dive Resort is not accessible by car. I had to take a short 5-minute boat ride to get there. The resort is very well designed - down to the smallest details. The owners Arnel and Carmela designed and built it. It is rustic in appearance but in reality it is a very comfortable place. It is a perfect... More

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Additional Information about Portulano Dive Resort

Address: Bauan, Luzon, Philippines
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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