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Bauan, Luzon, Philippines
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Portulano Dive Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Bauan
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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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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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60 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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
23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

just got back from one week here. Great reef, best for smaller critters, not much large fish, except for turtles, which we saw on our very first dive! one big one and one small one. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Pool table and lots of movies if you need a break from diving. good food, simple but always enough... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great resort that I really don't mind going back every year. Most important aspect should be their every rooms are seaview rooms and privacy as it's only accessible by resort arranged boat. It was not crowded at all for the past 2 times I visited so I enjoyed a very quiet and relaxing stay. Staffs and resort owners are very... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Great resort. The rooms are very nice and clean. The staff will help you to tailor make the vacation to Your needs. The food is very good. Comfy chill out facilities. The only disadvantage is that there is no sand beach. Excellent value for money. Worth going back.

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Oslo, Norway
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20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I calm isolated place, only accessed by boat. The food was incredible, native style and good. The diving is also spectacular. In low season, come here with friends. Reasonable priced considering that all food is included. Diving is a bit more pricey than in puerto galera, but its also much better! Would like to come back to this place. I... More

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

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It’s one of the more cozier resorts in Batangas, providing snorkeling and scuba diving services to Anilao/Mabini, Bauan, Tingloy popular dive sites. Wake up to the gentle sound of the waves with rooms directly fronting the sea with a bedside view of the ocean. It's a great place for both divers, non-divers having lots of private space to lounge and relax. Design and architecture is inspired by mediterranean colors accented by local materials and artistry. ... more   less 
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