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Portulano Dive Resort

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely spot for getaway from madding Manila. Flaky internet connection. Menu selection somewhat limited, but ok. Steps! Gorgeous rooms (ceiling to floor folding glass doors) with sparkling outlook to the restless sea.

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Brooksville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Portuulano is only 2-3 hours away from Manila and provides an excellent weekend retreat for serious divers. Good staff and solid equipment and great dives in close proximity to the quaint resort. It's no frills but has clean rooms, good food and excellent dive set-up. You can even come back to the resort to spend your surface intervals, which is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

WiFi signal is not strong, but is a great place for self reflection. I was there for a diving trip, and only way go get there is via plane to Manila, and a minivan trip to the jetty. Last but not least, 10 mins boat ride to the resort chartered by the resort. Overlooking the sea, it provides great sunrise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Last year I got certified for both open water and advanced open water from this resort. Ofcourse with the required number of dives. Learning is essential to adequately fulfill your innerself with loads of knowledge to combat all the factors that you may encounter under the sea. I am glad I did my learnings in here. I am confident going... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We booked this a long time prior to visiting and were not dissapointed for the 16 days we stayed there and managed 50 dives. Choy the sharp eyed dived master and boat crew were the best we have come across on our trips diving and made it all so easy getting what we wanted. The resort run by the lovely... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This a a super laid back, very friendly place to hang out in and so not commercialised. The staff are great and they make you feel like your just another member of the family. Food is simple buffet and all home cooked - they even bake their own bread - it was all lovely. Staff even knock on your door... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Whoever did the interior decorations did a great job at capturing the essence of island life. All the deck and lounge face the ocean giving you a great spot to laze around and watch the sunset. Very homey place. It was so homey that guests treat it like they're home and leave all their stuff just lying around, and their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Top Deck room. The view made the daily climb up the stairs worth it. Staff were knowledgeable and helpful. Sharing dive experiences and exciting information of the area. Food was fantastic, made me realise that we dont need international buffets to keep our tummies happy. Worth the price. Great sites for Macro divers.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Very homely resort with great food and rooms. Love their lounge and hammocks! View of the sunset was great. Rooms are clean. Got the seaside topdeck room which is very cooling without AC. Hot water needs some titration, but is reliable. Resort has its regular guests that visit over the weekends, speaks alot about the resort. Near to great dive... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Title says it all actually. Their website does not do justice to the place. They need more pictures, more descriptions, more testimonials... so that more people can find out what an amazing place this is! Overall an awesome experience for first time divers, and for more seasoned ones I'm sure. Shoutout to all the staff we encountered, from the boaters... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A boutique resort in the more quiet side of what is popularly known as Anilao, Batangas. Portulano Dive Resort provides 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 

Additional Information about Portulano Dive Resort

Address: San Pablo | Anilao, Batangas, Bauan, Luzon 4201, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > Bauan
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Portulano Dive Hotel Bauan
Portulano Dive Resort Batangas/Bauan, Philippines
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