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Portulano Dive Resort

#1 of 3 Hotels in Bauan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I are certified divers. The Batangas area offers a wide variety of marine life--even whale sharks and porpoise on occasion, and of course turtles. Also there are hundreds of varieties of fish, shrimp and colorful nudibranchs. The owners Carmella and Arnel are PADI certified Instructors, and Arnel is a professional musician (who plays classical guitar for guests)....

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hi all this place is amazing. Acomidation 👍meals 8/10 which is really good. Location 10/10. Staff 10/10 diving 9/10. We are currently still here. Wanted to post this sooner than later as this place is amazing. We have 2 more days stay still which I the best thing. It's only 2.5 hr bus from the DLT bus terminal In Manila...

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1Thank Clint T
Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Location: Parking area was easy to locate using the waze app and very secure. Though the resort is one boat ride away, you'll never worry about the vehicle. Boat Transfer: One of the points of improvement they can do is upgrade the boat, atleast to have a tarp roof on the ones that they use for bad weather. Good thing...

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2Thank WanderingBei
Thailand
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I really enjoy my stay with you guys! I have best divivg with the considerate dive master Choy and Elmer , Nene and Dorie cook the yummy food for 3 meals, comfortable room and amazing seaview as well as the cool captain Padoy and Gilbert, thanks Daisy schedule the 6days for me (and girls). I especially love the decorations and...

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3Thank Karen C
Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We went there for the weekend to relax and dive as a couple. The place is right on the sea boarder (but no beach) and diving was excellent with really serious and competent dive master(s). The food was included in the room (you get to there by boat) and for that kind of fare in the Philippines, the food was...

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2Thank Krisser68
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 1 September 2016

GREAT RESORT FOR A FAMILY BONDING & DIVING. All of the resort Staff and Ms Daisy, the manager are very attentive and provided excellent service. All rooms are charming, very clean,comfortable and has a beautiful oceanview and a veranda. We enjoyed all the buffet meals provided including the afternoon snacks. The short orders like nachos and French fries were yummy....

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1Thank elsa e
Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 29 August 2016

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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Thank Teresa C
Brooksville, Florida
Reviewed 16 July 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...

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Thank Buck S
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 June 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...

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Reviewed 22 June 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...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: | North side of Anilao, Bauan, Luzon 4201, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > Bauan
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Portulano Dive Hotel Bauan
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“Air conditioning is not necessary as your room opens to the beach and the winds keep your room at a comfortable level.”
80thomasv, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The aircon rooms are right next to the sea and it can be very noisy, if its windy. I would assume rooms up higher are more quiet.”
Krisser68, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you love fresh air, rooms on the top floor are beautiful and side rooms have side windows . All rooms have beautiful verandas”
880elsae, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Read site to locate parking/meeting boat area. All rooms are good. Steps everywhere and inescapable.”
teresacQ2137RK, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The fan was adequate to keep us comfortable throughout our stay in February. A/c might not be an important consideration.”
SlySoh, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
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