Definitely a divers kinda place. A couple of hours away from Manila by car and surely worth the trip.
Rooms were very nice & all rooms have an ocean view & nice balcony with seating. Enjoyed sleeping at night with the folding doors open but make sure that you take mosquito spray as there are plenty of them. Ceiling fan in room was just right for our cooling needs although the room does have a/c.. Stand up shower has cold water only but in the Philippines, who needs warm water anyway? :-) Make sure to take a small cooler with drinks and snacks because you are away from all resources of a city and are located in a secluded part of the beach.
Did diving with Arnell,the owner and he was very accomodating with the dives as well as the night dive. Beautiful reefs and lots of wildlife underwater. Really enjoyed his services.
Had a nice in room massage as well at a very reasonable price and breakfast, lunch & dinner buffet is included in the price of the room which was also a very fair price. The ladies that run the eating area are very sweet & friendly & we liked them very much.
We will be back to Portulano in the near future for more excellent diving services!
One more thing...everyone that worked at Portulano was very nice and friendly. There is a guy who will load and unload your personal effects upon arrival from the boat & at departure as well so tipping him wouldn't be a bad idea.
We will be back there again soon. thank you for the great stay at the dive resort!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Portulano Dive Hotel Bauan
- Portulano Dive Resort Batangas/Bauan, Philippines