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Review of Portulano Dive Resort

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Portulano Dive Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Bauan
Certificate of Excellence
San Antonio, Texas
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“Awesome 1st Visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2009

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!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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diveaddiction, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort, responded to this review, 14 March 2010
We do have hot shower available now, unfortunately during this visit in May 2009, we were undergoing renovation and heaters were not up yet. There was still construction going on, which explains mosquitos. Otherwise, no one has been bothered by any of that. Normally there aren't any, save for a few during the rainy season of Sept - Oct.
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Property: Portulano Dive Resort
Address: San Pablo | Anilao, Batangas, Bauan, Luzon 4201, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > Bauan
Amenities:
Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Bauan
Number of rooms: 14
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

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