Step back & get your bearings.
No commercialism here,
just an authentic experience.
Portulano is a boutique scuba diving resort located in Bauan, the more quiet side of Balayan Bay, north of Anilao, Batangas, the Philippines.
We are at the heart of the world's coral triangle, where you can experience the richest marine biodiversity and the most colorful reefs in the world. A 2 hour drive from Manila International Airport brings you to the resort where you have easy access to popular diving and snorkeling sites.
The most colorful reefs, unimaginable marine biodiversity right in front of you. Numerous diving experiences from Macro subjects to colorful reefs & pelagics.
Find your own little corner of paradise in any of our cozy lounge areas, you will find that even your room offers that escape, with your own private view of the ocean.
KAYAK, SNORKEL, PADDLEBOARD OR TREK
Photography gives you a new appreciation of marine life. With a strong commitment to conservation, it can help promote awareness and value for the marine environment.
There's something about experiencing nature that breathes new life into us. Unpredictable, calming and peaceful, the beauty of creation always gives us a positive perspective.
YOUR DIVE EDUCATION
Get into a new adventure. There is nothing like being able to breath underwater, seeing and experiencing the underwater world. We take time to ensure our students become excellent divers.
Improve your diving skills, embark in new adventures as an Advanced or Enriched Air Diver. Become a Rescue Diver, study SideMount, Technical Diving or become a Diving Professional.
Portulano Resort has been awarded The TripAdvisor Award of Excellence for 2018, 2016 and 2014, as well as TripAdvisor Travelers Choice in 2015 and 2013 and has excellent guest reviews not just for service, accommodations, and diving but also location.
The resort is committed to conservation. We encourage guests to support sustainability by re-using towels, conserving water & electricity, segregating trash & using recycled materials where we can. Interacting responsibly with marine life is a top priority.
We arrange DIVE SAFARIS to Verde Island and sightseeing trips to the nearby Taal Heritage Town. Verde Island features dense, rich marine life in the epicenter of the Coral Triangle. Taal Heritage Town is a hispanic village, a National Historic Landmark with ancestral houses serving as museums, hostels & coffee shops dating back to 1954.