Getting here

WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE WE?

Portulano Dive Resort is in The PHILIPPINES, in South East Asia, between China and Japan. Fly into the Manila International Airport (NAIA) serviced by major airlines from Asia, Europe and the United States.The resort is in Luzon, Batangas, on the north side of Anilao. It's a 2-2.5  hour drive away from the Manila International Airport or the Makati Central Business District. Our boat, marked Portulano will pick you up at our private pier and parking area for your 5 minute boat transfer to the resort.

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PRIVATE LAND TRANSFERS:
 

Transfers from the Manila International Airport or a Manila location can be arranged for you upon request. The cost will be divided among passengers. To book, just indicate transport needs in our BOOK NOW FORM.

CAR SERVICE/SUVP5,000-5,500/way
Fits 2-3 with dive gear and luggage
Fits 4 passengers with minimal luggage
VAN SERVICE: P6,000-6,500/way
Fits 4-6 with dive gear and luggage
Fits 7-10 passengers with minimal luggage

On the day of your arrival you are to message the driver once your flight has landed.  Please proceed to the pick up area of the airport, for TERMINAL 1: one floor below the arrival area exit and stand under letter “P”; for TERMINAL 2: proceed to BAY 16; for TERMINAL 3: proceed to BAY 5. Driver will approach you with a resort signage.  Vehicle details and driver contact to be confirmed via email.

 
PUBLIC TRANSPORT An easy and convenient option to get here if you have minimal luggage. There are 2 stations to choose from.
Departure: Makati JAM Buendia LRT Bus Station

Take a GRAB or TAXI from the Airport or your Manila location to the JAM BUS station at TAFT ST. corner BUENDIA ST.(Sen Gil. Puyat).
This should cost you PHP 200-400. Locate the JAM bus headed for LEMERY, BATANGAS. The bus takes 2 + hours. Check trip schedules and fares through the Book a Bus link below. Scroll down to look for the LRT Buendia (Makati) station to Batangas Lemery Trip details.

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Departure: PITX Parañaque Station

Take a GRAB or TAXI from the Airport or your Manila location to the PITX Grand Terminal at 1 Kennedy Road; Parañaque, Metro Manila.
This should cost you PHP 200-400. Locate the LEMERY Bus, BATANGAS. You can book your trip ticket at this LINK: Pitx Trip Booking

The trip takes 2+ hours depending on departure time. Check the PITX booking link for updated fare costs and schedules. Look for PITX to Lemery Batangas trip.

Arrival: JAM Bus Station Across Xentro Mall

The BUS will stop at the LEMERY Station across Xentro Robinsons Mall. Cross the street to Xentro Mall to take a tricycle (PHP150-200 - 3-4USD) to SAN LUIS, Balite where the resort private pier is located. Tell the driver you are headed for San Luis, BALITE Portulano Resort Pier. The ride is 15-20 minutes.

It's best to advise us once you ride the bus from Manila and of your location once you are in Xentro Mall Station so boat pick up can be arranged. Contacts, arrival & coordination instructions are usually given via email once you finalise your booking.

 
DRIVING YOUR OWN VEHICLE

You may use WAZE or Google Maps destination: Portulano Resort Parking & Pier. Do not type Portulano Resort as waze could lead you behind the mountains.

Check the Google Map Location Link: Portulano Resort Pier on Google Maps.  

Fastest Route:

ROUTE VIA S.T.A.R. TO PORTULANO PIER/Barangay Balete: This route takes about 2 hours, It is the fastest route with only 25 km of provincial roads, the rest are all highways.

Access SLEX (South Luzon Expressway) through the SKYWAY, the SLEX is connected directly to the STAR TOLLWAY. From the STAR TOLLWAY exit all the way to the very end and then turn right at the rotunda.   Then turn left to enter San Pascual-Bauan Road/Highway. At the very end, turn right. After 5km, turn left to San Luis Provincial Road (9km), at the very end turn left to San Luis. The private parking & pier is about 5km away.  It's best to use waze or googlemaps, kindly refer to the instructions above.

Scenic Route:

MAP VIA TAGAYTAY TO PORTULANO PIER/Barangay Balete: This route takes about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. It's a good alternative if you want to have breakfast or dinner in Tagaytay. You can take either Sta. Rosa exit from South Luzon Expressway. An alternative is to exit Buendia to Roxas Boulevard headed for Coastal Road to Aguinaldo Hi-way to get to Tagaytay, it takes only a little over 2 hours if you leave early around 6am.

Boat Pick up schedules at the parking are below: (please book your slot) kindly note that schedules are subject to change. Arrival instructions & contact information is given when you make your booking arrangements.

8-8:30am, 9-9:15am, 10-10:15am. Kindly consider stops when you plan your trip so you can arrive on time as there may be others joining you in the boat.

Our boat, marked Portulano Resort will pick you up at the resort parking for your 5-10 minute transfer to the resort, please give an allowance for wait times.