Anilao is a protected marine sanctuary just two and a half hour drive from the Philippines' capital, Manila, thus it is one of the most accessible and frequently visited diving destination from Manila's business and commercial districts.

It is located south of Luzon just within the friendly province of Batangas. This marine sanctuary is part of the Municipality of Mabini, Batangas and can be conveniently reached via land transport through South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and connect to Star Tollways (Star Toll).