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In 2010 TripAdvisor gave Portofino Beach Resort an Award with the recognition to be the #1 Romantic Hotel, and yesterday we received again some great news from them, informing us that we have received a 2012 Certificate of Excellence!

With this message we want to thank all our guests who have helped us receiving this Certificate! As well we would like to thank our Portofino Staff, for all the hard work they do! Below you will find some latest reviews we received from our guests:


“Fantastic vacation spot!”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Portofino. Great location away from San Pedro, very relaxing, extremely friendly staff (they made us feel right at home), great food and I could go on and on. We would definitely return to Portofino. We also found the dive master with Adventure Divers located on the dock great and friendly, with dive trips only a 5 minute boat ride away to the reef, with the exception of Hol Chan Marine Reserve which is about 20 minutes away by boat (but don’t miss it-lots of turtles!).
Room Tip: Because we booked late, we stayed in the Honeymoon suite for 3 nights upon arrival and highly recomm…


“Perfect Belize Getaway”
Reviewed May 7, 2012

If you want an island experience, peaceful nights, sand, snorkeling, diving and a paradise view, then you must visit the Portofino. My daughter and I recently spent 2 wonderful weeks at the resort. The experience was excellent from the moment we arrived and one that we hope to never forget. You can’t beat the service – from the wonderful help from Lorraine at the front desk who was extremely helpful in setting up all trip arrangements, to Flora and Alex in the restaurant who really made everyday special for both of us. Both Flora and Alex are true gems and the Portofino is very lucky to have them. Every morning they made sure the coffee was ready to go at 6:30, and allowed everyone to help themselves even though the restaurant really wasn’t open. It gave an “at home feel” to a paradise location. We heard of other restaurants that were good, and had a few lunches in other locations, but just knew we could not top the dinners at the Portofino. The menu is not elaborate, but everything is gourmet, and the special of the day is always something to savor.?When we left last Friday I had to pry my daughter off the palm tree, she definitely did not want to leave. I can’t say “Thank You” enough to everyone who made our trip such an enjoyable experience. I definitely plan to return…
Room Tip: They have rooms to fit anyones needs. If you don’t see what you need on the website, just send…


“Wonderful Stay at Portofino”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

THis is a top notch resort. We loved everything from our tree top accomodations(Sunflower Suite) overlooking the ocean and the pool, to the friendly and extremely helpful staff. All the dive trips and tours they booked for us were excellent and the door to door service appreciated. The staff could not be more helpful. Every request was fulfilled with a smile, including a special birthday dinner out on the end of the pier for my BF. What a beautiful setting under the stars! Many thanks to Lorraine, Flor, Alex and Raphel for taking such good care of us. Definitely recommend this resort if you want a romantic, peaceful and memorable experience.
Room Tip: I would recommend a top floor room . The views are terrific.



1 Response to "Portofino earned the 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award!"

1 | Oetman said on November 13th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

“If you hate awesome, this is not the place for you!”

First off let me tell you how nice the resort is. The rooms are comfortable and clean in addition to being quaint and charming with the euro-Mayan touch. Yes, they do look like the pictures. The grounds and pool are very well maintained. The attention to detail is immaculate. If you never leave the resort, you will have a great time at the bar and pool. The food was fabulous–portions were perfect. I read some people said the prices were high but if fine dining to you is Longhorn’s steakhouse-then it might be pricey. Where I am from I pay a lot more to get this freshness and quality. When you are ready to explore they will hook you up with snorkeling gear and kayaks or charter a diving or fishing trip on their dock. When you want to go into town hop on the boat and you are there in less than 20 mins.?With that being said what makes this resort truly special are the people. From the owners Jan and Sondra to Yolanda, Orville, Ivan, Jessica, Mo, Roy and Rafa (sorry if I left anyone out) they are what makes Portofino a special place that you will never forget. If you want a drink out of a coconut, they will get it. If you want lunch on the pier, they will bring it. Whatever you want just ask an I guarantee they can make it happen.
?So again, if you hate awesome, this is not the place for you.

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Portofino Belize’s (repeat) Guest, Jeff Austin (born in Arlington Heights, Illinois) is a mandolinist and singer best known for being a part of the Yonder Mountain String Band.

On Friday, February 24th 2012, Yonder Mountain String Band performed at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. Prior to the show there was a benefit for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

We are so proud to see that Jeff was wearing our Portofino Beach Resort’s Shirt at the concert! – At the end of the day more than $2000 was raised for this tremedous cause.

Photos by Dorothy St Clair.

Yonder Mountain String Band:
Click “here” for their Website and Yonder Mountain’s “Facebook Page“.

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