Posted on 02 Oct, 2010 in the Belize News|Portofino News Category. 1 Comment
Sport Diver Magazine
Jad Davenport, freelance journalist experience Belize
Belize City, Belize, June 15th, 2010 – Freelance photojournalist Jad Davenport is scheduled to visit Belize on an assignment for both Sport Diver and Islands Magazine.
Sport Diver Magazine is the official magazine of the PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Diving Society and with a circulation of 346,618 it is the highest-circulation Scuba Diving magazine covering diving destinations, equipment, training, and more.
Islands Magazine (circ. 204,989) showcases islands around the world with interesting articles and beautiful photography, focusing on warm weather locations it includes tourist information, destination profiles, island activities, and lifestyle features with an emphasis on capturing the essence of the culture, location and its population.
Davenport’s visit to Belize will take him to San Pedro Ambergris Caye and Cayo Espanto for some world class diving and then to the Toledo District for some jungle adventures. His itinerary was developed by the Belize Tourism Board in collaboration with its Private Sector partners; Cayo Espanto, Cotton Tree Lodge, Ecologic Divers, Off the Wall Dive Center & Resort, Portofino Beach Resort and Tropic Air.
While visiting the south of Belize Davenport will visit Lubaantun Archaeological Site and Port Honduras Marine Reserve as well as take a tour of the Cacao Trail and Blue Creek Cave.
For more information on events taking place in Belize’s tourism industry, please contact the Marketing Department at the Belize Tourism Board at 227-2420,via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.belizetourism.org.
Posted on 29 Sep, 2010 in the Portofino Guest Book Category. 1 Comment
I wanted to surprise my husband with a trip for his birthday this year. I did alot of online research and discovered the Portofino resort in Belize. I had nothing to go on but pictures and reviews that I read on their website so I was a little wary about how the pictures compared with the real deal. That worry was put to ease as soon as we stepped off of the little plane in San Pedro and were greeted by the gentleman who drove us down to the dock to get the boat that would take us on our final le of the trip to Portofino. From the time we docked at Portofino to the time we left 8 days later we were treated like royalty and all of our needs were taken care of. The staff was available and helpful at any time of the day; from planning excursions to providing sunscreen,towels and a good book, we wanted for nothing. Since September is the low season to visit Belize we had alot of one on one service from guides on excursions and often felt like we had the whole resort to ourselves. The Restaurant at Portofino provided high quality, great tasting food for every meal and the service was great. The thing you can’t take a picture of to share with friends is the ambience of Portofino. Usually it takes at least a week to unwind and really begin to enjoy your vacation, but by the end of our second day at Portofino we felt like we had been there for a week already and the staff felt like friends and family that were there vacationing with us. I would highly recommend Portofino to those who want to experience the best Belize has to offer. If you enjoy daily boat rides (my husbands favorite part) on crystal clear water, incredible food and service, and an atmosphere of relaxation and top notch hospitality, you will fall in love with Portofino like we did.
Californiagirl, Riverside, CA
Posted on 25 Sep, 2010 in the Portofino News Category. 1 Comment
Dear Portofino Friends and Family,
as you may know Tropical Storm Matthew passed by today over Belize… We had some strong winds and the ocean was very rough. The high tide is going down and the wind is back to normal. At noon our boat left to San Pedro for arrivals and departures. Continental and Tropic Air are flying. Our guests had fun on the beach this morning, taking pictures and shooting videos. We lost a few boards from our dock but we are putting them back as we speak. The sun is now shining over here and it is time to start cleaning up, while our guests are swimming already in the pool.