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CATM 2010, Antigua, Guatemala

Posted on 26 Oct, 2010 in the Belize News|For our Travel Trade Partners!|Portofino News Category. No comments


The 7th annual Central America Travel Market kicked off its 3-day promotion of the region’s natural and cultural diversity in the former colonial capital of Antigua, Guatemala. Between October 18-20, over 245 tour operators and media drawn from a vast range of countries from around the world.

Exhibitors where from Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and BELIZE. Our booth was manned with 16 participants, including Portofino Beach Resort and Belize Hotel Association. It was a successful show for all of us… and for BHA even a little more as they used their brand new Belize Hotel Guide for the first time. It looks awesome!


Manuel Heredia Jr., Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation of Belize and President Pro Tempore of the CCT welcomed everybody to the show with a very informative and welcoming speech regarding Tourism in Central America. As well Minister Heredia came to visit our booth daily, and spoke to many press and media. We were able to promote our Touristic products to the buyers who believe that Central America is an ideal region for tourists who enjoy unforgettable travel experiences.

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Sport Diver Magazine in Belize!

Posted on 02 Oct, 2010 in the Belize News|Portofino News Category. 1 Comment

Sport Diver Magazine

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: or visit our website

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1 | Belize Diving said on January 23rd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Belize is an incredible place to enjoy the best beaches, plus sports like diving. Undoubtedly one of the best tourist destinations for family travel.

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A trip to paradise with top rate service and attention.

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

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1 | Frenchies Marie& Jean-Jacques said on January 28th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Dear Portofino Staff,
It has been already one week we came back in our Cold France, leaving the heat, the sun, the beach, the lagoon…
A little email just to say that we really enyoyed our stay at Portofino and we miss Pina Colada, Mai thai Cocktails,stout beers, Ceviches, our lovely cabana n°6 with its hammock…!
Once again thank you very much for your kindness and made our stay pleasant…

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