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A large “caboom” in the sky over Portofino Beach Resort!

Posted on 22 Feb, 2010 in the Belize News Category. No comments

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Last night, our staff and guests here at Portofino Beach Resort experienced something very unusual! We saw a large “ball of fire” in the Belizean sky and hear a very loud sonic “boom”….
We didn’t know what happened. 3 minutes after, we saw on CNN that  space shuttle Endeavour and its six astronauts were returning back to Earth and going to land at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending a two weeks successful mission.
During the two-week, 5.7 million-mile journey, commander George Zamka and his crew delivered and installed a new space station room “Tranquility” and a big bay window with commanding views of Earth.
It was a quite spectacular experience… and something to share with you!

Space-Shuttle-Landing

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Portofino HONORED AS BEST Romance Destination

Posted on 20 Jan, 2010 in the Portofino News Category. 1 Comment

Portofino Beach Resort, Belize HONORED AS BEST Romance Destination IN THE
2010 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, BELIZE, January 20th 2010 Portofino Beach Resort was chosen as a Best Romance Hotel by TripAdvisor® in its 2010 Travelers’ Choice® awards. Now in its eighth year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honor the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers.

Unlike any other hotel awards programs in the world, TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice® winners are based on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions about hotels on tripadvisor.com™ and content from across the web.

“Inspired by the millions of trusted traveler reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor.com, the Travelers’ Choice awards have once again highlighted the finest hotels in the world,” said Christine Petersen, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “From remarkable bargains to the trendiest hotels, travelers worldwide are recognizing more than 700 hotels for their outstanding service, value and quality.”

For reviews on Portofino Beach Resort, go to

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g291962-d308879-Reviews-Portofino-San_Pedro_Ambergris_Caye_Belize_Cayes.html

For the complete 2010 Travelers’ Choice list, go to www.tripadvisor.com/travelerschoice.

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About TripAdvisor Media Network
TripAdvisor® Media Network, operated by TripAdvisor, LLC, attracts more than 36 million monthly visitors* across 15 popular travel brands: TripAdvisor®, www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.frequentflier.com, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com and www.virtualtourist.com. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 25 million monthly visitors*, 15 million registered members and 30 million reviews and opinions. Featuring real advice from real travelers, TripAdvisor-branded sites cover more than one million destinations, hotels, restaurants and attractions and operate in the U.S. (http://www.tripadvisor.com), the U.K. (http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk), Ireland (http://www.tripadvisor.ie), France (http://www.tripadvisor.fr), Germany (http://www.tripadvisor.de), Italy (http://www.tripadvisor.it), Spain (http://www.tripadvisor.es), India (http://www.tripadvisor.in), Japan (http://www.tripadvisor.jp), Portugal and Brazil (http://www.tripadvisor.com.br), Sweden (http://www.tripadvisor.se), The Netherlands (http://nl.tripadvisor.com) and Canada (http://www.tripadvisor.ca). TripAdvisor also operates in China under the brand daodao.com (http://www.daodao.com) and Kuxun.cn (http://www.kuxun.cn). TripAdvisor® Media Network provides travel suppliers with graphical advertising opportunities and a cost-per-click marketing platform. Collectively, the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network have won hundreds of awards and accolades from press and industry worldwide. TripAdvisor and the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network are operating companies of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE).
TripAdvisor and the TripAdvisor logo are registered trademarks of TripAdvisor LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries.  Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners.
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*Source: comScore Media Metrix, July 2009

Contacts:
Amelie Hurst
TripAdvisor (consumer media)
P: 415-829-8158
F: 617.670.6301
ahurst@tripadvisor.com
www.tripadvisor.com

Alexandra Botti
TripAdvisor (consumer media)
P: 617-670-6529
F: 617-670-6301
abotti@tripadvisor.com
www.tripadvisor.com

Jan and Sandra van Noord
Portofino Beach Resort
6 Miles North of San Pedro
P.O. Box 36
San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
BELIZE (Central America)
Email: info@portofinobelize.com
Website: www.portofinobelize.com
www.portofino.bz

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1 | Erik said on January 21st, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Hey Sandra and Jan

CONGRATULATIONS to this great success…well deserved!

Let´s have a drink and celebrate together soon :-)

Regards
Erik


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Orchids in Belize!

Posted on 04 Jan, 2010 in the Belize News Category. No comments

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Orchids are known for their delicate beauty and exotic character. Evolving through an intricate and interesting history, the meanings of orchids include love, beauty, luxury, and strength.

Orchids belong to the most diverse family of plants known to man. There are over 28,000 species. Orchids are the most rapidly (genetically) changing group of plants on earth and more new species have been discovered over the last few thousand years than any other plant group known.

Belize has about 300 species of native orchids including the Black Orchid. This is the national flower of Belize. Portofino’s Tropical Garden has many different flowers, including orchids. We hope you enjoy these pictures from some of the Orchids in our garden!

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