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HO HO HO… Merry Christmas from Portofino Beach Resort in Belize!

Posted on 20 Dec, 2011 in the Belize News|Portofino Dive shop News|Portofino News Category. 4 Comments

We had a blast!
Portofino Beach Resort together with Santa took Frank, one of our guests, on a Dive to Mexico Rocks, located North of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. Even there was a little overcast, the visibility and water temperature was just perfect.

The area where this scuba Santa makes his aquatic home is the second largest barrier reef in the world. If you’ve been nice, you may see manta rays, nurse sharks, manatees, wolf eels, and other beautiful reef fishes.

Santa came face to face with a goliath grouper that seemed quite fascinated with the jolly man and his red suit.

The reef is Belize’s top tourist destination popular for scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing. The Belize Barrier Reef is a series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize, roughly 300 meters (980 ft) offshore in the north and 40 kilometers (25 mi) in the south within the country limits.

The Belize Barrier Reef is a 300 kilometers (190 mi) long section of the 900 kilometers (560 mi) long Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, which is continuous from Cancún on the northeast tip of the Yucatán Peninsula through the Riviera Maya up to Honduras making it one of the largest coral reef systems in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the New Caledonia Barrier Reef.

The real joy of Portofino Beach Resort:  One minute you can be relaxing on the beach, enjoying the sunshine, sea breeze and warm sand under your toes, the next minute discovering the Belize Barrier Reef just a half mile away from the beach, or swimming with nurse sharks and sting rays!  It’s the ultimate Caribbean Escape where you can do everything or nothing at all!

Your beachfront Cabana and Suite overlooking the Caribbean Sea opens the door to snorkeling, diving, sea kayaking, sailing and fishing right out your front porch.

You don’t have to be Santa to go scuba diving in Belize. There are so many great places to dive, canyons, caves, wall dives, to name a few. You can even organize dive parties, with friends and family. Portofino Resort and Action Divers can make your Christmas wish come true. So if you’re six mile north of San Pedro, keep your eyes open for Scuba Santa.

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4 Responses to "HO HO HO… Merry Christmas from Portofino Beach Resort in Belize!"

1 | Belize Diving said on December 29th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Hi Portofino,

I genuinely loved this brilliant article. Please continue this awesome work.

2 | Carla Douberly said on December 25th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Love the pics…and Belize is one of my favorite countries and dive spots. Please put me on your email list and let me know of any specials you might have.

Merry Christmas
Carla D

3 | Dan Heimbrock said on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:45 am

Fantastic set of photos and this sure looks like a great “holiday time adventure!”

4 | Jose Luis Zapata said on December 20th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

This is awesome. Only in Belize :)

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This is why I love Belize so much!

Posted on 11 Oct, 2011 in the Pictures sent by past Guests|Portofino Dive shop News|Portofino News Category. No comments

“Belize’s Barrier Reef has been named one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World and can be found on the World Heritage List.” Last week we had the pleasure of having Rodolfo here with us.  He is a truly passionate diver and a great photographer.  The Belize Barrier Reef offers superb diving and snorkeling; the following pictures, to say the least, are just a small glimpse of the amazing underwater world that you can discover while diving with us at Portofino Beach Resort! We hope you enjoy! And thank you so much Rodolfo that we can share the pictures with our Guests!


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NEW edition of MOON BELIZE can be found in the bookstores!

Posted on 13 Sep, 2011 in the Articles about Portofino Beach Resort|Belize News|Portofino News Category. 1 Comment

Writer and former Belize resident Joshua Berman knows the best ways to experience Belize—from hiking the waterfall at Lubaantun to riding horseback to El Pilar. Berman offers a range of interesting activities for every traveler, such as visiting Monkey River, bird-watching in the wetlands, and reserving a barstool at the Lazy Lizard at sunset—as well as unique trip ideas like Surf and Turf and Diving in Belize.

Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Belize gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Yoga Journal, Outside Traveler, 5280, Sunset, National Geographic Traveler, The Boston Globe, Worldview, and Mountain Gazette.

“There is nowhere in the world like Belize. I’ve visited dozens of countries, and never seen so much diversity packed into such a small population–all of this in an area smaller than Massachusetts.”

We want to recommend you to buy the NEWEST edition of MOON BELIZE in your nearby bookstore.

We hope you enjoy the reading!


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1 | Saint Newton said on March 23rd, 2013 at 9:05 pm

We are looking at coming down to Portofino Beach Resort around November 1, for maybe 10 days. I like ocean front, very nice rooms, I would like to go diving, snorkeling, exploring, and definitely experience the ruins. I know I missed the Groupon, but I am hopeful we can work something out. Here is the question…. If I want to see ruins in Belize, should I spend one night somewhere else, or are the best ruins near your location? I like your spot, your site makes it look marvelous. I can’t wait to arrive. Please tell me what I should do to see the ruins I want to see if I knew what you know. Thank you so much. Best…St.
Seattle: 2*******

Dear St, thank you very much for your message. We would love to have you with us. Our reservation department will definitely email you with all the details.

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