Portofino Beach Resort in Belize San Pedro Ambergris

Hello from Portofino Beach Resort in Belize!!

October is just around the corner!

In an effort to aid us with the Slow Season, we had offered a Fall Special for the month of September, 2009.  Whereby we were offering  50% off the rates listed on our website for our Beach Cabana based on double occupancy and the Portofino Mansion based on quadruple occupancy per floor.  Both specials were 20% commission able on accommodation only.  We would like to also offer this same special for bookings for the month of October 2009.  However, this only applies for new bookings as of today.

PORTOFINO is located on Ambergris Caye, the largest Island (Caye) along the Belize Barrier Reef (second largest in the world). Needless to remark that this is the most spectacular dive paradise in the world, including the Blue Hole, made famous by Jacques Cousteau, during his 1970 expedition with the Calypso, but there is more
Located North of San Pedro, Portofino sits on the most beautiful beaches of the island. Although you come to a very peaceful and quiet resort, town, shops and the nightlife are just 15 minutes away by boat. Many of the best restaurants (including Portofino’s Le Bistro) are located north of San Pedro.

As a result of the protection by the reef, there is an abundance of underwater life, attracting many fish, making this the ultimate fishing paradise in the world. The flats offer some of the best Salt Water Fly Fishing in the world.
Explore Belize on daytrips starting from the Portofino dock; visit the many spectacular Mayan ruins, in the middle of pristine rivers, waterfalls and rainforest jungle, housing a wide range of plants, animals, and birds. Over 40% of Belize  consists of protected wildlife parks and reserves. Or go to one of the the many Caves in Belize, with Maya remains, spectacular geologic cave formations, or just relax and go Cave Tubing.

PORTOFINO offers eight (8) beach cabanas with clear and unobstructed Caribbean views, along with three (3) Tree Top suites that are on stilts 10ft (3 mts) in the air, offering beautiful views over the Caribbean and the second longest Barrier Reef in the world. To the rear of the suites is an amazing view of the lagoon, home to an assortment of rare tropical birds and the occasional Crocodile.
The cabanas have a superb view of the sea and the sunrise. The suites offer a superb view of the sea sunrise and the sunset at the rear of the property.

Royal Orchid Suite 800 square feet – 75 square meters, with two 225 square feet – 20 square meters (each!) balconies, one overlooking the Caribbean sea, and the other one overlooking the lagoon, with four-poster bed, Jacuzzi, double sink and spacious jungle rain shower
Jasmine or Sunflower Suite 580 square feet – 55 square meters, elevated 10 feet -3 meters – in the air on wooden legs with a 170 square feet – 16 square meters – full-length balcony offering great views, queen-size bed, very large bathroom, double sink and spacious jungle rain shower.
Full Breakfast every day, with room service if you wish.
Special Candlelight Dinner on first night with your choice of a bottle of Chardonnay Viña Undurraga, Chardonnay Calvet de Pays D’OC, Cabernet Sauvignon- or Merlot Viña Undurraga.
One day Beach Bar-B-Q, including Reef Snorkeling and Fishing:
Take off along the reef, towards Mexico Rocks, where you will snorkel at a remote area, then the trip goes North, where there will be some fishing along the way for Lunch. Your guide will prepare your lunch, for a romantic Beach Bar-B-Q. In the afternoon there will be more snorkeling at the pristine North end of the Island.

Full day jungle tour and visit to Altun Ha Mayan ruins:
Starting crossing the bay to the north River which was hand hewn by the Mayas. After following the river, arriving in the village of Bomba where you board a bus for Altun-Ha. Here you get a full guided tour, followed by a short ride to Maruba Jungle Spa. Here you also have the opportunity to do horse back riding or just swim or relax near the pool while lunch is served (not included in the price).
or.. You can upgrade the Altun Ha trip to (see upgrade price*):

Xunantunich / Barton Creek:
This active trip combines canoeing/kayaking and cave exploration through Barton Creek Cave with a visit to Belize’s second largest beautifully excavated Maya City. Our expert guides provide keen insight into the world of ancient Maya civilization, leading our clients on an unforgettable tour.
Within the last 5 years, intense archeological work has revealed and preserved the ancient structures once hidden beneath the jungle floors. Today visitors have the privilege of climbing El Castillo, which at 130 ft. above plaza level, is the second tallest man made structure in Belize. 360-degree panoramic views from El Castillo offer a remarkable vantage point revealing the Ancient Macal River Valley and neighboring Guatemala.
After enjoying a healthy lunch, we continue to Barton Creek Cave in Amish territory. Equipped with canoes/kayaks and high-powered lights we gently paddle into Xibalba (she-bal -ba), Maya for underworld. Stalactites and Stalagmites hang high overhead as we float past impressive calcite crystals. Our knowledgeable guides will discuss the use of this cave by the ancient Maya, while some artifacts can be seen high above the alcoves. For the free spirited adventurer, the option for excellent swimming in the far chamber is a treat. Great mud baths to cleanse your skin is an added option.
Massage for two.
This package also includes:
Bottle of Champagne on ice waiting in your room upon arrival.
Fresh flowers from the PORTOFINO gardens every day.
Welcome Tropical Fruit Cocktail.
Local air tickets from Belize City to San Pedro -round trip for two.
Personal meeting at San Pedro Airport and boat transfer to the resort.
Free use of all resort water sports equipment.
VIP Service throughout your stay.
Free use of resort internet computers.
Total price for all the above:
Royal Orchid Suite: US$ 4,095 High Season; US$ 3,678 Low Season.
Jasmine or Sunflower Suite: US$ 3,465 High Season; US$ 3,069 Low Season.
Also available in one of our Beach Cabanas: US$ 2,885 High Season; US$ 2,478 Low Season.
Upgrade from Altun Ha to Xunantunich / Barton Creek*: US$ 381

Prices are per couple, per room.
9% government hotel tax, 10% general sales tax and 10% service charge are included.
Package is not available for Peak Season.

Our fishing packages are module packages, so you can adjust the package for the time you want to stay, and the number of days you want to go fishing; just take the base price and add on the number of nights with or without days of fishing, as you can see in our price list.
You will be staying in one of our beach cabanas with clear and unobstructed Caribbean views.
Includes daily all inclusive breakfast and daily 3 course a la carte dinner in our famous restaurant. During the days of fishing, lunch will also be included.
You will be going for the number of days you selected from our package, either Fly Fishing, reef fishing (both inside or outside the reef – depending on weather conditions) or trawling. Your guide will be the same one throughout your stay, please specify on beforehand the type of fishing you are interested in and which days you want to go fishing (our guides usually have a full agenda).
These packages also include:
Welcome Tropical Fruit Cocktail.
Local air tickets from Belize City to San Pedro – round trip.
Personal meeting at San Pedro Airport and boat transfer to the resort.
Free use of all resort water sports equipment.
VIP Service throughout your stay.
Free use of resort internet computers.