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6 Miles North PO Box 36, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Belize
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 14/02/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 14/02/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#10 of 60 in San Pedro
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We are Gold Standard certified for Health and Safety. Characterized by its warm and friendly hospitality, Portofino is the epitome of barefoot luxury, unpretentious and relaxing… for most; it will be an experience of a lifetime. Our small, boutique resort offers just 17 beautifully appointed rooms, ranging from charming beach cabanas to spacious suites, dotted amidst swaying palm trees, in a private setting with unmatched personal attention and the modern comforts of home. It is a haven of tranquility, where guests will enjoy the subtle sounds of the nearby waves lapping over the reef, gentle breeze, breathtaking sunrise, star studded night sky and spectacular views of the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea. The perfect setting for a romantic getaway, intimate wedding, honeymoon, family and friends.Portofino offers leisure options to suit every taste. Relax in our fresh water outdoor swimming pool; enjoy a great book from our book collection or simply indulge yourself in a massage on the beach under our hand thatched palapa hut. Explore the underwater world with snorkel equipment or skim along the surface in our complimentary sea kayaks. Delicious meals prepared by our resort chef can be served in the privacy or your beach cabana or suite, on our private dock with a romantic setting or at the Portofino Restaurant. Sip on amazing tropical cocktails at the Green Parrot Beach Bar or perhaps a late afternoon snack from the Green Parrot Bistro. Take advantage of our DVD library and unwind in front of the flat TV screen in your room. Or, simply take in the view. In short, relax and enjoy! Reception in the main building is manned by professional and knowledgeable staff. From, activities bookings and directions to itineraries and dining reservations, our friendly and professional staff is eager to assist you. Access to PORTOFINO is by boat only, and therefore we offer a complimentary meet and greet service at San Pedro Airstrip and boat transfer to the resort, an approximately 20 minutes ride.
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Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Free airport transportation
Facial treatments
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Fishing
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Private balcony
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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English, Spanish, German
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Jamie Y wrote a review 21 May
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Great place to stay. Staff is excellent. The pool is right on the beach and I recommend getting massages. The dive shop is also great with a variety of tours to organize for you. Take a snorkel trip and a trip to the main island to go cave tubing and ziplining. Both are well worth it.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Michael F wrote a review 18 May
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Staying near by came for lunch...their fish and chips was fresh fresh fresh!! Not greasy amd the view is unbelizeable! Staff was very nice and attentive amd accommodating they even offered their pool and chaise lounge to relax after lunch.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Kat L wrote a review 14 May
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Portofino was a relaxing stay off the beach a few miles from town. We were welcomed by amazing hostesses, bar tenders, and waiters during our stay. I highly recommend getting to know the staff. They are fabulous!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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MIke P wrote a review 12 May
San Diego, California11 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a small resort with a very good staff and a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. They have a dive shop and boat on-site. The restaurant is awesome with such delicacies as stone crab claws and grouper. They also have the best burger and fries we have had in a long time. WE actually had it for 3 lunches in a row. The staff at the resort and restaurant are great. They were very helpful and fun to hang out with. This was our 3rd trip to Ambergris Caye and we liked this resort the best. The room was great and very spacious. You won't go wrong here.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: We got the suite
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mike, It was truly a pleasure having you here with us. Thanks again for choosing Portofino as your vacation destination in Belize. We appreciate you taking the time out to share your feedback on your recent stay here with us. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Management & Team Portofino!
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Carolyn wrote a review 4 May
Beamsville, Canada1 contribution
Our group of two couples stayed here for 4 nights and had an incredible experience!! A beautiful, peaceful and quaint resort with staff that were so friendly and attentive. We opted for the all-inclusive package and loved that all the meals were a-la-carte (no buffets!) The food and drinks (especially the margaritas!) were all excellent. The Tree-top suite was a great choice: a little tucked back from the pool with a wonderful view, very spacious room and a huge balcony seating area. We had fun kayaking off the shore and doing some snorkelling right near-by. Dinner on the beach was a little windy, but was still a lovely option. Unfortunately the sargassum (seaweed) was bad on the shore at that time, but we were so impressed by the staff out there daily raking and keep the property so pristine. We highly recommend Portofino!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Tree Top Cabana was spacious, included a beautiful view and large outdoor covered seating area.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Carolyn, Thank you so much for choosing our lovely property while on vacation in Belize, we truly appreciate your kind words. Our entire team is very delighted to know that you enjoyed your time here. Looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Management & Team Portofino!
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Jessica P wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had an amazing time at Portofino! The rest is quaint and beautiful. With only 17 rooms we felt like we were visiting family. The staff are wonderful, the food was excellent, and the tree top suite was gorgeous. Highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a relaxing vacation with great amenities, friendly service, and a wonderful experience. We will be making this an annual vacation.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from PBR Management, General Manager at Portofino Beach Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Jessica, We're pleased to know that your experience with us was an amazing one. We are very thankful to have been a part of your memories created here in Belize and San Pedro. Thank you so much for taking the time out to share your feedback. Your kind words are greatly appreciated, and we hope you won’t hesitate to let us know if we can serve you again in the future. Management & Team Portofino
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bigtoe72 wrote a review Apr 2022
Bristol, Virginia22 contributions5 helpful votes
If I could give this place 6 or 7 stars I would. Everything from the room/cabana, staff, food, tours, everything was great. Would like to give a special shout out to Ivan, Chef Steve, Bellini, Chocolate, Top, Zack, Roberto, Orlean, Massage ladies(can't remember their names, although I got two massages). We got the all inclusive package, but we did venture out a few times to eat elsewhere, but we were disappointed when comparing the food to Portofino. One expectation that shouldn't be too high is like facilities themselves. The rooms were fine, but not 5 star. Clean, but not spotless. The boats they use for the tours are old, but work fine. The pool is great, though, as is the AC in the room. But we didn't come here for a nice room or fancy boat. The scenery and ocean is why we came and it did not disappoint. The people/staff were the unexpected surprise, give them a $100 tip or a "thank you" the level of service is the same. I'm not sure if I'll come back to Belize, but if I do, I'll stay at Portofino.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 3 weeks ago
It was our utmost pleasure having you here with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay here at Portofino. Reviews like yours lets us know in what areas we need to improve. Your kind words are greatly appreciated. We hope you won’t hesitate to let us know if we can serve you again in the future. Management & Team Portofino
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Montsma wrote a review Apr 2022
Byron Center, Michigan5 contributions1 helpful vote
Rooms are very spacious. Service is incredible. We quick to get us anything we needed. Food is great and there are lots of options. We had a great time with our entire family. I would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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It was our pleasure having you and your family here with us. We are all very pleased to know that you enjoyed your time spent here at Portofino. Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this lovely review. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Management & Team Portofino
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737900Ak wrote a review Apr 2022
Olympia, Washington35 contributions1 helpful vote
We decided to celebrate our 25th anniversary with a trip to Ambergris Caye. When looking through reviews, Portofino stood out to us. The photos of the resort, the pool, and the ability to be all inclusive were all draws for us. Moe picked us up from the airport (we were late getting in) and drove us to the resort in the golf cart, pointing out things along the way. The staff greeted us by name, settled us into a room decorated for our anniversary, with a complementary bottle of champagne. The rest of our trip there was fantastic. Every staff member treats you like family. We did not take advantage of the all-inclusive option, preferring to eat out in town and at Secret Beach for some meals. However, every meal we had at the resort was delicious. We especially loved the paella! and the happy hour apps cannot be beat. The bar downstairs serves incredible drinks. ALL of the bartenders, including the one who started working there on our second to last day, were great. Friendly, chatty, and they remembered what we liked and made great suggestions. The staff arranged a golf cart rental for us one day, and the snorkel trips left from their dock so no need to drive to town early for an excursion. The grounds are lovely and well cared for. We found our bed to be super comfortable, and the morning views from the cabana porch were worth the trip alone. Before we left, the front desk arranged our covid tests. It was VERY quick and easy. There is just enough activity here in the evening to be a fun atmosphere, meeting locals and expats and other guests, but not enough that it is noisy or "party" like. We went into town for that, and were happy to come back to a quiet place after. We have already decided to plan another trip, and we will be staying at Portofino again. Usually I plan vacations to the minute and I'm constantly focused on details. I never had a thought about anything during this trip. I credit the awesome care of the people at this resort. Thanks for making our anniversary trip truly special!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
We're pleased to know that your experience with us was an amazing one. You are officially apart of our Portofino family 💖 Our entire team is very satisfied to know that we all made an impact in your recent stay here with us. We are happy that you enjoyed all the services that we offer. It's reviews like these that makes us very proud of what we do. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. Your kind words are greatly appreciated, and we hope you won’t hesitate to let us know if we can serve you again in the future. Management & Team Portofino
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Sara W wrote a review Apr 2022
Santa Barbara, California2 contributions
Staying at Portofino was awesome. We did an all-inclusive type package (partnered with their sister resort, Caves Branch, which we would also recommend), and it was great. Rooms are cute and clean. The food at the resort is delicious and we did not get tired of it even after a four-night stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful. If you want a drink, they will bring it to you in the pool, and they will even chop down and get fresh fruit for you for free! The overall vibe is very relaxed and quiet, which we appreciated. Seemed like adult couples for the most part. Having direct access to water activities was also awesome. You can just walk down to the dock and schedule activities. People staying at other resorts/hotels in the area would travel to Portofino to eat or to do water activities, so it was nice to have everything at our fingertips. I also got an open-air massage, which was lovely! We did two different snorkeling excursions, and both were enjoyable. It is also relatively easy to rent a golf cart (but book it in advance) and drive into town, so you can experience that while still enjoying the overall peace and quiet when retreating back to the resort. Overall, we would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Dear Sara, It was our utmost pleasure having you here with us. Thank you so much for choosing our beautiful property as your vacation destination. It's so great to read wonderful reviews such as this one. It makes us all feel very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you again! Management & Team Portofino
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PRICE RANGE
$167 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
portofino hotel san pedro, portofino san pedro
LOCATION
BelizeBelize CayesAmbergris CayeSan Pedro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Portofino Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Portofino Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Secret Beach (6.3 km), Belizean Melody Art Gallery (6.8 km), and Feliz Bar & Grill (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Portofino Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Portofino Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Portofino Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Portofino Beach Resort?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Portofino Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marbucks Coffee House, Stella's Sunset, and The Truck Stop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Portofino Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Portofino Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Portofino Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Portofino Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Does Portofino Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.