Resort Blog

Yonder Mountain String’s Concert in Asheville, NC

Portofino Belize's (repeat) Guest, Jeff Austin (born in Arlington Heights, Illinois) is a mandolinist and singer best known for being a part of the Yonder Mountain String Band. On Friday, February 24th 2012, Yonder Mountain String Band performed at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. Prior to the show there was a benefit for St. Baldrick's Foundation. St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research...

Diving Belize – Where to Dive and What to Do

Posted by Laura: Bookyourdive.com Belize is a favorite scuba diving destination for many people.  However, it is a very diverse destination and there are many places that you could go to, each with very different diving opportunities.  Some of these are suitable only for more advanced divers, so you do need to make sure that you remain safe.  If you are wondering how safe Belize is, it really depends on...

Portofino’s Countdown to 2012

  "Portofino Beach Resort's Message to all our Friends" The New Year’s rolling in a few days; We’re planning quite a bash. We need to have you here; So it will be a smash! We really want to see you; And hope that you can make it. So help us make our party fun! Just bring your awesome selves… When you let us know you’ll come, We’ll smile and shout...

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

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...

This is why I love Belize so much!

"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...

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

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...

Diving and Snorkeling, an underwater Wonder!

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. There is a great variety of reef types and diving & snorkeling experiences in Belize. The Barrier Reef is 185 meandering miles (298 km) of unspoiled beauty. It varies from 8 to 16 miles (13-26 km) from the mainland to less than one mile (1.6 km)...

Belize: Central America’s Pocket Paradise!

“The best things come in small packages: Combine Reef, Rainforest, Maya magic and more in this tiny sliver of Central America"   - by Wanderlust, June – July 2011. Dear friends, when you would like to read more information, please order via Wanderlust the June – July 2011 edition as they wrote a great article about our beautiful country Belize… 9 pages long, illustrated with fantastic pictures. With this Blog we...

Onbekend Belize smaakt naar meer.

Onbekend Belize smaakt naar meer, geschreven door Erik Brusten In het zog van de toeristische dienst en twee touroperators mocht Travel Express even proeven van de exotische cocktail die Belize blijkt te zijn. Mother nature’s best kept secret: you’d better belize it, luidt de slogan, en dat leek ons na enkele dagen niet overdreven. Een intensieve mix van Mayaruïnes, garifunacultuur, Amish-alikes, watersport en ecoresorts smaakte echt naar meer. Belize zit...