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Portofino Beach Resort

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On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels, beach massages
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels, beach massages
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels, beach massages
Outdoor pool, sun loungers

Overview of Portofino Beach Resort

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Portofino Beach Resort

4.0 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
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6.5mi North Of San Pedro Barrier Reef, Ambergris Caye, San Pedro

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMexico Rocks3 min walk
  • Popular LocationSecret Beach24 min drive
  • Popular LocationBoca del Rio26 min drive
  • AirportSan Pedro (SPR)34 min drive
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About this area

San Pedro

Located in San Pedro, Portofino Beach Resort is near the airport and on the beach. Mexico Rocks and Bacalar Chico National Park & Marine Reserve are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Belizean Melody Art Gallery and San Pedro Artisans Market. GoFish Belize and Reef Runner Glass Bottom Boat are also worth visiting. Swimming offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with skydiving, ziplining, and cave exploring nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Mexico Rocks - 3 min walk
  • Secret Beach - 24 min drive
  • Boca Del Rio Beach - 25 min drive
  • Boca del Rio - 26 min drive
  • GoFish Belize - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • San Pedro (SPR) - 41 min drive

Restaurants

  • Tipsy Lobster - 9 min drive
  • Aji Tapa Lounge & Restaurant - 11 min drive
  • Rain Restaurant - 11 min drive
  • The truck stop - 12 min drive
  • Crocs Bar & Grill - 13 min drive

About this property

Portofino Beach Resort

4-star hotel by the sea
Consider a stay at Portofino Beach Resort and take advantage of free continental breakfast, a free roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace. With a beachfront location, beachfront dining, and beach massages, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a body treatment, a body scrub, or a facial. The onsite international cuisine restaurant, The Portofino Restaurant, features ocean views and light fare. Enjoy onsite activities like fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. In addition to a garden and a library, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • A ferry terminal shuttle, wedding services, and a computer station
  • A front desk safe, concierge services, and tour/ticket assistance
  • A reception hall and multilingual staff
  • Guest reviews speak well of the quiet location and helpful staff
Room features
All 17 rooms include comforts such as air conditioning and separate sitting areas, in addition to perks like free WiFi and safes.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players
  • Furnished balconies or patios, wardrobes/closets, and separate sitting areas

Languages

Dutch, English, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • The Portofino Restaurant

Things to do

  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage - Swedish

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Mini-fridge
  • Paper towels

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio

More

  • Desk
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • In-room massage
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 6 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 9 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for BZD 45.0 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: BZD 45.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Portofino Beach Resort San Pedro
Portofino Beach San Pedro
Portofino Beach Resort Belize/San Pedro
Portofino Hotel San Pedro
Portofino Beach
Portofino Beach Resort Hotel
Portofino Beach Resort San Pedro
Portofino Beach Resort Hotel San Pedro

Frequently asked questions

Does Portofino Beach Resort have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

Is Portofino Beach Resort pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Portofino Beach Resort?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 6 PM.

What time is check-out at Portofino Beach Resort?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does Portofino Beach Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.

Where is Portofino Beach Resort located?

Located in San Pedro, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Belize Barrier Reef and Mexico Rocks. San Pedro Beach is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Portofino Beach Resort and receive a full refund?

Yes, Portofino Beach Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Portofino Beach Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

8.8

Excellent

Rating 10 - Excellent. 105 out of 184 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 57%
Rating 8 - Good. 54 out of 184 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 29%
Rating 6 - Okay. 18 out of 184 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 10%
Rating 4 - Poor. 6 out of 184 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 3%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 1 out of 184 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 1%

9.1/10

Cleanliness

9.3/10

Staff & service

9.0/10

Amenities

8.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.3/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Excellent

Jodie
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The rooms are really nice. The pool was amazing. The staff was incredible. Everyone was so nice and helpful. The food at the restaurant was good every time we ate there. Being able to book our tours through Action Divers Adventures available right there at the resort made things so much easier. Roberto was awesome to work with and Chocolate was the best Divemaster you could ask for! They have their own dock so you can do some tours and you can dive right from the resort. It is a ways out from town. To get there you would need to rent a golf cart and it is a rather bumpy ride. The only thing I can think of that could have been improved was the main part of our room did not have a lot of lighting. It would have been nice if it had been brighter especially for at night. During the day you can open the front curtains for light. Overall our stay was awesome.
Stayed 10 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Cora
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
My daughter and I stayed at the Portofino for one week. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The resort offers full service from beautiful food options, in-house massage and guided tours leaving directly from the properties boat ramp. Downtown can be reached via golf cart in about 25 min. Definitely will return.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

8/10 Good

Verified traveler
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Awesome property, mediocre food
The look of the property is awesome. The pool is super nice, the rooms are really cute and the staff is so lovely. We stayed in a double room and loved it. After a big rain storm we had a leak and they moved us to The Mansion. I actually liked the double room way more. The beds were nicer there and we didn't need a kitchen. My only real knock is the restaurant. The food isn't great, the prices are high and the menu never changes at all. I think they are seriously missing a profit center here. If they made better food, better portions and changed it up, we would have eaten way more on site. Instead we rented a cart and left as much as possible. The location is about 20-minutes from the closest restaurant and 40-minutes from town.
Stayed 6 nights in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent

Laurie
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent

Kathleen Marie
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Spent my birthday at Portofino. The staff is wonderful and thoughtful. The food at the restaurant is amazing, my husband ordered the special every night. There was seagrass on the beach, but the pool is great, with outstanding sea views. Our room was clean and spacious. We both got massages, which were very good. We had an awesome time.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2021

10/10 Excellent

Sharee
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The service here was amazing! From when I first booked to the final check out, the service was amazing. The property is well kept and very nice. Secluded and perfect for a babymoon. But it was really the staff that made the trip! Shout out to Orlene, Orlando, Alex, Marlon, Chocolate, Will, Austin, Jerry, Moe, Lorraine, Isadora, Sandra and the gentleman that served us breakfast that I forgot to get his name! Each of them made this trip special!
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2021

10/10 Excellent

Emily
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great stay!
We loved our stay! It’s a beautiful resort! Rent a golf cart and explore as you are further north, but the location for us was perfect! Things I wished they had in the rooms, better lighting in bathroom and more hooks. These are small items but would def improve the overall stay.
Stayed 6 nights in Oct 2021

6/10 Okay

Shawn
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The property itself is beautiful. Staff is fantastic, everyone learns your first name and refers to you by such. The room was cozy and fairly clean, although there is absolutely no water pressure in the shower. There is a bar on site, drinks weren't watered down BUT you will pay for it. $22US for two mixed drinks was what we paid. That was enough for us to go to town and buy a couple six packs in lieu of hitting the bar. The restaurant was decent quality but again, EXPENSIVE. A couple of steak dinners with tip came out to $100 US. $45 for nails, $150 each for the snorkeling, $95 each for the massage etc. All US prices. After eating a nice, pricey meal, we went down to the beach to enjoy the peaceful view. Moments after sitting down with our expensive drinks, our peaceful evening was interrupted by two teenagers rolling down the beach in a golf cart. Doing cookies, speeding up and down the dock, all feet away from where we were. Needless to say it was not what we had in mind for a peaceful evening. To make matters worse, we later found out one of the juveniles was the son of the owner of the property. The next few nights of our stay, we opted to rent a golf cart and hit the town. In town you will find some of the best tasting food for more than reasonable prices. To give you an idea, we paid $8bz which is $4US for two fully loaded fried jacks in town. About $20US bought us 5 tacos and a chicken fajita at another place.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021

10/10 Excellent

Lawrence
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful!
Absolutely the best time was had as Portofino Beach resort. The staff was friendly, accommodating, and very helpful. Outside of the road through the swamp which was exciting in and off itself and worth further discussions, Portofino provided the base for an amazing ten day vacation on Amergris Caye.
Stayed 10 nights in Jul 2021

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were very nice. Orlene was awesome! The accommodations were just as pictured which was a nice surprise. I selected the King Suite and couldn’t be happier. It was so incredibly spacious and you felt like you had an entire apartment to yourself. The bed was comfortable, the water pressure was great, hot/cold water worked well and the AC was good. It was more humid than normal during our stay so having an extra fan in the room was well needed. I even took advantage of the hammock on our porch. The room came equipped with a mini fridge, room safe and an Amazon fire stick for Netflix etc. there’s no microwave or telephone which makes it less convenient to order food from the restaurant or to contact the front desk. The pool was clean and just steps from our room. We swam almost daily. There was ample lounge chairs and the set up was thoughtful. The restaurant served good food and other than the times we went into town we ate at the Green Iguana for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was delicious and prepared well. After being there for 6 days I wished for more variety. That would be my only complaint. Be prepared with bringing snacks for your room since there isn’t a market close by and nothing is sold on the grounds other than the 3 meals. You’d have to rent a golf cart which is really convenient and cost about $60 for the whole day. Take advantage of massages on the beach-Andrea is AMAZING! Overall…the stay was Magical. We were truly in PARADISE!
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2021