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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

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Portofino Beach Resort

4-star property
Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Belize Barrier Reef

8.8/10 Fabulous

185 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
6.5mi North Of San Pedro Barrier Reef, Ambergris Caye, San Pedro

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Belize Barrier Reef - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • San Pedro (SPR) - 34 min drive
  • Caye Caulker (CUK) - 71 min drive
  • Caye Chapel (CYC) - 71 min drive
  • Philip S. W. Goldson Intl. Airport (BZE) - 40.8 miles/65.6 km
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)


  • 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

At Portofino Beach Resort, you can hit the beach to get a beach massage or relax in a sun lounger, plus you'll be 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Belize Barrier Reef. Guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, and mani/pedis, and the outdoor pool provides fun for everyone. Offering a beachfront location, The Portofino Restaurant serves international cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Other features of this upscale hotel include a free airport shuttle, a bar/lounge, and a terrace. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers.


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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Ecotours
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers


  • 9 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Paper towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


The Portofino Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for BZD 45.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Portofino Beach Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Portofino Beach Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Portofino Beach Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Portofino Beach Resort?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Portofino Beach Resort?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Portofino Beach Resort?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Portofino Beach Resort and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, fishing, and snorkeling. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Portofino Beach Resort?
Yes, The Portofino Restaurant offers beachfront dining, international cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Tipsy Lobster (2.7 mi), Aji Tapa Lounge & Restaurant (3.9 mi), and Rain Restaurant (4.1 mi).
Does Portofino Beach Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Portofino Beach Resort like?
Portofino Beach Resort is located on the boardwalk, a short 1-minute walk from Belize Barrier Reef and 3 minutes' walk from Mexico Rocks. Travelers recommend the hotel for its quiet location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

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.
Jodie, 10-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Cora, 7-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

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.
6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Laurie, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Kathleen Marie, 7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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!
Sharee, 4-night romance trip
Verified CheapTickets guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Emily, 6-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

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.
Shawn, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Lawrence, 10-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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!
5-night romance trip
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