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  • Portofino Beach Resort in San Pedro, Belize
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Small and secluded resort on a white-sand beach reached only by boat, with airy cabañas and treetop suites overlooking the turquoise Caribbean.

Portofino is an attractive small beach resort located on a secluded white-sand beach on Ambergris Caye and can be reached only by boat. There are beachfront cabañas and treetop suites with clear views over the turquoise Caribbean. All have polished hardwood floors and furniture sprinkled with subtle Belizean artifacts, romantic net-protected bamboo beds draped in crisp white linen and a terrace with a hammock in which to while away lazy Caribbean afternoons. Décor is bright and tropical, with an airy feel and thatched palapa-style roofs.

There is a split level restaurant specialising in seafood, as well as a bar, outdoor smoothie shack, Jacuzzi and inviting circular pool. Guests can paddle out in a kayak or snorkel around reefs awash with colourful marine life.

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What our clients say

  • Highlights:- “Particularly impressed by Belize lodges - obviously higher price but well equipped for activities we enjoy such as bird/animal watching, canoeing etc 

    GW, Chinnor
  • We liked Guatemala and were particularly impressed with Belize (likely to go back there)” 

    NW, Wells
  • There were so many highlights, but undoubtedly the most memorable part was seeing jaguars near Chan Chich on two consecutive days, and even being able to take photos of the second one. This was the main aim of our trip, having failed to reach Chan Chich in October 2008 because of flooding.

    CT, Crowthorne
  • We knew nothing about Guatemala and Belize before our trip and had not visited Central America.  We relied on JLA understanding our interests and the resulting recommendations proved very successful.

    NW, Wells
  • We saw a massive variety of animals, insects and fish between the rainforest and the reef and exploring these environments with knowledgeable guides was a pleasure. Whether it was hummingbirds buzzing overhead at dinner, a boa constrictor crossing the road, a lucky glimpse of a majestic jaguar or a green sea turtle grazing on the reef it was difficult to pick a highlight moment!

    RW, Usk
  • Very impressed with the quality of 3 of the hotels we were staying in. We went mainly for the scuba diving in Belize which didn't fail to impress - truly world class.

    AA, Market Harborough
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