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Portofino, Mata Chica #53818
06/17/02 04:00 AM
06/17/02 04:00 AM
Joined: Jun 2002
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San Jose, CA USA
ultimate adventurer & me Offline OP
ultimate adventurer & me  Offline OP
Planning first time visit to Belize, 11/14/02, @ Portofino. Anyone stay there recently? How did you like it? Considered Mata Chica. Wanted Victoria House, hubby wants TV, even if foreign language is spoken.

Arriving in Belize City 11/14/02 @ 3:30PM from CA, is this enough time to clear customs & take flight to San Pedro?

Very green couple to Belize, seeking adventure but want to stay ultra comfy, away from noise.

Also visiting Costa Rica, central pacific, Manuel Antonio area, any ideas?

Thanks for your response,

Re: Portofino, Mata Chica #53819
06/27/02 08:13 PM
06/27/02 08:13 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 6
Lancaster,Calif, USA
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We stayed at Portofino's in April & loved it.
Had dinner at Mata Chica which was great but was glad we chose to stay at Portofino's. We had one of the treetop suites, very private. The view was blocked a bit but we were going on to Cayo Espanto which was to be the highlight anyway. But if we had spent our whole time at Portofino's I would not have been disappointed. Good food, having breakfast delivered was great. Plenty of food for a contintenal breakfast, fruits, breads, muffins, jelly, peanut butter, coffee, tea & juice. We mostly had the beach to ourselves. Walk north a bit & visit Kitty's Bar. Sometimes you have to knock on the door & they'll open up. Locals go there after work sometimes. Delbert the bartender at Portofino's was great, quite a character & front male dancer in the Belizean Ballet! And he painted my nails! Take the boat into town for shopping/eating a late lunch & then have dessert at Portofino's on days you want to eat elsewhere. Take the water taxi to Rendevous one night. They can arrange any tours you want. We found the owners, Sonja & her husband very eager to please & establish their resort. Have fun!

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