Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize

You can now enjoy the one-time private retreat of the Francis Ford Coppola family. You can stroll through lush tropical gardens and discover waterfalls cascading into tranquil pools, hear the birdlife high overhead in the jungle canopy and drink in the truly scenic views from this delightful mountainside resort.

You can also use Blancaneaux as a kind of perfect – and extremely luxurious – base camp for exploring this magical region of Belize. The white water rivers with their tumbling, noisy energy are also the site of ceremonial caves that form part of the fascination of the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve. You can also explore the nearby sacred sites of the ancient Mayan civilisation, as well as stalactite caves and the impressive ruins of Caracol.

Blancaneaux, at a glance

  • Inspiring, riverside setting beside the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
  • Delightful mix of riverfront, garden, deluxe and family cabanas
  • Two bedroom villa
  • Francis Ford Coppola villa, plus enchanted cottage
  • Designer en suites
  • Screened porches with hammocks
  • Native arts and crafts décor
  • Italian restaurant featuring Coppola family recipes, plus Guatemaltecqua restaurant and Jaguar bar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Superb swimming pool
  • Waterfall Spa with natural hot pool and traditional Thai massage
  • Horse riding and guided mountain biking to explore local region
  • Jungle and Big Rock Falls hiking adventures
  • Moonlight jaguar quests
  • Bird watching
  • Cave exploration and tours to touch the Mayan civilisation
  • Alison was more than helpful and practical. Nice people travelled in Royal style.

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    MC, Seychelles, 2014