This Francis Ford Coppola-owned property is luxurious to the last detail. Blancaneaux Lodge is certainly not rustic, though nestled in the lush vegetation of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, it gets the best of both nature and human ingenuity.

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3:00 p.m. check in
12:00 p.m. check out
Free Breakfast
Restaurant in Hotel
Spa Services
Swimming Pool
Some rooms feature
Wireless Internet
Attractions & Sites
65 km
Actun Tunichil Muknal
17 km
Barton Creek Cave
- km
Cahal Pech Ruins
5 km
Carocol Ruins
120 km
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
18 km
Mountain Pine Forest Reserve
43 km
St. Herman Blue Hole
91 km
Tikal National Park
7 km
Xunantunich
38 km
Yaxhá Nakum Naranjo

Just one hour and 15 minutes by car from Belize City, the Blancaneaux Lodge sits at the northern border of the incredible Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, 106,353 acres (43,040 ha) of protected land. Although the pine forests, small areas of grasslands and wetlands, the Macal River, and recognized Maya sites on the reserve are carefully protected by the government, much of the land has been leased. Privassion Creek runs through the property. It has clear running water, ancient melastome shrubs, toucans, and a small population of crocodiles. While staying here, guests often explore the limestone hills of Noj Kaax Meen Elijio Panti National Park, known for its endangered species and rare flora and fauna. At the lodge you can swim, hike, go horseback riding, or mountain biking. An hour’s drive down dirt road takes travelers to Caracol Archaeological Reserve to explore Maya culture in its temple ruins and ceremonial caves.

One of the Lodge’s top amenities is the property: Privassion Creek’s waterfalls and granite boulders make for some of Belize’s best all-natural swimming holes. The man-made swimming options are excellent as well: the resort’s freshwater infinity pool is inlaid with bright, artistic ceramic tiles and surrounded by handcrafted mahogany lounge chairs.

Attentive servers are always on-hand to bring towels and drinks from the full bar. After working up an appetite swimming and sunning, the Guatemaltecqua Restaurant is just steps away, specializing in the cuisine of Belize, which combines Caribbean, Mexican, and Mayan traditions. The Coppola family is Italian, which may have inspired the cuisine at the resort’s Montagna Ristorante. The chef here consults daily with the gardener of the Blancaneaux’s own organic farm, where guests can see lettuce, carrots, beans, and herbs growing next to exotic fruits. These ingredients add a fresh, healthy taste to the restaurant’s cherished stone-oven pizzas.

Once a private retreat for Hollywood royal family the Coppolas, the Blancaneaux Lodge was opened to the public in 1993, offering deluxe cabanas in different styles. Private cabanas range from honeymoon to artist’s retreat. There are riverfront cabanas, luxury cabanas with their own mini infinity pools, and roomy 2-bedroom villas for guests who want a kitchen. There’s even an “enchanted cottage,” replete with a writing desk and fireplace for artists in need of tranquility. Each of the cabanas is decorated with native woods and local art, private porches, hammocks, and beautiful views.

The king of the dwellings is Francis Ford Coppola’s Villa: the dining room has an antique table that seats 14, which goes well with the espresso machine and wet bar for dinner parties. While all cabanas include Wi-Fi and locally made bath products, the villa takes it up a notch with monogrammed bathrobes, wine glasses, a private barbeque, and even a full-time personal attendant. With two large bedrooms that feature Japanese tubs and Francis Ford Coppola’s personal art and antique collection, a family or group craving serious luxury would be perfectly accommodated here.

The Waterfall Spa at the lodge is just as luxurious as one would expect: the staff was trained in ancient Thai massage at the Sacred Wat Pho Temple in Bangkok. The body treatments include a variety of salts and herbs, and of course, the hot pool overlooks tumbling waterfalls.

More Property Amenities
Alarm Clock
Bar
Breakfast Available
Coffee Service
Fan
Gardens
Hair Dryer
Hiking Trails
Internet Access
Jungle View
Mini Bar
River View
Safe Deposit Box
Telephone
Accommodations
The Enchanted Cottage (with private pool)
Sleeps 2
BalconyHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorWireless InternetLiving Room
Francis Ford Coppola Villa (with private pool)
Sleeps 2
BalconyHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorWireless InternetLiving Room
2 Bedroom Villa
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms:2, 2 Double beds
Alarm ClockBalconyFanHair DryerHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorSafe Deposit BoxWireless InternetLiving Room
Luxury Cabana #11 (with private plunge pool)
Sleeps 2
1 King bed
BalconyHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorWireless InternetLiving Room
Honeymoon Cabana
Sleeps 2
BalconyHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorWireless InternetLiving RoomDeck
Riverfront Cabana
Sleeps 2
1 Queen bed
BalconyHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorWireless InternetLiving Room
Family Cabana
Sleeps 4
1 Queen bed
BalconyHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorWireless InternetLiving Room
Luxury Cabana 12
Sleeps 2
1 King bed
BalconyHair DryerHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorSafe Deposit BoxWireless Internet
Garden View Cabana No 10
Sleeps 3
1 Queen bed
Hot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorSafe Deposit BoxWireless InternetLiving Room
Enchanted Cottage
Sleeps 4
1 King bed
BalconyHair DryerHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorSafe Deposit BoxWireless InternetLiving Room
Riverfront Cabana
Sleeps 3
1 Queen bed
BalconyHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorWireless InternetLiving Room
Luxury Cabana 11
Sleeps 2
1 King bed
BalconyHair DryerHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorSafe Deposit BoxWireless InternetLiving Room
Honeymoon Cabana
Sleeps 2
1 Queen bed
BalconyHair DryerHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorSafe Deposit BoxWireless InternetLiving RoomDeck
Garden View Cabana No 9
Sleeps 3
1 Queen bed
BalconyHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorWireless InternetLiving Room
Francis Ford Copola Villa
Sleeps 6
2 Double beds
BalconyHair DryerHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorSafe Deposit BoxWireless InternetLiving Room
Family Cabana
Sleeps 4
1 Queen bed
BalconyHair DryerHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorSafe Deposit BoxWireless InternetLiving Room
Two Bedroom Villa
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms:2, 2 Double beds
Alarm ClockBalconyFanHair DryerHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorSafe Deposit BoxWireless InternetLiving Room
Garden View Cabana
Sleeps 2
BalconyHot WaterMini BarMini RefrigeratorWireless InternetLiving Room
Feedback from Travelers

Surreal!!!

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The best of the best!!!

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Make the climb, it's worth it!

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Blancaneaux LodgeBlancaneaux Lodge Room rates: $35425