A dramatic hideaway in a rainforest
wonderland

In the early 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola visited Belize, immediately fell in love with the location, and purchased the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge. For more than a decade the resort was used as a family retreat before Francis opened his tropical paradise to the public in 1993.

Tucked away in a pocket of the Maya Mountains, Blancaneaux Lodge is a 20-room luxury resort hotel in Belize where waterfalls tumble into turquoise pools above the jungle canopy. Its remote mountain setting makes it a perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

Guests can also explore the ancient civilization of the Maya, which still endures in the sacred sites throughout this magical region. From the ceremonial caves along the white-water rivers of the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve

to stalactite caverns and the vast ruins of Caracol deep within the lush rainforest, Blancaneaux is your window into the world of natural and archaeological wonders.

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    Horse Stables

    Horse Stables

    Enjoy an equestrian sightseeing tour through the lowlands of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. Our horseback riding tours are ideal for all riders, regardless of skill level. - More Amenities

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    Waterfall Spa

    Waterfall Spa

    Invigorate the soul with a soak in the natural hot pool before feeling the calm and relaxation of a traditional Thai massage. - More Amenities

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Coppola insists that having a resort in the remote reaches of the jungle didn’t intimidate him at all. “It’s like being on location for a movie – you just bring everything with you or build it yourself.”