A dramatic hideaway in a rainforest

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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    Deluxe Cabanas

    Deluxe Cabanas

    Surrounded by lush vegetation and just a stone’s throw from deep pools and tumbling waterfalls, our Deluxe Cabañas offer a secluded setting overlooking Privassion Creek. - More Dwellings

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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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“When I first visited Belize, I was searching for the same jungle paradise I’d enjoyed while shooting Apocalypse Now in the Philippines. I found it tucked in the Maya Mountains with the Blancaneaux Lodge.“ - Francis Ford Coppola