FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA IS MAKING A VACATION OFFER YOU CAN'T REFUSE - May 19, 2014
You probably know Francis Ford Coppola as the director of the greatest gangster movie of all time. You might even fondly call him The Godfather. But did you know that, in addition to being an acclaimed director and owner of his winery in California, he's got five exclusive resorts in Italy, Argentina, and Central America?
In Belize you can stretch out on a tranquil Caribbean beach, explore rich jungle, or venture far into ancient Mayan caves. The sky hangs heavy in the early morning, almost dropping into the forest canopy.
The 'Apocalypse Now' director's inns set the scene for a respite by the sea or in a forest. MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE FOREST RESERVE, Belize — As Hummingbird Highway carves away from Belize's resort-laden sands, pavement dissolves into rutted dirt tracks and the dense jungle canopy starts to press it from all sides. The tallest buildings pushing through the foliage are Maya ruins, and howler monkeys and macaws lurk in the ceiba trees.
Explore Monkey River by boat observing howler monkeys, tropical birds, iguanas, crocodiles and many other species of wildlife. Your experienced guide will take you through mangrove estuaries at the edge of the lagoon, which is home of the manatee.