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Blancaneaux Lodge

Cayo District, Belize

99 Excellent 87 Reviews
Luxury eco-lodge close to ancient Mayan civilizations with two restaurants, spa, organic garden, and swimming pools. Surrounded by rainforest, the property offers guests the opportunity to explore the Pine Ridge Forest Reserve on horseback.
Blancaneaux Lodge

Summary of 87 verified reviews


Excellent accommodation. Great location. Awesome vibe. Fantastic service. Great pool.

Nestled in a remote mountain setting above the jungle canopy where waterfalls cascade into pools, Blancaneaux Lodge is a luxury hotel in the Maya Mountains. Providing a relaxing retreat, the Coppola Hideaways property has a variety of amenities including an on-site spa with an outdoor hot pool, as well as a swimming pool, horse stables, and farm-to-fork cooking classes.

The lodge offers 20 garden cabanas, luxury cabanas, and villas, each set within individual thatched roof dwellings. Featuring Guatemalan decor, accommodations include modern amenities such as illy espresso machines, ceiling fans, alarm clocks with docking stations, and shellphones for communicating with reception. Minibars are stocked with beverages and local snacks, there are writing tables, and in-room safes. There's also bathrooms with locally-sourced and organic amenities, plus bathrobes and hairdryers. In addition, some dwellings have telescopes for stargazing.

Montagna Ristorante serves traditional Italian cuisine with a focus on Coppola family recipes. Guatemaltecqua Restaurant provides a poolside setting specializing in Guatemalan cuisine which draws from Mexican, Caribbean, and Mayan traditions. The Jaguar Bar has a hand-carved slate bar and a variety of cocktails, while the Garden Spot provides a unique dining option amidst the property’s organic garden.

The Waterfall Spa is set on the banks of Privassion Creek. Guests can choose from a variety of a treatments, wraps, and massages. Plus, there's a rejuvenating hot pool overlooking waterfalls.

Recreational options include swimming in the property's swimming pool, deep cool pools close to the lodge, hidden rock pools leading to Big Rock Falls, or along the sandy beaches and waterfalls of Privassion Creek. There's also a horse barn offering guided tours through the surrounding forests. Along with a gift shop and organic garden to explore.

Originally a Coppola family retreat, the luxury hideaway opened to the public in 1993. As part of the Coppola Hideaways collection, environmental-focused travelers will appreciate that the property is aligned with Francis Ford Coppola's vision of creating unique eco-lodges with hydro energy systems from adjacent river, and conservation practices throughout the resort.
Hotel Address:
  • Blancaneaux Lodge
  • Chiquibil Road
  • Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
  • Cayo District,
  • Belize

Location Summary
Situated in the northwest corner of the 107,000-acre Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, the Blancaneaux Lodge is a luxury hideaway in western Belize's Cayo District. About 36 km (20.5 miles) southeast of San Ignacio.

Directions to Hotel
By car from Belize City Airport: Take a left out of the airport parking lot and travel along this road about two miles until it ends at the Northern Highway. Take a right onto the Northern Highway and travel for 9 miles to the round-about with many flags in Belize City. Take a right at the round-about to get onto Central American Boulevard and travel about a half mile to another round-about. Take a right at the roundabout onto the Western Highway, and travel about 65 miles. Turn left onto Pine Ridge Road with signs for Barton Creek, Pine Ridge, and Caracol. Go 14.5 miles and take a right. There will be a brown and white wooden Blancaneaux sign. Travel about a half mile and turn into the Lodge marked by a stone entrance.
Note Bene
Fitness trail, off-road driving, and canoeing available.
Fine Dining On Site
Montagna Ristorante serves traditional Italian cuisine with a focus on Coppola family recipes and Guatemaltecqua Restaurant provides a poolside setting specializing in Guatemalan cuisine which draws from Mexican, Caribbean, and Mayan traditions.
Pool Outdoor
Swimming pool on-site, plus natural pools nearby.
Spa Facility
Waterfall Spa with a variety of treatments and a rejuvenating hot pool.
Beaches along Privassion Creek.
Horseback Riding
Horse stables and guided tours.
On-site gift shop.
Recommended Rooms
There are two Luxury Cabanas with private plunge pools, king beds, and second showers outside.

Guest Review Highlights

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Fine Dining On Site
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Mountain
    - Biking Touring
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Shopping

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