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 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.
Garden View Cabañas
Nestled in our beautifully manicured gardens, the comfortable Garden Cabañas showcase native arts and antiques, and feature a large screened-in porch with hammock. Includes 1 bed and 1 bath. Family Cabaña
A large dining table, queen-size bed, and a pair of twin beds highlight this spacious Family Cabaña that overlooks our beautiful gardens, which can also be enjoyed while idly swaying in the room’s hammock. Includes 3 beds and 1 bath.
Elegantly themed with native art and local textiles, each cabaña offers a queen-size bed and hand-painted tile bath. Includes 1 bed and 1 bath.
Perched over a Privassion Creek waterfall, the Honeymoon Cabañas offer the ideal getaway. Both honeymoon cabañas have huge private decks overlooking the falls. Includes 1 bed and 1 bath.
Surrounded by lush vegetation and just a stone’s throw from deep pools and tumbling waterfalls, the Deluxe Cabañas offer a secluded setting at the far eastern end of the property overlooking Privassion Creek. Includes 1 bed and 1 bath.
Skirting Privassion Creek, these roomy 1,600 square foot villas feature two luxurious bedrooms, each with its own full bath, as well as a large comfortable open-air living room with a small kitchen. Includes 2 beds and 2 baths.
Francis Ford Coppola’s Villa
Enjoy dramatic views from the elevated open-plan living area, take a dip in the private plunge pool or relax on the hardwood sun deck set in a lush tropical garden. Includes 2 beds and 2 baths.
Reflecting Francis’s desire to create a haven to reflect and create, the Enchanted Cottage sits atop a forested bluff offering panoramic views over the tumbling waterfalls of Privassion Creek and the distant jungle clad Maya Mountains. Includes 1 bed and 1 bath.