Blancaneaux Lodge

A little bit of Hollywood resides in Belize at Blancaneaux Lodge. In the early 1980s, famed director Francis Ford Coppola purchased the abandoned hotel to use as a family getaway. After over a decade of family use, Coppola opened the lodge to the public, and since 1993 it has become a popular retreat.

Visitors choosing the all-inclusive Blancaneaux Lodge can look forward to a first-rate experience, as this 5-star lodge is considered to be one of the highest quality places in the region. With top-notch swimming pool facilities, it is an excellent option for those picturing themselves relaxing by the pool.

Positioned in Central Belize, Blancaneaux Lodge, an all-inclusive complex, offers a warm welcome to tourists who are thinking about basing their vacation in this part of Belize. The center of Belmopan is 14 miles (22 and a half kilometers) to the north-northeast.


Each unit at the Blancaneaux Lodge features a number of similar amenities, including bathrobes, a mini-bar, coffee maker, writing table and chair, safety deposit box, ceiling fans, alarm clock and iPod docking station, two umbrellas, a hairdryer, and organic soaps that are handmade locally.

Situated over a waterfall, Honeymoon Cabañas are the epitome of romantic. There are two, and each has a private deck with views of the falls.

Riverfront Cabañas are decorated in native artwork and textiles, and feature a queen-sized bed. Views are of the Privassion River.

Like their Riverfront Counterparts, Garden View Cabañas are decorated with native artwork and antiques. These Cabañas have screened porches, and overlook the gardens.

Deluxe Cabañas are the most popular offering at Blanceneaux. These Cabañas are located on the far east end of the property, overlooking Privassion Creek, and within reach of the waterfalls.

If you are traveling with a group, the Family Cabañas will be your best choice. There is a queen bed, as well as a pair of twin beds, as well as a large dining table, a screened porch, and a hammock.

All the comforts of home are afforded to you in the Two-Bedroom Villa. This 1600 square foot villa has an open-air living room, a kitchen, and two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.

The Francis Ford Coppola Villa features an open-plan living space, a kitchen with a Delonghi espresso machine, refrigerator, and wet bar, and an antique dining table. There are two large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a plunge pool, and views of Privassion Creek. A full-time attendant is available via walkie-talkie for guests of the Francis Ford Coppola Villa.

The Enchanted Cottage is located atop a forested bluff that overlooks the waterfalls of Privassion Creek. The cottage has a king-sized bed in the bedroom, a writing desk, and a fireplace. Luxury is key here, which is evident in the heated floors, Japanese tub and steam room. The kitchen features a wine cooler and Delonghi espresso machine, and amenities are topped off by a plunge pool and hardwood deck with a hammock.

Blancaneaux Lodge has a total of 40 rooms. Visitors who want to escape noisy crowds will appreciate the personal touch at this location.

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Look below for a listing of this property's in-room amenities.

  • Coffee Maker
  • Toilet
  • Room Service
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Shower
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-Fridge
  • Mini Bar
  • Sitting Area
  • Private Bath
  • Double Bed
  • King Bed
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen Bed
  • Non-Smoking Rooms

Call ahead for more info regarding any specific amenity, if it's particularly important to you.

Activities and Amenities

There are a number of activities for guests of the lodge from guided tours of the jungle, waterfall hikes, horseback riding, and more.

To view this lodging's general amenities, check out the list below:

  • Complimentary Parking
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking/Nature Walk
  • Multilingual
  • Gift Shop
  • Horseback Riding
  • Tubing
  • Wi Fi Internet Access

If you're still not sure exactly what to expect, it's best to contact the lodging because these details are often in flux. To see an in-depth article about the activities and recreation opportunities that Blancaneaux Lodge offers, click here.


Become a member of the Coppola family when you sit down for dinner at Montagna Ristorante. The setting is romantic, and features classic Italian meals taken directly from private recipes of the Coppola family. All the food is prepared using fresh ingredients from the on-site garden.

In addition to on-location dining options, vacationers hoping for extra culinary variety might also want to consider the region's other local restaurants. Vacationers who stay at Blancaneaux Lodge will encounter at least one restaurant within reach. It may be helpful to get familiar with the nearby food, though Blancaneaux Lodge provides on-site dining. To get more information about dining in the surrounding area, click here.

Guest Services

Familiarizing yourself with this property's guest services -- including the ones seen below -- can help ensure that you get the most out of your vacation in Belize.

  • Concierge
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Laundry/Valet


You will notice numerous attractions close to Blancaneaux Lodge. One of the closest is Chumpiate Maya Cave, an interesting cave.

The lodge is located near Belmopan, a fascinating area for tourists to experience the diversity of Belize.

For our in-depth discussion on what else is in the vicinity of Blancaneaux Lodge, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, Central Belize, Belize

Phone: (866) 356-5881

Secondary Phone: (844) 362-3581



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