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.

Travelers hoping to keep active should find exactly what they're looking for at Blancaneaux Lodge, which provides an impressive range of outdoor activities. After you've thoroughly tired yourself out during an afternoon of thrills, make time for relaxing at the on-location spa they offer.

Located in Central Belize, south west of Belize City, Blancaneaux Lodge is a great choice for tourists who are thinking about lodging in this part of Belize. It's southeast of the center of San Ignacio.


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.

Honeymoon Cabañas

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

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

Garden View Cabañas

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

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.

Family Cabaña

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.

Two-Bedroom Villa

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.

Francis Ford Coppola's Villa

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.

Enchanted Cottage

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.

In terms of quality, we've given this lodge a three and a half star rating.

A check list of the in-room conveniences available for visitors at Blancaneaux Lodge include:

  • Coffee Maker
  • Private Bath
  • Toilet
  • Kitchenette
  • Shower
  • King Bed
  • Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen Bed
  • Balcony

Call ahead to ensure the availability of certain amenities, if it's a high priority for you.

Activities and Amenities

Besides in-room amenities, this lodge also has

  • Gift Shop
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

If you're still not sure exactly what to expect, don't hesitate to contact the location because these details can sometimes change. Visit this page to go to an in-depth description about the specific activities and recreation opportunities that Blancaneaux Lodge offers.


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.

Outside of on-location dining options, vacationers looking for more culinary variety may also want to consider some of the other nearby eateries. Hungry guests will discover a limited but good selection of restaurants close-by. It's a good idea to learn about the nearby restaurants, even though Blancaneaux Lodge has some tempting choices of their own. To get more information about dining in the surrounding area, click here.


You'll encounter many attractions near Blancaneaux Lodge. One of the attractions include Five Sisters Falls, a waterfall.

One of the closest areas of interest to the lodge is San Ignacio. If you want to see even more culture, food, and fun, take a side trip to some of the nearest towns to see what else the country has to offer.

For our comprehensive article on what else is in the vicinity of Blancaneaux Lodge, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, Central Belize, Belize

Phone: (501) 824-3878

Secondary Phone: (800) 746-3743



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