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.

Those looking to keep active won't leave disappointed with Blancaneaux Lodge, as they'll enjoy easy access to a multitude of recreational possibilities. Once you've exhausted yourself in the sultry Caribbean sun, make time for relaxing at the spa, which is located right on-site.

Located in Central Belize, south west of Belize City, Blancaneaux Lodge happily welcomes travelers who are thinking about staying in this part of Belize. From this accommodation, the center of San Ignacio is to the northwest.


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.

For its overall merit, we've rated this lodge a three and a half star rating.

Below, you'll find a listing of in-room amenities offered by Blancaneaux Lodge.

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

If you want a room with a certain amenity, mention this when you contact the front desk or reservation service.

Activities and Amenities

Besides in-room amenities, this lodge also has

  • Gift Shop
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

However, since these details tend to change, it's a good idea to call ahead of time if you want to be certain the hotel has exactly what you expect. To view a comprehensive article about the activities and recreation opportunities offered at Blancaneaux Lodge, 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 the on-location dining options, visitors hoping to find more culinary variety can also consider some of the other local restaurant choices. Visitors staying at Blancaneaux Lodge will find a limited but good selection of restaurants beyond the property. It can be helpful to check out the nearby restaurant options, even though Blancaneaux Lodge has dining on-site. Click here for more information on this area's dining choices.


You will find many interesting sites and attractions located near Blancaneaux Lodge. One of the nearest examples is Five Sisters Falls, an interesting waterfall.

Among the closest notable areas to the lodge is San Ignacio. When you seek to broaden your horizons, take a side trip to a neighboring city to familiarize yourself with new sounds and sights.

For our comprehensive article on what's near the property, 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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