Blancaneaux Lodge

With a spectacular setting, charming cabana accommodation and a huge variety of activities, this eco-lodge is sure to ‘wow’ you on your Belize holiday.

Blancaneaux Lodge

The story goes that Francis Ford Coppola discovered this property in the early 1980s and converted it into a private writing retreat.

What became Blancaneaux Lodge is now made up of 20 villas and cabañas available for visitors, all featuring charming décor and art. Many of the building styles are based on architecture Coppola saw while filming Apocalypse Now in the Philippines.

There are several accommodation options to choose from, all with quirky ‘Shellphones’ for contacting reception. Naturally, Francis Ford Coppola’s Villa is the most luxurious abode here – with two bedrooms, a Japanese bathtub and a 14-seat dining table – but there is a range of options to suit every visitor. Garden View, Honeymoon, Riverfront and Luxury Cabañas are well-suited to couples, while families and groups can opt for the Family Cabaña or Two Bedroom Villa.

Activities around the resort and surrounding area include birding and horseback riding expeditions, swimming, hiking and venturing into the Chiquibul Forest at night to spot amazing wildlife. A range of ancient Maya ruins can be explored nearby; the resort arranges tours of Caracol, Xunantunich and even Tikal over the border in Guatemala.

At mealtimes, choose between Guatemaltecqua Restaurant’s local flavours and the Mediterranean menu filled with Coppola family recipes at Montagna Ristorante; eating authentic Italian cuisine deep within the Belizean jungle is quite an experience! A twice-weekly ‘convivial dinner’ is served for all guests at Garden Spot. Jaguar Bar serves delicious cocktails and Coppola wines and features décor taken from the set of Apocalypse Now. The production of the film was famously fraught – but the jungle experience offered at Blancaneaux Lodge is guaranteed paradise.

Blancaneaux Lodge Gallery

Terrace with beautiful view, Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize
Restaurant, Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize
wildlife, Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize
private decking, Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize
interior of bedroom, Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize
bar area, Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize
private swimming pool, Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize
exterior, Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize
spa treatment, Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize
swimming pool, Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize
beautiful gardens, Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize
guestroom interior, Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize

Blancaneaux Lodge Facilities

Inspiring Travel Company - Bars
Bar
Inspiring Travel Company - Restaurants
Restaurant
Inspiring Travel Company - Room Service
Room Service
Inspiring Travel Company - Spa
Spa
Inspiring Travel Company - Swimming Pools
Swimming Pool
Inspiring Travel Company - Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi

Our World, Your Way

Padlock Icon

Trust &
Heritage

One of the most trusted names in luxury travel

Over 40 years’ experience in worldwide holidays

Fully bonded and protected

Person Icon

True
Travel Experts

We use our first-hand expertise to create a bespoke holiday

We’ve spent years establishing industry-leading contacts

Insider knowledge: our team travel to all our destinations

User Focussed Icon

For us,
it's Personal

We get to know you personally, so your trip is perfect for you

You’ll be looked after by your own personal Travel Specialist

From meet & greets to private transfers – we’ll make it happen

Concierge Service Icon

On Hand When
You Need Us

24/7 assistance throughout your holiday

Our travel experts take care of you every step of the way

Our dedicated concierge team will take care of all the details