Francis Ford Coppola's Blancaneaux Lodge


Outside of San Ignacio in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, a 300-square-mile national wildlife reserve in the Maya Mountains, you'll find Francis Ford Coppola's Blancaneaux Lodge. 

The Dream of a famous Movie Director comes true...   Paradise

Getting there:
The Sofia, a private Islander aircraft, can transport you from Belize City in less than an hour.

The adventurous may choose to travel by road; the Lodge can be reached from Belize City and Belmopan via the Western Highway.

Each bungalow features a soaring hand-woven thatched roof, artisan-crafted and antique colonial furnishings and a luxurious Japanese bath with views of the jungle sky.

Classifications:  ~ Riverfront Cabana ~Garden Cabana ~ Honeymoon Cabana ~ 2 bedroom / 2 bath villa ~ Francis Ford Coppola Villa


Nature's Facilities:

  • The River ~~~ The Privassion River courses through the Lodge's grounds. 
    Above the river, a kaleidoscope of forest birdlife plays against the palmettos. Enjoy the jungle sounds from your private deck. 

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  • Food ~~~ prepared from fruits and vegetables grown in Blancaneaux' own Organic Garden.

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  • Ancient Mayan Cities ~~~ An hour's drive south of Blancaneaux is Caracol, a city that once covered 35-square miles and was home to 150,000 people. Here you can explore vast plazas, descend into ancient tombs and climb pyramids that provide sweeping views of the surrounding jungle inhabited by endangered Black Howler Monkeys.

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  • Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve's many Caves and Caverns ~~~ The lodge is surrounded by many cave complexes including the Rio Frio Cave, an enormous two-ended cave carved out of a mountain by the Rio Frio River. 

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  • Pools and Waterfalls ~~~ The hidden Big Rock Falls are a short trip away by car, horse or mountainbike. Hike down to the misty base of the falls, and swim in the warm pools. 

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  • Ride a Horse deep into the rainforest ~~~ Friendly guides will lead you on horseback to local falls and caves or will take you deep into the jungle where you can spot unusual birds and other wildlife.

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  • Mountain bikes  available at no charge. 

  • Honeymoon packages



Restaurant (1) & Bar (1)

The Restaurant: Daily specials are offered from the Lodge's own garden. Dine on fresh seafood, smoked meats and authentic Neapolitan pizzas cooked in a wood-burning Italian oven. Dine on Coppola family recipes.

Jaguar Bar:  
Local rum punches await at the Jaguar Bar. 


Vacations International Inc is proud to recommend this property for your family vacation or honeymoon.


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