Stayed 3 night s at Blancaneaux and really enjoyed our stay! Would define the experience as rustic, elegance. Staff is excellent and understand the importance of good service! Food is very good, enloyed the Guatemalan restaurant. The lunches they packed for our tours were very good, nice touch were the table linens - charming.
And the best part were the tours....Caracol is really amazing! Our guide was one of the best guides I have ever had - really into the experience and educating our group about the Mayan Ruins and the life of their culture. Also loved the Barton Creek Cave tour....amazing!
A couple of people have complained about spiders, "animals", etc. in the rooms.....please remember you are in a sub tropical - pine ridge forest area. Twice I had a gecko jump on me when I entered the bathroom, we couldn't stop laughing.......adds to the experience.
Only reservation is that once at the resort, you pretty much have to stay at the resort. The dirt road leading up to the resort is full of pot holes....not easy to navigate. This also means you are paying a pretty penny while you are at Blancaneaux. But I guess the old adage "you pay for what you get" applies. Will visit Blancaneaux again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the early 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola visited Belize, immediately fell in love with the location, and purchased the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge. For more than a decade the resort was used as a family retreat before Francis opened his tropical paradise to the public in 1993. Tucked away in a pocket of the Maya Mountains, Blancaneaux Lodge is a 20-room luxury resort where waterfalls tumble into turquoise pools above the jungle canopy. Its remote mountain setting makes it a perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blancaneaux Hotel San Ignacio
- Blancaneaux San Ignacio