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Corvallis, Oregon
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Blancaneaux Lodge was perfection in every way. The setting in the jungle alongside a small river is stunning. The grounds are lovely without being overly manicured. We stayed in a large casita decorated with Guatemalan textiles and carvings and which included our own very private pool where we would sit at dusk and listen to and watch the melodious blackbirds...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been fortunate to travel the world and this is the first time I am compelled to write a review. Belize is a beautiful country and blancaneaux is the perfect place to stay. The grounds are lovely, the rooms are charming with spectacular views (we stayed in Francis Ford Coppola room and the enchanted cottage) what really makes blancaneaux...

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Woodside, California, Usa
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long 2 hour drive on a combination of paved and dirt roads you make a left turn into a special compound carved out in the middle of the jungle along a beautiful river that you can swim in!! The thatched roofed villa a beautifully decorated with local artifacts and our unit had a great private porch that overlocked...

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benton harbor, MI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blancaneaux is a beautiful retreat into the mountains of Belize. Between the charming villas scattered above the Privassion Creek to the warm hospitality of the staff, you will find yourself in small slice of heaven. You can relax in your hammock, swinging over your lanai overlooking the creek, or get a bit more adventurous and hike to the Big Rock...

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Bernie M, Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge, responded to this review

We are very happy to know that you had a great time while staying at our lovely property. I will share with the rest of our team.

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Blancaneaux at the beginning of February with two other couples. From the moment we arrived, everyone was so kind and helpful. We were greeted upon check-in with a fabulous drink called a jaguar juice. I could kick myself for not asking what was in it before I left the lodge. Our group went horseback riding...

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Bernie M, Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time out for posting your feebback- we would happily share with you our recipe for the Jaguar juice. The coconut sweets in the rooms are called "Tabletas", these were treats we got as kids.

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed February 14, 2017

We were staying at a nearby resort and decided to check out Blancaneaux for dinner. So glad we did! An excellent and relaxing location, good service and delicious food were all on offer. The grounds were very beautiful as well. If we are in the area again we will definitely consider staying in the lodge.

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Bernie M, Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge, responded to this review

We are so happy that you took the time out to visit us- we look forward to a future stay.

Reviewed February 14, 2017

My family and I had such an amazing time in the Francis Ford Coppola Villa (Villa #7) at Blancaneaux Lodge. So much so that I am writing this review for the 4th time because my internet keeps crashing and not saving my draft! Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer and didn't have a chance to check out...

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Bernie M, Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you and we are so happy to know that our service met your expectations- we do look forward to hosting you again soon.

New York City, New York
Reviewed February 13, 2017

our room was enormous. It had a thatched roof, an outdoor shower in a garden, a private pool and a beautiful dark green tiled bathroom. The dining areas were magnificent and comfortable, and the staff was very accommodating to all needs.

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Bernie M, Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for giving us your feedback, it is highly appreciated.

Great Falls, Virginia
Reviewed February 9, 2017

My husband and I stopped for lunch at the Blancaneaux Lodge (we already had accommodations elsewhere) and had a delicious meal with lovely views of the pool and grounds, but I would never stay there. Why? Because of the long, rough stone stairway to the dining room with no hand rail. I am not comfortable on stairs without a rail,...

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Bernie M, Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by and for the great review of our food- I must say thought that we do have rails where it's necessary.

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Wonderful trip. Begin with Becky Lamb Travel Agency in Atlanta. She partners with Rico Tours. Everything worked like clock work and was perfect. After going through immigration our friendly driver from the lodge was waiting for us with legible sign with our names. He allowed us to stop at will on the drive to the lodge and was very knowledgeable...

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We are thrilled to read your feedback, we will definitely share with the rest of our team.

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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 

Additional Information about Blancaneaux Lodge

Address: Central Farm | Cayo District, Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, Belize
Location: Belize > Cayo > Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
Price Range: $303 - $514 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Blancaneaux Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Blancaneaux Hotel San Ignacio
Blancaneaux San Ignacio
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“Our casita was quite a walk from the main lodge. This would not be a good place for someone with difficulty walking.”
 of 5 bubbles Sunshinecorgimom, 5 days ago | Read review
“Rooms along the river are fantastic and private”
 of 5 bubbles Msbrandin, 1 week ago | Read review
“All villas sit above the river- you can't go wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles sharkfood, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Near the Water Fall if you enjoy sleeping to that type of soothing noise”
 of 5 bubbles stockdale40, Dec 11, 2016 | Read review
“rooms with balconies near waterfalls.”
 of 5 bubbles Linny1990, Dec 7, 2016 | Read review
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