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Central Farm Cayo District, Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve Belize
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#3 of 3 hotels in Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Public wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Car hire
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Room service
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Cosmolia wrote a review Oct 6
Los Gatos, CA9 contributions4 helpful votes
Blancaneaux had been explained to me by a work colleague as a magical place for a vacation and he was not wrong. We stayed 3 nights in this jungle paradise. The tours arranged for us were top notch and the staff were very caring and took such good care of us. Everything was really special. Don't miss the garden dinner and tour, even if you're a carnivore like me. It was very special and delicious. The gardens are amazing and provide most of the produce for the lodge. We booked the Enchanted Cottage for our 25-year anniversary and they made it so memorable. Also make sure to book the Rice Hut dinner for a romantic meal along the river. Blancaneaux - we'll be back!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Bernie Matute, General Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
The team and I are so happy that we made your vacation special- we hope to host you again soon,,
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prncssheba wrote a review Sep 2021
Brooklyn, New York37 contributions4 helpful votes
I stayed for 4 nights as a solo female traveler and I have never been so well taken care of on any other trip. The staff were incredible and displayed a high degree of customer service throughout. I felt very safe and cared for during my stay and if I had an excursion not booked through their concierge, they made sure to ask when I was expected back to the property as a courtesy for my safety. The location itself is amazing. The property alone is something to explore. There are tons of activities, some of which are complimentary, so I was never bored during my stay. My visit occurred during the off/rainy season so at times, there were only a handful of guests but we were well cared for all the same. While it was the rainy season, the rain was minimal and the sun/heat would return pretty quickly so that I could continue lounging by the pool, etc. I highly recommend this property for any type of traveler. It was a wonderful experience and a perfect little slice of western Belize.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Bernie Matute, General Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are so happy to read your feedback- we would be thrill to host you again..
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reneeheffron wrote a review Sep 2021
Seattle, Washington2 contributions
We had a wonderful weekend getaway to celebrate our anniversary. The food was delicious and my scrub and wrap was so delightful. Our room was the most luxurious experience we have ever had. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Bernie Matute, General Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your feedback- We are so happy to hear that you had a great Anniversary get away..
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brienc wrote a review Aug 2021
Millersville, Maryland61 contributions19 helpful votes
We stayed at Blancaneaux for four nights with our 3 children (14, 11, 10). The resort set a new standard of service for me - the staff not only accommodated all of our requests, they anticipated what we might need before we even asked. Travelling with a family of 5 can be challenging, so we verified before hand that Blancaneaux could put 3 twin beds in one of the villa bedrooms. I still half expected to arrive and need to make that request again, but everything was set up perfectly for us on arrival (which foreshadowed the amazing service for the rest of the stay). When we had our first dinner at the lodge, my daughter was too exhausted to eat, so my wife took her back to the villa. The wait staff asked if we would like them to have my wife's meal delivered to the villa instead (yes, please!). It's tough to single out anyone when the entire staff was so amazing, but Wilson at the stables took such great care of our newbie horseriding family. Miner in the garden spot restaurant gave a great tour and a wonderful Belizean cooking demonstration. George, Marty, and everyone on the wait staff was great at every meal. A word on the food - the fact that so many of the ingredients come directly from the garden really makes a world of difference. Simple things like a caesar salad become exceptional when made with Blancaneaux greens. The standout among so many great dishes was the chilaquiles at breakfast. The road into the resort is now completely paved, but it's still a bumpy 2 hours from the airport. On a hot afternoon we had some car sickness problems with my youngest. That deterred us from doing excursions that would have required much more driving. The villas are incredible. The pictures on tripadvisor just don't do them justice. Falling asleep to the sound of the waterfall and waking up with a beautiful view of the creek was just amazing. We didn't have any issues at all with lack of air conditioning (even in mid-August). During the day it was hot in the sun, but pleasant in the shade or in the villa. At night it actually got a little chilly and we needed a blanket. Overall, Blancaneaux gave our family memories that we'll treasure forever. I expect we'll make a return visit sometime soon. Thanks so much to the entire Blancaneaux staff for making our vacation perfect!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Bernie Matute, General Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge
Responded Aug 27, 2021
The team and I are so happy that your family had a great time with us- your feed back is greatly appreciated..
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Patrick R wrote a review Jul 2021
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We visited Blancaneaux for part one of our two part Belizean honeymoon. The hospitality we received at this resort was top of the line! Everyone we met always had a smile on. They were very friendly and happy to talk about their country. The rooms are all individual buildings. We were in the very end unit that had a private plunge pool so we never had to leave the room if we didn't want to. The room was spacious and very comfortable. They don't have AC, but we went during the rainy season so the fan was all we needed to keep cool. My wife's favorite part was the candles that were left by the room service every night after we returned from dinner. The paths to and from the units to the main area made for a beautiful walk, although there were a lot of stairs because of the resorts location on the hillside. The river below was fun to swim in. The water was clear and felt very refreshing. The waterfall nearby was also a fun place to swim. One of my favorite things during our stay was the dinner in the garden. The head groundskeeper takes you around and shows you all of the fruits and vegetables they grow and let you try them fresh. Afterwards, the cook prepares a vegetarian meal from items you pick and you eat on the deck overlooking the vast garden. This resort was so amazing we nearly canceled the second half of our trip to stay there longer. You won't find a more personable and detail oriented staff. I highly recommend staying here when you visit Belize!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Rooms on the west have easier access to the river for swimming
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Response from Bernie Matute, General Manager at Blancaneaux Lodge
Responded Jul 30, 2021
We are thrill to read your review- thank you very much and we hope to see you on your next vacation..
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blancaneaux Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Blancaneaux Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Big Rock Falls (1.4 miles), Rio On Pools (3.7 miles), and Green Hills Butterfly Ranch (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Blancaneaux Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Blancaneaux Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Blancaneaux Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Blancaneaux Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blancaneaux Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blancaneaux Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Blancaneaux Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.