We went to Blancaneaux for the second phase of our honeymoon. Because of a recent storm, land travel was a little more difficult, so we decided to charter flights from Turtle Inn to Blancaneaux and from Blancaneuax to Ambergris Caye. If you save a little extra to pay for the flights, this is absolutely the way to go. It saves so much travel time and allows you more time to enjoy the different spots you're visiting. If you check with the concierge, there may be other folks interested in flying to the same spot as you are, which will help defray the costs.
The hotel staff is so friendly, the food is delicious, the grounds are spectacular, and the rooms are comfortable. Our time in Blancaneaux offered relaxing days by the pool, in the spa, in the river, and on our private porch's hammock, in addition to more adventurous days spent hiking to Big Rock falls, traveling to Tikal, and exploring the ATM cave. You really should not miss TIkal or ATM. The trips, though pricey, are spectacular, especially Tikal. It was a long day to make it to TIkal and tour the grounds and return home, but it was worth it.
If we have to say something bad, we can talk about the bugs, but then who complains about bugs when they're in the rainforest!?
- 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