Escape to Francis Ford Coppola’s eco-luxury hideaway set against tumbling waterfalls, turquoise pools and a dramatic jungle.

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Wellness

  • Personal Trainers

    Personal Trainers

  • In-room Yoga Mats

    In-room Yoga Mats

  • Massage Services

    Massage Services

  • In-room Water Filtration

    In-room Water Filtration

  • Free Healthy Breakfast

    Free Healthy Breakfast

  • Complimentary Bikes

    Complimentary Bikes

  • In-room Healthy Snacks

    In-room Healthy Snacks

  • Farm-to-Table Program

    Farm-to-Table Program

  • Hypoallergenic Bedding

    Hypoallergenic Bedding

  • Hiking Trails

    Hiking Trails

  • Organic Herb Garden on Property

    Organic Herb Garden on Property

  • Running Paths

    Running Paths

  • Fruit Trees On Property

    Fruit Trees On Property

  • Organic Food Options

    Organic Food Options

  • Meditation Area

    Meditation Area

  • Vegan Food Options

    Vegan Food Options

  • Vegetarian Food Options

    Vegetarian Food Options

  • Gluten-Free Food Options

    Gluten-Free Food Options

  • Fair Trade Food Options

    Fair Trade Food Options

  • Spa On Property

    Spa On Property

  • Fitness Programs

    Fitness Programs

    Yoga

Green

  • Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

  • Water Efficient Fixtures

  • Responsibly Managed Forests

  • Responsible Watering

  • A\C Energy Saver

  • Towel Program

  • Bee Program

  • Green Sustainability Team

  • Plant-a-Tree Program

  • Eco-Friendly Bath Products

  • Rainforest Alliance Certified Products

  • Recycle Program

    Glass, paper, cardboard, plastic, metal

  • Food Waste Fed to Local Farm Animals

  • Composting

  • Renewable Energy

  • LED Lighting

  • Water Bottle Program

  • Animal Sanctuary

  • Sustainable Supply Chain

  • Cruelty-Free Products

  • Organic Pillows + Linens

Community Impact

  • Employee Volunteer Hours

  • Donates Back

  • Local Artist Program

  • Local Artisan Products

  • Local Community Mentorship

  • Local Farmers Program

  • Locally Sourced Furnishings

  • New Jobs Created




Certifications

  • Conde Nast Award


Covid-19 Safety Commitment

The Setting

Several years ago Francis Ford Coppola opened up his family retreat in the Mountain Pine Forest Reserve in western Belize to the public. For Kind Travelers that means an escape to an eco-luxury hideaway set against tumbling waterfalls, turquoise pools and dramatic jungle that is not only Rainforest Alliance Verified, but contributes monthly to local charities. This is the ideal place to explore the ancient civilization of the Maya on foot or horseback, stroll through the organic garden and retreat to your thatch-roofed cabana’s patio for a quiet glass of wine (Coppola, naturally). Can boutique lodges win Oscars?

Sleep and Sanctuary

The 20 cabanas and villas offered at Blancaneaux Lodge, including Coppola’s magnificent personal villa, seamlessly blend into their natural surroundings with unabashed rustic luxury. You’ll find some with private plunge pools, grandiose patios and all with environmentally sound designs featuring thatch roofs, regional woods and local tiles. Not many high-tech amenities will be found in your dwelling, not even A/C since the cabanas are ecologically designed not to need it, which is fine, since you’ll want to feel as much a part of the lush jungle landscape as possible.

Eat. Pray. Eat.

At Blancaneaux Lodge guests will have the option of tantalizing their taste buds with either Montagna Ristorante’s traditional Italian drawn from the Coppola family history or poolside Guatemalan cuisine at Guatemaltecqua Restaurant. Naturally, both places are long on tropical vibes and showcase flavorful organic produce grown on the property (not to mention wines from the family collection). The Jaguar bar’s handcrafted furnishings and relics from Apocalypse Now make it the perfect place for a pre/post dinner craft cocktail. Kind eaters looking for an enlightening dining experience are welcome to join the convivial twice-weekly dinners thrown in the Garden Spot where you can learn about the organic farming practices and get a glimpse of the unique produce of the verdant environment (and yes, there is wine).

Montagna Ristorante - The menu at this candlelit room awash with colonial era antiques and Guatemalan fabrics features traditional Italian dishes with a special focus on Coppola family recipes, drawn from their history in the southern region of Basilicata, Italy. Pastas, fresh fish, and braised or grilled local meats are all prepared with herbs and vegetables from the organic garden. Also delight in made-to-order pizza, cooked in an authentic brick oven. Sit on the open veranda for views of the creek.

Guatemaltecqua Restaurant - This poolside tropical eatery specializes in the cooking of Guatemala, a mildly spiced cuisine that draws on Mexican, Caribbean, and Maya traditions. Local favorites include Salpicon, shredded beef salad flavored with sour orange and cilantro, Jocon, chicken cooked with green herbs and spices, and Rellenitos, a delicious dessert consisting of plantains filled with sweetened black beans.

The Jaguar Bar - This handsome boite evokes an archaeological spirit for in an eclectic environment. Find fitting libations like fine wines and classic cocktails including favorites such as mojitos and daiquiris, as well as the house “Jaguar Juice,” a potent concoction of local craboo liqueur, aged rum, and fresh pineapple juice.

The Garden Spot - After a tour of the gardens, learning about the sustainable practices that go into maintaining a garden in the jungle (and a cocktail), you’ll join other guests at a communal table located on the open-air porch of the new thatched roof kitchen within the organic garden. You’ll dine on a three-course meal all inspired by ingredients picked fresh that day from salads to soups to pastas and stir fry dishes. All courses are vegetarian and we promise you won’t miss having meat. All paired with the perfect wine, of course.

The Art of De-stressing

Set on the steps of Privassion Creek, the Waterfall Spa specializes in the art of Thai massage (at the direction of Mr. Coppola himself). Relax in Kind bliss in hot pools heated by hydroelectricity overlooking cascading waterfalls, or indulge in spa treatments using locally sourced organic ingredients. Be sure to try an exfoliating papaya body polish as you drink in natural light in the open air space. We’re talking eco- luxury at its finest here, folks.

De-stressing is the name of the game in this jungle paradise, but should you desire more, a relaxing horseback tour through the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve on one of the lodge’s beautiful equines ought to do the trick. Or, head for a relaxing swim/lounge combo in the lodge’s freshwater pool or in the abundance of natural swimming holes with smooth granite boulders and sandy beaches found throughout
the forest reserve.


Amenities

  • Baby Sitting Program

  • Pool

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Complimentary Breakfast

  • Complimentary Parking

  • Spa

  • Restaurant

  • Bar Lounge

  • Laundry Facility

  • Room Service

  • Hot Tub

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  • Check In 3:00 p.m. |
  • Check Out 12:00 p.m.
Kind Eats and Drinks
  • The Guava Limb in downtown San Ignacio offers farm-to-table freshness 
  • Crave House of Flavor is just that in an intimate and cozy San Ignacio setting
  • A unique Kind culinary experience recommended by Blancaneaux Lodge is cooking with a local family, inquire within
Conscious Culture
Mindful Adventures
  • ATM Cave as an adventure - National Geographic has named it one of the top 10 most sacred caves in the world.
  • Stalagmite fans will love a canoe trip through Barton Creek Cave
  • Hike the jungle-clad hills of Elijio Panti National Park (watch out for Jaguars!)
  • On Property the horse stables with 16 horses plus ponies for the kids. take a ride to Big Rock Falls or for more experienced riders – through the mountain and jungle terrain.
  • Take a dip in the spectacular Big Rock Falls nestled in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve
Do Good for the Day
Be Kind to Yourself
  • Soothe away in the jungle at Bullet Tree Falls Spa
  • Be kind to your belly and take a Farm-to-Fork cooking class at Blancaneaux with hand-picked veggies from the organic garden
  • Nothing kinder to yourself than a refreshing dip in the Rio on Pools

Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, Belize

Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, Cayo District, Belize

By Plane
  • 131 km/81.4 mi from Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) served by most major US airlines. (Taxi must be negotiated prior to departure)
  • Daily 15 minute commuter flight can be arranged from BZE to Belmopan (BCV), approx 31 miles from Blancaneaux Lodge.
By Bus/Metro

Take Belize Shuttle to Belize City ($20), transfer to Westline shuttle to San Ignacio ($5), drive remaining 19 miles by car.

By Automobile

Head East on Intn’l Airport Rd toward Northern HWY, take Western HWY to Chiquibil Rd in Georgeville, continue on Chiquibil for approx 24.5km to Lodge. Driving time approx 2 hr 25 min. Free parking.