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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 10 September 2012

We stayed 4 nights at the Blancaneaux Lodge. We shared the Francis Ford Coppola’s Villa with family. We ate the buffet at the Montagna Ristorante, enjoyed dinner at the Guatemaltecqua Restaurant, and had drinks at the Jaguar Bar. Here’s our thoughts: Blancaneaux Lodge: The resort is amazing. Nestled in the jungle, it was peaceful and beautiful. The FFC Villa was...

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Hamilton Ont
Reviewed 6 September 2012

You know how sometimes things look better on the website? Or a glowing magazine article that you took at face value was actually pandering to the peeps who sponsored the press trip/junket? I hate it when that happens. It's sooooo amazing when a place actually exceeds your expectations--doesn't happen as often as it should. Thank you, Blancaneaux Lodge, for astonishing...

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Placencia, Belize
Reviewed 24 August 2012

This place is like none I have ever encountered, mountain views, horseback riding, organic gardens, river rapids, warm pools, excellent wine, gracious & caring staff...is there anything more to life? This was the MOST decadent vacation experience I have ever had ( & was only there for 2 nights!).The staff was quiet yet ALWAYS available, the rooms were unBelieveably comfortable,...

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NYC
Reviewed 22 July 2012

This hotel is located on one of the most beautiful pieces of property I have ever seen. It is a secluded jungle mountain lodge above a river. The drive to get here proves how remote it is (45 minute drive from the highway in San Ignacio, mostly dirt roads covered in potholes). There is a landing strip on the grounds,...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 July 2012

With the sound of the running river outside our cabana, I was lulled into a peaceful lumber every night. The grounds are stunning, we loved walking around and exploring the farms, horse stables, gardens, pool, and hiking trails. Definitely recommend this place.

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Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 13 July 2012

In a word: Tranquility. Worth it. Great service. Good food. Good choice of activities. Highly recommend it as an escape for 3 or 4 days like us or for months to write your memoir.

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Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Honeymoon, this place was the most relaxing spot on the earth after a wedding. You truly feel like you are in the middle of no where. Bring bug spray! But relax and enjoy the services that they offer. I must say it was probally the most relax that I have ever been.

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Reviewed 25 May 2012

We stayed here a year and a half ago, but the memories are still fresh. The picture on the resort’s home page is what decided me on going. To offset some of the expenses, we rented a four wheel drive SUV from one of the many car rental agencies at the airport and it saved us a lot on not...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 14 May 2012

We stayed in the two-bedroom villa right on the river. The resort is extremely small, and the staff is very nice and accommodating. They came out and fixed the problems we had right away. The only problem is there is no place to eat other then the resort food. The food was good, a little pricy, but when your at...

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Belize
Reviewed 11 May 2012

This review can be summed up in four words. INCREDIBLY NATURAL BEAUTIFUL PLACE! You will not forget your stay at Blancaneaux Lodge.

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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 

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Address: Central Farm | Cayo District, Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
Price Range: $451 - $1,149 (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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