“So I went looking for a jungle paradise closer to home. It was beautiful, tucked away in the Maya Mountains, overlooking the Privassion River. It had been abandoned and needed a lot of work, but I peeked through its windows and thought: “I could write here”.” Francis Ford Coppola

“So I went looking for a jungle paradise closer to home. It was beautiful, tucked away in the Maya Mountains, overlooking the Privassion River. It had been abandoned and needed a lot of work, but I peeked through its windows and thought: “I could write here”.” Francis Ford Coppola

THE HOTEL
Blancaneaux Lodge
The original tropical utopia in a trilogy of Coppola-owned Central American dwellings, Blancaneaux Lodge, offers breathtaking canopy views and pools perfect for back-to-nature bathing. The nearby meandering Privasson also means adventure is never far away.
THE HOTEL
Blancaneaux Lodge
The original tropical utopia in a trilogy of Coppola-owned Central American dwellings, Blancaneaux Lodge, offers breathtaking canopy views and pools perfect for back-to-nature bathing. The nearby meandering Privasson also means adventure is never far away.
THE EXPERIENCE
Cayo District
As the sun rises to the melody of over 500 species of exotic birds (including the toucan, the country’s symbol) the forest comes alive.

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Once your own awakening is complete (also known as breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Privasson Creek), start your day at the stables, where Valentina will be saddled up waiting to take you for a ride (either on horseback or by horse-drawn carriage) through the national park. Trot along to Big Rock Falls, where you can take a refreshing dip under the cascading waterfall.

Discover the history and mystery of the ancient Mayan civilisation at Caracol, the most extensive archaeological site in Belize. From the top of the main pyramid “Caana” (Sky Palace), are majestic views over the ruins that once housed 120,000 people, and forest-clad mountains beyond.

From lofty peaks to mysterious depth, take advantage of the rare opportunity to see pristine Mayan ceremonial sites and altars at the ATM caves, ranked among the ‘Top 10 Sacred Caves in the World’ by National Geographic. Barton Creek Cave is another must-see. Accessible only by canoe, expert and passionate guide, Heraldo, will navigate you through a labyrinth of waterways that stretch many kilometres under the mountains. Be enchanted by his mesmerising (and sometimes chilling) stories of ancient civilisations as the oars gently swish between the stalactites and stalagmites.

After a day of excursions and activities, reward yourself with a treatment at the hotel’s Waterfall Spa where only locally-sourced ingredients are used. Suitably relaxed, wander down to the Jaguar Bar where you can settle in with an aperitivo of Jaguar Juice, made with local craboo liquor, aged rum and pineapple juice. For a unique dining experience, join fellow guests in the hotel’s organic garden (the largest in Belize!). Learn about sustainable farming practices from the head gardener and then dine at a communal table with ingredients picked fresh that day.

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THE EXPERIENCE
Cayo District
As the sun rises to the melody of over 500 species of exotic birds (including the toucan, the country’s symbol) the forest comes alive.

READ MORE

Once your own awakening is complete (also known as breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Privasson Creek), start your day at the stables, where Valentina will be saddled up waiting to take you for a ride (either on horseback or by horse-drawn carriage) through the national park. Trot along to Big Rock Falls, where you can take a refreshing dip under the cascading waterfall.

Discover the history and mystery of the ancient Mayan civilisation at Caracol, the most extensive archaeological site in Belize. From the top of the main pyramid “Caana” (Sky Palace), are majestic views over the ruins that once housed 120,000 people, and forest-clad mountains beyond.

From lofty peaks to mysterious depth, take advantage of the rare opportunity to see pristine Mayan ceremonial sites and altars at the ATM caves, ranked among the ‘Top 10 Sacred Caves in the World’ by National Geographic. Barton Creek Cave is another must-see. Accessible only by canoe, expert and passionate guide, Heraldo, will navigate you through a labyrinth of waterways that stretch many kilometres under the mountains. Be enchanted by his mesmerising (and sometimes chilling) stories of ancient civilisations as the oars gently swish between the stalactites and stalagmites.

After a day of excursions and activities, reward yourself with a treatment at the hotel’s Waterfall Spa where only locally-sourced ingredients are used. Suitably relaxed, wander down to the Jaguar Bar where you can settle in with an aperitivo of Jaguar Juice, made with local craboo liquor, aged rum and pineapple juice. For a unique dining experience, join fellow guests in the hotel’s organic garden (the largest in Belize!). Learn about sustainable farming practices from the head gardener and then dine at a communal table with ingredients picked fresh that day.

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Evelina Conti services for luxury boutique hotels include sales and business development, partnerships, brand management, PR, communications & content strategy.