Have a Very Coppola Christmas at this Hideaway in the Mountain Pine Ridge

by Giulissa Hernandez

Unwrap the magic of this holiday season with a touch of Coppola charm at Blancaneaux Lodge in the heart of Mountain Pine Ridge. This Christmas, elevate your festive spirit and bask in the arms of luxury with a getaway inspired by the legendary filmmaker himself – Francis Ford Coppola. As you step into this enchanting hideaway, discover the perfect yuletide celebration surrounded by nature’s wonders. Here are some highlights that make spending the holidays at Blancaneaux Lodge an experience straight out of a Coppola masterpiece.

Ideal Weather for a Winter Wonderland

The view from the Sunrise Villa at Blancaneaux Lodge.

Escape the winter blues and embrace the perfect holiday weather at Blancaneaux Lodge. Nestled in the Mountain Pine Ridge region, the nights at Blancaneaux get delightfully cool. This is the perfect idyllic Christmas atmosphere without the harsh winter chill. If you come from sub-zero temperatures, you’ll be happy to discover Belize’s lowest degrees being around 60 degrees Fahrenheit.


Picture yourself enjoying festive moments under the starlit skies, with a light jacket to keep you cozy as you revel in the enchanting surroundings. Breathe in the fresh, pine-scented air as you sip on velvety rumpopo or a glass of red wine. Doesn’t it sound magical already?

Easy-Living Pleasures

While the weather outside might be delightful, Blancaneaux takes it a step further with a heated pool that invites you to indulge in aquatic delights. Fantasize about taking a refreshing dip surrounded by the lush tropical beauty of Mountain Pine Ridge. At the Waterfall Spa, this dream becomes a reality. Whether it’s a daytime escape or a moonlit swim, the heated pool at Blancaneaux adds an extra touch of luxury to your holiday retreat. While you’re there, indulge in the spa’s specialty of Thai massages and full-body polish treatments. 

Garden-to-Table Dining

Christmas is a time for feasting, and Blancaneaux will ensure your taste buds revel in the holiday spirit. Experience the culinary magic of garden-to-table dining, where fresh, locally sourced ingredients come together to create a festive feast.


Savor the flavors of Belize in every bite as the skilled chefs at Blancaneaux transform the bounty of the region into culinary masterpieces. You can even take a stroll through the garden to see what carefully grown ingredients made your meal so tasty.

Cozy Elegance

The Enchanted Cottage at Blancaneaux Lodge

Blancaneaux Lodge offers more than just luxury; it provides cozy elegance that feels like a home away from home. Spend your Christmas this year surrounded by the comforting embrace of nature. Here, the sounds of flowing water and rustling leaves provide the perfect soundtrack to your holiday escape. The stylish accommodations at Blancaneaux are designed to blend seamlessly with the breathtaking landscapes, creating an atmosphere that is both sophisticated and welcoming. The cozy Enchanted Cottage, especially, combines rustic elegance with modern amenities. It truly is a sight to behold!

Adventure for Every Explorer

Horseback riding in Mountain Pine Ridge. Image courtesy Blancaneaux Lodge

Beyond the festive tranquility, Blancaneaux Lodge beckons the adventurer in you. Explore the wonders of Mountain Pine Ridge with guided excursions that reveal hidden waterfalls, mysterious caves, and ancient Mayan ruins. Create lasting memories as you embark on thrilling adventures, making your Christmas at Blancaneaux a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration. A stay at Blancaneaux promises a perfect blend of seasonal indulgence and exciting ventures into nature. 


This holiday season, escape to Blancaneaux Lodge. Whether you seek the perfect weather, a heated pool under the stars, or exquisite garden-to-table dining, Blancaneaux invites you to celebrate Christmas in a way that transcends the ordinary. Unwind, indulge, and make this Christmas a cinematic work of art.

Photos courtesy of Coppola Family Hideaways / Blancaneaux Lodge 

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