Bring in the Winter Solstice in Belize at Blancaneaux Lodge

by Vivian Roe
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The Winter Solstice, which falls on December 21, is the lоngest nіght of the year. This year is particularly special as Јuріtеr аnd Ѕаturn wіll сrоѕѕ раthѕ іn thе nіght ѕkу, mаkіng fоr а rare and ѕресtасulаr ѕіght. Within Belize, a country seeped in ancient Maya civilization, the date is even more significant. The sun, known as K’inich, was a god to the Mayas and was followed year round. In particular, it was their way of understanding the universe and influenced their culture and daily life.

According to Belizean archaeologist, Dr. Awe , “The winter solstice is a time for reflection, and for considering future direction.”

In addition, it gives guests the opportunity to learn about and immerse themselves in The Maya culture – one which is significantly important to Belize and its history.

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Caracol Maya Site, elected a 2020 ‘wonder of the world’ by Conde Nast Traveler.

This winter solstice, escape to Belize for a tropical Caribbean escape. In addition, to the warm temperatures and abundance of activities, travelers can immerse themselves in a fascinating culture steeped in history. Located in the ancient Maya heartland, Blancaneaux Lodge is a luxury hideaway hotel is the perfect base for which to see in the Winter Solstice.

A Dramatic Hideaway in the Maya Heartland

Blancaneaux Lodge is a 20-room luxury hideaway where waterfalls tumble into turquoise pools above the jungle canopy. In the early 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola visited Belize and immediately fell in love with the location. He purchased the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge and for more than a decade the hideaway was used as a family retreat. In 1993, Francis opened his tropical paradise to the public. Today, the lodge is a playground for nature lovers.

A intimate hideaway in the the Maya heartland

Its remote Mountain Pine Ridge setting allows guests to explore the ancient civilization of the Maya and to return to their own luxury thatched roof dwelling, rich with Guatemalan décor. Just beyond the lodge, lies the vast uninhabited network of 14 protected areas and the 1.2 million acre Maya Mountain Massif.

Experience the best of Blancaneaux Lodge this Winter Solstice


Blancaneaux Lodge

This three night exclusive adventure package at Blancaneaux Lodge beckons guests to experience the best of Belize. Enjoy luxury accommodations in a stylish Riverfront Cabaña, set amongst landscaped gardens overlooking the waterfalls of Privassion Creek. Also included is an all-day excursion to mystical Maya sites and a canoe trip exploring ancient caves of the underworld.

This Package Includes:

  • Three nights in a stylish Riverfront Cabaña.
  • Three cooked breakfasts, three lunches (1 on tour, 2 on property), and three dinners.
  • Full day 4-wheel-drive excursion to Maya citadel of Caracol and Rio Frio Cave.
  • Canoe adventure to Barton Creek Cave, an ancient Maya ceremonial and burial site.
  • Roundtrip transfer from Belize International Airport and Blancaneaux Lodge.

For more information or to book this package, visit the Blancaneaux Lodge website.

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