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Chilled out luxury
Stayed at La Lancha in Guatemala prior to our stay at Blancaneaux- different experiences and loved them both. Staff very personal, gracious and accommodating. Blown away by our cabin - discovered on the last day it was the Honeymoon Suite with an outdoor shower and private plunge pool overlooking the river. Garden tour and family dinner the first night was impressive and first rate. Pretty well our only interaction with other guests. 😉 Food great, delicious cocktails, coffee delivered to our room in the morning. Hiking, cycling, canoeing in caves, swimming in waterfalls, river tubing, sunrise birdwatching - an incredible unplugged and rejuvenating vacation. Lush grounds, very well maintained, gorgeous horses and stables. It was chilly when we were there in the evenings - how awesome to discover hot water bottles in our bed, Nice to return to our cabin to find candles lit and fresh flowers. 👍Highly recommended!
Adventure and Comfort In A Picture Perfect Package
The property is amazing. Manicured, with a smart layout aimed at privacy, plenty of places to enjoy nature, a spa, truly excellent meals, handcrafted cocktails, and I could go on and on. But what makes this place stand out, as most reviews have said, are the people. Everyone is incredibly polite, always with a smile, and flawlessly call you by first name. Unlike most guests I was traveling alone and stayed at Blancaneaux for a full week. As a woman, solo traveling can be tricky but I always felt respected and safe while at the lodge and during all of my adventuring. Francisco spent 4 days with me, two days on horseback, a full day hiking in the jungle (10 miles), and a night hike. He was kind, made sure the adventure was trailered to my taste which was basically always moving, and he was super knowledgeable. The horses were very well cared for, forward moving, and easy without being boring. Hector lead a tour of the garden before the best vegetarian meal of my life : ) and one of my favorite parts of my stay was getting an up close look at Hectors bee hives! We geared up in full suits and I was able to see the inner workings of the hive. If you've never been safely in the middle of 150,000 bees its an intimidating but must-do activity! Eddie lead the way through Caracol which, just the drive there was an adventure, and he was also knowledgeable and patient while I explored. Jose made Barton's Creek Cave a true adventure and one I won't soon forget. All of the staff at the restaurant had impeccable manners, the concierge ladies made sure all of my trips and last minutes changes were accommodated with a smile, the room was expertly arranged each day and evening, its safe to say I don't have anything negative to say. Even after a full week at the lodge there were trips I wished I'd been able to fit in but hopefully I'll be able to come back with my husband for another visit. I appreciate all the care I received while on my trip and want to emphasize this lodge isn't just for couples : )
Awesome place with Terrific Staff
I write very few reviews, but Blancaneaux deserves a major shout out. Beautiful location in the mountainous Rain Forest of Belize. The cottages were lovely but not over the top. Tasteful and comfortable and perfect for the surroundings. Truly helpful staff under the management of Bernie. Too many great staff to name, but they are truly thoughtful and incredibly helpful as a group. The food is fabulous as well (3 restaurants), and the service is simply outstanding. Definitely eat in the garden. In addition, the local adventures that they coordinate to Mayan ruins, unique caves etc are completely worth it and their guides are excellent and very well informed. We had no idea what a lovely place Blancaneaux would be, and now we want to bring our kids for a return visit. You will love it. It is a true compliment to the loyal staff and also to the Coppola family, whose values permeate this truly special place.
We just returned from Blancaneux. We did not want to leave. Everything exceeded our expectations. The staff is amazing. Irene was a wonderful concierge and Marty and Isadora gave us a magical night in the garden. We went to Tikal and greatly enjoyed our knowledgeable tour guide, Celvin. Geronimo was a wonderful guide through the Barton Cave an my husband and daughter thoroughly enjoyed the ATM cave tour. Thank you to everyone at Blancaneux for a wonderful stay. While everyone knew our name, we unfortunately cannot remember all their names but everyone was wonderful.
Welcome to the jungle
Property is a unique and excellently laid out jungle habitat. We took advantage of many excursions and activities on and off property. Staff was very helpful and the food was well prepared and fresh. HVAC was a ceiling fan and a blanket, which wasn’t an issue during our stay.
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