Blancaneaux Lodge, Cayo District
The Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve provides a spectacular setting for this riverside lodge – part of the Francis Ford Coppola collection of luxury resorts – which offers an eco-friendly escape into nature. Go hiking through the forest, spot exotic birds, enjoy a yoga class, make good use of the lodge's bikes and river tubes and go swimming in a waterfall pool. A host of excursions can also be arranged, from horse riding to exploring nearby Mayan ruins.
At the Waterfall Spa you can enjoy a soak in the rejuvenating hot pool which overlooks pretty waterfalls or choose from a range of soothing treatments that use locally sourced organic ingredients. You can also take a tour of the organic garden.
Tuck into traditional Italian dishes made from Coppola family recipes and authentic Guatemalan cuisine before retreating to one of the charming thatched cabanas which are adorned with local art work and antiques.