Blancaneaux Lodge is regularly featured in the ‘top ten’ lists reader polls. This is one of three exclusive Inns created by the film director in Belize and Guatemala. The lodges are also known for their proximity to wildlife and research projects such as the jaguar, raptor and amphibian research projects and a range of natural history and adventure activities. Hawksbill turtles will be arriving on the beach at Turtle Inn from the end of June. They lay their eggs amongst the cottages and the staff will protect the nesting sites ready for the hatching and controlled release in August and early September. La Lancha is a mecca for archaeology buffs, with optional tours to Tikal, Uaxactun, Seibal, Aguateca, Yaxha, Nakum and Ixcun. Helicopter charter tours from La Lancha to El Mirador, El Peru Waka, Dos Pilas and Cancuen are available. Both Tikal and Yaxha can be enjoyed at Sunset accompanied by a bottle of wine from Coppola’s own Rosso & Bianco estate.