Punta Gorda

Hotels in Punta Gorda

What makes Turtle Inn, a collection of 17 cottages, eight villas, and six restaurants and bars stand out among Francis Ford Coppola’s small collection of Latin American properties?

At Black Rock Lodge [www.blackrocklodge.com], an eco-resort in the Cayo District of Belize, guides lead two-hour, after-dark hikes in search of creatures that only come out at night.

Set just down the road from the Mayan ruins at Xunantunich and the Guatemalan border, Ka’ana—Mayan for “heavenly place”—opened in 2007 as the first luxury resort in Western Belize.

Playing multiple roles as hotel, preserve, and farm, this 12-room location is located on Belize's southern coast, near Punta Gorda.

Belize discovered Chris Crowell, instead of vice versa, as the resort’s founder was drawn to the country after passing through in the late 1970’s.

Located on 22 acres of Belize beach property, Robert’s Grove Beach Resort offers vista rooms, villas, and even private islands. Each room boasts details like handcrafted furniture, woven rugs, and antiques.

It was film director Francis Ford Coppola who put Belize on the jet-setter’s map almost two decades ago, when he transformed his 70-acre family retreat in the country’s western mountains into Blancaneaux Lodge.

At the fothills of the Maya Mountains, this 365-acre jungle “eco-resort” sits on banks of the Macal River. Mick and Lucy Fleming opened the location in 1981 with an emphasis on providing a comfortable experience while cooperating with nature.

Popular with honeymooners, this adults-only resort spans 300 acres of tropical jungle, bordered by 1,300 feet of private, palm-lined beach.