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The Family Coppola Resorts and Backroads Offer Exclusive Central American Itineraries

NAPA, Calif. – The Family Coppola Resorts announced today that Backroads guests will stay at two of Coppola’s Central American properties, Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize and La Lancha in Guatemala, as part of Backroads Belize & Guatemala Multisport Trips.  From the spellbinding Maya temples at the World Heritage Site of Tikal, to rain forest trails and the Caribbean, adventure seekers of all ages will enjoy immersing themselves in the diverse cultures and scenery that Central America has to offer.

The Family Coppola Resorts and Backroads have teamed up to give individuals and families the ultimate travel experience in Belize and Guatemala, especially those looking for an off-the-beaten-path trip in an exotic destination. Immersed in breathtaking scenery varying from the broadleaf jungle and pine forest of Blancaneaux Lodge to the soaring majesty of Lago Petén Itzá beneath La Lancha, Backroads guests can enjoy dynamic outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, canoeing, caving, swimming, and snorkeling. Birding enthusiasts will love spotting the hundreds of bird species that call Belize and Guatemala home, while snorkelers can explore expansive offshore caves on the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere.

“For over 36 years, Backroads has set the bar high with our expertly curated trips across the globe,” said Backroads Founder and President, Tom Hale.  “We are excited to be expanding our trip offerings into Belize and Guatemala and to provide our guests with the unique opportunity to stay at eco-friendly Family Coppola properties.  Backroads guests can relax and recharge surrounded by rain forest and nature after an expertly designed active, fun-filled and action-packed day spent exploring.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Backroads to offer our guests these once in a lifetime experiences,” said Myriam Kournaf, Managing Director of the Family Coppola Resorts. “Backroads adventure-loving clientele are a perfect fit for the remote luxuries our Central American properties have to offer.”                       


Travelers drawn to different cultures will appreciate a thorough introduction to Central America’s diverse population (Maya, Mestizo, Garifuna, Spanish, Creole, East Indian and Mennonite) by exploring with Backroads such sacred locales as the iconic Mayan civilization of Tikal or visiting a Guatemalan family.  Whether on land or by the sea, the combined Family Coppola Resorts–Backroadsitineraries have something every adventure seeker will love.

For more details on Backroads Itineraries at The Family Coppola Resorts at Blancaneaux Lodge and La Lancha please visit: www.backroads.com. To reserve a Backroads trip, visit www.backroads.com or call 1-(800)-GO-ACTIVE.

About Backroads

Backroads was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale. The company has been in business for more than 36 years and hosts thousands of guests in hundreds of locations across the globe, 80% of whom are repeat guests or referrals from past guests. Named one of the top 100 places to work by Outside magazine in 2014, Backroads is a founding member of the Adventure Collection. For more information, please visit www.backroads.com or call 800-462-2848 daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pacific time.

About Francis Ford Coppola Resorts

The Coppola Resorts are a collection of unique award-winning properties where stylish and eco-friendly exploration and discovery meets serenity and delight. Drawing upon inspiration from his film career and travels to the far reaching corners of the world, each resort is an ideal destination known for the intuitive nature of the friendly staff to the allure of exploring the natural wonders of the area while relaxing in tranquil surroundings. Francis puts it best saying, “There are things to do – or just do nothing.” The Coppola Resorts offer a glimpse into the values that Francis holds dear – family, fun, adventure, and great food and wine. These elements can be seen throughout each property, weaved into the landscape, creating a personal Coppola connection for all to enjoy. The Coppola Resort properties in Belize, Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn, have been listed as the “Best Resorts in Central + South America” by Travel + Leisure magazine, as well as many other travel authorities. Palazzo Margherita in Italy has been named to Conde Nast Traveller’s Hot List for multiple years and the nearby city of Matera was recently selected as the “2019 European Capital of Culture” in Italy.  For more information, please visit www.CoppolaResorts.com.

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