The Sleeping Giant 

by McNab Editorial Team
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In the lush emerald green forest of the Maya Mountains lies a gentle sleeping giant. You can see from afar, the profile of his facial features and body lying there. It’s definitely not an actual giant, but wouldn’t it be interesting if it were? The silhouette of the giant is made up of limestone mountains with a bed of lush forests and tall trees covering it. 

How can you find the Sleeping Giant? 

When driving on the George Price Highway, you can spot the sleeping giant after passing the Belize Zoo or near mile 25. His features can be seen from very far with pillows of clouds floating over it in the distance. Normally his head is the first thing you will see; just look for the highest peak which would be his nose.  

Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge 

Burrowed in the bases of the Sibun National Forest Reserve is this beautiful luxurious lodge. Located about thirty minutes from Belmopan off the Hummingbird Highway, the entire drive is like a movie scene. Upon entering the lodge, you can see and hear the howler monkeys beckoning you to experience some adventure.  

This lodge is a perfect retreat for eco-travelers and those looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You can relax and enjoy the mountain views while spending much-needed quality time in the serene jungle.  

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The Grove House is Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge's onsite restaurant.
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Photo by The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Your stay here…. 

The unique rooms are designed to make you feel one with nature, especially since you’re in the jungle. They are designed with vibrant, earthy colors and the design and furnishings are all made in Belize – giving you a taste of  Belizean culture. No matter which room you stay in, you will have a view of the Maya Mountains, the tranquil Sibun River, their beautiful homegrown garden, or the relaxing creek flowing throughout the land. 

The lodge’s award-winning restaurant – The Grove House, makes authentic Belizean and Central American cuisine from their farm fresh foods; their menu is inspired by the indigenous people and cultures living in this country. They even have theme nights if that’s something you are interested in.  

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Photo Credit: Sleeping Giant Lodge


They offer a large range of activities that include hiking and exploring the Sleeping Giant, experience the ultimate adventure tours, tour the Maya Ruins, explore Belize’s large cave systems, and visit the biodiversity of Belize’s wildlife and marine life.

Written by Reyann Garcia

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