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coffee with conservationists

invest - collaborate - educate

Coffee with Conservationists was born out of The Belize Collection’s desire to make meaningful impact in areas of environmental sustainability. We wanted to go beyond our environmentally friendly practices already taking place at our resorts. It began as a simply by brainstorming resort based Earth Day ideas and panned out into a year-long project involving eight conservation organizations. Our team felt strongly about using the platform we’ve steadily built with our brand to give an audience to crucial blue and green conservation work taking place in Belize. We wanted to have important conversations about the daily work that takes place behind the scenes to keep Belize a beloved little country and top tourist destination. We saw a gap we could fill.

episode 7

panthera belize

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emma sanchez

Country Coordinator
PANTHERA BELIZE

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emma sanchez

Country Coordinator
PANTHERA BELIZE

Belize is known for being home to the world’s only jaguar preserve located in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. This famous preserve was established by Panthera, a conservation group dedicated to researching big cats in Belize. Since 2008, Panthera has been using data gathered by their camera traps to help establish protected areas for jaguars. The organization has also been instrumental in human-jaguar conflict programs and assisting the Belize government with establishing programs that protect both farmers and jaguars. To learn more about the iconic big cat that Belize is home to, The Belize Collection sat down with Country Coordinator Emma Sanchez.

Episode 8 coming this December

episodes featuring:

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Sharon Young

Country Director
BLUE VENTURES

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Jamal Galves

Belize Program Coordinator
CLEARWATER MARINE INSTITUTE

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jamal andrewin-bohn

Conservation program manager
THE BELIZE ZOO & TROPICAL EDUCATION CENTER

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Nikki Buxton

Executive Director & Rehab Manager
BELIZE BIRD RESCUE

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Janelle Chanona

Vice President
OCEANA BELIZE

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Dr. Marisa Tellez

Founder/Executive Director
CROCODILE RESEARCH COALITION

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Kirah Forman-Castillo

Belize National Coordinator
MARALLIANCE

luminary tales by the belize collection - sign up form

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A close up view of the sleeping giant sculpture at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

Qawa Ki'ché

artist: Marcelo Patiño & Gabriella Giusti

Qawa Ki’ché is Qʼeqchiʼ Maya and translates to God of the Jungle. This is the artists’ attempt at capturing and preserving the spirit of the iconic Sleeping Giant that The Rainforest Lodge is known for. The Maya giant is a nod to the Maya Mountains the lodge is nestled in and its surrounding communities. Ancient, revered, and adorned in jewelry, he sleeps peacefully in the jungle he created and protects.

A wooden sculpture of woman holding a toucan in the forest at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

las tres marias

artist: Lucia Meyers

Sculpted with a chainsaw, this piece is dedicated to womanhood and freedom. Las Tres Marias consists of 3 women sculpted out of purple heart wood. Each represents a phase of womanhood. The symbol of freedom forms part of two of the sculptures in the form of Pajaritos Que Vuelan which translates to Birds Who Fly. Ultimately, this piece may be interpreted as an individual woman achieving independence or the feminist movement acting as a catalyst for all women.

An aerial view the sculpture "El Garrobo" at the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant

ah puka'an garrobo

artist: diego haretche

Ah Puka’An Garrobo directly translates iguana below the ground. The largest installation from the 2023 Artist in Residence program, this piece represents the spikes on the iguana’s back. Inspiration was also drawn from imagery in the poetic and beloved story The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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jungle unwind

massage

Aromatherapy

$75

Benefits include increased circulation, improved flexibility, and purging toxins from the muscles. 60 minutes

Deep Tissue

$80

This therapeutic massage is ideal for those who suffer from old injuries or chronic pain. 60 minutes

algae

$75

Restores elasticity and revitalizes the skin. Relieves stress, and purges toxins while increasing circulation.

nails

spa manicure

$35

Hands are soaked and exfoliated in a warm bath. Nail shaping and gentle cuticle treatment will keep your nails looking their best. Finish with a moisturizing lotion massage and the polish color of your choice.

spa pedicure

$40

Feet are soaked in a warm bath and exfoliated. Nails are shaped, cuticles pushed back and conditioned followed by a complete foot massage for relaxation, finishing with the polish color of your choice.

body spa

Tropical Fruit Scrub

$55

A blend of pineapple, mango, papaya, honey and an infusion of essential oils is massaged into the skin for a soft, silky and radiant glow.

Seaweed Scrub

$60

Rich in minerals, this body exfoliation, purifies the skin while stimulating new cell growth.

Honey Polish

$55

Organic cane sugar and honey works as a natural exfoliant to remove dead skin, detoxify, and stimulate your skin to heal and renew.

mud mask

$70

This mask uses special components of essential minerals and vitamins that help to strengthen soft tissue to achieve a toner looking body.

facials

spa facial

$55

Our range of facials detoxify, tone, and revitalize tired and stressed skin using all organic products. Skin is left clean, refreshed and revived.

For last minute bookings contact the front desk at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant.

All our services can be enjoyed in the comfort of your room, balcony or on the river deck

All prices are in USD and subject to government sales tax of 12.5% and resort fee of 10%

Meeting / Event Quotation Request Form

Drinks

Hot Beverages

The Groves Cacao Hot Chocolate
US 4 | BZ 8
Regular/Decaf Americano
US 2.5 | BZ 5
Cafe Cubano
US 4 | BZ 8
Espresso
US 4 | BZ 8
Double Espresso
US 5 | BZ 10
Cafe Cortado
US 5 | BZ 10
Double Cortado
US 6 | BZ 12
Macchiato
US 5 | BZ 10
Mayan Mocha
US 8 | BZ 16
Cafe Latte
US 6 | BZ 12
Cappuccino
US 6 | BZ 12

Cold Beverages

Bamboo Bar Cold Brew
US 2.5 | BZ 5
Iced Coffee
US 5 | BZ 10
Cappuccino Frappe
US 9 | BZ 18
Iced Fevergrass Tea
US 3.5 | BZ 7
Ginger-Mint-Lime Garden Slushy
US 4 | BZ 8

Natural Juices

Orange
Grapefruit
Watermelon
Pineapple
Sorrel
Tamarind

Favorites

Tamarindo Michelada
US 7.50 | BZ 15

Tamarind Puree, pineapple, spices, lime, Belikin beer

Jalapeno-Cilantro Rumarita
US 8 | BZ 16

Jalapeno-cilantro indused rum, lime, simple syrup

Colada de Maiz
US 8 | BZ 16

Sweet corn, coconut cream, Kuknat rum, cream

Roasted Pineapple Colada
US 8 | BZ 16

Roasted pineapple infused Kuknay rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice, hiboscus syrup

Mojitos

Cucumber-Basil
US 9 | BZ 18

Mint infused rum, lime, simple syrup, basil, cucumber, club soda

Hibiscus
US 9 | BZ 18

Mint infused rum, lime, simple syrup, hibiscus petals, mint leaves, club soda

Hibiscus
US 9 | BZ 18

Mint infused rum, lime, simple syrup, hibiscus petals, mint leaves, club soda