Calico Jack’s Village

Calico Jack’s offers overnight guests an authentic Belizean jungle retreat with the sights, sounds, and sensations of a tropical rainforest. The property spans more than 300 acres—home to stunning wildlife and vegetation. The Village delights guests with a creek, natural swimming hole and interesting trails for birding, hiking and horseback riding as well as other wonders of an authentic tropical paradise while providing access to modern amenities. The property also offers exciting zip line and other adventure tours to overnight and day visitors alike.

Calico Jack’s Village (CJV) is a Belizean project committed to sustainable
tourism as well as community and personal development, and in particular, the development and empowerment of Belizeans. Calico Jack’s began as a project in early 2000 initially in Placencia, Belize led by financier Dr. Ydahlia Metzgen)(“Dr. Ydahlia”) and builder Mr. Chester Williams (Mr. Chet) and moved to Cayo in 2008. After more than 30 years of public service and public works, respectively,
Dr. Ydahlia and Mr. Chet decided to apply Dr. Ydahlia’s knowledge of economics and personal development with Mr. Chet’s construction expertise and creative energy to this project aimed at sustainable development and transformation in Belize.


Calico Jack’s Village (CJV) is a Belizean project committed to sustainable-nature- based tourism, community and personal development. After more than 30 years of public service and public works, respectively,Dr. Ydahlia and Mr. Chet decided to apply Dr. Ydahlia’s knowledge of sustainable and personal development with Mr. Chet’s construction expertise and creative energy to this project aimed at human development, sustainable living and transformation in Belize.
Calico Jack’s offers overnight guests an authentic jungle retreat with the sights, sounds, and sensations of a tropical rainforest. The property spans more than 350 acres—home to stunning wildlife and vegetation as well as a tropical farm.
The Village delights guests with a creek, natural swimming hole and trails for birding, hiking and horseback riding as well as other wonders of an authentic tropical paradise while providing access to modern amenities.


Calico Jack’s Village is acclaimed as a destination for a range of nature-based onsite adventures including ziplining, caving and extensive hiking trails as well as access offsite to Rio on the Pools, Caracol and other Mayan sites and ATM.


The property is distinguished in the sector for providing instruction in meditation practices as well as offering other mindfulness and personal development tools and techniques.

Guests highly praise CJV’s engaging staff team, resort and restaurant services. CJV’s spacious 2-3 bedroom/2 bathroom villas provide comfortable and stylish lodging to the nature and retreat seekers as well as adventure lovers that visit us. For longer-term stays aimed at getting in touch with nature and environmental sustainability, we offer packaged arrangements via El Progresso Field Station including for groups.

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Calico Jack’s Village resort is licensed by the Belize Tourism Board and is a member of Belize Chamber of Commerce, the Belize Hotel Association and the Belize Tourism Industry Association.

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“If you want to relax, watch the clouds, just doing nothing and having those still moments is what really happens at Calico Jack’s…”