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 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.