My 5-night stay at Calico Jack's provided a perfect retreat getaway from my stressful & hectic lifestyle. Calico Jack's is off the beaten path and is tucked away in the Mountain Pine Ridge area of the Cayo District. I stayed in the Moon Temple villa (one of two villas), which is a very spacious and comfortable 3-bedroom unit, complete with a kitchenette. The villa is constructed in the style of a Mayan temple, is tastefully furnished and decorated, and the property is beautifully landscaped with lush tropical plants and flowers. Looking out of the large master bedroom window provides breathtaking views of the rain forest. I would awaken to the sounds of birds singing in the morning, and one brightly colored bird would tap its beak on one of the windows every morning. Beauty abounds at Calico Jack's, and the beauty of the environment is matched by the professional and attentive service of the owners, Chester & Ydahlia, and their customer friendly staff, all of whom aim to please. The tasty meals were cooked to order and were served in the on-site restaurant, a spacious and beautiful facility that includes a lounge area with a flat screen tv. I was captivated by the beauty of the environment and took lots of pictures (will post photos at a later date) and went hiking on the medicine trail and Bega One cave, both of which are located on the property. This was my first hiking experience since I underwent reconstructive leg surgery a few years ago, and Elias, my guide, was extremely knowledgeable and patient. My first visit to Belize and my stay at Calico Jack's far exceeded my expectations, and I will definitely return to re-experience the beauty and peacefulness of this slice of paradise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Calico Jack's is a jungle lodge located in the village of El Progresso, in the Mt. Pine Ridge area of Cayo District in Belize, Central America. We offer lovely accommodations for families and couples with 2 -3 bedroom units with 2-3 bathrooms including kitchenettes, A/C, internet and cable TV and a full service bar and restaurant. Calico Jack's specializes in adventure tours. We offer zip lining (more than 3,000 feet), rappelling, cable walk and feature Belize's only jungle swing "El Columpio". Calico Jack's invites you to visit us to experience a refreshingly authentic tropical adventure. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Calico Jack's Village Belize/Cayo