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Calico Jack's Village

Calico Jack's Road, Seven Miles El Progresso Belize
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Calico Jack's is a jungle lodge located in the small and remote farming village of El Progresso, in the vicinity of the Mt. Pine Ridge area of Cayo District in Belize, Central America. We have a full service restaurant and bar also offering internet and cable TV. Guests praise our excellent and relatively affordable meals featuring local, vegetarian and vegan cuisine. We also offer cozy villas for families and couples with 2 -3 bedroom units with 2-3 bathrooms including kitchenettes, A/C and cable TV and loft rooms for couples and singles. Calico Jack's specializes in adventure tours. We offer 5 zip lining options (more than 3,000 feet), cable walk, rope ladder challenge, rappelling and feature Belize's only jungle swing "El Columpio". Calico Jack's invites you to visit us to experience a refreshingly authentic jungle adventure.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Walking tours
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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John L wrote a review Jul 2021
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you can stay almost anywhere and have a good time - what makes Calico Jack's so special is the exceptional staff Mama Maria, Elias and the rest of the team could not have been any more friendly, accommodating and helpful very cool location a bit off the beaten track, but that's what we were looking for - still close enough for all Cayo activities my only suggestion would be to rent a vehicle with 4-wheel drive, our minivan struggled a bit at times
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: family of 5 in the Sun Temple and it was perfect
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Robin H wrote a review Jul 2021
Austin, Texas4 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a blast zip lining on seven different courses! It was thrilling and also very safe. It is very clear that safety is their top priority. Edgar and William were great guides! We’ll come back again and do more courses. Be sure to try the superman on the last line.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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kathrine e wrote a review Jun 2021
Portland, Oregon4 contributions
This resort is hands down worth every penny. Maria, the chef and general manager is phenomenal. Elias, Edgar, Julio, & Henry were all amazing. Edgar & Henry guided us on their extreme zip line tour. Henry is very knowledgeable and taught us a lot. Elias took us on the cave tour and was also very knowledgeable. Elias also worked in the restaurant, along with Julio and truly made us feel at home. The food was delicious! Maria is a great chef and truly does her best to cater to her guests and accommodate their needs. On our last night we came across a very bad car wreck. My husband is a career firefighter so we stopped to help. We ended up missing dinner and returned late. I had messaged Maria and asked if they could bring the food to our room. She not only made that accommodation but also gave us fresh towels, and made our beds. She called when we got back to make sure we had everything we needed. She even left ice in our freezer, knowing my husband liked ice water. I truly can’t say enough good things about the property and staff. Thank you so much. We are so appreciative.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Monique F wrote a review Jun 2021
Old Lyme, Connecticut6 contributions
With 15 runs, Edgar and William made our ziplining experience at Calico Jack’s exhilarating, personal and safe. We chose to do the ultimate explorer experience and the Jungle Swing. William has been there since the construction 11 years ago and was a calming presence while Edgar brought a youthful spirit to each run. Using an open hydraulic elevator for the last run was a thrilling way to finish our first ziplining adventure. The Jungle Swing which drops over 50 ft was a once in a lifetime experience, for almost all ages, that had my 22 year old daughter and me at almost 60 year old, screaming and then giggling with glee.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Calico Jacks, Owner at Calico Jack's Village
Responded 20 Jun 2021
We are delighted and grateful that you took our Ultimo Explorer tour and Jungle Swing! Thank you also for acknowledging Edgar and William!!! We are thrilled that you had fun.
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Globalview2u wrote a review Jun 2021
Cedar City, Utah7 contributions3 helpful votes
As a family of 5 adults and 2 children we stayed in two villas at Calico Jacks. We enjoyed the location. It was a little off of the beaten path which is what we look for with our accommodations. The location gives you a taste of remote village coupled with great service from the staff. We ate several meals both breakfast and dinner. Once the kids tasted the fried tacos, they wanted them every night. We canoed Barton Creek, went to the pools and falls in the Mountain Pine Ridge area. We also made the trek to Caracol. We arrived at 9:00 and had the ruins to ourselves for over an hour. They are partially working on the main road, so expect a bumpy ride. We did make it to San Ignacio for a short trek, but we quickly headed back to the quieter area around Calico Jacks. If you prefer a jungle experience, this is the place for you. Calico Jacks gives you a different experience, if you enjoy an adventure.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Calico Jacks, Owner at Calico Jack's Village
Responded 23 Jun 2021
We are delighted that you visited us and very grateful for your review!
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US$74 - US$207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Calico Jack's Village
Which popular attractions are close to Calico Jack's Village?
Nearby attractions include Big Rock Falls (7.3 km), Barton Creek Cave (3.0 km), and Green Hills Butterfly Ranch (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Calico Jack's Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Calico Jack's Village?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Calico Jack's Village?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Calico Jack's Village?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Calico Jack's Village located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Seven Miles El Progresso.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Calico Jack's Village?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Calico Jack's Village?
Many travellers enjoy visiting El Pilar (14.4 km).
Is Calico Jack's Village accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.