Chaab'il B'e Lodge and Casitas

9 miles San Antonio Road Jacintoville, Toledo, 00000 Belize (Show map)


Chaab'il B'e Lodge and Casitas is situated in a peaceful, secluded setting on 20 acres of lush tropical jungle and gardens 8 miles from Punta Gorda Town and only 300 meters off the Southern Highway at the junction to Barranco. Onsite, enjoy walking the trails bird and howler monkey watching or swimming in our pristine natural pool or use the lodge as your base for exploring the cultural, archeaological and eco adventure activities of Toledo District. After a day of adventure, come back to the lodge for a cold beer and hospitality in our spacious dining room.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

The perfect place to stay!

5 on April 26, 2018

We enjoyed our trip so much. The lodge is clean and comfortable. The grounds are beautiful. We would definitely love to return soon! Sheila and Rusty are wonderful hosts! They make you feel so welcome and comfortable.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks, Danielle. You know we love having you all visit us. Thanks for the lovely review!

- Sheila (innkeeper)

Gives honor to the name!!

4.2 on April 25, 2014

Really enjoy my stay in tranquility lodge! The owners are really nice people! I definitely will return in the future!

Highly Recommend!!!

5 on October 11, 2010

We had a long travel day and arrived late. Sheila and Rusty were outside waiting for us when we arrived. Sheila had on her apron and dinner was waiting. How wonderful. We felt like family and the food was absolutely terrific. Sheila and Rusty Nale are terrific hosts. Sheila is a fabulous cook and Rusty is social and friendly and made us feel like we were at home. Even his jokes are funny! The rooms are clean, well-decorated and welcoming. The upstairs dining area is screened in with a view of the jungle. We loved the Tranquility Lodge and the surrounding jungle - complete with a swimming hole! We recommend the Tranquility Lodge.

Wonderful experience

4.0 on September 05, 2010

We were there for 3 days and it was such a great experience. Everything was perfect including the room, the service, the great food (Sheila is a fantastic cook), the river, the jungle, the butterflies and, specially, the owners, Sheila and Rusty. We want to go back there !!! If you go in southern Belize, YOU MUST GO THERE!!!

Absolutely Wonderful

5 on June 15, 2010

Sheila and Rusty provided an amazing place for our service group to relax after long days of service work. The food was absolutely delicious (our group loved food a little bit too much). I would recommend Tranquility Lodge to everyone! Amazing!

A volunteer group's heaven!

4.8 on June 07, 2010

A co-worker and I found Tranquility Lodge by "accident" on a scouting trip for an international service trip for university students. This was the best accident we ever made. Sheila and Rusty were amazing to work with and set up trip arrangements---their knowledge of the area helped us set up a great trip. Their extreme generosity while we were staying with them made us never want to leave! The meals were better than great (and we had big appetites after doing service all day!) and the rooms were perfect for our group (they even fed our coffee addictions!) This is a great spot for groups! We were able to reserve the whole lodge and the great room upstairs was ideal for meetings and daily debreifs. The swimming hole is a great place to cool off and the lodge is at a perfect location to get to PG, Mayan ruines, and other villages in towns in Toledo.


5 on June 04, 2010

Rusty and Sheila Nale have definitely figured out the way to run a B&B! Their hospitality, friendliness and helpfulness far exceeded our expectations. The rooms in this jungle setting are very well appointed and clean. The furnishings are unique and lovely. The meals prepared by Sheila, Rusty and their staff were a definite surprise -- as good as, if not better than, any meal served at 5-Star hotels in the States. We would highly recommend the Tranquility Lodge to anyone wanting a comfy room and a fantastic meal in an absolutely beautiful setting. Tami and Chuck Swanson Ogden, Utah

April at Tranquility Lodge

4.8 on April 24, 2010

What a lovely stay we had at Tranquility Lodge in April -- having learned I am a birder, Sheila and Rusty arranged for Agapito, an excellent local birder, to not only go birding around the lodge itself but also to lead tours to local sites including Mayan ruins and an organic cacao farm, birding along the way. This was such an easy and pleasant trip; both room and food were very good. I hope to return someday soon and recommend this lodge enthusiastically, especially to birders.

I want to return !!

5 on April 08, 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed my too brief of a stay with Shelia and Rusty at the Tranquility Inn. Their previous experience (decades as hotel and inn managers in Belize) is obvious – they are most gracious hosts. The Inn is well managed, clean, and is all one needs to relax and enjoy the nature and culture of the area. The surrounding grounds are lush in tropical plants and teeming with a plethora of birds. (A high point was seeing Belize’s national bird – the colorful Keel-Billed Toucan my last morning there.) Shelia prepared great meals, enough so that I asked for seconds, which she gladly served. They recommended tours (Mayan ruins, Cacao Trail, caving, snorkeling, diving) – there is something for everyone. I hope to return; next time I will spend more time in this corner of paradise!

Beautiful and birds too!

5 on February 12, 2010

We spent part of the first week of February 2010 at Tranquility Lodge near Punta Gorda. The lodge itself is a great place for birding, and the hosts Sheila and Rusty are extremely helpful in locating and identifying birds and orchids. The accommodations were excellent and clean; the food was delicious. We felt quite at home and were able to do day excursions from here. Sheila and Rusty were able to recommend guides, birding spots, restaurants in Punta Gorda, and other good places to stay in the north. We will be going back!

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Lodge Rooms

Four individually decorated lodge rooms with a shared veranda and a view to our garden. All offer A/C, ceiling fans, and cable TV. Choose from 1 King and 1 Single Bed or our Deluxe Double with either 2 Double Beds or 1 Queen and 1 Single. Rate is for single or double occupancy, each additional guest is $20.00 per guest (per night) to be paid at the property upon arrival. E-mail us at for more information

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $100 - $125

Thatched Garden Casitas

Thatched roofed fully screened accommodations where you can enjoy an eco experience without giving up your comforts. Our casitas offer ceiling fans, ensuite bathroom with hot water shower. Choose from 2 Double Beds, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed, 1 Double and 2 Single Beds. Rate is for single or double occupancy, each additional guest is $20.00 per guest (per night) to be paid at property upon arrival. E-mail us at for more information.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $80 - $100

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Location Type

Jungle, Tropical


200 miles

Directions to property:

8 miles out of Punta Gorda Town on the Southern Highway at the junction to San Felipe, Santa Ana and Barranco Villages. Turn on the San Felipe road and the lodge is the first entrance on the right. Look for our thatched roof sign, turn in, and go 300 meters to the lodge.

Area Attractions

Eco-tourism, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Off shore Marine Preserves, Caves, Waterfalls, Picnic area, River, Ruins, Tours

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Fridge, Ironing Board, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Cultural tours - Mayan and Garifuna, Caving, Snorkeling, Diving, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 2:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking in or near buildings due to thatched roofs.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No Babysitting can be arranged at a cost.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 25% deposit nonrefundable to confirm reservation. Full balance of payment due 60 days before arrival.
  • Cancellations: Refund less deposit if cancelled more than 45 days before arrival. No refunds within 45 days of arrival.



Sheila and John Nale

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Birding, caving, jungle hiking, ruins exploration, travel.

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  • Time Served: 7-9:00 am
  • Serving Location: veranda, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian