Ever wondered what it’s like to be living in Belize? Or are you considering moving to Belize yourself? Well this article will give some of the best reasons why more people are falling in love with this country!
Belize is a mecca for natural beauty and falls nowhere short of its dubbed title, “Mother Nature’s best kept secret”! Inland is decorated with ancient Mayan ruins from North to South which is paralleled by the second largest barrier reef in the world that spans the entire coastline. There are a host of activities to choose from like bird-watching, cave tubing, zip lining, hiking, horseback riding, snorkeling, diving, fishing, hunting and much more. Places to see include the Belize Zoo (widely known as the “Best Little Zoo in The World”), San Pedro (popular tourist destination and main town on Belize’s largest island, Ambergris Caye), Caves Branch Outpost (nature reserve with the largest cave tubing system in Central America), and Mayan ruin sites like Altun Ha, Xunantunich and Caracol (there are many more each with their own historical background and unique physical structure).
People & Culture
Belize has a very diverse population. The main ethnic groups that originated in Belize are Creole, Maya, Mestizo and Garifuna. However over the years, many other nationalities settled here further diversifying the country. These include Chinese, Taiwanese, Asians, Spanish, Americans, Germans, Canadians, Dutch and Europeans. Belizeans have a very welcoming, laid-back nature that is lost from many other parts of the world. They also enjoy the slower paced life taking time to appreciate the simpler things. In Belize you’ll always feel like you’re among friends.
Belize offers a very inviting retirement program to retirees that want to move here from other countries. Some of these benefits include importing personal effects (which include a boat or vehicle) free of duties, exemption of all taxes on income received outside the US, and inclusion of dependents (spouse and children). The application process is fairly easy and there are many attorneys with expertise in this area who are willing to assist.
Proximity to the U.S.
Belize is very easily accessible from the United States. It is a mere two to two-and-a-half-hour flight away from several major airports in America. Belize is also neighbors with Mexico, sharing a border with the city of Chetumal in Quintana Roo. Although many who live here enjoy the simplicity of the lifestyle, it’s reassuring to know that the comforts (shopping malls, large department stores, entertainment complexes, etc.) you have grown up with are merely a couple inexpensive hours away.
Reasons this country is so beloved by immigrants and nationals alike are innumerable. Its characteristics are very unique to this country and living in Belize is incomparable to anywhere else in the world. From its scenic islands and Mayan mountains to the culture of its people, the charm of Belize will surely win you over.
Below are recommended sites of service providers that might come in handy when moving to Belize.
Recommended tour guides and companies:
Recommended Accommodations, Homes and Real Estate Agents:
- CPC Real Estate Solutions Ltd. – Belize real estate Agent
- Playa del Consejo – Belize condos for sale
- Coconut Row Guest House in Hopkins Belize
- Streamline Construction – Belize construction company
- Latitude Adjustment -Hopkins Belize Long Term Rentals
- Hesed Realty
- Belize Real Estate Brokerage
Visit our Belize Directory for a list of more service providers in Belize.