Living on Ambergris Caye
Whether you’re looking to retire in Belize or just planning a getaway trip away from your home country to even work remotely, then you are definitely not alone. Belize is an ever-increasingly place and also the perfect place to come settle in. Many people come and end up at the perfect setting which is Ambergris Caye in Belize.
Here are some reasons why Ambergris Caye is the perfect place for retired foreigners.
The cost of living is very affordable. It is very affordable and it is easier on the budget than in many other places within the Caribbean. Making it much more comfortable to live without the need to break the bank. Having that said, if you have more means and you’re looking for something more luxurious and bigger then there are also a handful of places and stuff you can take a look at. If you are thinking about how much it costs to live comfortably in Ambergris Caye, then it is estimated to be between US$1,700.00 and $2,000.00 depending on your living arrangements. That amount though does include food, utilities, mortgage, and other essentials. In some countries, it is hard to rent for that amount so this is where Ambergris Caye makes plenty of sense.
Another reason that makes Belize perfect is that it has political stability. Not all countries in Central America and the Caribbean can say that. This country has sought to have created a stable democracy since its independence in 1981, making it one of the most appealing aspects of being a destination for foreigners. Also making it easier to settle in because North Americans as well as Europeans feel more comfortable with familiar laws and political processes.
Here in Belize, there is no language barrier. Many people face the challenge of having to learn a new language when moving abroad but that is not a problem when moving down here to Belize. Communicating amongst the community will be a breeze for North Americans because English is the official language in Belize. Like in many other countries Belize does have some local colloquialisms that you might want to become familiar with as well. Belizeans are also multilingual, they speak English, Spanish, and Kriol which is more of a broken English, and we also speak some Mayan languages. This is great for anyone to communicate and also learn something new.
Ambergris Caye is considered to be a slice of heaven for those who have experienced harsh northern snowy winters with freezing temperatures. When winter time is near Ambergris Caye, you will see people in beachwear enjoying the warm weather and sandy beaches. This is not only a pro for one’s pleasure but also for your pocket, you can save big time on heating expenses.
Belize is filled with beauty. Picture yourself enjoying the breeze and relaxing on your balcony with amazing views of crystal clear waters and beautiful greenery everywhere. The skies are almost always clear but sometimes around noon, you can expect some showers. This beautiful setting does help one understand the slower pace of living here. People come to stay here to enjoy the surroundings. So if your life back home is looking more like stress, multitasking, and packed schedules then you will definitely love the relaxed and soothing pace here in Ambergris Caye.
Ambergris Caye is a small town, many people stop on the street or shops to chat. The people here are super friendly, if you ever have questions about something or where to find something then you can ask pretty much anyone and they will be happy to help and provide you with information. ‘
It is a small town; it still has access to quality health care. No matter what age you are you should always consider your healthcare to be number one. Ambergris Caye has access to doctors, pharmacies, and clinics. Since it is a tourist destination it has plenty of options and insurance coverage is very affordable. If you are in need of more intensive medical care then getting to Belize city or even as far as Houston or Miami is not difficult to get to.
Settling in Belize won’t be hard but there might be times that you might want or need to get back to your home town and that is not difficult. Being in Ambergris Caye you only need to take a short flight to Belize City then from there, there are some direct flights to the United States and Canada.
Living in Ambergris Caye also has the benefit of easy access to places like Secret Beach and exploring the country as well. Another benefit of living here is some of the Belize residency programs, which include the QRP (qualified retirement program) providing many incentives for those who wish to live here.
If you would want to learn more about Ambergris Caye then you can contact anyone from our RE/MAX Belize team and they will be happy to assist you with any need.