5 Places to Live in Belize
Belize has become a premier tourist spot in the Caribbean and the countries popularity continues to grow. This tiny country that is bordered by Mexico to the North and Guatemala to the east has an irresistible charm that brings in tourists around the world. It is one of the few places in the Caribbean where English and Spanish are spoken by a majority of the people. It is also home to some of the most amazing natural attractions in the world including the second largest coral reef in the world.
If you are looking to retire in the Caribbean, Belize would be the ideal choice. It has the lowest population density in the Caribbean and still has very affordable property prices. What are some of the most popular choices to live in this beautiful country?
Ambergris Caye is an island at the northern part of Belize, and it along with San Pedro Town is one of Belize’s hottest destinations. There are many reasons why this island is the top destination for people coming to live in Belize. It is the largest island with lots of marine attractions. It has been nicknamed La Isla Bonita (The Beautiful Island). The largest town is San Pedro where there is a large population of tourists and expats. There are also thousands of scuba divers and snorkelers heading off to the Belize reef and other diving attractions including the Great Blue Hole. Ambergris Caye real estate also provides a great investment opportunity with amazing beach front properties and affordable lots. Be prepared to spend a bit more here than the rest of Belize.
This is the area to the North on the Mexican border. It is a relatively quiet area with very affordable prices for waterfront property. If you are looking for peace and quiet away from big cities, this would be an ideal choice.
This is another beach town three hours south of Belize City. It is ensconced between the Maya Mountains to the west and the Caribbean. There is a freshwater lagoon that is very popular with freshwater swimmers. It is one of the bigger cities in which property is still affordable.
Caye Caulker is the smaller of the Caye islands. It is 30 minutes away from Ambergris Caye by water taxi. The pace of life here is remarkably relaxed which has made it popular with senior expats and tourists. There are no cars, only golf carts to get around. It is also very affordable with retirees living comfortably on a budget as low as $950 a month.
If you would like to live in the tropics and not necessarily on the beach, the Cayo district offers rolling hills with thick forests and beautiful farms. The good thing is that these highlands are a few hours to the coast when you need a beach vacation.
Belize is one of the few places in the Caribbean that is yet to be crowded and with affordable real estate with a favourable tax environment and business regulations. With world-famous business-friendly laws, it is a great place to live and work.