Where is the safest place to live in Belize? The answer is Corozal District
Many people who are considering moving to or investing in Belize get misled by somewhat confusing crime statistics. In reality, Belize is an incredibly safe country, especially for visitors, as the vast majority of untoward incidents occur between locals in a few key areas in and around Belize City. Belize is primarily a rural country with 360,000 people spread out across a country the size of Vermont, with plenty of beautiful nature and close-knit, safe communities.
Perhaps the most popular and safe place to live in Belize is the country’s Corozal District. Located directly adjacent to both the island of Ambergris Caye and Belize’s border with the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Corozal District has a thriving expat community, modern infrastructure, and access to world-class health care facilities.
Corozal is conveniently located just 90 miles from the international airport in Belize City and about 386 km from the international airport in Cancun across the border in Mexico. With major airlines like Delta, United, Southwest, WestJet, and American Airlines offering non-stop service to major cities across the United States and Canada, it’s easy for expats and retirees to stay in touch with friends and family or manage businesses back home.
Belize’s Corozal District enjoys some of the best weather in the country, enjoying cooling breezes from more temperate latitudes during the hotter months. The area is also brimming with exciting attractions, including ancient Maya sites to explore, wildlife and birds to spot in the Shipstern Nature Reserve, and access to the sea via the beautiful Chetumal Bay. Across the bay is the tourist hotspot of Ambergris Caye as well as the world-class scuba diving and snorkeling destinations of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley.
Corozal Town, the capital of Corozal District, is a great place to sample Belizean cuisine. The center of the town has a beautiful water fountain and large park that is a popular gathering point for expats. Corozal has all the churches, libraries, farmer’s markets, shops, and restaurants to make expats feel right at home. And just across the border in Mexico are familiar low-cost retailers like Wal-Mart, Sally’s Beauty Supply, and Sam’s Club.
Expats in Belize can look forward to enjoying plenty of fresh air, sunshine, gorgeous nature, exciting adventure attractions, as well as the simple pleasures of life that come from good food, friendly neighbors, and a thriving expat social community.
One of the top destinations for retirees and expats is Cerros Sands, a master-planned, gated community located in Belize’s Corozal District.