Belize is divided into six districts which are similar to states (in the United States) or provinces (Canada). The northernmost district in Belize is Corozal District, which shares a long border with the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.
Corozal District is rapidly emerging as the go-to destination for expats, investors, and retirees. Once the heart of the country’s sugar-growing industry, Corozal has now been transformed into an idyllic seafront community that is now a top destination for fly fishing, sailing, and snorkeling.
For many, Corozal District offers the best of both worlds. The natural beauty, the abundance of wildlife, and gorgeous Caribbean views make this a top destination for expats wanting to enjoy the good life. And Corozal’s proximity to Mexico makes it really easy to zip across the border for low-cost goods from familiar retailers like Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, the bustling bazaars of a big city, and a wide range of healthcare service providers.
In short, Corozal District is the laid-back Caribbean paradise many people have dreamt of with all of the goods and services of a big city located just 10 miles away in Mexico. Furthermore, Corozal District is located just across the water from the island of Ambergris Caye, a top tourist destination and the gateway to the Belize Barrier Reef, the second-biggest barrier reef system in the world.
Corozal Town is the capital of the district, a small community of around 30,000 people complete with a half dozen churches, a public library, and a charming square lined with small shops, restaurants, and cafes. And just outside Corozal Town is the ancient Maya ruins of Santa Rita, a lovely example of their architectural style. With its own airstrip, it’s really easy to get to Corozal Town.
One of the top spots for expats, retirees, and investors in Corozal District is the community of Cerros Sands. A master-planned, gated “community in the country,” Cerros Sands is located right on the shores of Chetumal Bay near Corozal Town. Built to the highest environmental standards, Cerros Sands is a completely off-grid, “green” community with homes, villas, condominiums, and undeveloped lots for sale starting at just $17,700.
Cerros Sands was designed by an American developer who lives onsite with his family. The burgeoning expat community and careful design of the community make Cerros Sands an ideal place for a vacation home, investment property, or a retirement destination.
If you’re interested in learning more about buying real estate in Belize, contact Cerros Sands today.