When people think of the Caribbean, they tend to think of island nations like Cuba or Jamaica, so you might be surprised to learn that Belize is the fastest-growing destination in the Caribbean. Of course, Belize isn’t an island nation although it does have over 400 offshore islands. But Belize is definitely a Caribbean nation as it enjoys a long Caribbean coastline that is more than 200 miles long and is a member of CARICOM.
According to the government of Belize, 2018 has already shattered the previous year’s record, up 16.6 percent over the January-September period in 2017. The strong showing has been buoyed by a number of new flights to Belize, including Southwest a new flight from Ft. Lauderdale, five additional flights a week from Canada provided by WestJet, a new route from Minneapolis via Sun Country Airlines, and Aeromexico announcing that it will start flying from Mexico City to Belize beginning on November 22, 2018.
Belize has also been getting a ton of favorable press from big-name press outlets, including the New York Times, Fodors, and National Geographic. Lonely Planet selected Belize for its coveted top 10 places to visit in 2019, and GQ recently recommended that its readers skip Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula in favor of nearby Belize. Add in the fact that English is the national language, there are no congested cities, and there are plenty of amazing landscapes to explore, and it’s easy to see why Belize is a top tourist destination.
This red-hot growth in overnight visitor numbers is great news for the real estate industry in Belize. Already one of the friendliest systems in the region with absolutely zero restrictions on foreigners buying, renting, or selling real estate, the boom in tourists has made the vacation rental market a top performer.
And one of the best places to retire, live, or invest is Cerros Sands, a gated, master-planned community in the country. Designed by an American developer who lives onsite with his family, Cerros Sands offers all the comforts and safety of modern life with an environmentally friendly “off the grid” setting ideal for expats. Cerros Sands is easy to get to, and residents can enjoy the unspoiled nature of Belize as well as low-cost shopping just nine miles away across the border in Mexico.
Cerros Sands has homes, condominiums, commercial lots, and undeveloped waterfront parcels for building the home of your dreams starting at just $17,700. Financing is also available with significant discounts for cash purchases. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a slice of paradise, contact Cerros Sands today.