Interested in learning more about Belize? Then visit the Southwest International Boat Show at the South Shore Harbour Marina from April 12-15, 2018.
Held in League City, Texas, part of Bay Area Houston, the Southwest International Boat Show will exhibit a number of watercraft ranging from 10-foot long freshwater boats to 100-foot plus seafaring yachts, including brand-new designs and models that will debut at the event.
Present at the Southwest International Boat Show will be Mark Leonard, founder and chief developer of the Cerros Sands community in Belize. Cerros Sands is a true “community in the country” that is entirely powered by self-sustaining energy sources. Leonard will be on hand to answer questions about buying, renting, and selling real estate in Belize and to provide information about how to retire in Belize.
Cerros Sands is located in northern Belize on the shores of Chetumal Bay, just across the water from the popular tourist island of Ambergris Caye. As a master-planned, gated community, Cerros Sands offers residents the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful coastal communities in Belize while having easy access to a full range of health care, shopping, and discount retail options in neighboring Mexico (the border town of Chetumal is just 10 miles from Cerros Sands).
Belize is increasingly becoming a top destination for Texan retirees. Both Southwest (via William P. Hobby Airport) and United (via George Bush Airport) fly non-stop to Belize, and the flying time is just two and a half hours. Additionally, American Airlines also flies non-stop to Belize City from Dallas, making it very easy and affordable for Texans living in Belize to stay in contact with friends, family, and business concerns back home.
Beyond the lost cost of living, great weather, and amazing Caribbean lifestyles, many Texans are drawn to Belize because the real estate market is currently undergoing explosive growth. Overnight tourist visits to Belize have been experiencing double-digit increases over the past five years, and 2017 alone saw a 22.5% increase compared to the year prior.
As overnight visitor numbers continue to expand, so too does the red-hot vacation rental market. Belize imposes no restrictions on foreigners owning and renting property, and many Texans are now earning impressive incomes by renting their properties in Belize to tourists. Additionally, Belize imposes no capital gains taxes, and property taxes are extremely low.
If you’ve ever been interested in learning more about life in Belize, be sure to visit the Cerros Sands booth at the Southwest International Boat Show.