Many expats are drawn to Belize for its warm weather, verdant landscapes, and laid-back Caribbean rhythms. But where to live in Belize when there are so many wonderful options to choose from?
Right now, the expat world is centered around Corozal, Belize thanks to its strategic location, access to nature and adventure sites, and active expat community which regularly organizes social events, parties, and other activities.
Corozal is located in northern Belize directly across the water from the island of Ambergris Caye and the Belizean Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system in the Western Hemisphere and a fantastically diverse marine ecosystem where activities like snorkeling, fishing, and scuba diving are popular.
But many locations in Belize are situated right on the beach. Corozal’s secret to why it is such a popular expat nirvana is that it is located very close to the border with Mexico. In Belize, expats enjoy an English-speaking country with lots of wild nature around. But in Mexico, expats can find all the conveniences of the urban, modern world, including hospitals, shopping malls, and familiar retailers like Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Home Depot.
Many expats choose to retire in Belize precisely because it’s so easy to enjoy both worlds. You can zip over to Mexico whenever you want a Starbucks coffee or visit a shopping mall, but the rest of the time you can enjoy the sweet life in Belize. The weather is always warm and inviting, and wild nature is everywhere, perfect for enjoying activities like bird watching, gardening, sailing, swimming, or hiking through a national park.
Because English is the official language of Belize, you’ll never need to rely on a translator, and there are zero restrictions on foreigners buying property. And with the government’s QRP program, it’s really easy for expats to gain permanent residency in Belize.
If you’re thinking of living in Belize, you should definitely consider Cerros Sands. Located right on the shores of Chetumal Bay in Corozal just a few miles from the border with Mexico, Cerros Sands is a true “community in the country.” A master-planned, gated community, Cerros Sands is entirely “off the grid” with every home and business self-sufficient thanks to green technologies like solar panels and water cisterns.
Developed by an American who lives on site with his family, Cerros Sands has a number of excellent Belize real estate properties for sale, including houses, condominiums, sea-view parcels, and undeveloped waterfront lots beginning at just $17,700.
If you’re ready to claim your stake in paradise, contact Cerros Sands today!