Just as individuals are emotionally and physically compelled to go in directions that appeal to their sensibilities, it’s normal and natural for a growing nation like Belize to boast new areas of growth that rise in popularity, and for all of the right reasons.
If you’re familiar with Belize’s geography, you know that Ambergris Caye has become such a hot spot, frequent visitors are moving on because the hustle and bustle that drives the energy on this happening caye no longer works for them. Some have found what they seek in Placencia, a destination that’s quickly morphing from sleepy peninsula into popular retirement area where real estate price increases reflect that growth.
But there’s a new kid in Belize: Corozal. This district is beginning to compete with both meccas, minus the high prices and crowds. Corozal has a unique character reminiscent of Ambergris and Placencia before they became tourism magnets. Corozal, and particularly it’s premier retirement community Cerros Sands, is working toward a specific goal: becoming the top retirement epicenter in Belize that’s designed not to outgrow itself so fast, the area loses the charm that draws visitors, retirees and investors.
Why is growth just enough to make community development at Cerros Sands an appealing pick for retirees and investors? First of all, Corozal real estate is affordable yet every infrastructure and building amenity required by retirees from the north is included in the condos and houses on today’s market.
And while like-minded souls eager for the quiet and contemplative lifestyle are adding to Corozal’s population, the number of activities and attractions in close proximity are ideal for active seniors and are one of the main reasons Cerros Sands has grown in popularity.
Retirees easily find houses facing the Caribbean Sea within the Cerros Sands community and there’s so much to see, do and learn, getting bored in Corozal is almost impossible. Located near Mexico, even a drive there is getting a governmental overhaul: Millions of dollars in road upgrades and infrastructure are being celebrated by retirees who want it all but don’t want to empty their retirement accounts to get it.
Proximity to Maya ruins, the sea, every type of sporting activity under the Caribbean sun and a nationwide retirement program that regularly gets conflicted northerners off the decision fence as soon as they read the details, combine to create a community of tomorrow that can’t compare to Belize’s larger districts. One visit is all it takes to see the difference, but once you see how much you get for your dollar, you’re going to stick around longer to figure out how and when you can make the move south to Cerros Sands!