September in Belize
Whether it’s all the fabulous patriotic celebrations that occur throughout the month or just the great weather, expats love Belize in September.
On September 10, the entire nation turns out in red, white, and blue (the national colors) to celebrate the Battle of St. George’s Caye Day. Honoring the historic naval battle that saw a small group of plucky Englishmen defeat a Spanish fleet offshore of the island of St. George’s Caye in 1798, Belizeans honor their unique place in history as the only British colony in Central America.
And the September celebrations in Belize continue right on through to September 21, Independence Day, honoring the historic moment in 1981 when Belize gained its independence from Great Britain. With parades, recitations of patriotic poems, live music, games, rides, delicious food, and a tremendous fireworks show, the period from September 10-21 is when Belizeans all across the country proudly celebrate their country.
Belize in September is also a great time to enjoy the landscape explode in color as plants flower or visit top destinations like ancient Maya cities or sacred caves. As September falls during the “low” season, there are fewer crowds, making it the ideal time to tour the country and take in the sights.
Expats from all over the country who have heeded the call to move, live, retire in Belize know that September is also a great time to take advantage of non-stop flights from all the top airlines, including Southwest, American, United, Delta, WestJet, and Air Canada to major cities across the United States and Canada to invite friends and family members to come enjoy the sounds, sights, and tastes of Belize.
Belize real estate is still surprisingly affordable for ex-pats wishing to live the dream of retiring in paradise. Whether it’s beautiful beachfront homes or affordable seaview lots perfect for building the home of your dreams, real estate in Belize is a great investment. The country’s booming tourism industry ensures that property values remain stable. And the fact that Belizean law gives equal rights to foreigners when it comes to buying, renting, or selling property allows expats a safe haven for their hard-earned assets.
Add in the fact that property taxes are just 1-1.5% of the undeveloped value of the land plus the government imposes no capital gains taxes, and it’s easy to see why so many ex-pats have chosen to invest in Belize.