With the lowest population density of any country in Central America and a friendly, English-speaking population, Belize is set to become the next big expat hotspot. In the past five years, the number of tourists has exploded, and many visitors have fallen in love with the country and chosen to move to Belize.
Belize is approximately the same size as Vermont, but it is almost completely a rural nation, much of it covered in thick jungle, dense rainforest, and lovely broadleaf forests at higher elevations. More than 600 bird species have been recorded in Belize, and the country is home to diverse wildlife like tapirs, crocodiles, ocelots, giant iguanas, and black howler monkeys. There are also hundreds of interesting ancient Maya pyramids, palaces, and temples to explore, many of which have never been excavated.
If that weren’t enough, Belize is also home to the second-largest coral reef system in the world. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, the reef is where you’ll find more than 400 islands and a rich panoply of marine life, including seabirds, manatees, sharks, rays, sea turtles, and vast schools of game fish.
Many people choose to retire in Belize thanks to the country’s innovative QRP program which allows qualifying individuals age 45 and older (along with their families) to gain permanent residency status. The QRP program imposes zero taxes on income earned from outside the country (including Social Security payments) and allows QRP members to import personal goods, including boats, cars, and light aircraft, completely tax-free.
Belize is located on the Central American mainland just south of Mexico but has a laidback, Caribbean feel to it. Shorts and T-shirts are the only “business” attire you’ll need, and the people of Belize are world famous for their friendliness and hospitality. Belize is also where you’ll find fantastic food options ranging from affordable Mom and Pop restaurants serving up Creole dishes, fresh-caught seafood, and spicy Mexican cuisine. Belize is also famous for its fresh-squeezed fruit juices and delicious rum cocktails.
One of the top choices for expats is Cerros Sands, a true “community in the country” located in northern Belize. Offering Belize real estate at the best prices. Once you compare you will see for yourself. Seafronts at 79K.. Channel Parcels starting at 29K and sea view parcels for 17,770. Cerros Sands is a gated community where expats can enjoy all the comforts of modern life in a relaxed Caribbean setting.