Tourism keeps booming as Belize has been experiencing double-digit growth in overnight visitors, and it’s now easier than ever to get to Belize, particularly the country’s northernmost Corozal District.
Belize is sure to get another huge boost in international attention when the Discovery Channel broadcasts live direct from Belize’s Great Blue Hole on December 2, 2018. The two-hour special will document an all-star team of scientists, marine biologists, and explorers such as Sir Richard Branson (of Virgin Group fame) and Fabien Cousteau (the grandson of Jacques Cousteau) as they attempt to create the first three-dimensional map of the Great Blue Hole, the largest sinkhole in the world.
Technically speaking, Belize only has one international airport. Located in the village of Ladyville just outside of Belize City, the Philip Goldson Airport (code: BZE) is the only airport in the country where bigger aircraft from overseas can land. Five American airlines fly to Belize City (American, Delta, Sun Country, Southwest, and United) as well as two Canadian airlines (WestJet and Air Canada). And Aeromexico has just launched a new flight twice a week connecting Mexico City to Belize City. TAG, Tropic Air, and COPA Airlines also provide service to Belize City from cities in Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Panama.
But if you’re headed to Corozal in the north of Belize, it can sometimes be easier and more affordable to get there via Mexico. Chetumal City, Mexico, has a population of over 200,000 people and is located directly across the border from Corozal District in Belize. Both Volaris Airlines and Interjet fly to Chetumal from Mexico City, a flight that takes just two hours and 15 minutes. Interjet flies to Chetumal from Cancún, and Belize’s own Tropic Air operates several flights a week to Cancun from Belize City. And beginning on February 2, 2019, Volaris will be flying to Chetumal from Guadalajara, Mexico. All these options make it quite affordable and easy to get to Corozal District no matter where you’re coming from.
Chetumal City, Mexico is located just nine miles from Cerros Sands, a true “community in the country” situated on the edge of Chetumal Bay in Belize’s Corozal District. If you’re an investor or looking for a great place to retire, Belize is currently undergoing a property boom. Cerros Sands is a gated, master-planned community designed by a California developer who lives onsite. Cerros Sands has homes, condominiums, commercial lots, and waterfront home lots starting at just $17,700.