The legendary travel publisher National Geographic has just published their year-end list of the top places to visit in 2019, and Belize was among the select destinations. National Geographic gave Belize high marks for its strongly pro-environmental stance, having recently rehabilitated its UNESCO World Heritage coral reef to become one of the most diverse marine ecosystems on the planet.
Subtitled “support bold moves to save the oceans,” National Geographic urged readers to visit Belize in order to support eco-tourism in the country. Refusing to bow down to huge financial rewards, the government of Belize has banned all offshore drilling on the reef. And the government has begun a phase-out of all single-use plastic in Belize by April 20, 2019, in order to coincide with Earth Day.
National Geographic isn’t the only big name that has set its sights on beautiful Belize. Last Sunday, the Discovery Channel hosted a historic two-hour live broadcast direct from the watery depths of the Belize Blue Hole. Using advanced underwater submarines equipped with high-tech radar and cameras, an all-star team of scientists descended more than 400 feet (125 meters) in order to map the Belize Blue Hole for the first time.
Not to be outdone, other publishers such as the New York Times travel section, Fodors, and Lonely Planet have also selected Belize as a top travel destination in the upcoming year. And travelers wishing to explore this amazing country now have more options than ever to get to Belize as several airlines, including Aeromexico, Sun Country Airlines, WestJet, and Southwest have added new non-stop flights to Belize City from Mexico City, Minneapolis, Calgary, Denver, and Ft. Lauderdale.
If you’ve ever considered retiring or investing in Belize, one of the best places to live, invest, or buy property is the community of Cerros Sands. Located in the north of the country just a short distance from the famous Belize Blue Hole, Cerros Sands is a safe, gated community that offers modern living in a relaxed, Caribbean atmosphere.
Recently, the government of Belize announced new infrastructure projects worth millions of dollars in the north of the country, just one more factor that has led experts to predict a steady rise in demand for real estate. If you’ve ever thought of buying a home in Belize, now is the time to act! To learn more or to schedule your tour of this “community in the country,” contact Cerros Sands today.