The National Geographic article referred to Belize as a “diver’s paradise” and recommended diving at the world-famous Great Blue Hole, one of legendary marine biologist Jacques Cousteau’s all-time favorite places to dive.
But National Geographic also highlighted just how much there is to enjoy on the mainland in Belize. National Geographic recommended visiting the pristine jungles of Belize in order to learn more about the flora and fauna as well as visit cacao farms and ancient Maya sites.
Starting on December 15, 2017, Air Canada, the world’s eighth-largest airline, started flying non-stop to Belize for the first time. Air Canada will operate a weekly flight from their base at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (code: YYZ) to Belize City (BZE) throughout the 2017/18 winter season.
This is expected to further heat up the already red-hot tourism market which has grown by more than 8% year-over-year compared to 2016. Indeed, over one million cruise ship passengers disembarked in Belize in 2016 and land-based visitor numbers are up 13% in 2017 as compared to the year prior.
Belize, fortuitously, also managed to escape the impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria which devastated much of the rest of the Caribbean, leading many visitors to choose Belize for the first time. Other popular attractions in Belize include snorkeling, bird watching, zip lining, horseback riding, and hiking through some of the country’s vast national parks, animal refuges, and wilderness sanctuaries.
2018 is truly a great time to visit Belize, not only as a way to escape the harsh realities of winter in the northern hemisphere but also to get to know the country and learn about real estate at Cerros Sands, a “community in the country” in the north of Belize that is entirely self-sustaining and off the grid.
Cerros Sands is a master-planned, gated community designed from the ground up to adhere to “green” principles. Cerros Sands is located right across the water from the famous island of Ambergris Caye and has a variety of available properties, including completed homes and parcels starting as low as $27,700.
Cerros Sands elegantly combines the beauty of Caribbean living with all the modern conveniences of North America. To learn more about retiring in Belize and buying property in the country, visit the Cerros Sands website at www.cerrossands.com.