Belize is continuing to have yet another banner year as Rough Guides, one of the world’s most popular travel publications, recently released their 2018 list of recommended destinations that included Belize.
Following on the heels of similar recommendations from National Geographic and Fodor’s, the Rough Guides list highlighted Belize as an exotic, getaway destination brimming with lush landscapes and wildlife that is only a short flight away from the United States and Canada.
In 2017, Belize saw yet another air carrier offer a new non-stop route to Belize. Air Canada, the eighth-largest airline in the world, began flying to Belize non-stop from its hub in Toronto, joining rival WestJet in providing flights to Belize from cities in Canada such as Calgary and Toronto. And 2017 also saw Southwest Airlines add a third Belize route from the United States from its base in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
In combination with the Belizean government’s investments in infrastructure and conservation, Belize is rapidly becoming one of the most popular vacation and retirement destinations for people in the United States and Canada. Belize is now five hours’ flying time or less from major cities across North America, making it easier and more affordable than ever to visit or live in Belize.
As visitor numbers increase, the property market in Belize is also heating up. Generous laws in Belize give foreigners equal rights in buying, renting, and selling property. Combined with low taxes, many investors are now placing Belize on their radar as a prime location to own Caribbean properties at far more favorable prices and conditions than other nearby locations in Central America and the Caribbean.
A recent piece of legislation passed in Belize called the Offshore Zone Moratorium is an excellent indicator of the Belizean government’s commitment to protecting the environment. The new law prohibits extraction and exploration for petroleum products in Belize’s territorial waters.
Cerros Sands, a master-planned gated “community in the country,” is an excellent place to buy real estate in Belize. Designed from the ground up to be completely “green” and self-sustainable, Cerros Sands is located on the Cerros Peninsula in northeastern Belize. Fronting the beautiful Chetumal Bay across from the island of Ambergris Caye, Cerros Sands has both completed homes and undeveloped waterfront lots available at attractive prices. (There are only two channels parcels on the Beachside of the Channel remaining!)
Cerros Sands also offers financing at very generous terms, including significant discounts for all-cash purchases. Cerros Sands also has a “Buy and Fly” program that is ending on April 1st 2018 and reimburses up to $2,000 in travel-related expenses for individuals who buy property in the community.
Visit www.cerrossands.com today to learn more about living, investing and buying property in Belize.