Complete Guide to Belize

 

A Complete Guide to Belize for Travel, Adventure, Hotels, Real Estate, Property, Retirement “Qualified Retired Person or Permanent Residence” in Belize.

Where exactly is Belize? What to do in Belize?

Map of Belize

With one foot in the Caribbean Sea and the other in the Ancient Mayan Rain Forrest, Belize is located on the Eastern coast of Central America, nestled between Mexico and Guatemala, just below the Yucatán Peninsula. It has a population of around 320,000 and is the only English Speaking country in Central America. So why Belize? Well, because it IS English speaking. Also, the Belize dollar has a 2-1 ratio to the American dollar, so your dollar goes farther here. Belize continues to offer some of the best opportunities for adventure, travel, vacationing, property development or investment and retirement. You can get Permanent Belizean Residency fairly easily and you can retire at 45 here through the Belize “Qualified Retired Persons” (QRP) program.

Having an average temperature of around 85 degrees Fahrenheit, Belize is comfortable year-round, and offers about 245 days of sunshine a year. The rainy season does stretch from May to November depending on what part of the country you are in. The northern district of Corozal gets much less rain than the southern district of Toledo and the rainy season in the north runs from mid-June to October, and in the south it usually runs from mid-May to November. However, typically, there are more sunny days than rainy, and can vary from sprinkles in the morning to cloudless sun in the afternoon. The average water temperature in Belize is around 82 degrees Fahrenheit year around and perfect for many activities.

There are so many things to do in Belize, you won’t be able to do them all in one trip! Belize boasts some of the most extraordinary diving and snorkeling opportunities with the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere just a few miles off it’s coast.You’ll also find various other water sports available along the plentiful oceanfront of Belize such as sailing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, kite surfing and Parasailing. And the fishing? You can try your luck at deep sea fishing, fly fishing, reel fishing or fishing one of Belize’s many rivers or estuaries. If water sports are not your “thing,” you won’t be disappointed – there are so many things to do on the mainland that they can’t all be listed. From exploring the Ancient Mayan ruins to zipping through the tropical rain forest, cave tubing to cave spelunking, you can find your perfect adventure in Belize.

Although Belize has many luxury accommodations, it’s better known for its many all inclusive resorts, friendly bed and breakfast inns, or low budget hostels. Would you enjoy relaxing on the beach for a week or two? Is it time to make a change from the boring family vacation? Try one of the many top-rated hotels or resorts in Belize.

For the second year in a row, Belize takes top honors as one of the world’s top travel and retirement locations. According to Forbes Travel Guide, “To compile this list, we looked at such issues as cost of living, cultural attractions and scenery, safety, tax matters (especially breaks for retirees), local hospitality, weather, availability of adequate healthcare and prevalence of English.” Property and Real Estate, Investment, development and retirement options in Belize are still very affordable and plentiful.

For more detailed information on travel, retirement, property and real estate investment, living in, building in or moving to Belize, please see our Complete Guide to Belize or email us at: info @ discoveringbelize.bz.

After becoming PADI certified divers in 2001, We traveled to some of the most exotic locations in the tropical zone. After a few years, many of these vacation spots became what are called “Tourist Traps.” To their pleasant surprise, Belize and its diverse culture has remained a relatively unknown destination. With our love of diving and for archaeology, it became the obvious choice as a retirement destination…

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 Posted by on March 16, 2015 at 9:12 am