An Introduction to Belize

An Introduction to Belize

Belize is an eclectic Central American country only a couple of hours by plane from North America. Its Caribbean shoreline includes numerous islands, or cayes, and the country is home to the second largest  barrier reef in the world. Inland, the country is covered by lush rainforests. Once the homeland of the Maya, there are still ancient Maya cities like Caracol and Lamanai that can be found in the jungle.

Belize used to be a British colony. It is still part of the British Commonwealth, and has the Queen on its currency. Thanks to its legacy of British rule, it has a very stable political and economic system. Its currency is the Belize dollar and is pegged to the US dollar at two to one.

The country is rich in biodiversity – it has the world’s only jaguar preserve as well as a sanctuary for the red-footed booby. It’s home to a wide variety of marine life including many species of endangered turtles as well as rays, eels, nurse sharks and dolphins.

Why Should you Move to Belize?

Perhaps you have worked hard all your life and are tired of the rat race. You will have a low-stress lifestyle in Belize. It’s an unpretentious place where everyone greets you with a smile.

No longer will you have to wear a suit and tie or sit in traffic. Appropriate attire in Belize does not have to include shoes. Meeting a friend for lunch? Walk out of your waterfront condo in a pair of shorts to either amble into town or take a golf cart. After lunch, siesta under a palm tree. Later, you might enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.

Belize is one of the top places in the world for water sports. If you love to scuba dive, snorkel, go boating or fishing – this is the place for you. There are also mountains to climb, Mayan ruins to explore and beautiful sunsets to enthrall you.

The food here is delicious and healthy, with an abundance of local produce and of course fresh caught fish.

Salt Life Belize is the Best Place to Live

Salt Life Belize is a community on Ambergris Caye, Belize. The condos that are available for sale are superbly equipped and beautifully decorated. Enjoy a drink with other expats at the on-site Beach club or take a short walk into San Pedro to mingle with the locals at the best night spots on the island. While your life in Belize will be relaxed, it will never be dull.

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