Why Plenty of People Love Retiring in Belize
If you know you only have a few years or months left before retirement, you are probably already looking into places to relocate to, in order to enjoy your retirement as best as you can. A fair number of Americans and Canadians have seen Belize as the answer to this question; not just because English is the official language but you can get by speaking English in a country known for its warm, balmy temperatures and Caribbean atmosphere throughout the year.
Keep reading to see why so many have flocked to Belize to spend their golden years.
The Many Reasons People Choose Belize for Their Retirement
- Simple conversion rates on money. The Belizean Dollar (BZD) has a static value equivalent to half the value of the United States Dollar USD). Furthermore, both currencies are accepted at most major towns.
- It is a land of adventure. There are enough things to see and to do in Belize that you will almost never get bored. Whether you want to explore Mayan ruins, ride an inner tube through a cavern, discover new cultures or take in many of the festivals held throughout the country’s different towns and regions, you will rarely finish your day feeling unsatisfied. Of course, the country’s small town atmosphere is also quite conducive to just chilling out by the beach with a cool drink and good company.
- The “QRP” program was made for retirees. Belize’s Qualified Retired Persons Program is a government program that is designed to encourage retirees to relocate. The program is relatively flexible and only asks for a handful of requirements. One of the benefits of this program is that the country will cover moving almost all of your stuff to your home for free, without taxation.
- A greater focus on local goods. Sure, you will notice a notable markup on name brands you might be familiar with in the USA or Canada, but you can find a lot of amazingly inexpensive seafood and produce by sticking to local markets. If you absolutely must get your fix of big box stores or major brands, you can find all of those in Mexico, which is only a short drive away.
Now that you know the “why”s of people deciding to retire to Belize, you may be curious about “where” to plant your flag. As a potential answer to this question, consider Salt Life Belize, one of the premium communities in all of Belize.
Located along the sandy beaches of scenic Ambergris Caye, you can find the perfect slice of heaven to suit just about any need and with only the finest modern amenities.