Where to Live in Belize?
North Americans are flocking to Belize these days. Tourism to this tropical paradise is soaring that many of those who come as tourists decide to stay.
The immigrants who come to Belize vary from retirees looking for a place where their money stretches farther to young environmentalists drawn by coral reefs to software millionaires and celebrities. What draws them to Belize?
One feature is Belize’s Qualified Retired Persons Program. This is one of the world’s best programs for foreign pensioners since their retirement income will not be taxed.
Additionally, the stress of moving to a foreign country is minimized because natives of Belize are, in general, hospitable. They enjoy meeting new people and introducing them to their beautiful country and as English is the official language, there are few communication difficulties. And for retirees who become homesick, Belize is only a couple of hours away by plane from North America.
Finally, there are the beautiful lush rain forests and immaculate coastlines for people to explore. Tourists who visit Belize barely touch the surface of all the country has to offer.
While there are many wonderful places for immigrants to live in Belize, probably the best location for retirees is Ambergris Caye. This island in the northern part of the country has become the most popular destination for visitors to Belize.
San Pedro is the only town on the island. It’s got a population of 20,000. Most of the locals speak both English and Spanish and are quite accustomed to helping both tourists and ex-pats navigate Belize.
Because tourism is the town’s lifeblood, it caters to foreigners and is also kept very safe. Even petty crime is a minor problem. Additionally, San Pedro is small enough to be very easy to get around with just a golf cart or on foot, yet it has all the amenities required for a carefree existence.
Located in San Pedro is Salt Life Belize. The community is the brain child of a developer from Branson, Missouri who moved here 30 years ago. The community combines the convenience of an American town with the fresh, easy vibe of Caribbean destinations.
Condominiums will be available for purchase at very reasonable rates. There will be studios as well as 1 and 2 bedroom options, with balconies overlooking a lagoon. For sailors and yachtsmen, 2 bedroom townhomes with boat slips will also be available.
Each unit will be fully furnished in a clean modern style that also incorporates tropical twists. The result is both clean and warm.
The community’s retirement condos provide luxurious privacy while access to the Salt Beach Club will provide opportunities for socializing including bars, restaurants, an activity center, and organized tours. As the club will be just a short distance from the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley, there will be many opportunities for snorkeling, diving, and sightseeing for residents of Salt Life Belize.
As you can see, there are many advantages to retiring in Belize and by far the best location is Ambergris Caye. Therefore, we encourage you to visit Salt Life Belize’s website so you can learn more about the exciting real estate opportunities the community offers.