Belize – Retire in Paradise

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Why retire in Belize?

Belize, Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret

Belize can spark anyone’s fantasy with its captivating beauty. With the Caribbean Sea to the east and a superfluity of waterfalls, rivers and lagoons caressing the entire country, Belize is known as the blue beauty of the world. Year-round activities such as boating, fishing, diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, bird watching and caving, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, windsurfing, hiking, biking, swimming, outdoor barbecues can be enjoy in Belize clean and uncontaminated. Divers and water sports adventurers from around the world have made the waters of Belize their home. The varied and rare flora and fauna that thrive in Belize’s waters and jungles give you the opportunity to experience wildlife like never before. Tourists from all over the world flock to Belize to observe these rare species. The tropical forests of Belize will leave you enchanted. The Mayan ruins and heritage sites are architectural masterpieces and reflect the Mayan culture that once existed in Belize. There are plenty of resorts in and around all of these places that make it more fun. A retiree will always have the feeling of being on a sightseeing trip and find himself reinventing himself every day.

People and culture of Belize

Belize is the only English speaking country in Central America and English is the official language here. It is taught in schools and universities as the main language. Spanish is also spoken at a high level. Belizeans are known for their hospitality and courtesy everywhere. From the moment you arrive here, you will be receiving assistance and help in everything you want from the locals. The population here is 25 people per square kilometer. A variety of traditions and customs representing more than 10 diverse cultures thrive in Belize. Still, the harmony that thrives among the people of Belize is second to none. By the time you arrive in Belize, you will feel as comfortable as in your own hometown. A retiree can never feel alone with the friendly, energetic, polite, polite and kind people of Belize around.

Climate of Belize

Belize is a subtropical country caressed by trade winds. Traditionally, November through January are the coolest months, and May through September, but it’s never too hot or cold here. The temperature in Belize is the real knock to attract people from all over the world. The temperature here ranges from 50°F in the beautiful mountains to 95°F on the western sides with an average annual temperature of around 75°F. Average annual rainfall here is around 60 inches, ensuring there is no shortage of water.

People friendly government

Belize is a country of the British Commonwealth. The government here is democratic and the faith of the people in democracy is very strong. The judiciary is independent here and the legislature is bicameral. Government policies here are completely focused on making the standard of living for the people of Belize very high.

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Visitors and people who have moved to Belize find that the general cost of living here is very affordable. Retirees can easily live here with their family comfortably on a budget of less than US$1500 per month. Labor and services can be purchased in Belize at a very low cost. You can hire a full-time housekeeper for just US$15. Grocery, medical care, daily necessities, water and electricity are very cheap here.

Hassle free buying property in Belize

A non-Belizean has the same property rights in Belize as a Belizean. No restrictions are placed on non-citizens or non-residents. The purchase process is only about 30 to 90 days in Belize. Capital gains, inheritance tax, and low property tax are not imposed in Belize when purchasing property. The Retiree Incentive Program was enacted in 1999 under which retirees can import all their belongings tax-free and obtain special residency status by meeting some basic requirements. The title ownership procedure is very clear and simple here. There are no hidden costs involved in property transactions. Property transactions are made in US dollars.


Water and electricity facilities are provided by local/municipal authorities and the Belize Electricity Board, respectively. You shouldn’t have to complain when purchasing these basic facilities in Belize. The road systems are developed to facilitate easy transportation for the locals. The main highways throughout the country are paved and covered with a firm surface. Secondary roads are built with compacted white loam or similar material. In master plan communities, the Government of Belize grants the developer approval to sell the property and transfer title only after inspecting whether adequate road facilities are provided. Waste treatment is provided with each farm for the correct disposal of waste.

Comfortable transportation

Bus facilities in Belize are economical, efficient, and safe. Bus frequency is very high and with the excellent quality roads in Belize, bus transportation is very efficient. All towns and districts are well connected by bus. Low traffic, paved major highways, accessible fuel stations, and tropical scenery make road trips by car very exciting and easy. Belize is also well connected through airways. Frequent international and local flights fly in and out of the country. Retirees will have no problem wandering around and enjoying Belize. Traveling here is as comfortable as possible.

Belize Planned Communities

Many planned communities are established in Belize where retirees can settle. These planned communities are very affordable and well connected to major cities. The facilities provided here are par excellence. From schools to professional business centers, everything is at your fingertips. Life here is completely safe.

Belize has everything a retiree wants. A tourist here always leaves with a dream of settling in Belize. Belize is without a doubt the place where every retiree will love to live.

Live your retired life in Belize in peace in the midst of a great adventure.

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