Why Retire In Belize?

There are many reasons to buy a retirement property overseas in Belize. If you enjoy relaxing on beautiful white sandy beaches, discovering exotic wildlife or scuba diving in one of the best locations in the world, Belize is for you. To get more recent information about reasons to Retire in Belize, see what our CEO Andreas B Johansson has to say.

Climate

Belize has a warm, Caribbean climate, with average temperatures of 80°F which can reach 95°F in the hotter summer months and around 65ºF in the winter. Belize City is mostly dry all year round with temperatures between 74°F and 80°F. Conditions are moist and tropical; the dry season runs from December to May and is the most popular time for tourists to visit. During the rain season, downpours can occur during any time of the day but usually only last for a short time, clearing up very quickly. Follow the link for more general information on Belize

Belize property for retirement

Cost Of Living

Buying a retirement property in Belize is considerably cheaper than in the U.S. or Europe, with our lots at The Palms at Corozal starting at just $12.500. Cost of utility bills are cheap and the warm climate eliminates the need for high fuel bills.

The Palm at Corozal property

Friendly

The people of Belize are friendly, polite and welcoming. Belizeans are culturally diverse, the highest number of settlers are the Mestizo (Spanish Indian) followed by Creole (African-European), Maya, Garifuna, and Mennonites. More recently an increasing number of European, North Americans and Canadians have made the country their home.

Activities

If you choose to retire in Belize, there are some fantastic activities on your doorstep. These include scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, fishing, fly fishing and many other water sports. The Great Blue Hole (a large underwater sinkhole) located off the coast was declared by Jacques Cousteau as one of the top ten diving locations in the world. Many recreational divers are attracted to this spot because of the clear waters and many species of fish.

great blue hole in belize

Wildlife

There is a rich variety of flora & fauna and native wildlife including jaguars, monkeys and tropical birds such as Scarlet Macaws. With much of the rain forests and tropical forests protected by the government, there are now over 500 different species birds which live there.

History

Belize was once the center of the Mayan with many Mayan settlements throughout Belize. Some of the ruins are visible today and are very popular with tourists, including "El Castillo" at Xunantunich.

discover Mayan ruins in Belize

Economy and Politcal Stability

Belize is a country in the British Commonwealth, and the government adopts the British model. There is a long history of political stability in the country. From an investment standpoint, the climate is friendly. There is a stable, fixed exchange rate, a well trained workforce, government incentives and modern banking and telecommunications systems.

Have a look through our projects, The Palms at Corozal, and The Lakes at Consejo which cater for every wish a buyer looking to retire in Belize could have.