Belize may only be 8,867 square miles (the size of Maine) but few countries on earth can boast so much diversity in such a small area. Its waters offshore are a wonderland of life sustained by the largest living barrier reef in the western hemisphere; a 186-mile stretch of unspoiled treasure that is home to hundreds of species of fish and coral. With approximately 30 percent of its land protected in National Parks and Reserves, it is home to more than 500 species of birds and provides a safe sanctuary for a vast array of wildlife that includes howler monkeys, stunning bright green iguanas, the illusive Black Jaguar and the iconic Baird’s Tapir, the national animal.
Belize is a tiny English-speaking democracy with a peaceful history that benefits from being one of the most diverse yet least populated countries in Central America. Often times mentioned by international publications as a top retirement destination, Belize’s low cost of living, coupled with its impressive Qualified Retired Persons (QRP) Program, offers and unique incentive for those looking to make this nation their new home. Forbes’ Real Estate Council has regarded Belize as one of 'Nine International Areas Real Estate Investors Should Give a Look' noting that..
Belize checks all those important boxes, with its English-speaking legal system based on British common law, its stable exchange rate to the U.S. dollar, an economy growing at approximately 20% annually and new tax incentives to boot
One of the oldest cultures in living memory has called Belize it’s home for centuries. With a population at one point numbering well over 2 Million people, Belize was known as the epicenter of the ancient Mayan civilization. Evidence of this unique and highly advanced civilization can be found all over the country with a myriad of spectacular temples giving you a glimpse into what life was like for them thousand of years ago. A timeless land steeped in history where ancient sites whisper stories of a civilization that once was. Descendants of the ancient Maya still make up a considerable portion of Belize’s 360,000 inhabitants, along with other impressive cultures such as the Garifuna, Mestizo, Mennonite and Creole people.
With one foot in the Central American jungles and the other in the Caribbean Sea, Belize may be small but it’s packed with adventure and culture. – Lonely Planet
Affectionately known as “The Jewel of Central America”, Belize is truly and adventure lovers paradise where you can spend your mornings snorkeling along the the second largest barrier reef in the world and your afternoons zip-lining through the lush tropical rainforests of the beautiful Mayan Mountains. What more can you ask for in a place you get to call home?