10 Reasons Why You Should Quit Your Job and Move to Belize
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Those looking for a fresh start in Central America often consider Belize as a top option. The country is perfectly situated with a tropical climate, and it features endless natural attractions that add to its beauty. Many visitors are unfamiliar with the country, and they fail to realize just how comfortable a move to Belize can be.
1. Historical Significance
Visitors that love history will enjoy the surplus of ruins from the ancient Mayan empire. Caracol is considered as one of the largest and most important Mayan sites in the country. At its peak it had more than twice the population of today’s Belize City. Actun Tunichil Muknal, or ATM, is one of various cave systems. Actun Tunichil Muknal was a sacred system for ancient civilizations as it was considered as a passage to the grace of the gods.
2. Lush Beauty
The country is filled with jungles, beaches and wildlife that allow for any outdoor adventure. The natural tropical setting gives way to the feeling of being on vacation every day, and this offers a great contrast to the hustle and bustle most people experience each day.
Like other areas of Central America, Belize is fairly warm throughout the year. Even in winter, the temperature in many areas is in the upper 70s to low 80s. The comfortable weather allows for easy commute and participation is most outdoor activities.
Belize is the only country in the region that features English as its official language.
Like many nations in the industrialized West, Belize features a great deal of cultural and ethnic diversity. Its population consists of people of Native American, African and European descent and many mixtures of these backgrounds. There are also immigrants from Europe, Asia and North America.
The cuisine of Belize comes from a combination of the diverse ethnic background of the country. It features flavors from Central America and Mexico as well as Anglo and Afro-Caribbean. For foodies, it provides a great blend of the many tastes found in this part of the world in one place.
7. A Healthier Lifestyle
The access to natural and healthier foods does a world of good for anyone not used to enjoying a balanced diet. Produce and other unprocessed foods can be found in many shops. Many towns also feature market days, and shoppers get to walk in open spaces while getting fresh air and ample sunlight.
8. Cost of Living
In general, money goes further in Belize. From living arrangements to daily expenses, it is easier to get by on less money. The country also accepts the U.S. Dollar.
9. Population Density
Unlike congested cities, many of the most popular cities in Belize are not heavily populated by comparison. The country has the lowest population density in Central America, and this feature fits well with the laidback atmosphere found in many areas.
10. Outdoor Life
Belize has a natural environment that supports many outdoor activities such as hiking, snorkeling, cave exploration and diving. Its most popular diving destination, the Great Blue Hole, is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. It offers an exhilarating experience for the scenery alone.
Those considering moving to the tropical paradise would not be alone. There is a growing expat community in the country and many find themselves feeling right at home upon getting settled. For a start, Orchid Bay Belize provides an established community of villas, condominiums and land for those looking for a fresh change.