Expats Are Still Falling in Love with Belize and Here’s Why

Located just a few hours’ flying time from the United States, the small nation of Belize in Central America is rapidly becoming one of the top destinations for retirees and expats. As the only country in the region where English is the official language, Belize is easy to navigate for expats, and Belize is the only other country besides the United States to still continue using miles, gallons, and other non-metric measurements.

Here are other reasons why expats love Belize:

Fresh Air and Sunshine

With year-round sunshine and balmy temperatures, expats and retirees in Belize find themselves spending a lot more time outdoors. Belize is home to fabulous tropical islands, pristine rainforests, and an abundance of wildlife that encourage getting outdoors and enjoying nature.

Delicious Food

There are idyllic fishing villages up and down the coast of Belize where fishermen head out to the bountiful waters of the Caribbean on a daily basis to bring in delicious seafood of all kinds, including grouper, lobster, conch, and swordfish, making Belize one of the best places in the world to enjoy seafood.

Other factors that make the food in Belize so delicious is the fertile soil and warm climate that produce a bounty of fresh, organic produce like pineapple, mango, papaya, oranges, cashew, grapefruit, and watermelon very affordable. And Belize’s melting pot society of different cultures ensures a dynamic mix of Caribbean, African, Maya, British, and Chinese dishes.

There’s So Much to See and Do

Belize is a relatively small country, so no place in the country is ever more than around three hours from where you are. Residents of Belize can hike to a waterfall in the middle of a lush rainforest in the morning and sway to a tropical breeze in a hammock on an offshore island in the afternoon. Whether you’re looking for exciting adventures like zip lining, windsurfing, and rock climbing or prefer more placid pleasures like bird watching, orchid spotting, or visiting an animal sanctuary, there truly is something for everyone in Belize.

A Low Cost of Living

The AARP and other respected publications have calculated that a couple can easily live well on around $1,000 a month without having to make any sacrifices to their lifestyle. Other services like help around the house cost just $15-20 a day.

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