8 of Our Favorite Reasons to Escape to Belize
Belize is rapidly becoming one of the Caribbean’s hottest spots for visitors who want to explore everything the region has to offer. There are countless reasons why people come to Belize to vacation and many more reasons why they decide to return.
Here are eight perfect excuses for you to visit. Just be careful. There’s a high risk you’ll decide to just stick around.
The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the world’s most acclaimed sites for scuba diving and snorkeling. It’s also popular for fishing!
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary has the honor of being the world’s first jaguar preserve — and while it’s unlikely that you’ll see any of these wild cats up close, the natural beauty of this enormous park is well worth your time.
ATM Cave was once a site of human sacrifice and was believed by the Mayas to serve as a portal to the underworld. It’s a popular place for tours — and more adventurous tourists have the opportunity to hike through its subterranean waters.
Dinner is often pulled straight from the sea. But the variety of seafood in the waters and the broad cultural melting pot of Belize — which includes Chinese, African, and Latin influences to name a few — means that you never have to eat the same thing twice.
Your money can go further. A couple can live the high life on just a couple thousand dollars a month. That generous exchange rate is backed by a stable currency that’s not prone to wild fluctuations.
The land is rich with ancient Maya sites. The remnants of the Maya Empire are surprisingly intact, and seeing them truly is a transformative experience.
Belize offers values worth embracing. Both the people and the government are committed to sustainability — and many new settlements are predicated on offering expats the luxuries that they’re accustomed to without leaving a negative footprint. It’s a chance to live in paradise without the guilt of being exploitative.
Belize is eager to have you. While some countries offer incentive programs to new residents, few are as enthusiastic about immigration as Belize. The Qualified Retired Persons Incentives Program is surprisingly easy to get approved for, and it offers a number of tax breaks and an easy path to citizenship for foreigners.
North Americans and others are moving to Belize in droves, and that means there’s a legion of different developments to choose from. But among all these opportunities, Carmelita Gardens stands about the rest. Their development is built on sustainable standards, but they’re committed to ensuring that all of their residents have the home that they dreamed of.