Freedom: the #1 Reason Why People Move to Belize

Glossy travel magazines usually focus on the spectacularly beautiful offshore reef, pristine rainforests, friendly locals, and delicious food when showcasing Belize. But the number one reason that people move to Belize can be summed up in one word: freedom.

With year-round warm temperatures and more than a third of the country set aside as national parks or protected nature reserves, people living in Belize have the freedom to enjoy the great outdoors. Instead of being stuck inside a car or office, people living in Belize can go outside and savor fresh air. Nearly everyone in Belize has a hammock, the ideal way to rest a spell while enjoying a tropical breeze.

Belize may be officially classified as a “developing nation,” but it has many of the benefits that expats are used to at home. There are plenty of familiar shops and retailers when you need them, but all you have to do is turn the corner and find someone playing the drums, tending chickens, or selling fresh fruit that was harvested that same morning. Driving in Belize is actually a pleasure instead of an obligation, with gorgeous panoramic views along the paved roads and lots of little villages to visit and side roads to explore.

In a time when it seems most of the world is rushing as fast as it can to make another buck, life in Belize moves to a different rhythm. People in Belize are comfortable and happy with the life that they have, doing the minimum amount of work necessary to obtain the minimum necessities. Ask anyone who lives in Belize, and they’ll tell you that what matters most is not how much money you have in your pocket but finding enjoyable ways to spend your day and lively music to listen to as you dance all night.

A stable and peaceful democratic government has been in place for more than 30 years with laws written and adjudicated in English. Expats pleasantly find themselves at home right away, the locals world-famous for their friendliness and hospitality and established expat communities busy with social events and organized activities. The cost of living in Belize is relatively low, and the property market has not yet reached the sky-high values like in other countries in the region, making Belize a very affordable place to live.

Orchid Bay

Photo by Orchid Bay

Located in Belize’s beautiful Corozal District, Orchid Bay is a master-planned gated community ideal for expat retirees. With low-cost retailers like Wal-Mart just across the border in Mexico, excellent health care facilities nearby, and homes right on the gorgeous Chetumal Bay, life in Orchid Bay is pretty sweet.

Visit their website for more information on moving and retiring in Belize.

Top Places to Stay in Belize

Belize Tour Companies and Travel Agents

Belize Real Estate Opportunities

April 23, 2018

Belize’s Ka’ana Resort offers a unique package to ancient Mayan ruins

BELIZE AND GUATEMALA:  Somehow nature always finds a way. Probing dense jungle in northern Guatemala, researchers have discovered an ancient...
Read More
April 20, 2018

Marriott Hotels to debut in Belize with a 203-key oceanfront property

ECI Development today announced plans to introduce the Marriott Hotels’ namesake brand to Belize with a project designed for customers...
Read More
April 15, 2018

7 beautifully convincing reasons why Belize should be your next destination

Perched on the eastern coast of Central America, with beautiful Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense lush jungle...
Read More
April 14, 2018

Belize Tourism Arrivals Continue to Set Unprecedented Records

Belize City, Wednesday, 11th April 2018: The latest tourism statistics for the first quarter of 2018 indicate that Belize’s popularity...
Read More
April 14, 2018

Want to go to Belize? What? Sure!

This was the actual conversation that started the journey for this green commercial pilot. Read more:
Read More
April 13, 2018

Four Seasons Announces New Island Resort in Belize

This spring, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts announced plans for the development of Caye Chapel, a private island that’s right...
Read More
April 13, 2018

Why is Belize considered a Caribbean country?

Aside from geography as pointed out by Shaun, the more important reason for why we are considered a part of...
Read More
April 11, 2018

Cayo Espanto, Private Island Resort in Belize Offers One Free Day In Paradise

Celebrating 20 years of providing an unforgettable experience for every guest,  Cayo Espanto, the private island resort that has redefined...
Read More
April 11, 2018

10 unforgettable things to do in the “forgotten” district of Toledo, Belize

There are 5 major Maya sites in the Toledo district and many others that remain unexcavated. Read more:
Read More
1 2 3 15




Leave a Comment


Welcome! Login in to your account

Remember me Lost your password?

Don't have account. Register

Lost Password


Please support the site
By clicking any of these buttons you help our site to get better

Get E-mail Updates on Belize!

We will send you the latest information on Belize travel, vacation deals, places to stay, things to see and do and much more to your inbox daily. We promise to send you only the good stuff!

Sign up now and receive FREE information on Belize!

We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe.