Experts Agree: You Should Probably Retire in Belize
Why do publications like Forbes magazine feel comfortable recommending Belize to wannabe retirees? Because it’s the read people trust, having been in business since 1917 – which means the magazine survived the Great Depression, wars and now a pandemic, yet journalists and management maintain a constant level of reader trust.
A recent Forbes article addressing the topic of retiring in Belize is a good example of the publication’s journalistic quest to deliver on facts, and one of the reasons editors chose Belize as an ideal retirement destination has to do with the nation’s response to the pandemic when government put traveler welfare ahead of tourism. These are just a few of the other reasons retirees aren’t feeling hesitant about taking the short flight south:
-On May 11st, Belize’s requirement to complete the Belize Travel Health app prior to arrival was eliminated.
-Vaccinated arrivals need only show their immunization card to be welcomed.
-The nation’s Gold Standard program that did an excellent job of keeping guests safe remains in place.
-There’s a fast-track lane at the airport that speeds arrivals through entry into the country.
-For folks on a mission to find a retirement home, residency applications are being processed!
Where you live makes all of the difference
After weathering the pandemic, staff at Carmelita Gardens, located in the ultra-popular Cayo District, again instituted discovery tours that were major drivers of community growth over the past decade. What brought them to Belize? Enticing benefits available to retirees that can’t be found elsewhere in Central America. Read all about these perks here: Moving to Belize.
To say that Carmelita Gardens is a revolutionary concept would be an understatement. Glimpse this development’s lifestyle vibe by visiting this page to see what awaits all ex-pats. Lots and houses – on and off the water – are models of ecological responsibility and include solar panels, rainwater collection systems and gardens, and while Carmelita Gardens prides itself on promoting togetherness, individuality and self-sufficiency are prioritized per the community motto: Independent together.
Grab one of three community tour dates now
Describing the lifestyle at Carmelita Gardens here barely scratches the surface and now that travel restrictions have eased, you owe it to yourself to learn more about the area, home purchases and the neighborhood in person. Discovery tours scheduled for July, September and November are currently being booked so folks like you can not only get a taste of retirement living but an opportunity to learn more about Belize’s natural wonders, wildlife and attractions.
Since regularly-scheduled flights to Belize take just a few hours from southern U.S. cities – and since everyone in Belize speaks English – you’ve no excuse to turn this experience down. If you’re eager to find a haven in a land where temperatures stay warm and the people are warmer — if you’d like to learn how you can live big on relatively little money within a community of welcoming neighbors, you’ll want to grab this opportunity now, before the limited number of tour slots are all gone!