From its secluded white sandy beaches to its steamy tropical rainforests, Belize is a country of diverse natural beauty, a true jewel in the Caribbean. Its slow pace of life makes it a very popular tourist destination, and cost of living is still low. For the more adventurous traveler, activities can include a trek into the jungle in search of Mayan ruins, spotting parrots, toucans, and maybe even a jaguar along the way.
It's true that Belize is no longer the lowest priced place to buy property, but this country has other benefits: economic stability, a stress-free lifestyle, and a cost of living that is a very good value when compared with the U.S. (or even other Caribbean destinations).
Belize is still undeveloped and sparsely populated so there's a lot of room (on the beaches, in the jungle, in the rainforests...) for you to stretch out, and there are only three highways traversing the country (one goes north, one goes south, one goes west).
Tourism in Belize is booming. A dozen years ago, the commercial airlines from the USA to Belize City were full of Belizeans returning home from their visits to the United States. Today, they are full of Americans. We asked several people why they were moving to Belize: "The simple answer is quality of life--we're looking to improve ours. In Belize, we know our lives will be blissfully free from the commuter crush, 24-hour news, workaday stress...Belize is a land of few cars, abundant fresh food from the sea and the trees, and great natural beauty," they said.
What makes Belize such a popular destination? They speak English.
If you don't enjoy the idea of learning a new language but still want a place in the sun, then BELIZE IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!