Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Considering Relocating or Retiring in Belize? Make sure to read about Belize in International News Sources.

If you are considering relocating or retiring in Belize you should be interested to know that it has become a shining star in the international media. Internationally acclaimed magazines and newspapers are consistently publishing articles on Belize and how truly wonderful this small tropical paradise is. Come and see what the buzz is all about. Utilize the Worldwide Web to see why the following publications encourage you to schedule a visit:

CNN Money, Hottest Foreign Second Home Markets for 2007, January 20, 2007
“Belize boasts many attractions for adventurous Americans. It's less than two hours from Miami, has wonderful archeological sites, marvelous forests with spectacular biological diversity and white coral sand beaches. It's also the only primarily English speaking country in Central America.”

Men’s Journal December, 2006
“Belize is the New Costa Rica …It starts with a Perfect Beach.”

The Times-Picayune, New Orleans Newspaper November 05, 2006
"With turquoise water, beaches, caves, Mayan Ruins and a very different pace, this Central American Country provides a total escape form our Reality. Belize it or not,”

Caribbean Travel & Life, Give Me The Cayes, July, 2006
"Real estate is booming, and the island is grabbing a decent share of the growing market for retirees and vacation homeowners attracted to Central America's tropical lifestyle and low cost of living."

New York Times
"This scene is good enough to fulfill almost any woman's 'chuck-it-all' fantasies."

Caribbean Dateline Magazine
"Belize is the best long range investment site in the Caribbean".

International Living Magazine
"Belize is the top choice for retirement destinations worldwide".

Time Magazine
"Blissing out in balmy Belize: It is supremely laid back here. The aggression level here is zero; nobody bothers you."

USA Today
"We're talking about one of the richest archaeological landscapes in the world"

The Seattle Times
"Belize makes an excellent Caribbean alternative to the travelers who want a little history and adventure with their sun."

Conde Nast Traveler
"World's Sexiest Beach", "the New World's New Groove"

International Living
"Belize is the only country within the Caribbean to experience consistent increases in overall tourist arrivals since 1998"

AARP Magazine
"A tiny jewel bathed by the turquoise Caribbean Sea"

Scuba Times
"Belize represents the ultimate wildlife adventure, both above and below water. Even for an old salt who dwells in a tropical paradise (the Virgin Islands), 'it was the trip of a lifetime'."
Outside Magazine
"Cut loose in the Americas last good rum-punch republic."

Caribbean Travel & Life
"What a place!"

Yahoo Travel
"Belize has become a rising star among those seeking active and educational vacations."

Islands Magazine
"Come along on the last, best adventure in the Caribbean."

Fly Fishing Magazine
"Summer angling offers the chance for a flats grand slam - catching a bone fish, permit and tarpon. Permit abound in Belize."

Nadad National Geographic Traveler, Unplugged Islands, May/June 2005
"I settle into a daily routine centered around the natural world. During the new moon, a hatch of baby sea turtles erupts from the sand, struggling frantically to get to the ocean. We put them in buckets and release them beyond the surf. One morning, as I sit on my porch sipping coffee, I spot an osprey diving for its breakfast. Then I see porpoises leap from the water in a synchronized dance. As the tides go out, I watch crabs and octopuses crawl through tidal pools. I can sit all morning and think of nothing in particular, no schedules, no plans for the day. I just stare. The longer I'm here, the more I surrender to this timeless existence."

New York Times, Far From the Bubblin' Crowd, October 31, 2004
"Experienced divers exploring such popular Caribbean spots as Little Cayman's Bloody Bay Wall or the Wreck of the Rhone in the British Virgin Islands have become well acquainted with the telltale sign of underwater traffic jams: circles of dive boats moored at the busiest destinations. Avoiding the crowds may require making an extra plane connection, but the compensations for the added travel are less crowded, more tranquil wonders above and below water. Here are four somewhat off-the-beaten-track destinations that should guarantee more fish life than fellow divers."

Newsweek, Travel/Belize, March 3, 2003
"Scuba divers have flocked to Belize—the English-speaking paradise between Guatemala and Mexico—ever since Jacques Cousteau explored the massive barrier reef and legendary Blue Hole. But landlubbers will also find plenty of earthly delights."

National Geographic Adventure, The World's 25 Greatest Adventures--And How to Do Them Now, February, 2003
"Maybe given a thousand lifetimes you could do it all...— all without sweating your schedule. But odds are, you don't have a thousand lifetimes. Odds are, you have just a few weeks a year. Which is all the more reason to make sure you don't miss the planet's greatest experiences. And why, in the current climate of unrest and uncertainty, it's more important than ever to be selective... And that means playing it smart—especially in choosing a destination and finding an outfitter with local savvy. Here are 25 classic trips that are right for today, along with the outfitters who can get you there and back safely—in one lifetime or less."

Blue, The Dive Trip; Belize: Long Caye, Annual Issue, 2002/2003
"Belize's stellar diving owes mostly to its unique geological position. For the past 80 million years, North American and Caribbean tectonic plates have moved past each other under the southern edge of the Yucatan. Fault lines separate the shallow Caribbean shelf from its North American counterpart. Belize's Cayes— there are dozens—sit atop this intersection, perfectly positioned to access the massive wall created by the opposing plates. This wall plunges 12,000 feet down and teems with marine life."

Desert News, Belize: World-class's Diving Attracts Adventurers, But That's Not All There Is To Do, June 25, 2006
"But by the next day you are thinking "Heaven." You've realized why people come to Belize. They come here so they can fall asleep to the sound of waves and wake up to the sun shining pink on the mangrove trees. Tourists come to Belize for the diving, too, of course. The world's second largest barrier reef can be found off the coast. The Caribbean ocean is turquoise, here, and the breeze is warm and soft. Tourists also come for the jungle. It's replete with exotic birds and animals and Mayan ruins. And there are more reasons to visit. For one: Belize is a place of good cooks and abundant produce."

These are just a few of the wonderful articles on Belize. I am sure there are many more out there to be found. If you would like to know more about this beautiful country called Belize please be sure to ask anyone with Platinum International Real Estate and Investments in Belize. You can email them at platinumhomesbelize@gmail.com.

Coming soon: the costs associated with buying and selling property in Belize.

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