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Appreciating All That Belize Has To Offer (Even Its Quirks)

This Is Where You’ll Know You Have Arrived

At our Live and Invest in Belize Conference last year, Belize resident and developer Phil Hahn opened his presentation with some important advice from the world’s favorite pirate, Jack Sparrow:

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.”

Undeniably, you will encounter setbacks on any new adventure overseas. You’ll wonder if everybody else is completely crazy—or it’s just you. These are times when you have to do a reality check and remember that you are a guest in your new country… and it will take some time to adjust. If you can just wait out the panic period, you will be rewarded. And, in Belize, the rewards far outweigh the quirks of day-to-day life…

For a start, Belize is a natural wonderland. Just as the Mayans chose to settle along its impressive network of rivers some 4,000 years ago, a strong Mennonite community works the land around the town of Spanish Lookout in the Cayo District today. For a country of its size (22,966 square kms), the diversity of Continue reading

this is your opportunity to experience all that Belize has to offer.

Our Belize Conference Is The Start To Your Grand Adventure

All Of Nature Wild And Free

It’s an old joke around our office that “the news from Belize is… there’s no news from Belize.” And, while Belize is a peaceful and stable country that continues to hold traditional values dear, we don’t mean to suggest that the entire country is asleep.

Living here either part or full time doesn’t mean a dull existence… rather a welcome break from the dizzying pace of the modern world.Continue reading

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Escape To Belize: A Safe And Strategic Caribbean Haven

A Safe Haven In This Difficult Time

“If the world has any ends, British Honduras [Belize] would certainly be one of them. It is not on the way from anywhere to anywhere else. It has no strategic value. It is all but uninhabited.” –Aldous Huxley, Beyond The Mexique Bay

Huxley’s “Beyond The Mexique Bay” was published in 1934—a travelogue of his journey through the Caribbean, Guatemala, and Mexico.

In many ways, his picture of Belize holds true today.

Belize is still not really on the way from anywhere to anywhere else.

And, with a population of just 330,000, it’s relatively “uninhabited.”

But what about its strategic value?

If you’re a North American looking to escape to a safe, beautiful, English-speaking haven in the Caribbean—that also offers easy residency and tax-free living—then Belize is hard to beat. With so much on offer, it’s hard to believe it remains below the radar of most would-be expats.

We’ve found that most part- and full-time expats who have set up home in thisContinue reading