Belize Property Investment For Sale
"A retirement paradise in the only English speaking part of Central America."
Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala in Central America, Belize is part of the Caribbean community. Vast swathes of rainforest and intriguing swamp lands complement 386km of Caribbean coastline which gives way onto a number of fantastic beaches and the second largest barrier reef in the world. Scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing (deep sea, fly, trolling and bone) are world class and draw large numbers of enthusiasts, a few of which may be lucky enough to brush fins with the renowned Whale shark. Those who prefer to keep their feet on dry land meanwhile can spend days exploring ancient Mayan ruins, trekking through exciting Jaguar preserves, scaling Victoria Peak and watching wild howler monkeys and toucans in and around the famous Monkey River.
Formerly known as British Honduras, Belize was granted independence from the British in 1981 meaning its legal and parliamentary systems are largely based on British practices. This also means that it is the only Central American country adopting English as its first language.
With the main industry being tourism, the economy also obtains some income from marine products, citrus, cane sugar and banana production but has a large public debt burden. This small country may have the second highest per capita income in Central America but there is enormous disparity between rich and poor and 4 out of 10 of the population live in poverty.
Belize is however a very popular retirement home destination for Americans as it arguably offers the most attractive incentive programme for foreign retirees anywhere in the world with no tax being charged on any income sourced outside or inside Belize, along with numerous other benefits.