There are many reasons to retire in Belize, and that is something that we have been invited to cover extensively in the media over the last few years.

Belize, and especially the Corozal District, has a lot to offer prospective foreign retirees, which is why it has been quoted as a top destination to retire by outlets such as International Living, MSN.com, and thestreet.com, to name just a few.

Belize has seen a huge growth in popularity over the last 10 years as a retirement destination, and several real estate projects in Belize exists primarily to serve this niche of the market. Some of the most popular reasons to consider Belize (and Corozal) for your retirement are:

  • The QRP Program is the only “true” retirement visa in the Caribbean, and it is relatively easy to obtain, and brings with it a wealth of benefits.
  • English is the official language in Belize which makes it easier both to transition to a new life, as well as carrying out things like a property transaction, a doctor’s visit, or dealing with various government entities.
  • The legal system is based on English Common Law (Belize used to be a British colony) which is also very similar to the American legal system, which means you will be familiar with a lot of the laws, especially related to real estate transactions in Belize.
  • Corozal is also just about 15 minutes from Chetumal, Mexico, which offers access to great shopping, dining, as well as more advanced health- and dental care.
  • The cost of living in Belize is significantly lower than in North America, so your money tends to last a lot longer. While some everyday purchases in North America are harder to make in Belize (the product selection is just not the same) you will be able to get a lot more bang for your buck in Belize, and many expats on modest incomes are able to keep staff around the house and have great every day experiences that simply would be out of reach back home.
  • The slower pace of life can in many cases feel like a “throwback” to a simpler time here in the United States.
  • The climate in Belize is similar to that of South Florida, where the summer months can get hot and humid, but in general the winters are very pleasant and you do not see much precipitation outside of the rain season.
Belize is a small country and the population is only about 385,000, so the country is largely reliant on outside investment and foreigners bringing their money into Belize. This has led to a country that is focused very much on attracting new residents, which means that immigration, especially using the QRP program, is fairly easy and foreigners usually feel very welcome in Belize.

Please see our Media Room for some articles where we have been quoted talking about top reasons to retire in Belize.


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