Belize is highly accessible from the U.S. and Canada, and now from Western Europe as well. Its proximity to Canada and U.S. creates short travel time.
The Belize dollar is fixed two to one with every U.S. dollar, making it a very stable currency. The U.S. dollar is accepted throughout Belize. Anything of substantial value, such as real estate, is priced in U.S. dollars.
TAX AND RETIREMENT FRIENDLY
Belize is a tax-friendly haven and offers an excellent retiree program. The offshore financial services industry is highly regarded and well regulated. In addition, real estate owners in Belize pay no capital gains tax or estate (inheritance) taxes. Property taxes are very low, most home owners pay less than $100 per year.
Belize has a stable, democratic government and economy. As a Commonwealth country (just like Canada), property rights are protected in Belize through the tradition of English Common Law. Foreigners can own property in Belize, with exactly the same rights and protections that exist for Belizeans. There are no restrictions on foreign land ownership.
Belize is the only English speaking country in Central America, making business and real estate transactions easy to navigate for most.
Belize is home to most genuine and sincerely friendly people to be found anywhere in the world. You will hear this time and again from everyone who visits Belize, and for a good reason.
Over 46% of Belize is dedicated to National Parks and Marine Reserve. Belize has a second largest and most fascinating barrier reef in the world with first class fishing, diving and snorkeling.