Belize may be a small country, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in outdoor adventures. The undulating sub-tropical jungles in the West offer sensational hiking trails, bird watching, cave tubing and Maya ruin explorations. The rugged, low-lying coastal regions made up of savannah plains, winding rivers, dense mangroves and white sand beaches provide for great horseback riding, kayaking and fishing. The reef is undeniably a haven for adventure seekers – from scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing, to simply island hopping the many palm-strewn cayes that grace this beautiful “living” spectacle.
The country of Belize evokes the quintessential laid-back Caribbean lifestyle of living each day as it comes. The friendly culture and lack of modern sophistication brings about a refreshing sense of appeal about living in this beautiful country. The desire to escape to such a relaxed environment has never been greater than over the past decade, as thousands of US and Canadian expats have relocated to find their paradise. The best way to truly appreciate this exotic lifestyle is by experiencing it for yourself on one of exciting monthly Discover Belize tours.
Generally speaking Belize offers a more affordable lifestyle where the cost of living is on the low end for some things, and can be on the high end for others. Shopping at fresh markets for fruits, vegetables and certain food stuffs are considerably cheaper. Basic services such as gardening and maid cleaning services tend to be extremely affordable in comparison to the United States. Some utilities like DSL satellite services can be on the upper end for what you get. Many home owners opt for alternative energy sources like solar energy and battery storage to power their homes.