Belize is one of the most naturally diverse and scenically beautiful countries in Central America. The country’s landscape offers a variety of incredibly diverse eco-systems that are rich in both fauna and flora. Belize also has more protected reserves, from national forests to marine sanctuaries, than any country in Central America.
Belize is an outdoor lovers paradise offering a wide variety of land and marine excursions. From cave tubing through meandering rivers, to hiking cascading waterfalls, or bird watching in the Cockscomb Preserve, land adventures are abound. The Belize Barrier Reef provides plenty of marine activities from fishing, diving, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Belize has a long history of ethnically diverse people and cultures from the Mayan civilizations, to the pirates that moored along the coastal Cayes as safe refuge, to the British colonial expansion. Today the laid-back Belizean culture shares more in common with their Caribbean neighbors than any Central American countries.
A key factor when considering investing in Belize is the country’s tax climate. Belize has long been regarded as one of the T-7 Tax Havens and it is for this reason that it is such an attractive option for investors. Many investors are looking to internationalize their finances and their portfolios for both tax and asset protection reasons.
Belize has very strong private property ownership rights and foreign buyers are able to purchase real estate in Belize unrestricted, meaning they have the same rights to own freehold property title as Belizeans. The Government has established a host of financial incentives and strongly encourages foreign investment.
Belize is part of the British Commonwealth and English is the official language. As a result, navigating the purchase process, negotiating contracts and simply communicating is a comforting experience. Belize is a thriving offshore center with an abundance of desirable real estate, and property values have been increasing for the past 25 years.