Belize

Where to Find the Best Beaches in Belize

Belize is well-known for its famous Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. For decades adventurous scuba divers and anglers have vacationed in Belize, in pursuit of their favorite marine sports. But this tiny country also has some fine beaches. But they aren’t always obvious to the first-time tourist. Fortunately, the majority of Belize’s beaches are public...

What’s newly opened and fun in Belize??? Placencia & Ambergris Caye

Belize is so small, and realistically, it changes pretty slowly all things considered – but it is amazing how many new little places crop up all the time. Thankfully, at this time, they are almost exclusively mom-and-pop places like the history of Belize has always had (I can only think of Losers and Hilton’s Mahogany Bay as chains that have opened in the country recently – yes there is talk of more...

Quick guide to some of the most helpful links about visiting or living in Belize!

We get a lot of the same questions from people coming to Belize, either for a vacation or to check it out as a potential place to move. I find that I send the same links over and over, so I thought I’d put them all in one place! What to Pack: Basics An even more comprehensive guide The most comprehensive FAQ list you will find about questions you didn’t know you had: More geared to...

Beach Bars and Sunset Cruises: A Typical Week in Placencia, Belize

I have been living in Belize for about five years now. I made my home base in Placencia, a laid-back community in the southern part of Belize.  I have chosen this spot for good reason. Placencia is known as the prettiest village in the country. It's beautifully situated on a 16-mile peninsula that is mostly very skinny—in some places you can see the sparkling Caribbean on both sides of the one...

Cost of Living in Belize

There are a lot of conflicting reports about the cost of living in Belize, and for good reason. Belize is not the cheapest place in Central America to live. However, the vast majority of expats figure out with experience, how to live on much less than in the U.S., and with a higher quality of life. Due to the fact Belize is not an overly materialistic country, means the biggest change that expats see...

English-Speaking Belize: The Easiest Country on the Caribbean

Belize is a country that not many people know much about. It is a young state, only independent since 1981, before which it was British Honduras. The British have had a huge influence on this small Caribbean nation, to the point where the Queen is still on the paper money. It is the only country in the region with English as the official language, and this among many other reasons makes it a comfortable...

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