It would be impossible to take a trip to Belize and not at some point see a sign like this: This is the logo for Belikin beer and it’s pasted all over the country to advertise what is essentially, the beer of Belize. The brewery was founded in 1969 and produced its first beer, a … Continue reading Belikin: The Beer of Belize
Though you could come to Belize and just sit by the pool and read the latest trashy novel, to fully experience all the country has to offer, you might want to get out on an excursion or two and have a memorable adventure. Caving, fishing, diving, snorkeling, jungle hiking and birding are just some of … Continue reading What to pack for a trip to Belize
Getting up close and personal with wildlife may be the main reason you’re coming to Belize. Unspoiled and ripe for adventurous exploration, Belize provides ample opportunity to get out into lightly discovered areas and engage with creatures big and small. Though you may not be one of the lucky few to spot one of the … Continue reading Three Creatures You’re Likely to Spot in Belize
When a foreigner purchases real estate in Belize, the purchase is subject to what’s referred to as a stamp tax upon close of escrow. Essentially, a stamp tax is the same as a transfer tax in the United States. In Belize, the stamp tax is 8%. Stamp taxes are nothing new in the world. Many … Continue reading Understanding Belize’s Stamp Tax
No trip to Belize would be complete without a day spent trekking through the humid and dense jungle, navigating through muddy terrain, seeing prints left by jaguars and pressing forward with that distinct feeling that something or someone is quietly watching you. The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary provides this experience in spades. It’s 150 miles … Continue reading Hiking in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
You’ve made the decision. You are going to Belize. The lure of that crystal blue water, spectacular coral reef and lush landscape are just too strong. You’re yearning to slow down and move at a more relaxed pace. You’re going to Belize. Of course, now that you’ve made that decision, you’re going to need a … Continue reading Should You Buy a House or Condo in Belize?
If you’re a birder, then you already know that Belize is a hotspot for both amateur and professional birders from around the globe. Depending on the source, there are somewhere between 574 and 618 identified species of birds flitting around the country. Not only that, but an average of five new bird species are discovered … Continue reading Belize’s Best Birdwatching
According to an article in Eturbo News in July, Belize tourism is continuing on an upward trend. One of the reasons for this unbroken upswing is the lure of Belize’s greatest attraction, the Belize Barrier Reef. The reef is the most intact coral reef within the Northern Hemisphere. It’s comprised of seven key marine zones, … Continue reading Preserving the Belize Coral Reef
Though many people have the dream of retiring and spending their days lazing on a white sand beach while staring at the ocean, for others just “laying around” simply isn’t enough stimulation. Maybe you’re one of them. Maybe you have the dream of living a low stress life in a beautiful tropical setting, but you’d … Continue reading Making a Living After Moving to Belize
There’s no question that Belize is an up and coming luxury travel destination. Last year an article appeared in Vogue magazine profiling Placencia as the must-visit travel destination you’ve never heard of. Since that time tourism has continued to rise at a rapid pace. This year a whole new slew of articles have appeared in … Continue reading Placencia is Being Upgraded!