Although Belize isn't the biggest country in Central America, it certainly receives its fair share of tourism, publicity and investment. I have seen firsthand the dramatic transformation as Belize has gone from a hidden destination loved by those who wanted to backpack through pristine surroundings or live off the grid to a true emerging nation.
Belize now boasts a thriving tourism economy with travelers from around the world flocking to here to enjoy world-class beaches and an affordable way of life.
If you want to take full advantage of Belize, you should do more than visit for a vacation.
Consider these smart ways to invest in Belize, and make the most of what this amazing Central American country has to offer.
Buy Your Retirement Retreat
If you're the kind of person who dreams of escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoying a tropical, easy-going atmosphere, then retirement can be your opportunity to do just that.
Even if you're still a decade or more from retirement, you can take action now to snag the ultimate retirement property in Belize.
Places like Grand Baymen offer all the amenities and facilities you'll need to be comfortable, and there is no denying that the warmth and beauty of Belize is good for your well-being at any age.
Enjoy Your Own Investment Property
Although the preferred way to invest in Belize is often to buy a property that you can use yourself today or one day in the future, many investors make the most of the real estate market without ever spending time in the country.
Since property prices are affordable, savvy investors from across the globe scoop up vacation rentals, condos and more to take advantage reasonable prices.
While tourism increases, as it is currently, the value of these properties continues to rise. In the meantime, property owners can enjoy regular rental income from vacationers anxious to have a great place to stay while visiting Belize.
Invest in an Affordable Vacation Home
Whether your family consists of you and a spouse or several children and a dozen grandchildren, creating memories together is important. When you factor in hotels, eating out at restaurants three times a day and theme park admission passes, the cost of a family vacation can be exorbitant.
An alternative is to invest in a second home in Belize, allowing you to host vacations throughout the year giving, you and your family access to great amenities such as swimming pools, fitness facilities and fantastic local restaurants.
Finance the Purchase of a Home Before Prices Rise
Grand Baymen offers financing through Caye International Bank as a way for you to get in on the ground floor. This option is a smart choice if you have the money for a down payment and you want to pay back the full value of a Grand Baymen condo over the next 10 to 15 years.
I'm certainly not the only person to recommend investing in Belize. Infrastructure, tourism and development are all helping to put Belize on the map, and these are just some of the ways you can take advantage of this country's rise and make a smart investment for your future.