While nearly everyone falls in love with Central America while on vacation, many people still think that the beach, sun and cuisine of Belize means giving up all the modern amenities of North America. Thankfully, that is a misconception that couldn't be further from the truth.
The reality is that the mainland of Belize, as well as the island of Ambergris Caye, offers all the amenities that you might expect from a resort or neighborhood in North America. DiscoverÂ the great facilities, amenities and utilities found in Belize to see just how incredible the country can be.
Banking and Finance
Not only is banking in Belize comparable to banking in North America, it is actually preferred by many account holders and investors. You will easily find international bank branches, staff that speak English and ATMs in most towns.
Plus, the financial climate in Belize is favorable to foreigners, thanks in large part to nonexistent capital gains taxes and greater banking privacy.
Shopping and Dining
One of the best things about living in Belize is the affordability, but some potential residents are concerned that the only foods available will be things they're simply not used to.
While you can find local staples in grocery stores, you can also find North American exports quite easily. Whether you want to go to a shopping mall for the latest designer fashions, to a grocery store to pick up your favorite breakfast cereals or a local eatery for a delicious pizza, you can find it all in Belize.
Fitness and Recreation
Whether your idea of fun includes golfing, deep-sea fishing, working up a sweat at the gym or taking a dip in the ocean, Belize has it all. In resort communities like the Grand Baymen, you can cool off in the outdoor swimming pool, get fit at the San Pedro Fitness Club, unwind in the onsite yoga studio or fill up at the onsite restaurants and bars.
These amenities make life more enjoyable and ensure that you can enjoy yourself fully while in Belize.
Health and Medicine
Health should be a priority no matter where in the world you happen to be, so it is good news to hear that Belize has an impressive healthcare system. Top-notch medical facilities are found throughout the country, and even the island of Ambergris Caye boasts 24-hour emergency clinics and internationally-educated physicians.
While many residents are happy to pay for medical services directly thanks to the inexpensive costs, health insurance is also an affordable option for full-time residents or frequent visitors.
Getting around in Belize might be a little different from North America, but it can still be efficient and affordable. Boats and planes make the journey between Ambergris Caye and the mainland, and a large international airport ensures that you can travel between Belize and North America often and in a matter of hours.
Public transportation is widespread and inexpensive, but you can also take taxis or drive your own personal vehicle or golf cart.
Living in Belize combines the very best of sun and fun with all the modern amenities you're used to back home. Discover the good life in Belize!