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Belize, one of the world’s best vacation destinations says Fox News

Belize has once again been chosen as one of the few international hotspots, close to the USA and Canada, where North Americans can appreciate lower airfares and far less time traveling, this time from Fox News. Now the danger is that you’ll love it and want to buy some competitively priced real estate property, totally managed, with an attractive cash flow while you site back home and dream of your next trip...

Prince Harry meets Belize’s Maiden of the Rock

Belize is shooting to the top of the headlines. It’s truly an exceptional year for this tiny emerging market, with natural resource discoveries, the Mayan 2012 calendar coming to an end and now even a visit from HRH Prince Harry for the Queen’s Jubilee. The media show accompanying his visit has planted this ecologically rich country on the front cover of most of the world’s main newspapers. What a...

Belize Tourism Board announces “resurgence of tourism inflows”

Looks like I’m not the only one who’s caught the Belize bug. The Belize Travel Bureau recently announced record months for cruise tourism and an increase in tourist visits of 6.5% over that of last year. These very encouraging numbers signal a surge of tourism inflows in Belize. In particular, these figures include the cruise ship traffic and Philip Goldson International Airport arrivals, showing a...

Treaty Energy Provides Confirmation of its Belize Oil Find

A recent discovery of that black gold could prove to be a booster for the Belizean economy, making it less dependent on tourism. Playing down speculation, Stephen L. York, President and COO of Treaty Energy Corporation, stated, “Further review of the drilling samples from Princess/Treaty Well #2 on the Stann Creek Field confirms that the pay is a residual lime.” This is definitely a story to...

Best Places in the World to Retire

Those people who are not taking Belize seriously should maybe think twice. While Belize may not currently be the first country mentioned when thinking about overseas retirement or property investment, one thing is certain – it is more commonly mentioned now than before, and has begun joining the ranks of well-known retirement and vacation havens such as Panama and Costa Rica. Do you want to be one of those...

Mexico Increases Entry Fee At All Borders

Interesting how things are changing around Mexico. The Mexican Government has just increased its entry fee to all foreign nationals who plan to stay for more than 7 days. I would assume this is an added fee to help feed Mexico’s huge tourism promotion budget?       Mexico Increases Entry Fee At All Borders All Foreign Nationals including Belizeans who enter Mexico by air, land or sea and stay...

What to look for in warm climate retirement haven

Still not sure what to look for in an overseas retirement? Here’s a great article that helps point out some areas that should be contemplated. I’d suggest that Ms. Smolkin adds one more point, however : language barrier. This is one of the reasons why Belize is absolutely top on my list – being the only english speaking country in Central America means that when you step off the plane, it truly can...

Belize moves to finalize Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan

Keeping with their environmentally-friendly initiatives, Belize is on the verge of completing a new online system to establish guidelines for real estate development across 9 different zones. Sponsored by Stanford University, this new GIS Tool, called Marine Invest, will be revised every 4 years based on the end results of the studies and research completed. This practical and efficient model will ensure that the...
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