As the only English-speaking country in Central America, Belize has been attracting expats in the know from the U.K., the United States, and Canada for decades.
But the fact that folks in these parts speak English (with a twist) is only the beginning of the long list of reasons to give this little country a close look.
Belize was a colony of the Crown until 1981, and the British left behind more than their language. They established a stable government, an English-based educational system, secure international business structures, and a legal system tied to the highest court in Great Britain.
The constitution for this new country was based on the Canadian constitution.
What does this mean?
That means boring.
Boring politics, boring everything. Not much to rock anybody’s boat.
As a result, in the four decades since, Belize has managed to remain largely under the radar. Ambergris Caye drew some attention as the setting for TV’s “Temptation Island” and “Survivor.”
Otherwise, other than from global divers and sun-seekers, Belize has been really successful at attracting very little attention.
Which is my point.
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Belize Is Little-Known
This country has kept its head down. No one pays it any attention, and Belize is keen to keep it that way.
Could this unassuming outpost be the place for you to reinvent your life overseas… in retirement or maybe decades sooner?
I’d suggest you come have a look so you can answer that question. In the context of the current global climate of woes and worries, Belize stands out.
This is where the world comes to escape.
Belize is attracting the attention of Baby Boomers, who are making their way to this country in growing numbers. Walk down the street on Ambergris Caye, for example, and you hear the music of the Boomers all around—the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin…
These folks had a great time in the 1960s… then they got serious about living their lives, raising their children, and building something for themselves and their families.
Meantime, today, the world they worked so hard to create for themselves seems under attack from all sides.
They… you… me… we’re all trying to reclaim our footing.
In this context, Belize looks seriously appealing.
Bottom line, Belize has what a lot of people in North America are looking for right now. This little country with a long Caribbean coast may be off the global radar, but you might do well to put it center of yours.
Before I go any further, let’s back up and remind ourselves where we are. As I’ve explained, unassuming Belize is one of the top live and invest overseas options in the world today, offering safe haven for you and your money.
But that just skims the surface.
It takes time to penetrate the skin of a place… to see its heart and soul.
I’ve been spending time and money in Belize for more than 30 years.
For me and Belize it was love at first sight…
We’ll pick up the conversation here tomorrow.
Founding Publisher, Overseas Opportunity Letter