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Moving to Belize: San Pedro, Caye Caulker or Ambergris Caye?

The number and variety of people who fall in love with Belize is truly incredible. From the newly retired, to families looking to recreate their lives, Belize offers opportunity and beauty that compares with few places on earth.

Making the decision to move to Belize is a big one, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly. There’s a lot to know and learn about life, culture and living here. One of the things you should give the most careful consideration to is where in Belize you want to call home.

You probably have questions about the different areas of Belize. If you’re on the fence and trying to decide, here is some information about three of the hottest real estate markets, and what might make them the perfect home for you.

San Pedro

San Pedro Town is in the southern part of Ambergris Caye . San Pedro, which was once a small fishing town, has blossomed into a place that tourists love.

If the word tourist turned you off, just wait. San Pedro is often a good landing point for people who might not acclimate so quickly to a slower pace of life. There’s tourists, yes. But, it’s not bustling by any means and the flux of vibrant vacationers constantly breathes new life into the area.

It’s still super low key. By foot and golf cart are how you will get around, cost of living is low, the water’s clear and food is amazingly fresh. There’s always something to do, and someone to interact with in San Pedro.

Caye Caulker

Of all the areas of Belize, Caye Caulker is the one that’s most often referred to as an expat’s dream. This is one of the reasons that Caye Caulker real estate is so hot right now.

But, don’t worry. Despite the demand, properties on Caye Caulker are incredibly affordable. People looking to live a financially comfortable life are going to love living in Caye Caulker.

Caye Caulker also isn’t as touristy as other areas of Belize. There’s no major tourist attractions, and foot traffic is the main mode of transportation. Moving to Caye Caulker means fully embracing a laid back, no fuss lifestyle.

Ambergris Caye

If sparkling turquoise water and white sandy beaches is your idea of paradise, then it’s going to be hard to resist Ambergris Caye.

Ambergris Caye is the perfect spot for people who love the natural beauty of Belize. Waterfront properties provide breathtaking views, and gorgeous luxury properties are within financial reach, even if you’re not a millionaire.

While this area of Belize is known for high end homes, there are plentiful options for beautiful beachfront condos and other properties that are extremely affordable. It’s worth looking at properties in Ambergris Caye before ruling it out as a possibility.

The atmosphere here is extremely laid back. There’s no rush to go anywhere or get anything done. This is key to fitting in and adjusting to the Belizean lifestyle. When you move here, be prepared to let go of your type A personality.

Because Ambergris Caye  is smaller, there’s more of a community feel. You’ll get to know everyone around you, and they’ll get to know you. It’s like small town life anywhere. If you’re a city dweller who doesn’t like a close-knit community, Ambergris Caye might not be best suited for you. But, if you’re looking to spend your days snorkeling, and your nights strolling the streets and waving to your neighbors, Ambergris Caye is perfection.

The best way to find your perfect home in Belize? Tour the areas yourself, but in the meantime, we’re here to help answer your questions and guide you to the property of your dreams. Contact ReMax: Robert D Colon today to learn more about our available listings in Belize.


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