Impossibly Blue Skies Against the Warm Turquoise Sea... Soft, White Sand Beaches, Tropical Palms Swaying in the Breeze...
If you love the Caribbean lifestyle but think it’s out of your price range, it’s time to find out for yourself just how easy and low-cost it can be... Expat couples report they live well here on as little as $1,885 a month.
Discover the Carefree, Convenient, Affordable Caribbean
While travel may not be on the agenda right now, there will be a time when the planes fly again and foreign shores beckon. Right now is as good a time as any to plan ahead. And if the Caribbean has been on your mind, keep reading…
Leave your snow shovels and parkas...even your watch...behind because you won’t need them. And toss away your shoes while you’re at it—a bathing suit and a pair of flip flops is all you’ll need. Spend your days chasing a fish or two or nursing an ice-cold beer, and call that a good day’s work...
After the sun goes down, head to your favorite beach bar and dig into a plate of freshly caught seabass, shrimp, or lobster... Spread some good cheer with friends, dance to a reggae beat, and then amble off towards home.
Just a short hop from Miami, you’ll love the comfortable, carefree lifestyle and the low cost of living you’ll discover in Belize and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula...less than half what you’d spend in the rest of the Caribbean or the U.S. Many expat couples here say that depending on where you choose to settle, a couple can live—all in, rent, utilities, food and more—on as little as $1,885 a month. Spend more and you can live very well, indeed.
Best of all—if you’re looking for a carefree lifestyle, as Laura Diffendal, living in Belize says, “This is a barefoot nirvana, where you can hitch a ride on a skiff with a local fisherman for a day, then walk into a restaurant and have them cook your catch for you. You can climb Maya ruins without a guardrail in sight, or swim with whale sharks in Caribbean waters. You can see and touch ancient Maya pottery deep in a cave system, hike through the rain forest, swim in waterfalls, and jump off small cliffs into the sea without signing a waiver.”
If you’ve dreamed of life in the Caribbean, now’s the time to find out how to make it happen. The good news: It’s easier than you think.
Don Murray, who lives with his wife, Diane in Mexico's Caribbean region known as the Riviera Maya, agrees. By moving to this part of the world, he says, they've traded stress and uncertainties for comfort and pleasure.
“Fortunately, our life here costs only a fraction of our previous lives in the States,” Don says, “so we have ample money to enjoy life now, even on one social security check. And that´s with a housekeeper, plenty of restaurant meals, and travel included. In fact, we even built a house out-of-pocket which we could never have done in the States.”
You’ll hear stories like this from many expats living in Belize and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The living there is good, they say...better than they ever imagined it could be, in fact.
This Part of the World Offers Some Big
Benefits—Besides the Obvious—That are
Hard to Find Anywhere Else
The obvious charm, of course, is the stunning beauty of the Caribbean. Gorgeous colors everywhere...from multiple tints of blue, green, and turquoise shading the horizon and the sea to brilliantly hued flowers and birds, and the stunning sea life...no wonder this area appeals to nature lovers, snorkelers, and divers.
The climate is another plus. If you like warm and sunny, you’ll love it here.
But there’s more to it...even more that makes total sense if you’re looking for the perfect retirement or second-home destination:
There must be a rule that only happy, friendly, inclusive people can live here, because that’s all you’ll find.
Best of all, you’ll find the qualities and amenities you’d expect in a world-class retirement destination: The sunniest, most beautiful beaches in the world (according to many international travel magazines); stunning laidback islands (no shoes, no shirt, no problem); easy access via international airports; top-quality healthcare in metropolitan centers, and a low, low cost of living.
*Depending where you choose to settle, a couple can live—all in, rent, utilities, food and more—on as little as $1,885. More about that in a minute.
And while you’ll likely be healthier than ever when you live in a place with a year-round temperate climate and plentiful sunshine where you can be actively out and about every day (and did we mention the absolutely fresh, low-cost seafood??)...when you do need healthcare services, you’ll spend a fraction of what you likely would in the U.S .
Many expats, in fact, pay out of pocket. And it’s quick and easy to fly back to the U.S. or Canada to use your healthcare benefits. By the way, did you know that in some instances you can now use your U.S. healthcare benefits overseas?
If you’ve been wondering if this part of the world is for you, then you’ll want to know about the special resource we’ve created with you in mind, which lets you attend, virtually via the internet, two-and-a-half intensive, focused days with our experts. We call it…
Fast Track Belize and
Caribbean Mexico Package:
In our first-ever Fast Track Belize and Caribbean Mexico Package, you’ll get all the knowledge and contacts necessary to make your move to this popular, convenient, affordable part of the world with confidence. And with this package you’ll have the tools in hand that will help you put a concrete plan into action.
I’ll share details about this special first-ever package in a moment and explain how to get your hands on it at a big discount.
But first, I want to explain more of what you’ll want to know if you’re considering making this area your home…and share some of the issues we’ll cover in depth in this special resource.
No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem. Belize is a
Laidback Sun- and Sea-Lover’s Paradise
Belize, just a couple of hours south of Cancun, packs a big punch in a small package. Although it’s one of the smallest countries in Central America (making it easy to explore in a short amount of time) it’s remarkably diverse… from pine forests in the west and rainforests in the south to rolling farmland in the center and 240 miles of gorgeous Caribbean coastline dotted with more than 200 offshore idyllic islands where you’ll find sparkling white sands and turquoise waters, rimmed by emerald palms and bathed in balmy tropical sunshine...
If you love beach living, there’s no better place than Belize, with 200 islands and 239 miles of coastline to explore.
Living and spending time in Belize is about as easy as it gets. One of the world’s most laidback destinations, U.S. dollars are freely accepted everywhere (and, as mentioned, the currency is pegged 2 to 1 to the U.S. dollar,) the government is stable, and it’s tiny—about the size of Massachusetts. It’s easy to get around.
Less than 380,000 people live in the entire country, so there are no crowds to contend with. Maybe all this is why Belizeans tend to be some of the friendliest, most helpful people on the planet. Did we mention they speak English?
Plus, gaining legal residency in Belize is a snap… property prices are agreeably low (especially the farther you get from touristy areas), you’ll pay hardly any taxes, and the overall cost of living is hard to beat.
We’ll introduce you to Belize’s best communities....the most popular for expats include the country’s largest island, Ambergris Caye, and its smaller neighbor nearby, Caye Caulker. This area is the scuba diving and watersports-capital of Belize. Expats and locals that live here, though, say that despite its popularity, life here is about as tranquil as it gets...and more affordable than you might expect.
According to IL senior editor Dan Prescher, “Belize is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse places where everyone gets along; and despite Mexico’s reputation, the Yucatan is safer and more welcoming than most anywhere I can think of in North America.”
Farther south, the Placencia Peninsula is a 17-mile spit of land that parallels the mainland, and has lots of appeal. This may be Belize’s fastest-growing area. And it’s easy to see why. With the vast open sea to the east of the peninsula and the tranquil lagoon to the west, affordable waterfront property and vistas are available on both sides.
Corozal is another well-established seaside community, and real estate prices here are much less than what you will find in other areas of Belize. And it rains less, too. Plus, it’s just across the border (an easy crossing) from Chetumal, Mexico, where you’ll find great shopping and excellent healthcare.
You’ll hear from experts and expats from all these communities in the Fast Track Belize and Caribbean Mexico Package, and we’ll cover other appealing areas, too, such as the inland Cayo District-known as Belize’s “breadbasket,” coastal Hopkins/Dangriga, and the growing-in-popularity seaside town of Punta Gorda.
Caribbean Mexico Will Take Your Breath Away
Few places are as full of life, as colorful, magical, and as affordable…as Mexico—and you’ll love what you’ll learn about its Yucatan Peninsula, with its cobalt blue skies, turquoise waters, and blindingly white sand beaches.
If you can see yourself living near a beautiful beach like this, this package is for you.
This area is home to some of Mexico’s best beaches, along the coastal region called the Riviera Maya that stretches from Cancun south to Tulum and farther south to the Costa Maya that runs from Tulum to the border with Belize. Or go north from Cancun and along the top of the peninsula to the Costa Flamingo and the Gulf of Mexico—this area, close to the historic city of Merida, is home to some of Mexico’s lowest-priced beachfront property.
Caribbean Mexico is the place to look if you’re pining for a laidback life of luxury, but without an expensive price tag. You’ll want for nothing in Mexico, well-known for its low-cost creature comforts, including top-notch world-class healthcare.
You can get a full-coverage private health insurance plan for just $2,000 to S3,000 a year… Or join the new low-cost public healthcare program, called Seguro Popular.
You can be sure all this and more will be covered. There’s much to discover about this magical area that includes the fun and very live-able communities of Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, and more...down to the quickly growing Tulum, where many opportunities of all kinds can be found.
We’ll cover the Costa Maya, too—the coast area from Tulum south to the city of Chetumal and the border with Belize. Many predict this will be Mexico’s next big hotspot, so if you’re looking to get in on the upswing, this may be your place.
And if you prefer to be farther inland, we’ll introduce you to the town of Valladolid and the tiny Maya village of Ek Balam, where International Living correspondent Don Murray has put down roots.
Of course, no resource on the Yucatan would be complete without covering Merida and its nearby Gulf Coast, known as the Costa Flamingo. Merida has just been named the safest city in Latin America and second-safest city in all the Americas (after Quebec City, Canada). Expats love its wide genteel boulevards and it’s Caribbean-influenced colonial-style homes. And in the beach towns near Merida, you’ll find some of Mexico’s most bargain-priced coastal real estate.
No Matter Where You Settle in Belize or
Caribbean Mexico, You’ll Find a Low Cost of
Living and the Lifestyle of Your Dreams
The Good News: In both Belize and Caribbean Mexico, you’ll be amazed at how far your budget can stretch. Take a look at this chart:
Utilities (electricity, gas, water, phone, cable, TV, internet)
Entertainment (dining out and other activities)
Household help: (maid and gardener once a week)
This is an average monthly budget for an average retired couple living in Caribbean Mexico or Belize.
Of course, costs will vary according to your personal circumstances. You could spend more…or less.
If you pay outright for your home, you won't have any housing costs at all beyond some maintenance and upkeep. You may not need cable TV. You may or may not want a car. You may go out more often...or go out less... But the point is: This part of the world is an exciting, fun, stunningly gorgeous place to live...and the cost of it all can be quite low indeed.
What About Real Estate Prices?
Fortunately, the cost of real estate in little Belize and the Caribbean part of Mexico hasn’t quite caught up with the rest of the world...especially considering its jaw-dropping scenery and overall appeal.
A cute two-bedroom home near the sea in Corozal town, with local mahogany cabinetry and oversized windows from the living room overlooking the veranda and lush garden, is selling for just $79,995.
On Ambergris Caye (arguably Belize’s top tourist destination) where you’d expect higher prices, you can find an 1,800-sq.-ft 4-bedroom waterfront home-with a boat slip-selling for just $325,000. Try finding that elsewhere in the Caribbean.
Similarly, along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, there are bargains to be had. In the trendy Playacar community in popular Playa del Carmen, for example, a two-bedroom/2-bath condo, with a gorgeous community pool, is on offer for just $145,000.
Go farther south to the Costa Maya, and you’ll find brand-new ocean-view condos selling for just $95,000. Or pick up a fully furnished 3-bedroom/3-bath home with a private swimming pool, just 100 meters from the ocean in the Costa Flamingo village of Uaymitun, near Merida, for the amazingly low price of $95,000.
In your special package, we’ll show you where to find bargains like these and many more.
Here’s what’s You’ll Discover in the Fast
Track Belize and Caribbean Mexico Package...
These are just some of the topics that will be covered:
Attorneys from both Belize and Mexico will introduce you to the options that could be best for you when it comes to immigration, property purchases, and more. If you had to pay for their time individually, well…you’d rack up a big bill.
But with the Fast Track Belize and Caribbean Mexico Package, you’ll see and hear from each of these attorneys and other professionals.
You can really get a sense for how to best proceed with visas and other legal issues given your personal situation…
This is the kind of insider information you’ll get in this package. We’ll clarify the import rules, explain how much cars cost should you decide to buy one in Belize or Mexico, whether or not you’ll need a local driver’s license and how to get one...and much more.
Importantly, you’ll discover how to save money.
It’s not just about shopping in the local farmer’s markets or eating the delicious local food. It has more to do with picking the right place to settle...choosing the right kind of home to live in, and so on...
With the Fast Track Belize and Caribbean Mexico Package in hand, you’ll get all of the best insider tips and insights from dozens of experts with decades of experience in these two extraordinary countries.
Here are just a few of the experts you’ll hear from…
As special projects director and media director for International Living, Dan has traveled all over Latin America researching and writing about everything from deserted beaches to bustling world-class cities where life is good and costs are low. Along with his wife, Suzan Haskins, he’s a four-country expat. Dan is currently a permanent resident of Mexico and in the Fast Track Belize and Caribbean Mexico Package, he’ll share his experiences with you.
As Senior Editor for International Living for nearly 16 years now, Suzan has traveled extensively in Latin America, searching for the world’s best and most affordable lifestyle opportunities. She has lived in Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, and Nicaragua, and is currently a permanent resident of Mexico once again. Suzan will explain why she believes Mexico is a great lifestyle choice, as well as sharing the general benefits and challenges of expat life.
Jason had the benefit of living overseas from an early age. His father worked for the U.S. government in Turkey, Germany, and Spain. Jason was born in Madrid and spent most of his childhood in Spain. Today, he lives with his wife, Liz, and two young sons in San Miguel de Allende and serves as International Living’s Roving Latin America editor.
Don Murray and his wife, Diane, live in Mexico’s Riviera Maya where they enjoy taking advantage of Caribbean beach life. Don’s military service allowed him to see exotic Vietnam (twice) along with several other Asian countries. He eventually ended his military service in Alaska.
Don then spent over 20 years in The Last Frontier, flying small bush planes, operating a commercial hovercraft and raising two sons. He and Diane first retired to Ecuador’s northern coast for a couple of years before making their move to Cancun. Today, he and Diane are building their dream home in the Maya village of Ek Balam.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Laura and her husband moved to Placencia, Belize in early 2014 to build a small boutique hotel on the beach. They recently purchased a second hotel on the island of Ambergris Caye, and they own two rental condos there in the town of San Pedro.
Laura’s Belize expertise includes starting and running a business; the pros/cons/differences of the country’s most popular areas; traveling with and having a pet in Belize; condo ownership and rentals; resources for trustworthy builders and real estate agents and other local contacts; safety considerations; driving in Belize; healthcare; and other general lifestyle issues.
Born in Ireland, Margaret has spent most of her adult life living outside her home country. She now resides in the Casco Viejo neighborhood of Panama City, Panama—and from there she travels extensively in her role as Managing Director for Pangea, International Living’s preferred real estate advertising partner. She’s logged hundreds of thousands of miles traveling throughout Latin America, scouting new properties, and new opportunities, off the beaten track.
Ernesto Arrañaga Patrón
Ernesto was born and raised in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. After earning his law degree in Mexico and a Master’s Degree in International Tax Law at the University of Salamanca, Spain, he joined the well-known firm Ernst & Young in Cancún as their Legal Manager. In 2007, he founded Inter Lex Mexico, a foreign investment and corporate law firm specializing in real estate transactions and closings. His reputation as an attorney has gained him the trust of many of the area’s largest real estate projects and real estate companies. He is licensed to provide legal assistance to clients both in Yucatán and Quintana Roo states.
Stevanni has been practicing as an Attorney in Belize since 2011. She first worked as a Crown Counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. After almost 2 years working as a Crown Counsel, Stevanni was contacted by Barrow & Williams LLP, one of the premier firms in the country, to join its team of Attorneys as a member of the Litigation Committee, the Corporate Affairs Committee, and the Management Committee. She has now started her own practice and her areas of specialization include real estate, immigration, criminal and civil litigation, employment, estate planning, among others.
Founder of the Warren Hardy Spanish School in San Miguel de Allende, Warren’s guidance to Mexico and the Spanish language is invaluable. His specialty is helping expats quickly and easily get up to speed speaking Spanish—and he gears his programs specifically for older learners. He’ll help you understand why it’s important that you’re at least a functional Spanish speaker when you live in Mexico…and he’ll show you some tricks to make it far easier than you imagine.
Winton Churchill, who lives in Mexico and splits his time between San Miguel de Allende and Huatulco, is founder of the Barefoot Consultant an international training and consulting company that can help you make a living from anywhere in the world by tapping into your own skills and career experience. “By taking charge of their earning power, the baby boomer generation now has the power and access to put their skills and abilities on the global market regardless of where they live or work now,” he says.
You’ll hear from many other professionals…medical care specialists, insurance providers, real estate professionals, business experts, and more who will address your more specific “nuts and bolts” issues of relocating to Belize and Mexico.
There will also be plenty of expats who will share their stories and experiences. They left the U.S. or Canada for a variety of reasons…but for sure to escape high costs of living and frigid winter temperatures. To a person, they’ve found the American dream alive and well…still in North America, but in Belize and Caribbean Mexico. They’ll share the unvarnished truth about life in Mexico…the good, bad, and the not-so-good.
This Fast Track Belize and Caribbean Mexico Package is designed to bring you up to speed on everything you need to know to make this part of the Caribbean your home.
Think about it. Try to gather this information on your own, and you'll spend thousands of dollars, and months of your time. Knock on doors, search the internet, sit in lawyers' offices, and hang out with real estate agents, it would be impossible to assemble the body of knowledge that we've pulled together in this package.
It’s a good investment of time and money for anyone who's considering making a life here…well worth every penny.
A Special Bonus if You Order Now
Order your Fast Track Belize and Caribbean Mexico Package today and we'll send you via email a valuable special report.
The Caribbean’s Best-Value Destinations: Live Better, Spend Less—was created specifically to deliver actionable information and real examples about life in this popular part of the world.
And here’s why you’ll want this as part of your research: You may already know some of what makes this region so attractive. Maybe you’ve visited here...but have you been deep into all its special corners?
This report takes you to all the unique places you may not have yet visited. You can read about their distinct benefits (and challenges, too) and see what appeals. For instance, some are islands, some are right on the mainland coast...on the Caribbean Sea or a sheltered bay. Some are large metropolitan areas and others are much smaller towns...
Some are more affordable than others and with lower real estate prices. My point is: This report can introduce you to communities you may not have heard of, but that may make good sense for you.
Why is this so important?
Because before even getting on a plane to visit, you'll have studied each of the geographic areas, along with property examples and the different lifestyles you’ll find there.
And then, whenever you decide to make a trip, you'll know exactly where to focus your energies in order to make the most of it. You'll know which regions interest you, and what the cost of living there is.
In other words, you'll have a pretty good idea of the areas you might want to explore at some future date.
The Caribbean’s Best-Value Destinations: Live Better, Spend Less will be rushed to you immediately as soon as you order your package.
This valuable report is not available to the general public. We created it for event attendees specifically. It will not be offered for sale. But as a ‘virtual attendee’ with our Fast Track Belize and Caribbean Mexico Package, you’ll receive a copy as well.
As I mentioned, this is our first-ever package designed to specifically cover gorgeous Belize and Caribbean Mexico.
You Gain Incredibly Useful (and Valuable)
Resources...for Pennies on the Dollar
If you’d joined us in person in Cancun for this live event, you’d have paid as much as $1,195 per person. And that’s before airfare, hotel, meals, and so on.
And as attendees will tell you—it’s worth every penny...and then some.
But you don’t need to spend anywhere near $1,195 to come away with all the same insights, all the same answers, all the same intelligence that the folks in the room with the experts benefitted from.
We’ll give you everything but the cocktails, really.
We’ve created professional recordings—video and audio—of everything with the slides edited in so you can watch and listen just like you would if you were there at the event.
In fact, you’re in the driver’s seat. You can watch from the comfort of your home any time you like, and as often as you like.
Start and stop...replay the material you’re most interested in...and in any order you like...
From a content point of view, this is—without question—the next-best thing to being with us in at this event in person.
But instead of paying $1,195 for a seat, you have access to all the same secrets, tips, insights, and real-world guidance for less than one-third that price.
With International Living’s Fast Track Belize and Caribbean Mexico Package, you gain more than 16 hours of insights and insider information...current, up-to-date intelligence about what’s going on in Belize and Mexico right now.
That includes important insights about your visa options, healthcare choices, property rights, the best communities in both Belize and Caribbean Mexico for expat living...and much, much more.
Plus, along with the full audio and video presentations of every individual speaker, you'll ALSO get the complete package of materials those who attended the conference in person received—
Reserve Your Fast Track Belize and
Caribbean Mexico Package NOW
This is a resource that can put you on the fast track to the community and lifestyle that’s right for you.
This package is priced at an extremely good-value $349.
Plus, as always...
It Comes With Our 100% Satisfaction
Guarantee—Which Means You Have Nothing to Lose
Your satisfaction with this Fast Track Belize and Caribbean Mexico Package is 100% guaranteed.
We’re certain the guidance, advice, information, insights, secrets, tips, and more that you’ll receive from our experts can take you seamlessly from where you are now—to that place in Belize or Mexico that’s just right for you.
But if you decide—for any reason—that this Fast Track Belize and Caribbean Mexico Package isn’t right for you after all, just let us know within 30 days of receiving the package and ask for your money back.
We’ll return every penny. No fuss. No questions asked.
$100 Voucher for Any Live International Living Event
And to sweeten the deal: When you order your Fast Track Belize and Caribbean Mexico Package today, we’ll ALSO toss in a $100 voucher good toward any upcoming International Living conference.
You can use it to attend any future International Living event you may be interested in. There is no expiration date on this voucher. It’s good forever.
But, this is a limited time offer only.
There will not be a more affordable time to reserve this package.
So please act now...
If you're ready for answers…ready to pinpoint the spot that's right for you …in your ideal retirement locale on the Caribbean…
Then give our Fast Track Belize and Caribbean Mexico Package a try right now by clicking “Add to Cart” below.
Publisher, International Living
P.S. If you think a fun and laidback Caribbean lifestyle is out of your price range, let us show you how easy it can be. Belize and Caribbean Mexico are close to home and with all the comforts of home...but far more affordable and with far better weather.
In the Fast Track Belize and Caribbean Mexico Package—we’ll show you how to ditch the snow shovel, and create a carefree Caribbean lifestyle for less than the cost of staying home.
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