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JohnPBelize replied to the thread Belize Feb 14 - Feb 21 on the Belize forum on January 21, 2015:
Cooper2508 initially posted:
My husband and I are considering moving to Belize and will be there 2/14 - 2/21 for a fact finding trip. We have already set up an appointment to meet with a realtor to see what is available. We are hoping to be able to meet with some folks who have made the move so we can learn about your experiences and the best way to handle the move with a few large dogs. We have been looking into the Cayo district and will be staying in San Ignacio during our stay. Just let me know. Thanks!
JohnPBelize replied on January 22, 2015 with:
We live in the Hopkins / Sittee River Area. Well will be around until April 4th. I would tell you you need to check this area and Placencia out also. Drop me a note on John-P@torchlake.com. We would be happy to show you around. And we have a very large Golden Retriever that comes down with us every year
HappyMoon replied on January 22, 2015 with:
We have lived in Cayo for 16 years and absolutely love it! We home school our children and they have exams coming up so we are sorry we wouldn't be able to meet with you, but by all means ask us any questions and we'd be happy to answer. We have large dogs here and had friends in the past who visited us bringing their dog from USA (they drove down). They used to visit every year and bring their dog so I imagine it must be pretty easy to do so. You need to contact BAHA for more information www.baha.bz/
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Muzzaluna replied to the thread Shipping a car to Belize on the Belize forum on January 21, 2015:
Muzzaluna initially posted:
I have a 93 jeep YJ and keep hearing different things on what it will cost me in taxes. Does anyone know how they determine the duty tax so I can prepare when it arrives in the container
Muzzaluna replied on January 24, 2015 with:
Yeah the link helped me out too. So I have an idea what to expect. Thanks!
jhendric replied on January 23, 2015 with:
I've been wondering much the same about my 05 Dodge P/U (75k milage) Really found the link provided by happyMoon to be very informative. Tks.
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buckiboa replied to the thread Everyday of living in Belize on the Belize forum on January 21, 2015:
DragonsAngel initially posted:
Through my continuing research on life in Belize I wonder about the experiences that those of you who have made the move have encountered. Any thing that I can learn to make the culture shock less shocking is appreciated! A couple items in particular. Say I set the location as such... Acreage near Hopkins and/or beach front in Placencia. How are the pests really? I know that Mosquitos and sand flies are area and weather/seasonal dependant but what about the scorpions, giant spiders and occurances of bot fly larva? Do you see scorpions and rest around like we in the north see daddy long legs? And, because I am not a fan of most chemicals, is thinking that these and other pests can be controlled with natural remedies unrealistic? I would much rather use lavender, Rosemary and peppermint on myself and plant them all around my house as a deterrent than use chemical powders or sprays! Which leads me to my next thought... Gardening...I read in another post here that gardening may not be as carefree as one may assume due to all the critters that enjoy the 'harvest' before it can be harvested. Assuming we have good soil, good seed and co-operating weather conditions :) is it unrealistic to think that we can have an outdoor garden? Or would it have to be in a greenhouse of sorts to protect the food from being eaten? How often have you encountered snakes, particularly the many poisonous ones? Or the poisonous frogs? Any negative experiences with any particular birds? Monkeys? Crocodiles? Thanks, ~A
buckiboa replied on January 27, 2015 with:
He used one of his large shoes! After it was dead he flushed it down the toliet.
ralphp652 replied on January 27, 2015 with:
Thanks, Did he step on it, hit it with a bat, shoot it or what?
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Gasoline on the Belize forum on January 21, 2015:
ralphp652 initially posted:
Gas prices in the states have plummeted to 41.76 in San Antonio. Hav e they dropped in Belize, too? What are current prices?
bobbyveee replied on January 21, 2015 with:
It truly doesn't matter much what the price is. You have no options but to buy , something out of every bodies control. Just like people in USA buying gas guzzlers again, there's a warning from Davros today that in a year or two price could well be 200usd / barrel as nobody will still be in shale and OPEC will have oil prices the way they want !!!
DeeDeeC5591 replied on January 21, 2015 with:
In Corozal 3 days ago I bought gas at $7.68 Belize / gal.
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Unique opportunity in April/2015. 2 year old home with private lower level1 bedroom unit furnished including dishes/cookware, appliances, linens, laundry and $105 or $52.50 U.S. internet and cable included at $425.00 U.S. VERY FEW duties for approx. 6 months of the year.
redrocket replied to the thread cash vs credit card on the Belize forum on January 18, 2015:
redrocket initially posted:
We will be arriving in Belize Feb 1 and using public transportation for the 2 weeks we will be traveling. Your thoughts on using cash vs credit cards. Does the bus system accept credit cards? Also the water taxis? Thank you
redrocket replied on January 20, 2015 with:
Thank you for all of your replies. Very helpful. We will be there in 2 weeks!
Melissajane replied on January 19, 2015 with:
Cash is accepted everywhere. Credit cards are accepted at hotels, most restaurants and supermarkets and some gift shops, but not all. You will need cash for buses, taxis, fruit and vegetables, fish, lobster. The concept of buses or taxis taking credit cards is at least 10 years away here. Most public transport buses are old Bluebird school buses, and taxis are just regular cars with (maybe) a taxi sign stuck to the window.
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Kenubelizeit replied to the thread Rental car Insurance on the Belize forum on January 18, 2015:
Badbob39 initially posted:
We will be flying into Cancun in early May, renting a car, and driving to Corozal. We have arraigned for all the insurance at the Cancun airport. Do we need additional insurance in Belize? If so, where do you get it? Thank you Bob
Kenubelizeit replied on January 18, 2015 with:
Make sure your insurance is 3rd party covered or if its a late model then get comprehensive Atlantic insurance is international. Rest assured if you do not have the insurance sticker on display on the windshield and or the paperwork it is an ARRESTABLE offence!!!!
Kenubelizeit replied on January 18, 2015 with:
Make sure your insurance is 3rd party covered or if its a late model then get comprehensive Atlantic insurance is international. Rest assured if you do not have the insurance sticker on display on the windshield and or the paperwork it is an ARRESTABLE offence!!!!
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Moving to Belize next year, considering AC. Looking for rental prices and cost of living on the Belize forum on January 18, 2015:
dubmac initially posted:
Would like to find out about cost of living on AC and about rental cost on the beach and away from the beach. Thanks
bobbyveee replied on January 18, 2015 with:
Hi our beach bungalow just south of the Sir Barry Bowen bridge, with 2 beds one office/bed with gate onto the beach let's long term for 1500 USD we can also rent you our cart for 350usd/ month. We rent out through bleasemanagement .com they are by far the best on the island.
Mommy2all6 replied on January 17, 2015 with:
Prices vary...long term is considered minimum 6 months...our complex had 2bdroom across street from beach. Great view...very nice for 1200....i know you can find lower prices. ..just depends on the quality and amenities. Ambergris vacation rentals usually had lots of listings.
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property in BelizeWaterfront on both sides - Caribbean Sea & lagoon. 3.2 acres - clear title ~ recently surveyed. Vendor financing up to 75%. Site is in natural state. Bonefishing Scuba Diving - Permit. Less than 1 Km. from Turneffe Flats Resort (850 metres). Only $55,000 US.
Our home will be available to rent on a long term basis beginning in April 2015. It can be viewed on vrbo #419881. We are reducing the price in exchange for a long term rental .

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