Ambergris Caye, Belize
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Ambergris Caye, Belize

Retire in Belize

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Retirees share their experiences living in Belize. What are the challenges and rewards of retiring in Belize?

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What is it like to retire in Belize?

"We have met many expats who live in our area at Sittee Point. They are all exceptionally friendly and helpful. We are not ones to engage in nightlife, but there are many options for those so inclined. We love the Garifuna culture, and we appreciate knowing them. We have gotten to know many people through the baseball players and the church we attend," added another person in Hopkins Village.

"We have met quite a few expat people, although we are comfortable being with the native people most since they are exceptionally friendly and helpful," remarked another retiree in Hopkins Village.

"Belize city is usually used by people just passing thru. For those of us who live here, there is a night life, a cultural center, casino, theatre, gyms etc. The expats are here, and we all eventually find each other, drinking at the British barracks, or local bars and wine clubs. There is an international woman's group, but I do not attend," said a retiree who moved to Belize City, Belize.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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