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Moving to San Ignacio, Belize

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 20, 2023

Summary: San Ignacio, Belize is a popular destination for expats due to its vibrant culture, stunning natural beauty, and low cost of living. The city is known for its diverse population, with a mix of locals, expats, and tourists from all over the world. Expats are drawn to San Ignacio for its laid-back atmosphere, friendly locals, and easy access to outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, and exploring the nearby Mayan ruins. Before moving to San Ignacio, it is important to be aware of the tropical climate and the potential for hurricanes and other natural disasters. It is also important to research the local laws and regulations, as well as the availability of healthcare and other services. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local language and customs, and to be prepared to adjust to a slower pace of life.

What do I need to know before moving to San Ignacio?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to San Ignacio, they said:

"San Ignacio is a small town in western Belize, located near the Guatemalan border. It is a popular destination for expats due to its proximity to the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich and the nearby Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. Expats should be aware that the town is quite rural and the infrastructure is not as developed as in other parts of Belize. English is the official language, but Spanish is also widely spoken. The cost of living is relatively low, but expats should be prepared to pay more for imported goods. The climate is tropical and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. Expats should also be aware that the town is prone to hurricanes and other extreme weather events," remarked one expat in San Ignacio, Belize.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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