Pet Friendly Hotels

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We all love our furry friends. They’re apart of our family! So why shouldn’t they enjoy our family vacation with us? Thank’s to tacogirl.com we now have a list of the pet friendly hotels in Belize - country wide! Because we are Placencia based, below is a list of Placencia hotels that are pet friendly. If you’d like to see the list country wide of pet free hotels, click the link at the bottom of the page! 

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WestJet Flying Directly to Belize

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WestJet started flying directly to Belize on October 29th, so get your bank accounts ready!

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What Are Your Plans For The Weekend?

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Every weekend comes around and every weekend the same question comes up.  I’m sure this is a universal question and you would think that as we get older we would have it all figured out, but no, I certainly don’t.  My husband and I ask ourselves all the time what we are going to do – it’s the weekend. 

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Why Belize?

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Are you thinking about where to go for your next vacation? You’re making your check-list of what you’d love to see and that list includes white sandy beaches with blue waters, rich history and culture, budget friendly, safe, and not too touristy. Now, everywhere you’re probably thinking of speaks another language. And that may be a problem, considering you may or may not have failed that spanish exam in high school. Can it get much better than getting everything checked off that list AND has english as their official language? No, it probably can’t. 

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Guide to Buying Belize Real Estate

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If you have been debating whether or not to buy Belize real estate, you may want to consider doing it sooner rather than later. There is so much to see and do in Belize. You can enjoy river rafting, exploring Mayan ruins, taking in breathtaking waterfalls and marveling at the world’s second largest Barrier Reef. You can do it as a full-time resident and not just a visitor because the property prices there are incredible.

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Our Newest Family Member

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We call her Funny Face and that’s because we couldn’t ever understand what we were being told when we asked her name.  This is the story of how we acquired Funny Face.

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Beliziean Delicacies

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One of the best things about Belize in my opinion, would definitely have to be the food. The mouth watering flavors are as amazing as the culture. My mouth is actually watering just thinking of stew beans and coconut rice. Are you asking yourself, what the heck is that? Well, we’ll get all into the local foods native to Belize. If you want to start your day off right, you can’t go wrong with the locally grown organic fresh fruit. Living in the states for most of my life I have never tasted fruit so sweet and seen it so colorful. 

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The Brighter Group markets Belize in Europe

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Belize has another agent for tourism advertising and marketing in Europe. The Belize Tourism Board awarded the contract to The Brighter Group, one of the largest independent travel and tourism PR (Public Relations) and marketing consultancies in the UK, founded in 1995.

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Buy property with your retirement funds in Belize with self-directed IRA’s

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We have teamed up with NuView IRA to help our clients achieve their lifelong dream of buying property in the Caribbean by enabling them to invest in property using their retirement funds. Get in touch today to find out more david@1stchoicebelize.com

self-directed IRA’s

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Copa Airlines - Yet another airline carrier to Belize

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Starting December 8th, 2015 Copa Airlines will be offering 2 weekly flights to Belize City from Hub de la Americas Panama City where Copa airlines offers more international flights than any other airline with a center of operations on this continent. With this new addition, Copa Airlines will now expand its route to 75 cities and 31 countries in North, Central, South and the Caribbean with Belize being the 7th, in Central America.

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Study shows that expats in Belize enjoy their life a great deal more

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A research study conducted by “Best Places in the World to Retire” compiled data from almost 400 expats living in Belize, Nicaragua and Panama, who provided more than 14,700 answers and thousands of comments.

To a big surprise, or maybe not so big by now, Belize received the highest percentage of positive feedback with 73% saying that they enjoy their life far more in Belize. 78% would move abroad in a heartbeat, if they could to do it all over.

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Demand for Caribbean real estate doubles in first 6 months of 2015

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According to 7th Heaven Properties, an independent luxury property specialists in the caribbean, demand for regional real estate has more than doubled within the first six months of this year - across all price points. (compared to data collected during same period in 2014).

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Health Insurance in Belize

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Many expats that live in Belize wonder about affordable health insurance. Belize has health centers in nearly every village, that is not an issue; but reliable health service or special care is only found in Belize City which depending on where you live is a few hours drive away.

Many expats that live with a long term health condition travel to near Mexico, or back to the USA for health service if money permits.

Can you depend on your health insurance company when living abroad? I had my doubts, so I asked my friend Arno Chrispeels, an insurance advisor what his thoughts where:

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The Belize Zoo A Must See

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Belize Zoo

What started off as a small abode for animals starring in documentaries about tropical forests in 1983, has grown to be one of the most visited places in Belize. The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center has only gotten better as time went by, now accommodating over 150 animals. Some orphaned or donated by zoological institutions around the world, others rescued or born at the zoo.

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Belize Is One Of The Top Retirement Havens Where It’s Easy To Integrate

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Editor from InternationalLiving.com, Steenie Harvey said: “When looking at great retirement destinations overseas, low costs and affordable real estate may be well and good, but you need to feel at home”

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FAQ - Why Buy Property in Belize?

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There are many reasons why buying property in Belize is a great idea and a good investment. Here are a few of them:

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Belize A Must-See Destination for your 2015 Travels

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Belize was promoted in the Good Morning America show by Pauline Frommer as one of the top travel destinations for 2015. She described the country as having “glorious / pristine rainforests, gorgeous nature, incredible water sports… it’s definitely a family vacation”. Watch the clip after the break.

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