Perfect for raising adventurous kids in a serene and safe setting, Belize is very welcoming to families!

Here you will find many happy kids living a lifestyle that you might recall from America in the 1940s or 50s… days spent riding bicycles, playing outside, walking to school. 

There are private schools and public schools that can provide a rewarding education for your school-age children. 

If you are a Qualified Retired Person participating in the QRP program, your children are you may live and travel within Belize indefinitely (dependents under 18 years of age qualify as part of the QRP program, 18-23 qualify only if enrolled in university).


As you may know, Belize was once part of the British Empire. The school system here is still based on the British education tiers of primary, secondary and tertiary.

Most primary schools in Belize are a hybrid of private and public education. Many are funded by the government and run by the Catholic Church. Tuition will cost between $5 USD – $250 USD per month.

Belize has approximately 50 secondary schools. Foreign tuition will cost at most $300 USD per year. Students completing Grade 12 in Belize will have their school credits recognized by colleges in North America and Europe.

For post-secondary education or tertiary education, in Belize, there are several junior colleges, medial and teaching schools, religious academies, and 2 universities. We also have agricultural and technical institutions of study here.


Bring your favorite pals for a run on the beach or a comfy rest in your hammock!

It’s relatively simple to bring your pets with you to Belize. Acquire a proof of examination from a vet 48 hours (at most) prior to departure. The pet(s) must be up to date with vaccinations and free of infectious diseases. Also, secure an import permit from the Belizean government and pay the fee which is $25 USD.

The Humane Society in Placencia offers monthly clinics, house calls, and full-service treatment.

Resources and Information: Placencia Humane Society

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