Imagine waking up under sunny skies with spacious open space surrounded by greeneries or palm trees, roar of the ocean waves and a short walk to freshly brewed coffee with toasted bread and freshly squeezed orange juice. That could be your paradise for short term or long term.
In recent years there have been more retirees going south, not to the typical south like Florida or Texas. They are moving to Central America. When the economy faced a downturn and nest eggs are shrinking for seniors in the United States, many senior tourists and retirees are looking for ways to use the power of their dollars elsewhere.
One great country without the need to learn another language is Belize.
Here are five reasons to take a trip to Belize whether you are there for a vacation or to scout out a retirement haven:
Tropical climate with an average temperature of about 80 degrees and two distinct seasons, dry season from February to May and rainy season from June to November.
That means you don’t have to pack your winter coats and boots. You could enjoy the great outdoors year round. Just come with your flip-flops, shorts and comfortable shirts and head to the many beach rentals and resorts. Or get your hiking boots and mosquito repellant ready and head to the West to The Lodge of Chaa Creek and explore natural medicine or go bird watching with a guide.
Four: Cost of living
A couple can live comfortably with $1,000-$2,500 per month according to International Living Magazine. That would be quite a problem in the United States. Your travel money will go far in Belize. Even a trip to the spa for rejuvenation is half the price of what you would pay back in your hometown.
Three: Fun and Culture
Sun bathing, snorkeling, scuba diving, rainforest hiking, river rafting, bird watching, and cacao plantation visit…the list is endless.
Two: Switching gears and travel with a purpose
Some seniors are widowed, divorced or handicap. How do you travel if you are in one of these situations? Maybe it’s time to regroup and switch gears. Get involved with projects that could give you a sense of achievement and travel with purpose. Serve in a children’s home in Belmopan, Belize City or San Ignacio.
Or learn about the Mayan culture and help in the preservation of the ruins in Belize. This is a way to reorganize your life.
One: Kick back and relax
Get out of daily routine and just live for the moment. Take a vacation away from the normal and head over to another country that is easy travel and affordable with great options for any activity levels for seniors. Belize could be your next travel paradise…a place for a memorable life changing vacation.
Travel is a way to help us regroup, rejuvenate and relax. Life is a cycle and our energy level drops sometimes because of the routine of life.
You deserve the break!
About the author:
Claudia Looi helps entrepreneurs grow their online presence and increase revenue with her writings. She has 12 years of travel industry and 5 years of real estate and finance experiences prior to establishing her online writing business. She is a web copywriter, travel and web content writer who is totally location independent. Claudia holds a B.A. in Social Science (Geography and Political Science) and loves traveling, experiencing other cultures and languages. She has lived and worked in Kuala Lumpur, Auckland and New York City.