Top places to see in Belize and the Belize real estate market. Belize is an awesome travel destination but you can also transform in a permanent tourist if you explore the local real estate market in Belize and buy a property here. First let’s discuss about a few attractions in Belize and we will finish with some tips about becoming a permanent tourist by buying a property in Belize.
The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve offers a soothing contrast to the tropical humidity of the coast. The higher elevation here keeps daytime temperatures cool and offers a welcome respite from mosquitoes. Hiking among the pine forests, visitors can explore cool gushing rivers, waterfalls, pools, and caves, although in recent years, the pine beetle has devastated many of the trees. One of the top attractions within the reserve is the Río Frio Cave & Nature Trail, once used by the Maya as burial grounds. A river runs through the center of the cave. At the Five Sister Falls, five cascades spill into a beautiful pool. For a refreshing dip head to Río On Pools where small waterfalls connect a series of pools carved from granite boulders. The slabs of rock are great for basking in the sun after a swim. Also called Hidden Falls, Thousand Foot Falls are surrounded by hiking trails. Visitors can enjoy beautiful views of the area from the observation platform here.
Sitting high on the Vaca Plateau, 500 meters (1650 ft) above sea level, Caracol is the largest Maya site in Belize. It was once one of the largest ancient Maya cities, covering some 168 square kilometers (65 mi²). At its peak around 650 AD it had an estimated population of about 150,000, more than twice as many people as Belize City has today. The largest pyramid in Caracol is Canaa (Sky Place), at 43 meters (143 ft) it is still the tallest man-made structure in all of Belize.
Continuously excavated since the late 19th century, Xunantunich continues to reveal its secrets to archaeologists. In 2016, a team discovered the largest royal Maya tomb ever discovered, a ruler buried alongside hieroglyph-inscribed tablets that detail the long history of the mighty Snake Dynasty that once ruled southern Belize and parts of neighboring Guatemala. The name for the site is Mayan for “Stone Woman” as visitors have reported seeing a ghostly woman haunting the site for more than a century.
Belize attractions and climate makes buying a property here a sweet thought. Imagine living permanently there… the joy. Many people often ask us why the Platinum Coast (West Coast) & Secret Beach is just beginning to undergo rapid development given its beautiful beaches and sunset views and the story goes back to when the island was first developed. As many of you already know, in a tourism destination the most coveted coast is almost always the West Coast because of the amazing sunsets. The island of Ambergris Caye was however originally developed on the East Coast to accommodate the reef and the fisherman who wanted to get out first thing in the morning to fish. The East coast of Ambergris Caye has been developed leaving the west coast to be forgotten, until now. See more details at Mahogany Bay Belize.