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Expats Are Falling in Love with Placencia Belize, and Here’s Why

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020. 7:30 am CST.

By BBN Staff: If you’re planning to retire, you’re probably looking for a place where you can have an enjoyable, affordable lifestyle in a great location. Thousands of retirees and expatriates have already discovered they can live that life in Placencia, Belize.

What makes Placencia an ideal destination for retirees? Here are the reasons these expatriates and retirees list when they talk about why they like living here.

White Sandy Beaches

Placencia is located on a peninsula that is known for having Belize’s best beaches. These beaches are quiet, tranquil and mostly undeveloped. The Placencia Peninsula boasts 16 miles of white sand beachfront with clear views of the Belize Barrier Reef and nearby islands.

Laid-Back Life

Retirees in Placencia have shed the stress of their previous lives. They’re living in a warm, friendly beach town where they don’t need cars, business suits, the latest gadgets or snow blowers. Life in Belize is slow, laid-back and easygoing.

In Placencia, you never have to worry about snow, ice, traffic jams, crowds, air pollution or long commutes. Spend your days doing what you enjoy. If you want to be active, there are many nearby beaches, parks, walking trails, and gyms. If you want a social life, you’ll find a thriving community of friendly expatriates and retirees.

The Beautiful Caribbean Sea

The clear waters of the Caribbean are a wonderfully scenic backdrop to Placencia. Despite its growing popularity as a tourist and retirement destination, Placencia remains largely unspoiled. If you want a tropical, beachfront lifestyle that’s low-key and affordable, you can find it here.

Endless Outdoor Fun

Being close to the sea makes Placencia ideal if your idea of fun involves snorkeling, fishing, diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing or island hopping. Placencia is perfect if your favorite activities include visiting wildlife sanctuaries, bird watching, hiking, exploring Maya ruins, canoeing or zip-lining.

Belize has a wealth of unspoiled nature that is largely protected by parks, reserves, and sanctuaries. You can spend days getting close to nature.

If your idea of fun is to spend your days on the beach, you can do that too. Many retirees say they spend their days being active on the water and their evenings socializing.

Beach Bars and Great Restaurants

Placencia has some of the best beachfront bars in Belize, but the nightlife doesn’t stop there. You can find diners and food stands selling Belizean favorites, beachfront restaurants serving international cuisine, restaurants specializing in seafood, cafes selling vegetarian fare and anything you’re in the mood for.

Fresh Food

Speaking of food, everything here is fresh, organic and sourced from family farms. Eat seafood caught that morning and fruits, vegetables and dairy products straight from the farm. Food is pure, fresh and organic here because it’s grown without chemicals or pesticides.

Affordable Living

The growing popularity of Placencia has led to a rise in prices, but there are still many opportunities to buy affordable beachfront and investment properties in Placencia. If you want to buy real estate or retire in Placencia, contact Boris Mannsfeld & Associates for more information.



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