Belize has long been a top destination in Central America for eco-tourism and development. Located in the Stann Creek District, Sanctuary Belize is a project currently under development that is designed to provide residents and visitors eco-friendly amenities and recreational opportunities within the beautiful natural setting of Belize.
According to Sanctuary Belize, “Belize is fast moving from a secret paradise of Central America with Caribbean beaches to one of the prime locations to invest in the world. With English as the national language and unbeatable weather Belize has now become the place to be.”
The master planned development offers a marina village, yacht club, resort and spa, private caye and even an airstrip for residents and visitors to land their private jets. Buyers can purchase homes of all sizes and styles on lots that range in size from one to four acres. Residents also have the option of purchasing a home site, custom home or condominium at prices as low as $99,000 and as high as over $1 million. According to the website, Sanctuary Belize can meet the needs of potential homebuyers, whether they want to live in a hut or a sprawling tropical estate. The real estate company posted a video on its Facebook page of a bamboo home that is currently under construction. Discovery Tours are underway for prospective buyers to view the growing development first hand.
Eco-tourism and eco-developments have grown in popularity over the last decade, as people become wish to experience the local culture, as sustainably as possible, during their holidays abroad. The business has become quite lucrative—imagine how impressed your friends and colleague will be when you fly them to your vacation home in Belize, a country as rich in culture as it is in natural scenery. Sanctuary Belize provides the necessary economic growth and development for the area while complementing the local culture and natural environment.
While the development does improve the economic viability of the area, one has to consider the possible long term ramifications of such development. Tourism is huge Belize. This co-dependency on something as fleeting as tourism, even if done sustainably, can become problematic if a hurricane, strong storm or natural disaster devastates the area, forcing it to transition to another economic moneymaker in a hurry. The residents of Sanctuary Belize will have the money and means to flee; what about the locals?
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