The keys to long-term impact and success are community transformation and sustainability. The model we use at Cudjoe Lagoon Estate is very different as we have committed to the infrastructure of the project. We understand that we are becoming members of the local community and view our relationships in that manner. The development of CLE properties creates employment for the local population: CLE has employed many local Belizeans to work on this project. Our more committed approach to development means that we are creating infrastructure for tourism while building homes and condominiums for tourists and Belizeans to use. This has the added benefits of creating sustainability of employment and ongoing revenues into the communities surrounding the Cudjoe Lagoon Estate Project.
Belize, land of the ancient Mayans… full of rich history and mystery. With only 404,000 people tucked into a landscape twice the size of Jamaica, there’s plenty of room to roam, explore, seek and discover. Over 500 species of birds fly in the Belize sky and Belize is home to plenty of natural wonders that you should see before they disappear forever. You’ll fall in love with Belize… naturally!
Belize lies in the ancient Maya heartland and is a treasure trove of temples, towns, and cities, only a few of which have been discovered. Just a distance from Cudjoe Lagoon Estate are four local Mayan Sites: Lamanai, Cerros, Santa Rita and Nohmul.
The Great Blue Hole is located just 60 miles off the coast of Belize. Scuba divers from around the world visit Belize for an experience you can’t get anywhere else. The Blue Hole was originally a cave that formed about 10,000 years ago. It’s visible from outer space, the water is clear and underwater visibility routinely extends hundreds of feet, so you can easily view activity under the surface. Since temperatures are similar to that of bath water, the water is always mild. Amazing views and comfortable water temperatures, it’s all here waiting for you.
The largest barrier reef in the Northern and Western Hemisphere, spanning 185 miles of Belize’s turquoise waters. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.
Belize is a tropical paradise and one of the last unspoiled places on earth, it boasts mystical Mayan temples, pristine rainforests, a barrier reef and palm trees sway in gentle ocean breezes.
English is the official language of Belize, the main language used in government and education, as it is a former British colony – This means you don’t have to learn a new language to buy groceries, do your banking, or travel around the country. More importantly, real estate contracts are written in English… The rest of Central and South America mostly speaks Spanish.
You do not have to be a citizen to own property in Belize. They have fee simple titles. Properties, taxes and cost of living there are minimal compared to other Caribbean countries. There is no capital gains tax payable to Belize and foreign investment is encouraged. Regulations are minimal. Foreigners can own a business and work in Belize but a permit is required.
Corozal Township is the most northern city in Belize with a population of about 10,000.
The town is situated between two scenic rivers; the New River and Rio Hondo at the Mexican border just north of Corozal. The local population is friendly and welcoming, the cuisine is delightful and delicious in Corozal’s numerous restaurants.
Corozal is only about thirteen miles from the Mexican border and Cancun is about four hours away by car and six hours by bus.
The City of Chetumal, Mexico is a short and convenient drive. It has many stores like Wal-Mart, Office Depot, Home Depot, Radio Shack, movie theaters, and large grocery stores such as Sam’s Club.