Embrace a Slower Pace of Life in Southern Belize

by Khaila Gentle

Belize’s southern coast is known for many things – from cacao way down in Toledo to overflowing culture in Stann Creek. And, when it comes to embracing a slower pace of life in Belize, the southern municipalities definitely stand out among the crowd. If you’re looking to hit pause – or stop – on the hustle and bustle of daily life and embrace a chill and laidback life in Southern Belize, then look no further than realtor REMAX 1st Choice to help you find the right place to settle.

The Allure of Going Slow in Life 

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SUP Paddle Board the mangrove creeks and lagoons with SupHopkins.com. Photo by Carolee Chanona

It’s true – in the past few years, more and more people have been turning their backs on “the grind”, searching instead for a slower and more balanced pace of life. Whether in pursuit of more time spent with family and friends, an increased focus on mental (and physical) health, or simply more freedom, citizens around the world are saying no to the “go, go, go” lifestyle.

There are plenty of lists and resources available to anyone in search of somewhere to escape the hustle and bustle for a momentary respite. The same can be said for those wanting a change that’s a bit more permanent. When it comes to Belize, the pros of settling down in this dually Caribbean and Central American nation are plenty, but the “go-slow” pace of life in many of its towns and villages often tops the list of many an expat. Embodying that unhurried nature perfectly is Belize’s southern region, including the villages of Hopkins and Placencia.

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With each destination bringing its own unique draws to the table, both Hopkins and Placencia exude a laidback vibe that many find to be simply captivating.

You make a move like this to start a new chapter in your life, not to replicate the life you already have!  Make the move and a major lifestyle change at the same time.  This usually means leaving the corporate world, escaping mainstream consumerism, slowing down, breaking your Keeping-Up-With-The-Jones habit, and enjoying a more active and outdoorsy lifestyle.

-Megan Rodden, Caribbean Culture + Lifestyle Contributor

While Placencia has firmly established itself as a top travel destination in Belize, the former fishing village turned travel favorite still has an unshakeable and unmistakably relaxed pace of life. The same can be said for the Garifuna village of Hopkins, a burgeoning destination in its own right.

Leaning into a Slow Life in Belize with REMAX 1st Choice

One of the go-to choices for assistance when finding the right place to settle down in Southern Belize, REMAX 1st Choice is especially well-versed in relocation to Placencia and Hopkins. Take your pick from cozy studio suites and casitas (like this one) to expansive family-friendly homes.

The largest real estate firm in Belize, REMAX 1st Choice has a team of 20 (and counting) skilled realtors, ready to assist that transition to life in Southern Belize (or anywhere, for that matter).

Photos by REMAX 1st Choice unless captioned otherwise. 

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