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Tue 14 May 2013 New work on the dock for Channel Parcel 778, and construction of our new Woodshop. For more …
Construction has begun on Channel Parcel 778, and these photos show work on the Dock Area.
Also, we are building a Woodshop, so we can build our own doors, trim, and cabinets for owners who would like to use our service.
Wed 8 May 2013 New YouTube video in the 2013 gallery.
Jaime Awe, Director of the Institute of Archaeology Ancient Skeletons
This is a new archaeological find at the Classic Maya site of Santa Rita (Chactemal), Corozal. Thanks to Channel 7 News for photographing it, and to CorozalBayResort2 for posting it on YouTube.Ancient Skeletons found at Santa Rita, Corozal, Belize
Fri 19 Apr 2013 First Quarter Progress Report from Cerros Sands at La Playa de Cerros.
Mark Leonard For more …
Many updates. We have been very busy this quarter.
Wed 13 Mar 2013 A Lonely Planet survey included Belize among the Most Relaxing Countries
Lonely Planet Survey Lonely Planet Article
Click on the link for the Lonely Planet article. Belize was included among the Most Relaxing countries.
Sun 17 Feb 2013 Photos of recent work filling channels, work on parcels 832 and 836, and a review of the evolution of Cerros Sands from the beginnings until now.
Click on the link below to see the most recent photos from Cerros Sands at La Playa de Cerros Maya, and also a gallery of the evolution of Cerros Sands.
Mon 4 Feb 2013 New aerial views of Cerros Sands at La Playa de Cerros Maya show how far we have come in the last few months. Link to Aerials Gallery
Click on the link below to see the difference between now and aerial views from a few years ago.
Sun 3 Feb 2013 New YouTube video in a new 2013 gallery. New CNN Video
We have added a new gallery and a new Youtube video.CNN's Holly Firfir shares secrets to a Belize getaway
Sat 2 Feb 2013 Hemispheres Inflight Magazine is featuring Belize in its current article, Three Perfect Days -- Belize.
Hemispheres Inflight Magazine United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine
"A mecca for hard-core scuba divers and laid-back beach types, this tiny Central American country on the Caribbean has even more to offer -- vast ancient ruins, stunning native crafts and a wealth of exotic flora and fauna -- for those who venture off the beaten path."
Wed 21 Nov 2012 Forbes Magazine picks Belize as top retirement spot
PRWeb.com For more …
Forbes Magazine's choice of Belize as a top retirement spot confirms the tiny Caribbean country's reputation as not only a desirable place to visit, but as a great place to live, Chaa Creek's business manager Peter Tonti said.
"It's been a best kept secret, but the word is getting out that Belize is a great place to spend not only an affordable tropical holiday, but a happy and healthy retirement, too," Mr Tonti said.
The current (November 2012) online edition of Forbes Magazine features Belize as one of "15 Top Foreign Retirement Havens."
Mon 1 Oct 2012 Third Quarter Progress Report from Cerros Sands at La Playa de Cerros.
Mark Leonard For more …
Surveyor plots another 30+ parcels, main channel excavated into the bay, southern extension nearly complete, decorative wall behind entry gate, developments in The Residences and Single Family Homes. be sure to read it!
Fri 28 Sep 2012 Belize is Fourth in Yahoo! Travel's list of happiest countries.
Christine Sarkis For more …
A history of peace, impressive cultural diversity, and the world's second-longest barrier reef. Belize's place near the top of the index seems natural to many who've visited the small Central American country. And for U.S. travelers, the happiness needs no translation, since English is the official language in Belize.
Fri 10 Aug 2012 The Channel can handle large craft. Channel Photos
These photos show that the channel can handle large craft.
Thu 9 Aug 2012 We have added a gallery for YouTube videos. Youtube Videos
We now have a gallery of YouTube videos. The first added are
Fri 15 Jun 2012 New option for The Residences: A family home with 3-4 bedrooms and 3-4 baths.
We have made an option to The Residences. These homes now have the option of being one residence. We have designed an interior stairwell, whereby converting this into a single family home with a 3rd and/or 4th bedroom and 3 or 4 baths.
The interior square footage is now over 3200 square feet. The upper floor can be designed to your specifications.
With this as a single family home, roof access is available for enjoyment.
Wed 6 Jun 2012 Corozal has, once again, gained international attention with an article in the Retirement section of the New York Times.
Phyllis Korkki, NY Times Cheap and Colorful, an Overseas Home Beckons
The Corozal District was featured in a New York Times article published on May 9, 2012, as a good retirement location, along with places in Vietnam, Ecuador, Malaysia, and France. A photograph by Debra Wilkes Gray of Loreta Randall and Bill Hunt is the lead image of the story!
Mon 19 Mar 2012 Belize is a great place for reinventing your life in retirement. … The climate is tropical, warmer on the coast, and cooler in the mountainous interior. The official language is English, so there's no foreign language barrier for Americans.
Kathleen Peddicord, US News Money US News Money, On Retirement
This article, in US News Money, On Retirement section, focuses on two areas of Belize: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, and the Cayo District. We wonder how the author missed the Corozal District, but perhaps she was showing the contrast between the island and hilly extremes of the country. The Corozal area might be the best of both worlds.
Mon 5 Mar 2012 A rising trend of super-efficient, solar-powered new homes allows homeowners to combat rising energy costs by giving back to the power grid. Some owners are even realizing a small profit from their home's power-generating capacity.
Paul Hagey, Inman News For more (RealEstate.Yahoo.com)
Intelligent house layout and design, and home features such as dual-pane windows, air-tight duct work and high-caliber wall and attic insulation are curbing energy consumption. And when coupled with solar energy, captured through photovoltaic panels, these homes are becoming their own mini power plants that feed electricity to the grid.
Fri 6 Jan 2012 The Travel Channel has named Belize the #4 hottest travel destination in 2012, due to the interest in the Maya calendar "apocalypse".
The Travel Channel For more (TravelChannel.com)
"According to legend, the world will end in 2012 because the ancient Maya calendar, which spans 5,000 years, mysteriously ends on Dec. 21."
Great for Hollywood and tourism, but not so mysterious. 21 December will this year will mark the end of the Long Count, so it's something like our calendar going from the year 1999 to 2000.
But numerous tourism-oriented events will be scheduled, including a concert, light show, and fire ceremony at the ruins of Xunantunich on 21 Dec. Just one more reason to include Belize in your travel/relocation plans.
Wed 4 Jan 2012 Belize is preparing for a huge 2012 economic boom prompted by interest in the "2012 Apocalypse" Hollywood interpretation of the end of the Maya Long Count calendar.
Joshua Berman, Huffington Post For more …
Joshua Berman, author of Maya 2012: A Guide to Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras and other tourism books on Belize, says that Belize (and other nearby areas) is set to cash in on the publicity about the "Apocalypse" that has led to increased interest in Maya culture. Example:
Major airlines have already committed approximately 37,000 additional airline seats to Belize in 2012, compared to 2011 according to Anthony Hunt, a representative of the tourism sector on Belize's Civil Aviation Authority Board who claims there is no evidence that this increase is due to the Mayan calendar. Hunt says the reason for the new seats is "confidence of the airlines in the strength, stability and growth of the Belize tourism product," but that product is currently being sold under the 2012 tourism board tagline, "Where will you be when the world begins anew?"
Wed 14 Dec 2011 More major chain stores are heading to Chetumal and southern Quintana Roo in the next year or so.
AmbergrisToday.com For more (AmbergrisToday.com)
Negotiations that are underway include the following chains:
Tue 25 Oct 2011 Reef, Ruins, Rivers, and Rain Forest … Plus Easy Residency and Tax-Free Living Little English-Speaking Belize Is Escape and Safe Haven for Both You and Your Money
LiveAndInvestOverseas.com Live and Invest Overseas
Highlights from the article:
Fri 21 Oct 2011 Solar energy growth looks good.
Michael Martinez CNN
Highlights from the article:
Sat 9 Jul 2011 This Kiplinger article names Corozal, Belize, as one of 8 Great Places to Retire Abroad.
Donna Fuscaldo Kiplinger.com
From the article:
The best of both worlds. The town, located in northernmost Belize, offers retirees beaches and tranquility in Corozal, and big-city amenities such as malls and museums just across the border in Chetumal, Mexico. English is the official language, though Spanish is widely spoken. The government operates a "qualified retired persons" program that allows non-Belizeans to enjoy perks such as tax-free imports of household goods, cars and even airplanes. One-time application and program fees add up to $1,350, plus another $750 per dependent.
Thu 26 May 2011 International Living Magazine's website says "Moving to Belize Could Be the Best Decision You'll Ever Make"
International Living Magazine International Living Magazine
Fri 20 May 2011 Plans for The Residences at Playa de Cerros Maya have been submitted to the Belize Central Building Authority.
Fri 13 May 2011 Want to Really Retire Away from It All? Consider Affordable, Laid-Back Corozal Town, Belize
Belize Bob BelizeBob.com
Located about 10 miles south of the Mexican border, modern, yet sleepy, seaside Corozal Town sits on beautiful Caribbean Corozal Bay in the very most northern section of Belize, and it is one of two relatively large towns in the area (the other is Orange Walk Town).
Unspoiled and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life, Corozol Town beckons to retirees who have a sense of adventure, some self-reliance, a willingness to taste another culture and who do not need all of the amenities found back home. Belize is a stable democracy in which you can work, live, and own property without having to give up your present citizenship.
Mon 25 Apr 2011 Tom Hillen visited Cerros Sands at Playa de Cerros Maya in March, 2011, remarking that the piles have gone in just fine, and remind him a bit of Stonehenge?
Photo by Tom Hillen
Now the question is whether to build the house, or to see whether it accurately marks the Summer Solstice. This being so near the Cerros Maya Archaeolgical Site, we probably shouldn't disregard the possibility of human sacrifice.
Mon 11 Apr 2011 UsMagazine.com reports that Reese Witherspoon and new husband Jim Toth spent an 8-day honeymoon in Belize beginning 4 April.
UsMagazine For the UsMagazine article
The couple brought Reese's two kids, Ava 11, and Deacon 7, along for the trip. For more on the happy family vacation, see the Article in UsMagazine.com.
Fri 8 Apr 2011 The Residences HOA Budget, available as a pop-up or PDF.
Items worth noting are:
Staff -- The Rental Program will occupy a fair amount of the Manager and Office Staff time. An allowance has been made to credit this budget for 50% of this expense. Once we have operating actuals this figure will be adjusted accordingly.
Pool -- Our climate increases the cost of pool maintanence as more chemicals are necessary. We will be testing various products to manage this cost.
Insurance -- Three bids have been requested. We will make sure we get the best coverage for our dollar.
Cerros Sands Property Management Ltd -- This is the annual fee to each property owner throughout Cerros Sands for maintenance, roads, security and drainage for Cerros Sands.
Reserves & Systems -- You will not be maintaining the exterior of your homes individually. This is being done on a rotating basis to ensure The Residences maintain their standard. This includes all exterior finishings. Handrails and guardrails do require extra attention from time to time. We are looking at numerous products for look and durability.
With regard to Systems, we are totally off the grid. The cisterns will be fine. We are looking at a well and pump system for Sanitation water, so you do not have to waste rainwater for the flushing of toilets. We are continuing to work with Solar Suppliers to ensure once again we install top of the line equipment to reduce maintenance.
Fri 1 Apr 2011 A look at the exciting developments driving unprecedented levels of real estate investment in Belize and an examination of how real estate investors can buy into an impressive period of projected growth.
Rhiannon Williamson For more …
While Belize has long been associated with low cost and attractive real estate and has long been considered an affordable overseas destination for British and American tourists and retirees, never before has it sought to so fully embrace its cultural and ecological advantages and build on its reputation as a friendly and relaxed destination to directly target the wealthier tourism market.
Wed 30 Mar 2011 New York Times Green article on solar arrays for starter homes. For more (NY Times Green Article) …
KB Home estimates that the standard 1.4-kilowatt solar array will supply about 30 percent of the electricity for an 1,800-foot to 2,000-foot square home.
More Solar articles:
Tue 8 Mar 2011 New gallery photos from Feb 2011 For more …
These are photos from a visit to Cerros Sands at La Playa de Cerros on 23 February, 2011.
Thu 24 Feb 2011 New Pictures of the Resort, Restaurant and Bar For more …
The Restaurant, Bar, and Restrooms will soon be available for visitors and special events at Cerros Sands at La Playa de Cerros Maya. Watch for their official opening.
Sat 19 Feb 2011 New Testimonial For more …
Thanks to Dusty Roads for a testimonial about Cerros Sands at La Playa de Cerros Maya.
Tue 15 Feb 2011 New Page for our Marketing Team For more …
There are some new additions on our new Marketing Team page. These folks help us grow our community.
Thu 10 Feb 2011 New Parcel Map for Cerros Sands at La Playa de Cerros For more …
Check out our new interactive parcel map.
Mon 21 Dec 2009 Belize celebrates Christmas in a big way, with special cultural activities and foods.
Suzan Haskins, International Living For more …
The author explores Christmastime in Belize, from San Pedro throughout the villages to the Garifuna south.
Photo above courtesy of Corozal.com.
Fri 7 Mar 2008 Real estate prices in Belize are rising, and now is the time to buy.
Don Ediger, International Living For more …
The author describes the surge of interest from Canadians and Europeans that is increasing real estate prices, and concludes that now is the time to buy.
Sun 27 Jan 2008 A Washington Post article describes a fishing trip to Belize.
Richard Morin, Washington Post For more …
Author's friend catches 3 pound bonefish barely 100 feet off the beach.
Sun 21 Oct 2007 The author describes his trip to the "backcountry" (not the cayes) of Belize.
Dwight Garner, New York Times For more …
This is about a trip to Ian Anderson's Caves Branch.
Tue 28 Aug 2007 A short summary of Belize's advantages for international second-home buyers.
Les Christie, CNNMoney.com For more …
This author gives a short summary of Belize as the second page in his list of 7 destinations around the world.
Impressed with the culture and the beauty of the country … purchased our seafront dream property … difficult to return to Canada … winter months away from the snow and cold weather … thanks Mark and Angie … For more …
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