A World Apart, with Direct Access . . . Belize
Belize is situated on the Caribbean Sea, south of Mexico and east and north of Guatemala in Central America. In area, Belize is about the size of New Hampshire. Approximately 9,000 square miles, it is bordered by Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the west and south and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Belize has the second-largest barrier reef in the world (165 miles long). The land is flat at the coast and rises to 3,600 feet inland at the height of the Maya Mountains. Jungle and rain forest cover the central and southern regions with predominatly dry savannah, Caribbean pine forests and extensive wetlands in the north and west.
Cities with flights to Belize include Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Toronto and New Orleans. Others prefer to fly into Cancun as savings on airfare can be significant. From Europe, some fly into Guatemala City and then trtansfer to Belize.
From Belize City, the trip is a short 35-minute flight to Placencia Airport and a scenic 15-minute drive to the Villas at Cocoplum. Or, you can take the beautiful 3-hour drive from Belize City.
Belize is closer than you think...
The Villas of Cocoplum - Belize
Live Where You Love to Play — Belize
Imagine the best of Costa Rica and the Caribbean combined: Belize - a place of incredible natural beauty and diversity, surrounded by an endless array of flora, fauna, fish and the world's second largest barrier reef. Belize luxury real estate is nestled within exotic rainforests, pristine beaches and ancient Mayan ruins: a paradise for the adventurous.
Belize Beachfront Real Estate at the Villas at Cocoplum
Activities in Belize
Diverse Cultures Living in Harmony
Belize has a rich history beginning in 17th century with the ancient Maya. Also in the 17th century Spain settlers explored the country. Over the years, it survived war, piracy and slavery until being declared a British colony - British Honduras - in 1871. It gained self-government in 1964, chose the name Belize in 1973 and became an independent member of the British Commonwealth in 1981.
Today you'll find a cultural mosaic in Belize - ancient Maya people, Spanish and British, African, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Lebanese and Indian influences - and the result is a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds living in harmony.
The official language of Belize is English, and unlike many other countries in Central America, Belize has a relatively modernized infrastructure with safe food and clean drinking water. Looking towards the future, Belizeans recognize the incomparable value of their abundant wildlife, rainforests and coral reefs and in the last decade have moved to protect over 40% of the country with marine reserves, parks and wildlife sanctuaries.
Embracing Opportunities and Responsibilities
Belize is a member of the British Commonwealth, with a stable democratic government established along the model of the British parliamentary system. Belize is divided into six districts, with each district electing members to the House of Representatives.
With a commitment to open and prudent government, the Belize administration, under the command of Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow, leads a mission of national reconstruction, realizing the limitless possibilities that reside in a people glowing with potential and a nation blessed with wealth.
The new Belize administration, having embraced their opportunities and responsibilities, and empowered by the collective will and optimism of the people of Belize, is strengthened by the confidence and goodwill of their international partners in develolpment and believes their nation will endure, prosper, and attain its fullest potential, notwithstanding the enormous domestic and global challenges of these times.
So, in the words of Belize Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow, as proclaimed in his inaugural address at the footsteps of the National Assembly in Belmopan, "Let the work (of national reconstruction) begin!"
Warm and Tropical
1. Are these whole ownership purchases? Is it fee simple?
2. How difficult is it for a foreigner to purchaser real estate in Belize?
3. What should I expect to pay for capital gains tax when I sell?
4. Is there a rental program? If so how does it work?
5. May I sell my property at any time?
6. What is it like to live in Belize? Are they friendly to foreigners? What language is spoken?
7. Is there financing available?
8. What type of insurance will I need?
9. Are the villas available now or is this a pre-development offering?
10. Are there any incentives available?
11. How do the prices in Belize compare to other Caribbean destinations?
12. Is Belize family-friendly?
13. Will the villas be furnished?
14. Will we have access to everything at the Cocoplum resort?
Yes, the Villas at Cocoplum are whole ownership purchases and it is a fee simple transaction. As an owner of real estate in Belize you will hold full deed and title.
There are no restrictions on foreigners buying real estate in Belize. In fact you’ll find the process to be as simple as purchasing in the US or Canada.
Zero. There are no capital gains taxes for selling real estate in Belize.
Yes. The Villas at Cocoplum offers a rental program where you will receive 50% of the net revenues. Other high-end resort communities in Placencia, Belize are enjoying exceptional occupancy rates and we anticipate the Villas at Cocoplum will also be a very attractive rental program in Belize.
Yes, there are no restrictions on the resale of your Villa.
Belize is perhaps one of the friendliest and most open destinations you could find. The official language is English. They have a fixed exchange rate of $2Bz to $1 US. Belize uses the same outlets and voltage as in the US. Belize is part of the British Commonwealth and has a stable government who has made a very visible commitment to tourism and development.
There are a number of avenues you can take with financing. You can elect to have a conforming loan or a non-conforming loan; however, generally speaking most lenders require that you invest a 30% deposit toward the property before the loan. Some elect to take out a home equity line of credit on other properties they own in North America.
You should plan to have insurance on the personal property contents of your condominium such as furniture. The structure of the building and your condominium is insured through the home owners association’s group insurance policy. There is title insurance available yet it is rarely utilized since a complete title search is conducted and then the government of Belize actually signs and issues your clear and free title.
Both! We have completed units available for purchase and we are accepting contracts on pre-construction units.
Yes, we are offering special incentives for those who purchase in the completed building #2 called the "Insiders" incentive. For more details on this incentive, contact a sales representative.
As Belize is an emerging destination, you’ll find the prices here to be very competitive with the rest of Central America and the Caribbean. And within the Placencia area, the Villas at Cocoplum are also very competitively priced. A 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom villa on the beach, with amenities, services and a rental program, in the high $300s. That’s what we call paradise!
Belize is one of the most family friendly destinations you can imagine. Begin with the fact that its official language is English so everyone in your family will be comfortable with communications. And then consider the unbelievable array of activities. Belize has Rainforests, waterfalls, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, sea kayaking. The list is endless and you’ll find the appropriate level for everyone in your family.
Belize is beyond family-friendly. In fact with the lifestyle you’ll enjoy here, you’ll find yourself reconnecting with your family and friends in a way that is beyond your imagination.
We offer both furnished and unfurnished units to suit your style and taste. The furnished units combine local materials and craftsmanship with high quality appliances and finishes.
The planned Cocoplum resort is a master-planned, 224-acre resort development. Planned are 110 distinct home sites, marina, a boutique resort hotel and spa, an on-site national park, helipad and acres of pristine beachfront and tropical reserves. The entire Cocoplum resort development will be like no other oceanfront community in Belize. Considerable time, effort and money have been invested to assure this community remains exclusive with a secured entrance, environmentally friendly, and most importantly a comfortable place to call home - all in Belize.
Owners at the Villas at Cocoplum will have access to all of the amenities and services available at the master-planned development. While some components may require additional fees, you will enjoy the benefits of living within the most complete community in Belize.
"I've swum in the waters of half a dozen Caribbean islands, but never before have I seen such a vast array of marine life in one place. Rainbow parrot fish and yellow tail snappers, blue-spotted damsels and striped sergeant majors, four-foot nurse sharks and playful stingrays - I feel like an extra in a Discovery Channel special. In Belize, you're speechless a lot. Get used to it."
-KC Summers, Washington Post
Belize luxury real estate finds its definition in the Villas at Cocoplum. These 36 extravagant villas within a 224-acre master-planned community offer tropical landscapes, a full mile of Caribbean beachfront and an available, on-site concierge and adventure coordinator to direct you to the perfect Belize adventures for you and your family.