Pace of Development in Belize: Slow

slow.jpgFrom the International Herald Tribune:
“A slow boom in Belize: One island stays funky South of the Yucatán, community balances growth and atmosphere”

The author of the article, Kevin Brass, after describing the still-“funky” atmosphere of Ambergris Caye, says, “But the water is too shallow for cruise ships and megayachts, and there are few of the all-inclusive resorts that lure the spring-break party crowd to destinations like Cancún or Jamaica.” Thank God. There is still plenty of construction, especially big (for Belize) “condotel” properties. Still, “Most of the developments on the island are in the 20- to 70-unit range. Government restrictions limit buildings along the waterfront to three or four stories.”

This goes along nicely with Belize’s overall small vibe–the vast majority of hotels have ten rooms or less, and the signs on the streets of Caye Caulker still say “GO SLOW.”

[Link to the IHT article]

[My links to Belize]

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