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Better In Belize EcoVillage
Better In Belize Eco Village

Hooray! US News & World Report cites Cayo, Belize as "one of the most interesting and affordable retirement hotspots" in 2016. We couldn't agree more. The Cayo District, the area in which Better in Belize is located, is the most interesting and diversified district in Belize - hands down! If you haven't yet discovered the hidden gems that make Cayo one of the most interesting places in the world to explore, book your Belize vacation now!

We can help you stitch together a Belize vacation to remember. We're always happy to answer any questions you may have about our Belize eco-village or Belize overall. Don't be shy. Call us! Toll-free from North America: 1-877-836-2756. 

Summer Sale Better In Belize

Our Summer Sale Rocks On!

Inquire now about booking your fall Belize vacation rental at summer prices. Hurry! Our summer sale will end soon. 


Let us help you stitch together a fascinating and fun-filled trip to Belize. We've got the inside track on off-the-beaten track adventures in Belize! Imagine "flute players, fire spinners and ancient story tellers". And most romantic places for a lover's picnic. Lunch with a Mayan shaman. The best birding in Belize. Ask us for details when you book your accommodation at The Toucan House, our spectacular rainforest eco-lodge.


After a day of fun and adventure, you'll return to the soothing sights and sounds of our Belize rainforest. Tuck in for the night under a canopy of twinkling stars. Our campfires are legendary.


Don't miss out on the trip of a lifetime - book now!

Better In Belize Lot 115
Check out our Featured Lot #115!
This 0.52-acre lot is a premium river view lot. The land is very flat on a small portion of the lot. The longest portion of the flat side extends 150 feet from roadside towards the river with the opposite parallel side of the lot extending 60 feet. This lot would nicely accommodate a house built on the edge of the flat side of the lot, affording a great view of the river plus a lovely view of the cliffs on the other side of the water. The lot features many mahua trees that are a soft, fast-growing tree and one of the trees that the Mayans used to make rope for tying up their walls or for making rope ladders. Like to reserve this waterfront lot? Email us.
Fly to Belize

Have you been thinking of visiting Better In Belize? Take advantage of flights to Belize as low as $321! 

Prices from major cities have continued to decrease as more airlines open new routes to Belize. Below are prices for round-trip flights to Belize in September 2016 (*prices are subject to change without notice).

Houston: $321 RT
Los Angeles: $401
Chicago: $382
Denver: $388

WestJet flying to Belize
Shout-out to Canadians! Starting Oct. 29, 2016, WestJet will offer nonstop service from Toronto to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize, the only Canadian carrier to do so. Flights depart Toronto at 9:15 a.m., arriving in Belize City at 11:59 a.m. Introductory fares start at $267.66 one-way, until Aug. 15. Read more about WestJet's flights to Belize here. Go #westjet!
Jorge Rosales - Belizean Builder

“With a passion for building, I help people build their dreams”

Better in Belize Builder, Jorge Rosales



Meet Jorge Rosales, our on-site manager and a terrifically talented builder in Belize! 

Better In Belize Home
Waterfront Lot Better in Belize

A native Benqueño, Jorge hails from the local village of Benque Viejo del Carmen. Jorge has built various wooden, concrete, and earth bag homes at our ecovillage. The first house he built at Better in Belize was The Dome Home, a 972 sq. ft., Buckminster Fuller-inspired geodesic wooden home. Subsequent to the building of The Dome Home, he completed the lower half of The Toucan House, a 1772 sq. ft., 5-bedroom, 2 storey wooden home that included extensive stone work and the installation of a cistern. Thereafter, he worked on a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom wooden hilltop cabin; a 950 sq. ft. (1200 sq. ft. with verandahs) earth bag home; another earth bag home; and a 1420 sq. ft. concrete and wood home on one of the waterfront lots. . True to his ever-creative roots, this highly skilled and innovative Belize builder, is currently building the first "wattle and daub" home at our Belize ecovillage.

Better In Belize Home Under Construction
Waterfront home under construction
Jorge is an expert craftsman. In addition to his skills as a masterful Belize house builder, he is also a wildly creative furniture designer and builder. If you are looking for a dining room table set that will rival a Gaudi-inspired design, Jorge's your ticket to dine! If you'd like to learn more about this creative Belize house builder, email us!

Cayo, Belize. Belize is one of the quirkiest countries in the world. Geographically, Belize is in Central America, yet its strongest ties are to the English-speaking Caribbean. Belize is Caribbean, Central American and, thanks to its history as a former colony, British. Belize City's roadways are built around a system of roundabouts, but shops alongside them sell rice, beans and tortillas still ground by hand. 

English is the country's official language. The 350,000 people populating Belize today are diverse and include the descendants of migrants from Britain, Mexicans, Guatemalans, Hondurans and Nicaraguans mixed with current-day generations of the Maya who originally inhabited this land. 

Belize is a sunny country that's easily accessible from the United States and the folks all speak English. It's also one of the easiest places in the world to establish foreign residency, as well as a banking and tax haven. You could live and run a business here tax-free. 

On the other hand, this is a small country where the infrastructure is developing. The cost of living can be affordable. However, if you want to live a more developed world lifestyle that involves buying lots of things not available or produced locally, be prepared to pay an inflated price for imported goods.

Source: Where to Retire Overseas in 2016

Banana Bread Recipe
Banana Bread with Bounce!
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup Western Dairies plain yoghurt
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas (4 bananas)
  • Chia Seeds
  • Trail Mix
  • 1 Fresh Banana for topping
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Beat butter, yoghurt, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into butter mixture before adding the next. Stir in mashed bananas until well blended. Pour banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Transfer batter into prepared loaf pan.
  • Lace top of loaf with chia seeds, trail mix and sliced bananas.
  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of loaf comes out clean, 60 to 65 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.
Tip: Use blogo bananas for more bounce in your banana bread!
Onward and upward,

Looey Tremblay
Better in Belize EcoVillage
"Live a life less ordinary"
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