April Femrite is a Business Broker and licensed Commerical Real Estate Professional at Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group in Mankato, Minnesota, USA. She has many years of experience as a business founder, owner and manager along with a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from Minnesota State University, Mankato. April has completed her designation as a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) which less than 10% of all the Business Brokers around the world have achieved. She provides professional, knowledgeable representation to clients during the process of selling or buying of privately held businesses. April specializes in representing sellers and buyers of resorts, hotels, lodges, businesses, and investment properties in the country of Belize through a co-brokering partnership with Belize Sotheby’s International Realty. Our unique relationship provides our clients with international exposure through agents working in both Belize and the United States. April is well traveled in the country of Belize, developed buyer contacts all over the world and can successfully navigate sellers and buyers through the legal and financial process when purchasing real estate in Belize.
Villa Verano is a 5 star luxury beachfront destination in the charming town of Hopkins, Belize. The Villa has a total of 10 exquisite rooms with 13 bathrooms and accommodates up to 38 people for extended families and groups. Purchase as a resort or a single or multi-family home. The Villa currently operates as a boutique hotel featuring a rooftop deck with spectacular ocean and mountain views, a billiards room, galley entertaining kitchen and hot tub. Additional amenities include a library, fully equipped air conditioned fitness room and a 70 foot beachfront pool with the spacious, furnished deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
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Rare opportunity to own a year around resort in the Toledo area of southern Belize. Located on approximately 25 acres along the beautiful Rio Grande River with almost a mile of river frontage, The Lodge at Big Falls consists of nine units with the addition of three new elegant hardwood cabanas, exotic gardens, pool, tour service and full service restaurant.
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This 3,000 acre development site is located 12 miles north of San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye. At 4.5 square miles, this is the largest single parcel available for sale on the island. Ambergris Caye is 26 miles long and borders the southern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico) as well as the second largest barrier reef in the world. Tourism is rapidly growing in Belize with over half being generated on Ambergris Caye.
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Belize, the only English-speaking country in Central America, offers a unique combination of richly rewarding experiences that make it unlike any destination on the planet. Tourists are attracted to and keep returning to the area because of its white beaches, friendly people, and the world class diving, snorkeling, fishing and sailing.
Swim with exotic sea life along the Western Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef. Explore the fascinating mysteries of the largest concentration of Maya sites in the region. Hike thousands of acres of unspoiled forest, including one of the only jaguar preserves in the world. Escape to any of the more than 400 tropical islands and three of the Western Hemisphere’s four atolls (ring shaped islands formed by coral), surrounded by pristine turquoise waters. Discover the highest waterfall and the most extensive cave system in Central America, and dive the captivating Blue Hole.
The harmonious blend of Maya, Mestizo, Creole, Garifuna, East Indian, Mennonite, Arab and Chinese creates distinctive cultural traditions, including cuisine just waiting for you to discover.
Ambergris Caye is Belize’s largest island at approximately 25 miles (40 km) long and 1 mile (1.6 km) wide. Located next to the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, Ambergris Caye is a top worldwide destination for water related adventures. Visit once and you will see why it has been named one of Time Magazine’s places to visit in 2017.
From cobblestone streets of bustling San Pedro outward to the northern and southern ends of the island, there is a wide assortment of accommodations and activities to suit all budgets. The island boasts free live music and festivals—many of which are on the beach—a sophisticated wine and cheese bar, several espresso cafés, supermarkets, art galleries, yoga and fitness studios, and a variety of fine restaurants, ethnic eateries and beach cafés. Enjoy the island at your own pace and it only takes 20 minutes to fly to the mainland for a change of scenery.
Southern Belize (Toledo District) is known by many as “The Forgotten Land,”Southern Belize’s undiscovered landscapes serve as a threshold for lushrainforests, ancient Maya artifacts, fascinating cultures and enough
eco-adventures to impress even the most discerning traveler. Punta Gorda is the gateway to everything from off-shore fishing, to river trips, as well as caving, birding and Maya archaeological sites. Not to mention, some of the
nicest people you’ll ever meet.
Western Belize (Orange Walk District) is home to many archaeological sites, like Cahal Pech. Other points of interest include the Butterfly Farm and the Rainforest Medicinal Trails and the Benque House of Culture in Benque Viejo Del Carmen. For the more adventurous traveler, Nachuch Che’em Park is known for its cave tubing and zip-lining offerings. And for everything from Maya temples to caving to hiking to kayaking or horseback riding, San Ignacio is definitely the place to be in Western Belize.
Southeast Coast (Stann Creek District) is a blend of culture and adventure. From the Maya Mountains views to the golden-sand beaches, this region has something for everyone. Dangriga, a laid-back Garifuna seaside community near Hopkins, is a great beach destination and Placencia is known for water activities like kayaking, snorkeling and diving. Inland is full of adventures, like Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Mayflower Bocawina National Park and Blue Hole National Park. This coast has it all.
Central Belize (Belize and Cayo Districts) is home to the howler monkeys and many rare bird species, Central Belize is perfect for travelers looking to get into the wild bringing together some of the country’s best features, including Maya sites, dense jungles, rushing waterfalls and extensive caves. The Central Coast is also home to Belize City, the cultural and business epicenter of Belize.
Northern Belize (Corozal District) is a destination for those wanting to get closer to Mother Nature, avoid large crowds or experience everything from the archaeological wonders of the Maya sites to exploring the jungles, rainforests and lagoons. If you’re looking to get off the grid, head here.
Belize Reef (Islands) As the largest and most intact reef system within the Northern Hemisphere, the Belize Barrier Reef comprises seven key marine reserve zones. The reef’s crystal blue waters are a haven for its marine community and an enticing exploratory region for SCUBA divers and snorkelers. Discover the over five hundred species of fish, seventy hard coral and thirty six soft coral species among the plenty of aesthetic views both above and below water. In 1996, this reef was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significant habitats and natural development. Add the cultural appeal of Belize and skilled guides, and you’ve got yourself the dive trip of a lifetime.
Tourist arrivals to Belize are heavily increasing with a 43% jump since the year 2000 and a 29% increase between 2010-2015. Approximately 95% of arrivals into Belize are for leisure travel and with new non-stop flights from the US and Canada, it makes for an easy vacation destination.
Belize has had a 13% increase in overnight tourist arrivals from 2015 to 2016 resulting in $377 million USD being spent annually by visitors. Travel and tourism capital investment is expected to increased 8.4% from 2014 to 2015 and is expected to increase another 9.6% this year.
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In 2013 and 2014 Ambergris Caye won back-to-back Trip Advisor members awards as the “best island” in the world to visit.
The World Travel Awards named Ambergris Caye, Belize as the leading destination in Mexico & Central America for years 2015 and 2016.
Time Magazine top 52 world places to go in 2017
Belize currency exchange is extremely easy for United States Dollar conversion. The Belize dollar is locked at $2 Belize = $1 USD. Most accommodations and tours are listed in USD prices, and most restaurants, and shops are listed in BZ$. Nearly everyplace readily accepts USD currency.
Travel to Belize is now easier than ever as Southwest, American, Delta, and United fly to Belize from major cities across the United States, with a travel time of just 2-5 hours. Canadians too can now enjoy Belize as both WestJet and Air Canada now offer non-stop service from Toronto.
Getting to Ambergris is easy because both of Belize’s domestic airlines—Tropic Air and Maya Island Air—have hourly flights to the island. It takes only 20 minutes to fly from the international airport in Belize City to San Pedro. A water taxi is also available for about $15 USD and takes 90 minutes to travel from the mainland to San Pedro.
Belize is a former British commonwealth and adopted English as it’s official language. While you’ll hear familiar words of the English language, a large population of Belizeans, speak an English-based Creole (Belizean Creole or Kriol) during most informal, social and interethnic dialogue.
From the moment you arrive in Belize – whether you are an adventure traveler, part of a
family trip or in the country for a relaxing beach vacation – Belize people and culture make you feel as welcome and comfortable, like nowhere you’ve ever visited. In Belize, our traditions and customs are varied and represent more than eight diverse cultures. For generations, the people of Belize have demonstrated a cultural commitment to preserve the country’s unique charms. This enduring promise to the land, the waters and you, our visitor, inspires all to achieve a genuine and intimate connection to a variety of extraordinary experiences.
One of the nicest things about visiting Belize is the weather. With an average yearly temperature of 84° F (29°C), it’s always warm, yet comfortable. Costal sea breezes as well as our jungle and rainforests keep you cool even in the hottest summer months while winters can be cool but never very cold. In short, the climate is pretty much near perfect. Even in winter (November-March) the temperature in Belize rarely falls below 60°F (16°C), while the summer (May-September) is around 86°F (30°C). Humidity is also fairly consistent at around 85 percent.