I am new to this forum and my husband and I are thinking of moving to Belize(Ambergris Caye) the end of next year.
We have never been there but are planning a 2 month trip for next June or July.
We plan to live like a local during this time, meet locals and expats, do some research, and see if we like it.
We are too young to retire so we'd like to open a business. My husband has been a butcher for 20 years, I have been in the hospitality industry for 18 years also doing work in Special Events, and animal care.
I have done some research on butcher shops and agriculture of live stock etc but am unsatisfied with the little information I have come up with.
Can anyone tell me about this industry in Belize? Is butchering and meat consumption a growing industry? Is there a need for custom butchers?
We have a few ideas in mind already for a business but we are not sure just where the meat industry is going. We are thinking of starting a new kind of butcher shop but are just researching at the moment.
We both would still love to do what we love doing and have been doing for so long.
I look forward to anyone's input.
Although we are looking at San Pedro, we are open to other places. Once we go down there for a couple months I'm sure we will discover a lot more first hand.
"I'll ride the wave....where it takes me" ~Eddie Vedder