Dave from Colorado here. Been lurking on this message board for a few weeks, but after talking with Judyann last week, I decided to take the plunge and join the forum. Been to Ambergris Caye twice this year and really like the vibe of the area near the excellent Black Orchid Restaurant in South Ambergris Caye. We are considering buying beach front property down there to live in part time, but are intimidated because, we have never bought a vacation/rental property before, and never outside of the USA. My wife Kathy and I are both retired and really enjoy how easy it is to get to San Pedro from the Denver airport. Anything you can offer to put our minds at ease regarding making such an investment down there would be helpful to push us over the edge. Also feel free to provide any tips about the area as we are still newbies to it.