FYI: there is an artical on retiring in belize in the june 2002 kiplinger's.

frank saw it on the newsstand & grabbed it for me. we have established here that retiring there isn't as easy as you'd think, but the artical isn't pretty. it tends to focus on the negatives calling the positives "illusions".

the gentleman stayed in BZ for a whole week and made his decision: belize is not for him.