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Digital Nomad Life in San Ignacio, Belize

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By Betsy Burlingame

Summary: Digital nomads and expats talk about what it is like to live in San Ignacio, Belize. Get tips from others living in San Ignacio about where to live, how to find a place to live, pros and cons of living in San Ignacio and more.

What is life like in San Ignacio?

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When we asked people living in San Ignacio what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"Open season on Gringos...check crime logs just for the month of July 2011...getting very scary if you are white American," remarked another member in San Ignacio.

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What are the pros and cons of living in San Ignacio?

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"Life is what you make of it. I love living in Belize, but I also do not have a lot of needs for high fashion and trendy things. I have usually lived in a semi-rural area, so the Cayo District of Belize feels homey to me. Urban folks might find it to be too slow. The official language here is English, with a lot of Spanish spoken. Anyone in customer service is bilingual or trilingual (to include Belizean Kriol). I wanted to live somewhere warm and lots of Central America fits the bill, but the English language and common law here are the icing on the cake. Some people think that Belize is just the island of Ambergris Caye and its village, San Pedro. Lots of expats out there, but most of us who live inland are happy to let them have it," explained one digital nomad living in San Ignacio, Belize.

"The pros of my location are: Affordable housing Fresh fruit and vegetables Pretty and a lot of nature attractions Access to natural medicine Adventure living Grow your own food Short drive to ocean Cons: Terrible health care Lots of government corruption Terrible banking High cost for gas High cost for electricity Infrastructure is terrible Transportation is delapitated Lack of a skilled workforce Shopping for supplies very limited Petty theft is rampant," said another member in San Ignacio.

"San ignacio is beautiful and close to the Guatemala border. Go see the Ruins in Tikal," explained one expat in San Ignacio.

"Love the simple minimalistic life Love the people. They are not confrontational Love the exotic fruits Love the sense of community Pet peeve is the stray dogs and home dogs on short chains. Dogs are often not considered Pets or family," remarked another global nomad in San Ignacio.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is one of the founders of Digital Nomad Exchange and the Founder and President of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange and Digital Nomad Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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