Accommodations - Lodging - Rentals
For available rentals within the Consejo area, please check AIRBNB, Vrbo, Viviun, and Corozal Living Facebook Group.
For short-term lodging, Ali Baba's Getaway is located within Consejo Shores, Serenity Sands Bed & Breakfast is halfway between Corozal Town and Consejo Shores and TiILT-TA-DOCK is on the outskirts of town. In Corozal Town, there are several hotels, guesthouses, and houses for rent.
Please see the section on “Corozal Town”
There is a boat launching ramp and concrete dock available for use at the southeast corner of Consejo Village very close to the north corner of Consejo Shores.
There are several, reputable, local building contractors available. Our residents are the best sources for references; they have first-hand knowledge.
The rainfall at Consejo Shores averages 49 inches per year, the lowest rainfall in Belize. Normal daytime temperature is 75° F to 85° F, with the dry season normally being from December to June. Seawater temperatures range from 75 – 84 ˚F.
Consejo Shores consists of 350 acres with 7,000 feet of coastline. Presently, there are over 145+ homes. Most residents are full-time, but others come to enjoy the pleasant Belize winters.
Disposal via Burning
There is no burning allowed on any property located within the Consejo Shores sub-division, including properties outside of the Relevant Developed Area. All debris can be collected by the garbage collector or brought to the City dump on Consejo/Corozal Road.
The Consejo Shores 9-hole course is available to all property owners and their guests by membership or payment of a minimal daily usage "Green's Fee". The golf course is maintained by a group of volunteers known as FOG - Friends of Golf. Please check their Facebook page for more information.
FedEx service is available via Tropic Air. A terminal is located at Corozal airport - 011-501-422-0248. Please address all envelopes to:
Name of company or individual
c/o FedEx Office - Corozal Airport
Corozal Town, Corozal District
Belize does NOT conform to the handicap accessibility requirements of North America. Ease of mobility can be challenging, beginning with your arrival at the International airport in Belize City (steps exiting the plane, no ramps). Most store aisles are narrow/obstructed, sidewalks uneven, and street curbs high/irregular. If handicap modifications are a must to provide for your independence, convenience, and safety, you will find it challenging to accommodate your needs.
House cleaning, lawn maintenance, and property management services are all available locally. Labor costs are approx. $50.- $70.BZ per day. Referrals are available from residents in the community.
The homesites within the “Outlined Relevant Developed Area” have high voltage electrical supplied to a meter house. Low voltage electrical wiring, from the meter house to the individual property line and from the property line to owners' buildings/construction, is the responsibility of the property owner. Property owners are responsible for their own water supply. Rainwater cisterns with a supplemental well for landscaping can provide for all of your water usage needs.
Land taxes are due every April 1st for the following 12 months. Tax bills are not sent to you. It is the responsibility of the landowners to ascertain their taxes assessed and to pay them on time. Typical annual taxes for residential lots, with or without homes, are approximately US$25-$50; interest is charged on late payments. The Land and Survey Dept. office is located at 32 5th Avenue, Corozal Town. Phone: 480-5263.
Medical and Dental Care
The residents of Consejo Shores have access to several doctors practicing in Corozal, plus medical care at the Government hospital in Corozal. (We like Five Rivers Medical Clinic.) There are laboratories in town that can do blood tests, EKGs, etc. In addition, Chetumal, Mexico, just across the border, offers excellent medical facilities. In Belize City, there are two private medical facilities and hospitals, Belize Healthcare Partners and Belize Medical Associates; Northern Medical Specialty Plaza is located in Orange Walk. All provide excellent service with well-trained staff and up-to-date facilities.
There are several dentists in Corozal including Dr. Cima who is a Periodontics and Dental Implant specialist - Cima Periodontics
The Consejo area, including Consejo Shores. , has a very active Neighborhood Association. CNW's goal is to help our neighbors help each other stay safe. For the most part that involves getting out the message that "if someone tries to commit a crime against one of our neighbors, we are watching and there is a good chance they'll get caught". For more info
Parks and Roads Maintenance Fees
Unlike most communities in Belize, all parks and roads within Consejo Shores are private for the use of Consejo Shores property owners and their guests. For the calendar year of 2023, the annual parks and roads maintenance fee for single-family residential lots is $350.BZ. Please provide all current contact information and the annual maintenance fee payment to Consejo Shores Park and Roads Trust Ltd.
Pets are welcome. However, when not on the owner’s property, dogs must be on a leash. There are two veterinarians in Corozal Town. Domestic pets will be allowed to enter the country with an import permit provided by BAHA
The Police Dept is located in Corozal. Their number is 011-501-402-0022.
The Post Office is located in Corozal on the west side of 5th Ave. The post office, (402-2462) like most businesses in town, is closed from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. FedEx service is available via Tropic Air. A terminal is located at Corozal airport.
To help maintain the integrity of our neighbourhood, property owners are required to keep their parcels maintained. Lawn maintenance and property management services are all available locally. Labour costs are approx. $50.- $70.BZ per day. Referrals are available from residents in the community.
Purchase Package Agreements
The Consejo Shores Protective Covenants and all attached documents are designed to maintain and enhance the quality/value of our community.
Corozal.com is the official website for the people, culture, Mayan archaeology, attractions, schools, and other things in the Corozal District of Belize. Corozal Living Facebook Group is a useful site to share info, pose questions, and find resources that you and your neighbours might find interesting about the area.
If you would like to purchase items online and have them shipped here from the U.S., there are several companies that service the Consejo area such as Belizean Queen Freight, U.S. Belize Trade, and others.
Corozal Town has many small grocery stores, two big "One Stop" stores, inexpensive local restaurants, little shops, and two gas stations. Fresh fruits and vegetables are available at the outdoor market and from local vendors. There are no malls, movie theatres, Wal-Marts, fast food places, or other trappings. However, all of these can be found in Chetumal, Mexico which is only a short distance away.
Most of the sea frontage in Consejo Shores has a sandy bottom with very few stony areas. The water is shallow and shelves out gradually. There are three seafront parks; Pelican, Sunrise, and Tamay Parks which have steps and a handrail down into the water. At Pelican Park, there is a palapa with tables and benches, and a sweet old-fashioned swing to pass away the time.
Corozal Town has an airport that provides frequent daily scheduled flights to all areas of Belize. There is a daily water taxi to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, and, a bus terminal for convenient access to many destinations in Belize and Mexico, including the Mayan Riviera, such as Playa Del Carmen, Cancun, and Merida, as well as taxis for local transportation. For more on transportation options within Belize and International Airline options, click here.
Butane Gas - Most water heaters and stoves use butane gas, which is delivered to Consejo Shores regularly by several companies.
Electric - Electrical service is provided by Belize Electricity Ltd. (BEL).
Household Garbage/Yard Waste - The Corozal waste management company serves Consejo Shores once a week; the cost is $30.BZ per month.
Internet - High-speed Fiber Optic internet service is available through Digi.
Water - Water supply is the property owner's responsibility. Most property owners include cisterns/water containment systems in their construction plans. Drilling of individual wells, as an auxiliary source of water, is also an option.