See the video below, where Dan Prescher reports from Ecuador with your weekly wrap-up of International Living postcards for the week ending February 19.
On February 14, at the request of International Living postcard editor Len Galvin, Margot Brown compares and contrasts her home on Belize’s Caye Caulker with its nearby and more famous neighbor, Ambergris Caye. She says she’s being as impartial as she can be… and I think you might agree after you read her postcard.
Our resident Panama expert, Jessica Ramesch, says your first impression of Panama City might be one of noise and bustling activity…a city of steel and concrete. But after a few days you’ll realize there is more than meets the eye… you can have tropical rainforest hikes…Bayside morning walks…and dinners in a palm-studded marina filled with yachts and a cruise ship or two. All without leaving the city. There’s even more… and Jessica tells you all about it in her postcard.
International Living magazine editor Eoin Bassett tells us about the healthiest country in the world. It’s a country that might surprise you since it places such an emphasis on delicious food, savory meat dishes, creamy sauces, delicate cakes, sweets and pastries, fine wines and barrel-aged brandy. But the low cost of health insurance and the superb quality of care puts this country at the top of the International Living Quality of Life index for 2011. Find out where it is in Eoin’s postcard.
Ronan McMahon of Pathfinder Real Estate takes us to what he calls the one place to buy in Brazil. Ronan says the Path of Progress is rolling into Iracema, and this beach in the #1 tourist destination for Brazil’s swelling middle class is about to explode. Ronan says it’s a nearly perfect storm of opportunity, and he gives you the details in his February 17 postcard.
Ronan continues the sage of Iracema with a visit to Praia do Futuro, Fortaleza’s finest and most popular beach. But today Ronan is looking at the rental side of the equation…how much you might expect to garner from a unit along this soon-to-pop real estate market, especially along one of the last developable stretches in town. Find out more in Ronan’s postcard.
On February 19, Ronan completes the story of the potential that lies along Fortaleza’s sun-washed city beaches. He says it really doesn’t make any difference what you want to do with a properly located unit here… rent it long term, rent it short term, or just wait for it to appreciate… the conditions are ripe thanks to a combination of factors that Ronan explains in detail in his postcard.