South America fits the bill for many expats when it comes to looking for the perfect retirement haven. In many countries in the region, you’ll enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, established expat communities, friendly, welcoming natives, good healthcare, and an ideal climate..
Many expats are drawn to the idea of retiring in Europe, but can be thrown off by the high prices of its most famous destinations. But while big cities such as Paris and Madrid may hit hard on the wallet, there are still many alternatives for those seeking the romance of Europe, but at an affordable cost.
Central America is a popular choice for retirement for many North Americans. This is not surprising when you consider the great qualities the region has to offer. First off there are the practical aspects, such as its proximity to North America, and its similar range of time zones.
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“Is there any security measures expats should take when living overseas?” I’ve always loved the idea of moving overseas but personal security has always been an issue for me since I was held at gun point when I was a younger man. What are the safest destinations to retire for an older expat and what Read more...: “Is there any security measures expats should take when living overseas?”
I am interested in relocating to a different country. i have lived in United States my entire life, yet my heart has never really been here. Being an African american i love my African culture yet i’m also native american. What country would be best for an English speaking 50 something year old African American Read more...: What country would be best for an english speaking 50 something year old African American woman to live better in?
I am looking for long term housing on the West Coast of Nicaragua, possibly San Juan del Sur but open to other locations. However, searching RE websites seems to only provide vacation rentals, i.e., daily, weekly, monthly at very high rates. I would like to retire there and have a budget of $1500 – $2000 Read more...: “Help finding long term housing on the West Coast of Nicaragua?”
Hi, I am always surprized that there is never any mention of the game of golf. Many retired people love this wonderful, social, healthy game yet I never see it discussed. Which South American country would you recommend for the ‘golf nut’??? Larry Jason Holland – Roving Latin America Correspondent On Mexico’s Riviera Maya you Read more...: “Which country would you recommend for a golf loving retiree?”
Warm, clear blue-green sea lapping long, sandy beaches… Families eating and laughing together over slow, relaxed dinners with lashings of good food and even better wine… Markets packed full of fresh-caught fish, locally made cheeses, and a rainbow of delicious produce… When you live by the beach in Europe, life is simpler, happier, and healthier.
I am very interested in living in Colombia but I would like to get away from big city living. Is Medellin my only option in Colombia or is there smaller towns that would still have reasonable levels of healthcare available? Thanks, Pat Nancy Kiernan – Colombia Correspondent Dear Pat, I am so excited to hear Read more...: “Is Medellin my only option in Colombia or is there smaller towns that would still have reasonable levels of healthcare available?”