We often receive queries about safety in Costa Rica. Since it is a worldwide issue, I would like to dispel some of those rumors and arm you with a little information to make your experiences of traveling and living in Costa Rica a bit more stress-free. Is it Safe to Live in Costa Rica? Overall, Read more...: Safety in Costa Rica
I’ve been living in various areas of Portugal for the last six years and find it incredibly safe. In fact, the Global Peace Index, which rates 163 countries for safety, ranks Portugal number three. The U.S. State Department rates Portugal a Level One, meaning take normal safety precautions. Some of this is obvious: don’t leave Read more...: Is Portugal a Safe Place to Live
Lots of Europhiles dream of taking six months or a year to explore Europe…traveling from country to country…staying put for a while (maybe even renting an apartment or villa for a month or two) and getting to know a region…then moving on to the next enticing destination….
When is the best time to visit Costa Rica? It’s always the best time. Seriously. Depending on what you’re seeking and where you’re from, it affects your thinking on this subject. For example, almost all North Americans think to come to the beaches of Costa Rica during the dry season. But Europeans favor the mountains during rainy and dry seasons.
Bonnie Hayman – IL Nicaragua Correspondent Hi Sarah, The answer to your question is a resounding yes! I moved to Nicaragua 8 and a half years ago alone, without knowing anyone here and it’s the best decision I’ve made in my life! I don’t have to worry about money anymore because it’s so economical to Read more...: Can a single woman safely retire overseas on $1200 a month?
Suzan Haskins – IL Editor There are single women living in Ecuador on that amount. I’d suggest you look at the highlands area where you won’t need heat or air conditioning. (Electricity is expensive everywhere in Latin America so this will cut your expenses.) In Ecuador’s mountain towns, you should be able to rent a Read more...: Where could a single woman retire on $1300 a month?
My husband and I are thinking about retiring in Panama, but will not have anything other than social security income. Would we be able to live a decent lifestyle we are accustomed to in the US? Also, how do we go start the immigration process? Linda Card – Panama Correspondent Hi Lauren, From your questions Read more...: Can we live comfortably in Panama on our Social Security income?
Hey IL, We are hoping to move to Mexico in the coming months. We would like to know more about the cost of living and general living expenses in the towns/areas that your experts cover? How much money do we need per month to live well in Mexico? Thanks Donna Glynna Prentice – Mexico Correspondent Read more...: How much money do we need per month to live well in Mexico?
I have a very general question for you as I consider my move overseas. I want to begin my next adventure overseas but will miss some aspects of life in the Unites States such as around holidays time. My question is how do expats celebrate Thanksgiving Overseas?
We’ve had a lot of questions about the meaning and origins of the Costa Rican phrase Pura Vida. Our Costa Rica country correspondents give their thoughts on Pura Vida and what it means to them. The Meaning of Pura Vida If there were only one Spanish phrase to learn before coming to Costa Rica, it Read more...: What is the Meaning of Pura Vida?