“Is Belize a safe place for an expat to live?”

“Is Belize a safe place for an expat to live?”

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June 27, 2016

I am thinking of a retiring and am researching destinations. As Belize is an English speaking country and it rated in your top 10 I was pleased. However when I researched the crime rate in Belize I was shocked to discover how bad crime is in Belize. As per the U S state department because Read more...: “Is Belize a safe place for an expat to live?”

“What taxes would I have to pay if I retire in Belize?”

“What taxes would I have to pay if I retire in Belize?”

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June 27, 2016

Hello, I was wondering if I retire in Belize and do not become an expat, am I still liable for taxes on my Social Security and 401k? What would I owe in Belize? Ann Kuffner – Belize Correspondent Hi Hawk, Belize will not tax you on your income outside of Belize. If you become a Read more...: “What taxes would I have to pay if I retire in Belize?”

“Where should we retire in the Ecuador Highlands?”

“Where should we retire in the Ecuador Highlands?”

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June 27, 2016

My wife and I have a pension of $1,400 and some savings. We are looking to retire in cooler highlands but also want to be within a couple hours away by bus to a nice beach area. Wish to rent not buy a house (with a garden) close to a mid size town. No kids. Read more...: “Where should we retire in the Ecuador Highlands?”

“Looking for help planning my 14 day trip to Ecuador?”

“Looking for help planning my 14 day trip to Ecuador?”

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June 27, 2016

Where best to spend my 14 days outside the city of Quito? (Regarding Quito: plan 1 night on arrival and approx 3 nights Quito prior to departure. My guess is I will have 3 destinations, each with a 4 day stop over. And then, 2 days in-country travel. What do you think? If you asked Read more...: “Looking for help planning my 14 day trip to Ecuador?”

“Where should we visit in in the north west of Ecuador?”

“Where should we visit in in the north west of Ecuador?”

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June 27, 2016

We are planning a tour of the beaches of the Northwest section of Ecuador, can you suggest the best route from Quito and possibly the best towns to visit? Suzan Haskins – Ecuador Correspondent Hi Chuck, if it were me, and I were focused on the northwest coast, I’d look at communities close to the Read more...: “Where should we visit in in the north west of Ecuador?”

Information on renewing my visa for Costa Rica?

Information on renewing my visa for Costa Rica?

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June 24, 2016

So you can go to Costa Rica if you have a return air ticket with a date within 90 days. Then you can renew your visa by going to Panama and coming back – and you can use your return bus ticket as your new ‘visa’. Can you then change your return flight date, so Read more...: Information on renewing my visa for Costa Rica?

“What is the best way to explore and see Costa Rica?”

“What is the best way to explore and see Costa Rica?”

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June 24, 2016

What is the best way to see Costa Rica? We don’t know the different areas. The Arenal / Fortuna area looks like what we are looking for – but there may be similar areas. Is there a touring agency/real estate company? We are ready to retire and move. Jason Holland – Roving Latin America Correspondent Read more...: “What is the best way to explore and see Costa Rica?”

“Where could we meet U.S. expats already living in Costa Rica?”

“Where could we meet U.S. expats already living in Costa Rica?”

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June 24, 2016

My husband & I will be visiting Costa Rica beginning Sept 18th. We would like to meet with some US expats who have made the move. Our plan is to move within the next year. We will be in San Jose for 3 days then over to the Pacific coast. We’d love to meet some Read more...: “Where could we meet U.S. expats already living in Costa Rica?”

“What are the first steps that we should take in moving to Costa Rica?”

“What are the first steps that we should take in moving to Costa Rica?”

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June 24, 2016

I would like to visit Costa Rica in the next two months I have no idea what I’m doing I want to retire there with my wife of 44 years we would like to rent what is our first step to do? Jason Holland – Roving Latin America Correspondent Hi Steve, Your first step is Read more...: “What are the first steps that we should take in moving to Costa Rica?”

“Can I retire comfortably on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica?”

“Can I retire comfortably on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica?”

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June 24, 2016

When ever I see TV shows or ads for retirement communities in Costa Rica, they are always on the Pacific coast. I prefer the Carribean side for sailing access to various islands. Is the east coast of these countries not developed for retirement? Jason Holland – Roving Latin America Correspondent Hi John, Great question. Let Read more...: “Can I retire comfortably on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica?”