Mention the word “Caribbean” and most people think of places like Aruba, the Turks and Caicos, the Bahamas, and other tourist-rich dollops of sand. The region conjures well-deserved images of crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches. And there’s no question: If you like sun and sand, these islands are great for a vacation. But move there? Most folks assume it’s just too expensive and don’t give it another thought.
From the citrus groves of Valencia’s Turia Gardens to the house-sized cacti in the courtyards of Santa Bárbara castle in Alicante, Spain’s Costa Blanca is a playground for sun-loving Spaniards and expats alike, dotted with tiny hill towns, pulsing cities, upscale marinas, slick beach resorts, and hidden coastal nooks. It’s very much worth taking time Read more...: 5 Old World Beach Retreats on Spain’s Costa Blanca
Claudine’s work as a tour guide brought her to Europe repeatedly, and, tagging along, her husband James realized over the years that the continent was a perfect fit for their lifestyle and values.
Mexico’s coast conceals hidden gems where postcard-worthy beaches can be enjoyed by retirees for a fraction of the price of high-profile destinations. We have identified three off-the-radar havens that deserve serious consideration.
Living on an island conjures up images of white sandy beaches, sparkling blue water and no rush hour traffic.We all dream of one day retiring to a tropical paradise, buying a second home in a quaint beach town where its summer all year round...
Panama has much to offer, from mountain havens boasting year-round mild temperatures to colonial towns where the traditions of grand old Spain have shaped and enriched the local culture. But it’s Panama’s sunny beaches that get the most attention…and with good reason.
Most expats who consider moving to Belize dream of living near the Caribbean Sea on a beach. Fortunately for them, Belize offers several beach lifestyle options. Right now, the three most popular beach areas expats settle are Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, and the Placencia Peninsula. Here's a quick peek at each of these popular beach retreats... Ambergris Caye is the island that I've called home for the past six years—and I'm not the only one who has discovered its charms.
Wherever you are in Vietnam, you’ll find that the cost of living is very low. Even in the most expensive cities—Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi—two people can live well for less than $1,500 per month. If you’re hoping to find an even lower cost of living than that, my advice is to head for the beaches.
With more than a thousand miles of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal offers a variety of beaches to suit every taste, for sunning, surfing, kayaking, windsailing, you name it. Here’s a look at five great destinations in various regions of the country.
It's a lifestyle that's waiting for you in Panama's Los Santos province. Beaches here come in all shapes and sizes, but each is unspoiled and often deserted. These perfect stretches of sand and the warm waters that lap them are what draw most foreign folks to the region.