An Activity-Rich Lifestyle in Langosta, Costa Rica

An Activity-Rich Lifestyle in Langosta, Costa Rica

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May 7, 2018

Mike Clifford didn’t have to travel too far from his last job to his new home in Langosta, the quiet community next to Tamarindo on the Pacific Northwest of Costa Rica. That’s because he and his wife, Wendy, were working aboard a Windstar cruise ship that made frequent ports of call in Costa Rica.

A Small Caribbean Paradise With a Lot of Profit Potential 

A Small Caribbean Paradise With a Lot of Profit Potential 

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May 2, 2018

When the Caribbean seascape is the backdrop to daily life, things naturally move a lot slower. Whether relaxing in a hammock under a gently swaying coconut palm, or strolling over miles of golden-sand beaches and looking out at the waves crash against the Mesoamerican barrier reef, when you’re in Belize, living life in the fast Read more...: A Small Caribbean Paradise With a Lot of Profit Potential 

The Secret Beaches of Ambergris Caye, Belize

The Secret Beaches of Ambergris Caye, Belize

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April 9, 2018

Those of us who live on Ambergris Caye in Belize head to the north island for our beach escape days... We frequent the hidden gems few tourists find–even though it's fairly easy to reach them. Just hop on a Coastal Express water taxi. The boat trip itself is a thrill...and you'll get an entirely different view of the island from the water. Water taxis run about every two hours.

Living in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Living in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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March 26, 2018

The Manuel Antonio area on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast has been a long-time favorite of visitors. Just two hours from the capital San Jose on a well-maintained modern highway, Manuel Antonio is the site of the country’s most popular national park. In 2011, Forbes magazine named it one of the world’s best.At 4,000 acres, it’s a relatively small refuge and one of the smallest national parks

Making New Friends in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador

Making New Friends in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador

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March 22, 2018

When the old man waved first, and offered the faintest of smiles, I knew we'd made progress in making Puerto Cayo, Ecuador our home. I begin almost every day with a one-hour walk from our home into town and back. And every day, without fail, I see the same local people, going to the same places in their own morning routine. In the beginning, the Puerto Cayans weren't unfriendly at all. They just didn't seem overly friendly.

The Trick to Buying Affordable Property in Punta del Este, Uruguay

The Trick to Buying Affordable Property in Punta del Este, Uruguay

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March 10, 2018

Punta del Este, less than two hours from Uruguay’s elegant capital of Montevideo, has long been the most fashionable beach resort in South America. An apartment sold here a few years back for $7.2 million… but believe it or not, you can still find a nice condo in a coveted Punta del Este neighborhood for less than $150,000. There’s a secret to buying affordably here. And it’s simple.

Rent by the Beach in Thailand from $500 a Month

Rent by the Beach in Thailand from $500 a Month

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January 28, 2018

It’s difficult to beat the beauty of Thailand’s white-sand beaches, often with a backdrop of jungle-topped mountains in the distance. Living on, or near, the expansive coast of this tropical paradise could be your dream retirement. Although more expensive than living in less well-traveled areas, the cost of living can still be surprisingly inexpensive for a life of year-round warm weather and spectacular scenery.

The 3 Best Towns Near Rio, Brazil

The 3 Best Towns Near Rio, Brazil

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December 13, 2017

“Rio de Janeiro.” The name alone conjures up images of broad beaches populated by impossibly beautiful people. But while everyone has heard of Rio, far fewer know that “The Marvelous City” lies in a state of the same name. Rio de Janeiro state, though small in size, is geographically quite diverse. Mountains parallel the coastline, sometimes veering down into the sea. Broad swaths of the original mata Atlântica (Atlantic forest)—one of the most biodiverse areas in the world—still blanket the hillsides. Scores of lakes and lagoons lie within sight of the shimmering South Atlantic. Majestic beaches stretch literally for miles; others lie sheltered in secluded coves, accessible only by boat. Tantalizing palm-studded islands, most uninhabited, await the more adventurous.