We all dream of giving up the rat race, packing our belongings, and moving some where warm and sunny, but why wait until you retire? Moving overseas can be a big decision, even bigger when you have children—but the benefits that make living abroad a good thing for adults are similar to those that make it a good thing for kids. A lower cost of living, healthier lifestyle, varied life and cultural experiences…they all benefit your child’s life in some way. Here are some of the best places to retire for families.
The Cayo District in western Belize, is known for its winding rivers, honeycomb caves, dense rainforest jungle, colorful birds, elusive jaguars, and rich Mennonite farmland. It is also the Mundo Maya, the center of the Maya World.
One of the best things about Costa Rica’s Gold Coast is the ease and ability to travel amongst the beaches in the area. Each has something unique to offer depending on the mood of the day, or your desired beach activity.
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Cheryl Stinson always dreamt of learning to surf. When a Google search result came up for Witch's Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, not only did her dream come true, it also turned out to be the start of a new, sunny chapter for the Ottawa, Canada native.
Nine years ago, I retired to Costa Rica. And I've never been disappointed in that decision. Don't get me wrong, I believe myself to be a true American and love my home country for what it is, but the speed of life there eventually got too much for me.
Among the 2.6 million visitors who come to Costa Rica each year, a big percentage (maybe even the majority) head to the Pacific coast. For good reason: the country’s beaches are among the most beautiful in the world. And there is a large variety of types of beaches and beach communities too.
One question on the mind of any potential expat thinking about moving to Costa Rica is which part to choose as your new home. My wife, Christine, and I did quasi-extensive research before we made the leap, and came to a few conclusions.
Costa Rica may be a small country—it’s about the size of West Virginia—but it’s incredibly diverse as far as the landscape, climate, lifestyle, and “feel” you’ll experience in its different regions. You’ll find plenty of lush rainforests filled with capuchin monkeys and sloths, and jungle-covered mountains cascading down to the glittering Pacific.
Where is the best beach town in Ecuador to hang your hat? Well, that depends entirely on the lifestyle, climate, and environment you’re after, of course. Because not every beach town is created equally. That’s especially true in Ecuador, where every journey along the country’s 530–mile long Ruta del Sol coast, from the border with Peru northward to Colombia, takes you through several diverse eco-systems.