Tamarindo is located in the heart of Costa Rica’s “Gold Coast” and one of the country’s most famed expat havens. Iconic images include the sprawling golden beach lined by palms and beach eateries and bars, and the crystal Pacific water dotted with surfers and sail boats.
Bali, an island smack in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago, often evokes thoughts of idyllic blue oceans, beautiful sunsets, and verdant green rice paddies. But Bali is much more than that. It is a rich, cultural, spiritual island that can best be explored with the advice of the friendly locals.
There are those who like big cities; some prefer farm country; while others are happy in the mountains. I, on the other hand, am a beach person for sure. I don’t have to go swimming in the ocean every day or even every week, but just knowing that the water is all around me is something that I crave.
There’s something magical about Cuenca. It’s more than just the scenic natural beauty of an Andean city—surrounded by majestic mountains and divided by the four rivers that run through it.
Part of the reason my wife and I chose to begin our Costa Rican adventure in the Central Valley town of Grecia was its proximity to San José and the airport, as well as the beautiful scenery and temperate climate.
If you’re considering Belize as a possible place to live, there are five regions where most expats settle. Each of these regions offers a somewhat different lifestyle, and the cost of living varies accordingly. In each region you’ll find at least one hub where expats gather to socialize.
Mexico, by an enormous margin, is the number one choice for expats moving and retiring abroad. According to recent official population estimates, the foreign-born population of Mexico is around 1,007,063, the majority from the U.S.
When my husband Gary and I retired, we were adamant that we’d kick back and enjoy our new life. No deadlines. No alarm clocks. No schedules. But we’ve discovered we’re not quite ready to go from full steam ahead to a full stop.
Those gleaming towers by the Panama Bay…how they sparkle at night. They are the reason visitors are often astonished to see such a modern looking city in Central America.
Before I left the United States, I led a stress-filled lifestyle. I was working a lot, just to be able to afford my living costs and was exhausted at the end of the work day. Weekends were spent recuperating only to have it start all over again on Monday.