Just a few weeks ago, my wife and I were sitting in La Cabaña de Leo, enjoying lunch in the bamboo and thatch restaurant on a beautiful white-sand beach. The first course was a thick shrimp soup, made with crushed peanuts.
Boquete is the premier expat and retiree destination in the highlands of Panama. It's located in Chiriqui Province in western Panama, on the eastern-facing side of Volcan Baru, Panama's highest peak (11,400 feet) and only volcano.
Modern and cosmopolitan cities, lush jungles, mountainous countryside, and a year-round spring-like climate...Colombia is a place I'm very keen on—and particularly Medellín.
Walking along the deep blue waters of the Pacific, I stop to take in some of the most impressive city views I've ever seen. Across the wide, tree-lined avenue are gleaming new towers, housing everything from modern condos to offices, restaurants, and hotels.
I rise at 6 a.m. just as morning light breaks. I don't need an alarm clock as the singing of birds in the trees outside have replaced that annoying sound. My first task is to make a full pot of freshly ground coffee and then open the curtains, sliding doors, and front door to let in the fresh air.
A fixer-upper in a foreign country could sound like a big, and potentially intimidating, project to many expats. But for Terry Anderson, this was the best decision for his family—his wife and two children.
You couldn't ask for much better when it comes to a place to live. Ideal weather—highs in the mid-70s F most days, cooling off at night, with 300 days of sunshine a year.
Consistently rated as one of the top places in the world to retire, Cuenca is often referred to as the jewel of Ecuador. As you stroll the old cobblestone streets, marvel at the historic Spanish architecture, admire the grandeur of its colonial churches and houses adorned with wrought-iron balconies, you'll know you've arrived someplace special.
As the housing market in David continues to grow with the city's current population of over 163,000 residents, there is now a housing shortage. Recent analysis suggests that over 60,000 new homes are expected to be built in the next two years in areas just outside of David to accommodate the shortage.
I'd heard what people said about Salinas before I visited. "It kind of looks like Ecuador's version of Miami." I didn't take much notice of it. After all, how could a little beach city in Ecuador, almost 2,000 miles away from Florida, look anything like Miami?