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For Tropical Beauty and Affordability Look to Uvita, Costa Rica

For Tropical Beauty and Affordability Look to Uvita, Costa Rica

Nestled on the Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica exists an idyllic slice of paradise called the Costa Ballena. Consisting of a 22-mile stretch of coastline, this part of the country is made up of three major towns: Dominical to the north, Ojochal to the south, and Uvita in the middle.

Where to Find A Dream Home For Under $200,000 in Costa Rica

Where to Find A Dream Home For Under $200,000 in Costa Rica

There's a hot U.S. television show that features couples looking for new homes in international destinations. Frequently they feature homes in Costa Rica. The poor, hapless couples always facing the quandary of whether to buy the $1 million property...

Pacific Coast Home For $139,000 In Hip and Laidback Todos Santos, Mexico

Pacific Coast Home For $139,000 In Hip and Laidback Todos Santos, Mexico

With more than 350 days of sunshine a year the southern Baja California in Mexico is a favorite destination of vacationers and expats alike. Most head to the very tip, to Los Cabos—as the area in and around the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo is called...

My Life in Mexico Costs a Fraction of What it Would in U.S.

My Life in Mexico Costs a Fraction of What it Would in U.S.

Betsy Anne Edmonds has lived full-time in Mexico for nearly 15 years and wouldn’t have it any other way. The native New Yorker’s connection to the country began way back in 1968 when she first visited Acapulco. Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta were added to her list in the early ‘70s. While she loved all those cities, when it came to choosing her retirement spot in 2003, Betsy Anne did her homework…