Retirement & Lifestyle, Mexico, Get Started, Overseas Haven Reports
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | Overseas Haven ReportRetirement & Lifestyle, Mexico, Get Started, Overseas Haven Reports
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | Overseas Haven Report
With Banderas Bay on one side and the Sierra Madre mountains on the other, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, offers postcard-worthy scenery around every corner. Beyond the natural beauty of the area, Puerto Vallarta checks all the boxes as a retirement destination…
International airport with excellent connections to the States and Canada? Check. High-quality, affordable medical care with English-speaking doctors? Check. A vibrant culture highlighted by local festivals and an out-of-this-world culinary scene? Check!
While Puerto Vallarta is a hot spot for cruise ships and spring breakers, it retains its traditional charm. People from here are proud to be pata salada (“salty feet,” the name given to locals), and they take great care of their city. And it’s the friendly, fun-loving locals that really make this such a special place.
Discover Puerto Vallarta with this Overseas Haven Report.SKU: OHR-PUERTO-VALLARTA-MEXICO
Retirement & Lifestyle, Honduras, Get Started, Overseas Haven Reports
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Roatán, Honduras | Overseas Haven Report
This Overseas Haven Report features the Caribbean island of Roatan, one of the Bay Islands just off the coast of Honduras.
It’s a small island but it packs a punch when it comes to things to do, especially if your main interests are water related. (The island was recently ranked “Best Dive Site” by Scuba Diving Magazine.) The blend of nations that has formed this island’s population makes for an easy transition to overseas retirement.SKU: OHR-ROATAN-HONDURAS
Retirement & Lifestyle, Panama, Get Started, Overseas Haven Reports
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Bocas del Toro, Panama | Overseas Haven Report
Bocas has been regarded before as little more than a slum. To be fair, some corners of the town could leave you with that impression, but things are changing here. The government is beginning to take note of the tourism potential and is investing in infrastructure accordingly. As recently as a decade ago, paved roads, sewage treatment, and even slightly reliable electricity had yet to arrive to town. Today, Bocas is more attractive than ever before and continues to improve thanks to the locals, tourists, and foreign residents alike.
Improvements in infrastructure are ongoing and at a steady pace.
Small-scale, start-up tourism businesses have begun to take hold here, becoming the best option for a Caribbean escape in Panama. From cheap backpacker hostels and bars, to extensive forest, yoga, or adventure retreats, a trip to Bocas can be a “roughing it” experience or a luxury relaxation. Improvements in infrastructure are ongoing and at a steady pace. Even recycling has now been recognized as a necessity if they are to save their pristine sand and surf.
Come nightfall, Bocas buzzes with activity. Hostels, bars, and hostel-bars are full of visitors from around the world, eating, drinking, socializing, and enjoying live music.
You could even do business in Bocas if you know what you’re doing and can find the right market niche or demand, and do well for yourself. As for real estate, you can find properties at prices from both sides of the spectrum; old buildings from failed businesses, renovated houses, or luxurious forest mansions designed by acclaimed architects.
Bocas has beauty, charm, and progress. Bocas is never boring.
This carefree, stunning destination has a character and a magnetism all its own.SKU: OHR-BOCAS-DEL-TORO
Retirement & Lifestyle, France, Get Started, Overseas Haven Reports
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Marais, Paris, France | Overseas Haven Report
This Overseas Haven Report features one of Kathleen Peddicord’s favorite parts of the world, Paris, and specifically one of the most sought after locales in Paris, the Marais. It’s a location that’s not low cost, for sure, but once you get stuck into Parisian living, (and you’ve survived the sticker-shock of the cost of renting or buying) it’s not as expensive as you may think.SKU: OHR-PARIS-FRANCE
Retirement & Lifestyle, Thailand, Get Started, Overseas Haven Reports
Chiang Mai, Thailand | Overseas Haven ReportRetirement & Lifestyle, Thailand, Get Started, Overseas Haven Reports
Chiang Mai, Thailand | Overseas Haven Report
Our Overseas Haven Report for Chiang Mai, Thailand covers everything an expat would want to know about living, retiring, or investing in Southeast Asia’s most livable city.
With a population just over 1 million, Chiang Mai is a shining example of a perfect balance of past, present, and future. You’ll find ancient temples and antique shops, thriving universities and public spaces, and still be able to enjoy first-rate health care and safety.
There is a reason Chiang Mai is consistently rated as one of the top places in the world to live or retire. Find out for yourself!SKU: OHR-CHIANG-MAI-THAILAND