Overseas Haven Reports, Portugal
Algarve, Portugal | Overseas Haven Report
Located at Europe’s westernmost tip and boasting 100 miles of Atlantic coastline, Algarve could be Europe’s most famous secret. This region boasts Europe’s best beaches, Europe’s best golf courses, some of Europe’s friendliest folk, and Western Europe’s lowest cost of living. It’s also Europe’s newest tax haven.
Algarve has been Live and Invest Overseas’ the World’s #1 Retirement Haven for several years running now… That’s a distinction we don’t bestow lightly or easily, but our editorial team has a lot of experience at this… We’ve been rating and ranking the world’s best places to spend time in retirement for 30 years now—we can tell you from firsthand experience, the Algarve really nails it.
A safe region, with very little crime and a laid-back lifestyle for expats, this destination caters equally to families and retirees with its culture, cuisine, Blue Flag beaches, historical cities, and so much more. And the Algarve is also a world-recognized golf destination… at last count there were 42 courses in less than 100 square miles.
Thanks to its 3,300 hours of sunshine per year, more sunny days than almost anywhere else in Europe, the Algarve has a longstanding reputation as a top summer destination among European sun-seekers and a top winter retreat for those looking to escape Northern Europe’s coldest months. Plus, Portugal has the lowest cost of living in Western Europe, on average 30% lower than other countries.Bottom line, the Algarve offers an opportunity to savor the best of an old-school, Old World lifestyle at a very affordable cost. Here you can enjoy the best the Continent has to offer, from medieval towns and fishing villages to open-air markets, local wine. This is a land of cobblestoned streets and whitewashed houses with lace-patterned chimneys surrounded by fig, olive, almond, and carob trees.
Here on Portugal’s Algarve, the seafood is fresh, the people are pleasant, the service is friendly, and the wine is affordable on every menu.
Beyond Europe, the Algarve is largely ignored as a retirement haven. If you’re looking for a Continental lifestyle and don’t have the budget for France, Italy, or Spain, Algarve could be your answer.SKU: OHR-ALGARVE-PORTUGAL
All Access Pass
The All Access Pass is your “golden ticket”… a special pass that allows you free entry to every single conference on our calendar… for the rest of your life.
What’s more, you’ll join us as a VIP every time.
This means that, as well as free entry to the event, for no additional charge, you get to attend special lunches, cocktail parties, and other gatherings organized for VIP visitors only.SKU: VIP-AAP
Panama Special Reports
Amador Causeway, Panama City, Panama
In this Panama Special Report, we tour Panama’s Causeway in Amador, a former U.S. military outpost and Canal Zone recreation area that is today enjoying a multi-million dollar makeover.
The Amador Causeway has a long and winding history tied to the construction of the Panama Canal and the nearly 100-year occupation of the Canal Zone by U.S. military forces. Used first as a military base, Amador was later repurposed as a sprawling recreation area for the exclusive use of U.S. military personnel and their families. Languishing in neglect since the 1999 handover dictated by the Torrijos-Carter Treaty that returned the land to Panama, the Causeway is today the focus of an ambitious plan to transform it into a five-star residential community whose key feature, a cruise-ship terminal, will rival ports of call throughout the Americas.SKU: PSR-AMADOR-CAUSEWAY
Belize, Overseas Haven Reports
Ambergris Caye, Belize | Overseas Haven Report
Belize has much to offer beyond its rain forest interior, including one of the world’s best choices for a new life by the sea, la isla bonita Ambergris Caye.
This small haven in the Caribbean, is surrounded by vibrantly turquoise waters and skirted on its eastern side by the longest barrier and reef in the Western Hemisphere.
Living on Ambergris, you’d wake up to the gentle lapping of waves onto pristine white-sand beaches just outside your window and the faint crash of the ocean in the distance, breaking against the second longest coral reef in the world…
Ambergris Caye’s San Pedro Town is now also a bustling tourist destination with world-class restaurants, great night life, a broad variety of activities and pastimes.
Belize is English-speaking, uses the common law system, has a stable government, and is part of the British Commonwealth and of Caricom (Caribbean Community).
Ambergris is not only one of the best places to think about spending time, but also, right now, a top investment option. This is a closing window to take a position in advance of all this big-deal infrastructure… which will lead to more tourists, more residents, and higher property values.
Ambergris… a true meeting place of cultures. She stands somewhat apart from the mainland in her self-expression and lifestyle, and embodies one of those cultures that truly has it all.
On this small island, the passion and vitality of Latin American culture and music can be experienced alongside most of the comforts and business facilities of the Western world, melded all the while with the laid-back and welcoming vibe of the Caribbean.SKU: OHR-AMBERGRIS-CAYE-BELIZE
Guatemala, Overseas Haven Reports
Antigua, Guatemala | Overseas Haven Report
This Overseas Haven Report features Antigua, Guatemala, the overlooked colonial city in the heart of Central America with plenty to offer the would-be foreign retiree. A few of the city’s main draws include various cost lifestyle options, tax advantages, little to no humidity, entertainment, and even affordable real estate.
Antigua combines a moderate cost of living, moderate climate, good food, old-world charm, friendly people, lots of culture, and engaging activities to create a vibrant and welcoming community for expats seeking solace and tranquility from the lunacy of the modern world.SKU: OHR-ANTIGUA-GUATEMALA
Panama Special Reports
Balboa, La Boca, and Amador Causeway, Panama City, Panama
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you the areas of Balboa, La Boca, and Amador Causeway, all located within Panama City.
Only a few miles away from the hustle and bustle, the bright lights, and the hectic honking of cab horns, brings you to what used to be considered the Canal Zone. You know you’ve entered this area when on one side you see multicolored storage containers stacked one on top of the other, like a Lego village, while on the opposite side of the street you see boxy, tan-colored old military barracks and government buildings.SKU: PSR-BALBOA-LA-BOCA-AMADOR
Indonesia, Overseas Haven Reports
Bali, Indonesia | Overseas Haven Report
In this Overseas Haven Report, we feature Bali, Indonesia.
A few of the draws to the island of Bali include; beautiful beaches, low cost of living, tropical climate, and opportunity for Indiana Jones-style escapades.SKU: OHR-BALI-INDONESIA
Overseas Haven Reports, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand | Overseas Haven Report
In this Overseas Haven Report we feature Bangkok, Thailand, a favorite among everyone from young to old, singles and families, and those living on a budget or looking to live like royalty.
This is a city where you can find it all. It is a pleasant mix of culture and entertainment, and a perfect spot to hang your hat.SKU: OHR-BANGKOK-THAILAND
Panama, Panama Special Reports
Banking In Panama – Where And How To Open Your Account
Panama is Central America’s preeminent banking destination. Its thriving banking sector has fueled the growth of the country’s economy and attracted dozens of international banks from around the globe. Of the 75 banks currently operating in the country, 2 are state-owned, 47 have general licenses, and 26 have international licenses.
Why Panama, you ask?
For starters, the country boasts strong regulatory oversight that maintains the stability of the banking system, and banks tend to stay afloat during periods of economic turmoil. Favorable tax incentives and high certificate of deposit (CD) rates draw in a constant flow of cash from foreign individuals and entities. On top of that, there are several laws in place that help ensure the privacy of clients. Together these factors contribute to Panama’s appeal as an offshore banking haven.SKU: PSR-BANKING-PANAMA
Barbados, Overseas Haven Reports
Barbados | Overseas Haven Report
Our Overseas Haven Report for Barbados covers everything this Caribbean island has to offer.
Barbados is quickly coming to the fore as a superb retirement and overseas living destination. It is a stable democracy replete with high-quality, low-cost health care, top-notch food, reasonably priced real estate, and a friendly, welcoming population.SKU: OHR-BARBADOS
Overseas Haven Reports, Spain
Barcelona, Spain | Overseas Haven Report
In this Overseas Haven Report we feature Barcelona, Spain, one of Europe’s most appealing lifestyle options right now.
Barcelona is the economic, cultural, and administrative capital of Catalonia, located in northeast SpainSKU: OHR-BARCELONA-SPAIN
Belize qualifies as one of the best places in the world to hang your hat.
It’s a tax haven, a banking haven, and a top investment haven. This under-the-radar, sand-fringed, English-speaking country in the Caribbean also offers a warm climate…an affordable cost of living…lifestyle options from sandy beachfront to quiet inland retreats… safety… stability… privacy… independence… freedom…
How can you enjoy eight free nights in this country… and save maybe tens of thousands of dollars on the purchase of your dream home at the beach…
All while launching the adventures of your lifetime in one of the world’s most beautiful, most tempting, most welcoming retirement, investment, and offshore havens?
This is paradise made easy. Your ultimate overseas retirement fully figured out and turn-key.
We call it Belize In A Box…
Come, escape to Belize…with our help.SKU: VIP-BC
Belize, Home Conference Kits
Belize On Demand Deluxe Video Program
Our Belize Home Conference Kit is the most in-depth resource that you’ll find anywhere about living, retiring, or investing in Belize. This massive kit contains all of the components of our Belize Starter Kit, plus every presentation made during our recent Live and Invest in Belize Conference.SKU: HCK-BELIZE-2021
Belize Starter Kit
If Belize is on your radar (as we suggest it should be), here’s everything you need to take the first step toward realizing your dreams of a new life in this beautiful, English-speaking Caribbean nation.
We call it the “Belize Starter Kit.” Think of it as Belize 101, everything the would-be expat or retiree considering a new life in Belize needs to get started.SKU: KIT-BELIZE-STARTER
Panama Special Reports
Best of Panama’s Caribbean
Our Best of Panama’s Caribbean Coast Special Report is your beginners guide to finding the best opportunities on this side of the isthmus.
The Caribbean Coast of Panama is notoriously underdeveloped—a pro or a con depending on what kind of lifestyle you’re looking for. This side of the country’s infrastructure is basic at best, and, as a result, fewer foreigners have settled on Panama’s northern side. English is less generally spoken than on the Pacific side, though the touristy Bocas del Toro is an exception—here the high volume of visitors means most working in the service industry speak English, and many businesses are American or Canadian owned.
From the rugged but expat-popular Bocas del Toro islands in the far west to the colonial cities of Colón and Portobelo, the Caribbean options are few but varied. This report details Panama’s best options on the Caribbean…SKU: PSR-BEST-CARIBBEAN
Panama, Panama Special Reports
Boca Chica, Panama
In this Panama Special Report, we bring you the tranquil town of Boca Chica, Panama.
The town of Boca Chica had for long been just a sleepy fishing port at the end of the road. Sitting at the end of the peninsula, the town overlooks the nearby island of Boca Brava, which protects the port and makes it a perfect place for a fishing expedition. If you’ve heard of this little town already, odds are you’re a sport fisherman—the waters off this coastal town are world-renowned as a sport fisherman’s paradise.SKU: PSR-BOCA-CHICA
Panama Special Reports
Bocas del Toro, Panama
The Caribbean Coast of Panama is notoriously underdeveloped—a pro or a con depending on what kind of lifestyle you’re looking for. This side of the country’s infrastructure is basic at best, and, as a result, fewer foreigners have settled on Panama’s northern side. English is less generally spoken than on the Pacific side, though the touristy Bocas del Toro is an exception— here the high volume of visitors means most working in the service industry speak English, and many businesses are American or Canadian owned.
Bocas del Toro is often regarded as Panama’s top tourist destination—and for good reason, too. This is one of the most pristine areas on Panama’s Caribbean coast, and tourists have taken note of its dense rain forests, clear and clean turquoise water, and white-sand beaches.
Bocas del Toro is a province in Panama consisting of a small portion of the mainland as well as an archipelago of nine islands. It borders the Caribbean Sea to the north, Chiriquí to the south, Costa Rica to the west, and the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé comarca to the east.
Until recently, it has been regarded 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. Even recycling has now been recognized as a necessity if they are to save their pristine sand and surf.SKU: PSR-BOCAS-DEL-TORO
Overseas Haven Reports, Panama
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 expensive 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
Overseas Haven Reports
Bogotá is one of those cities that isn’t going to click with everyone.
This is a place for people who want the hustle and bustle of a major city with amazing dining options, culture, and something always going on.
You can enjoy the comfortable climate of San Francisco combined with the city lifestyle of New York, but at a fraction of the cost.
Some streets are gritty with vibrant graffiti while others are tree-lined
and polished. Dramatic green mountains line the northern part of the city.
Neighborhoods, like Chapinero, have a Brooklyn vibe where creativity booms
and buildings hide secret hipster cafés, art galleries, and cocktail bars that
you wouldn’t know about unless a local filled you in.
While Bogotá is one of the most expensive cities in Colombia, its culture
and food scenes can’t be beat. This is a destination for people looking to
experience a booming gastronomic scene, live theater, art, fashion, and film
The largest city in Colombia is definitely one of its best-kept secrets.SKU: OHR-BOGOTA-COLOMBIA