Looking for your next big adventure after retirement? How about a move to a brand-new county? Maybe somewhere warm, sunny, with a great beach?
International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2018 pulled together the best beach towns where expat retirees report a healthy, fun, fulfilling lifestyle — all for an affordable price.
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Costa Rica took the top spot in the Global Retirement Index for the first time this year. The beach town of Tamarindo is located on the Pacific Coast and offers an abundance of nature, seafood and golden sands. The town is located within a “blue zone,” or an area of the world where residents regularly reach 100 while still in good health; perhaps it’s partially thanks to the culture of fitness prevalent in Tamarindo?
Overall, Costa Rica provides high-quality medical care, real estate at an attractive value and already established expat communities.
Situated four hours from Panama City, Pedasi is likened to 1950s, small-town America. It offers friendly locals, a relaxed lifestyle and overall safety.
The cost of living is low and the unspoiled beaches, Pacific waters and rural agricultural operations all add to the welcoming vibe.
On the Pacific Coast of Ecuador, Salinas earns the nickname “Little Miami Beach.” The beaches are wide and clean and the water’s calm. The cost of living is low and the weather is great, with a sunny season lasting mid-December through April and warm waters January through March.
Across the world, former outpost of the British Empire Penang is more than 100 square miles of tropical paradise. There are plenty of luxury amenities, plus the opportunity to get away from it all when natural calls. The expat community is large and the cost of living low, with an additional advantage of being home to quite a few English speakers. Many condominiums come with extra amenities such as Olympic-sized swimming pools and tennis courts, plus easy access to shopping and dining.
The third-safest country in the world, Portugal provides both security and luxury. Cascais is just 20 minutes from Lisbon and offers an artistic community at a steal, perfect if you want to be close to a major city for travel purposes. The weather is mild and wind conditions make the shores perfect for surfing, sailing, windsurfing and more.
Bring your brood abroad this year for spring break. Consider a visit to one of these destinations, perfect for a family-friendly getaway.
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The western Canadian province of British Columbia is known for its skiing and winter sports, with Whistler Blackcomb often named one of North America’s top ski destinations. But British Columbia has more places to ski and play in the snow, family-friendly resorts with budget-friendly prices, and up to 400 inches of powder snow. An exchange rate of 75 cents to the dollar is an added incentive for American family travelers to travel north for a vacation.
Make this Easter the best yet and take your family to Camelback Resort. With the holiday quickly approaching, Camelback gears up for a weekend filled with family fun and Easter festivities — perfect for family travelers.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.