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Kathya de Chong of Alto Boquete Condominios – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Kathya de Chong - Alto Boquete CondominiosSales Manager of Alto Boquete Condominios an Exclusive Residential Com...

How much does it cost for a gardener in Panama?

How much does it cost for a gardener in Panama?

The cost for a gardener in Panama depends on the amount of time he spends working for you. For example, hiring a person as a regular employee where he works daily will have a different rate than if you hire him to... Read more

Carlos Roman Gutierrez Solis of Casa Granada Properties – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Carlos Roman Gutierrez Solis - Casa Granada PropertiesHi. I am a native Nicaraguan who speaks English without any problem at...

What are the worst reasons to retire to Nicaragua?

What are the worst reasons to retire to Nicaragua?

One of the worst reasons to retire in Nicaragua is if you cannot handle the weather, because foreigners may not be happy when it gets too hot.    Another reason is that services in ... Read more

Tom Leonard of Hotel Perico – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Tom Leonard - Hotel PericoI was born and raised in Southern California and now make Lake Chapala...

What is Mexico’s economic system? More free market, capitalistic, socialist, etc.?

What is Mexico’s economic system? More free market, capitalistic, socialist, etc.?

Mexico's economic system protects the renter more than the property owners, which is somewhat a socialist policy. Certain countries have "squatting rights", wherein a person may squat on someone else... Read more

Yolanda Martinez – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Yolanda MartinezI was born in Mexico, but I spent a lot of time in the US, so I'm bi-l...

Is Mexico a good place for preppers to have their bugout location? Is Mexico a good place for survivalists?

Is Mexico a good place for preppers to have their bugout location? Is Mexico a good place for survivalists?

Mexico is a place where if everything falls apart, preppers can have access to water, food, and defend themselves. To begin with, we have the largest lake in Latin America that is fed from the three biggest rivers... Read more

Carlos Roman Gutierrez Solis of Casa Granada Properties – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Carlos Roman Gutierrez Solis - Casa Granada PropertiesHi. I am a native Nicaraguan who speaks English without any problem at...

What are typical Nicaraguan desserts and dessert recipes?

What are typical Nicaraguan desserts and dessert recipes?

Nicaraguan desserts use a lot of sugar such as coyolito, dulce (sweet) with pineapples, and candies.   One of the desserts in Nicaragua is piñonate, which is a local pie with pine... Read more

Yvon Marier of Travel  Info Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Yvon Marier - Travel Info MexicoI was born and raised in Canada, joined the military when I was 17 as ...

What’s the best way to go about renting a house or apartment in Mexico?

What’s the best way to go about renting a house or apartment in Mexico?

The best way to go by renting a house or an apartment in Mexico depends on the location you want to stay in. For example, where I have my condo unit in Mazatlán, people pay their rent a year or two in advan... Read more

Kathya de Chong of Alto Boquete Condominios – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Kathya de Chong - Alto Boquete CondominiosSales Manager of Alto Boquete Condominios an Exclusive Residential Com...

What's the cost of the Internet in Panama?

What's the cost of the Internet in Panama?

Internet service in Panama is mostly bundled within contracts that offer phone and cable services. All three services cost around $60 a month. Standalone Internet service can cost around $20, with the minimum spee... Read more

Valerie Friesen of Blue Angel Solutions – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Valerie Friesen - Blue Angel SolutionsNative Western Canadian now living happily in Mexico for 7 1/2 years...

What are the best reasons to retire to Mexico?

What are the best reasons to retire to Mexico?

There would be several reasons to retire to Mexico. For Canadians and Americans in particular, one reason is that most of the major airlines fly to Mexico and flights are regularly available. Depending on where yo... Read more

Tom Leonard of Hotel Perico – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Tom Leonard - Hotel PericoI was born and raised in Southern California and now make Lake Chapala...

What is the business culture in Mexico?

What is the business culture in Mexico?

Somebody once told me, "In the States, business is business." It means that even if you don't like the person you're conducting business with, but he gives you a good deal and provides good servi... Read more

Jeff Smith of DocTours – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Jeff Smith - DocToursA former nurse inspector for the State of California, a former organiz...

How’s the dental care in Mexico?

How’s the dental care in Mexico?

Dental Care in Mexico--the Cost   Dental care in Mexico is quite satisfactory -- except for the price. The price is not cheap for many Mexicans, whose income is nothing to boast about.&n... Read more

Carlos Roman Gutierrez Solis of Casa Granada Properties – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Carlos Roman Gutierrez Solis - Casa Granada PropertiesHi. I am a native Nicaraguan who speaks English without any problem at...

Can I get a good caregiver in Nicaragua and what is the cost of a good caregiver in Nicaragua?

Can I get a good caregiver in Nicaragua and what is the cost of a good caregiver in Nicaragua?

There is no formal caregiver provider business in Nicaragua. You need to find somebody who would provide this kind of service.   Local families take care of their elderly. Nicaragua does... Read more

Tom Leonard of Hotel Perico – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Tom Leonard - Hotel PericoI was born and raised in Southern California and now make Lake Chapala...

Should I keep my US bank, brokerage, investment, IRA, or retirement account if I move to Mexico?

Should I keep my US bank, brokerage, investment, IRA, or retirement account if I move to Mexico?

An expat would want to keep his account in dollars right now even if he moves to Mexico.   I knew somebody from Canada who came to Mexico about three or four years ago. He was retired an... Read more

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Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Places in the World to RetireAs the Vice President of Best Places in the World to Retire, I had nev...

Cordoba to Puebla, Mexico: Soaring Mountains and Lots of Gastronomy

Cordoba to Puebla, Mexico: Soaring Mountains and Lots of Gastronomy

We were looking forward to visiting Puebla again, so as one of our few extravagances while returning to Lake Chapala as quickly as possible, we booked two nights at the hotel in Puebla we had enjoyed so much.  St... Read more

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Chetumal to Cordoba, Mexico: More Ease and a New Cooking Style, But Watch Out for the Kids!

Chetumal to Cordoba, Mexico: More Ease and a New Cooking Style, But Watch Out for the Kids!

Here was our situation: It was the middle of the Christmas High Season, when house rental prices are the highest and house rental vacancies are the lowest. (The euphemistic term for this is “Landlord’s Mar... Read more

By Edgington – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account By EdgingtonMy wife and I are expats from the U.S. living in Medellin Colombia. We...

How to talk Spanish good... and why. (Como hablar espanol bueno... y por que)

How to talk Spanish good... and why. (Como hablar espanol bueno... y por que)

A disclaimer: I’m a capital G Gringo. I’ve been practicing my English skills for many years, and I’m proud to say that I have my native language down pretty well. In other words, I ain’t no expert in español, so keep ... Read more

Daryl Ries of Panama SpeciaList – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Daryl Ries - Panama SpeciaListI am a native of New York City and have lived and worked in four conti...

Response to “Things are a Changing Here…” about Coronado: The Reality Is, We’re Doing Great! 

Response to “Things are a Changing Here…” about Coronado: The Reality Is, We’re Doing Great! 

The expat story "Things are a changing here…” about the situation in Coronado, Panama, does not present a knowledgeable picture of the area.  It was written with no updated information and worse, d... Read more

By Edgington – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account By EdgingtonMy wife and I are expats from the U.S. living in Medellin Colombia. We...

What I learned from our Celador: Succeeding as an expat in five easy lessons.

  1-You’re safer than you think 2-They’re on bikes for a reason 3-Different is neither worse nor better 4-Violence can be counter productive ... Read more

Ben White of Lake Chapala Society – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Ben White - Lake Chapala SocietyPresident of the Lake Lake Chapala Society and seven year resident of ...

Ben White of the Lake Chapala Society in Ajijic Reveals How LCS Has been Successfully Serving Expats and Locals Alike for 61 Years, and Their Exciting Plans for the Future

Ben White of the Lake Chapala Society in Ajijic Reveals How LCS Has been Successfully Serving Expats and Locals Alike for 61 Years, and Their Exciting Plans for the Future

Chuck Bolotin: It’s mid-February 2017 and we have the privilege of chatting with Ben White, President of the Board of Directors of Lake Chapala Society (LCS), in Ajijic, Mexico, right here on their beautiful grounds.&... Read more

Greg Custer – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Greg CusterTravel industry veteran of over 35 years and expert in travel to all r...

Oh Poop!

Oh Poop!

I live lakeside in Chapala. In all of Mexico, it’s the most picturesque, comfortable and enlightening place any Mexico-seeking expat could ever hope to find. It’s also quite common (living in paradise) you get dra... Read more

Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Places in the World to RetireAs the Vice President of Best Places in the World to Retire, I had nev...

Mahahual to Chetumal, Mexico: An Otherworldly Lake, a Time Machine, and Great Presents for Everyone

Mahahual to Chetumal, Mexico: An Otherworldly Lake, a Time Machine, and Great Presents for Everyone

Almost on cue, just minutes after my wife Jet was finished with her massage on the beach in Mahahual, the wind picked up, and we and everyone else could notice that the squalls that earlier were further out and more s... Read more

Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Places in the World to RetireAs the Vice President of Best Places in the World to Retire, I had nev...

Akumal to Mahahual, Mexico: Way Better Than a Spa Day

Akumal to Mahahual, Mexico: Way Better Than a Spa Day

When you envision someone in December packing their van in the middle of a driving rain, what pops into your mind?  Do you see a person in swimming trunks and sandals?  Probably not, unless you had the same ... Read more

Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Places in the World to RetireAs the Vice President of Best Places in the World to Retire, I had nev...

Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Including Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum: From Modern Resort Destinations to Mayan Ruins

Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Including Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum: From Modern Resort Destinations to Mayan Ruins

If you want to travel by any vehicle in the Riviera Maya (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Tulum and everything in between), you’ll have to take the main highway.  As in every other place in Mexico we’ve bee... Read more

Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Chuck Bolotin - Best Places in the World to RetireAs the Vice President of Best Places in the World to Retire, I had nev...

From Merida to Valladolid to Akumal, Mexico: Interesting Friends, How to Pronounce 'G' in Spanish, and Pre-Planned Inspiration

From Merida to Valladolid to Akumal, Mexico: Interesting Friends, How to Pronounce 'G' in Spanish, and Pre-Planned Inspiration

To paraphrase, add to, modernize (and a little bit botch) Robert Burns: “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry… so it is great to have the Internet for quick research and decision-making.” And that we... Read more

Denis Larsen of Casa Hamaca Guesthouse – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account Denis Larsen - Casa Hamaca GuesthouseI first visited the Yucatan about 18 years ago as part of a volunteer ...

Denis Larsen in Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico: Changing Trajectories, Dispensas, and the Importance of Nail Polish

Denis Larsen in Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico: Changing Trajectories, Dispensas, and the Importance of Nail Polish

Editor's note: Denis Larsen has consistently been kind, generous and helpful answering questions from our readers, so it was with great interest that we sat down with Denis April 5, 2017, to find out ex... Read more

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