Dedicated to providing you with credible information about living overseas
TextImage

Gary Coles

Gary Coles

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.About Paradise For ...

Name of Your Company or Organization
Paradise For Gringos
About Me
I love to travel and have always planned to retire to a foreign country. I've traveled to Europe, Latin America and Russia. I've lived in Europe and Latin America. Now I am living in Mexico.

I'm a cowboy -- I grew up on a ranch in Wyoming and still try to get on a horse whenever I have a chance. I even rode in rodeos.

I'm a veteran -- the US Army Special Forces (Green Berets) and I love the US but it costs much less to live in Latin America and I love the challenges of learning about new cultures and adapting to them.

I've owned retail stores and a large real estate company. I've also managed apartments, bars, cafes, and a motel.

I was President of the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS and have volunteered for many charitable organizations and served on their Boards of Directors.

I've taught commercial and residential real estate and served as an expert witness. I am an Accredited Consultant (ACRE).

I want to use my knowledge and skills to help others.
Where I’m From
Wyoming
Where I Live Now
Mexico
Countries Doing Business In
Belize
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Worldwide
All services your organization provides
Blogs or newspapers
Photography
Relocation services
Touring and vacation packages
Writer or publisher
Public speaker

Community Q & A Questions Answered

Expats in Mexico come in every type, shape and size.  There really is no particular type of expat, even though some people have stereotypes. Here are a few of the groups that I feel make up most of the expats: Retirees --- Of co... Read More
I love Mexico and am loving my life in this vibrant and beautiful country.  There is so much  to see and do.  It is difficult to think of any reasons you would not want to retire here.   But here are my top 10 of the Worst reas... Read More
More answers by Gary Coles
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

Expat Stories Posted

Many expats do not like to drive in Mexico, so I constantly answer questions about public transportation. Tijuana has more expats than anywhere else in Mexico and it is a big city, so understandably, many people wonder about the buses and taxis. ... Read More
The old Spanish Fort San Juan de Ulúa still stands watch over the bustling port of Veracruz, Mexico, but it is no longer filled with many tons of silver and gold. This fort was built in 1565 on the island where the Spanish first landed in their conque... Read More
Las Posadas is the name for the popular celebrations in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, the United States and Panama during the nine days before Christmas (December 16-24). Las Posadas (which is Spanish for the “inns” or... Read More
More stories by Gary Coles
  • 1
  • 2

Go Here Next

 
Best Places In The World To Retire Expat Stories contains text, video, and photos by people just like you who are already living abroadUse the menu on this page to go to categories of Stories.
Best Places In The World To Retire Community Questions and Answers about living and retiring abroadUse the menu on this page to go to other categories of questions.
The Best Places In The World To Retire Location Advisor makes personalized recommendations for where to live and retire overseasGet matched to your ideal location to live abroad.
Best Places In The World To Retire Community Questions and Answers about living and retiring abroadAnswers about living, working or visiting abroad.
Best Places In The World To Retire Expat Stories contains text, video, and photos by people just like you who are already living abroadStories by expats & others about their life aborad.
Best Places In The World To Retire - MarketplaceFind for profit, non-profit and religious organizations.
 

Our Pledge To You

Best Places will present information from the Community in a transparent way, unedited, except to conform with our Conditions of Use.

You can trust that Best Places does not manipulate content to sell you anything. All opinions in the Community Q & A and Expat Stories are those of its authors, not Best Places.

Get Known To The Community

Those who contribute to the Best Places Community are our heroes! And being a Best Places hero is fast, fun, and easy. Just go to Questions & Answers, find your first question to answer, click on it, and then click the Contribute Your Answer To This Question Button. If you’d rather enter a Story, go to Expat Stories and click the Contribute Your Story Button".

Contact/Support

Please contact us. We would love to hear from you! Customer Service
Technical Support
Business Development
Suggestions
Press
Phone: (US) 520-498-0427