Best Places to Live Abroad: International Planned Communities

Best Places to Live Abroad: International Planned Communities

Finding the best place to live abroad can be a thrilling journey, but what makes a place truly ideal? We've curated a selection of the best international communities for Americans to live abroad, each promoting a unique lifestyle that caters to a range of preferences and needs.

Why Live Internationally?

What is the best thing about living internationally? Affordable health care? Low tax options? Warm tropical climates? The fact that the weight of the world seems to lift itself off your shoulders? We'll let you decide. Every day is a new chance for exploration when you are living abroad. You can hike to a waterfall, zipline through the jungle, learn a new language, try a new dish, or live it up on the town. You can let your imagination run wild. When you are out in the world, the opportunities are endless.

Find Your Ideal International Community

Embrace a world of endless opportunities by choosing to live abroad. If you're looking for the best places for Americans to live abroad, ideal-LIVING is here to help you find your dream international community.

Tucan Country Club & Resort – Panama

Cocolí, PAN
Apartments from 230k to 800k and houses from 990k in advance, lots from 300k

Nestled in the heart of Cocoli, Tucán Residential Development is a testament to luxury living harmonized with nature’s tranquility. Spanning a lavish 74 hectares, this development is not just a residence but a lifestyle choice for those who seek the finest in living standards.

At Tucán, we offer a variety of living options, each tailored to meet the unique tastes of our discerning residents. From the majestic Palash Tower, the scenic views Forest Towers, the picturesque Splendor Village, to the charming Tucan Village, and a selection of residential land plots, we cater to your dream of building a personalized haven.

The complex, securely enclosed and monitored, stands as a sanctuary of peace and safety. It lies adjacent to a significant forest reserve in the canal area, immersing residents in a world where nature’s beauty is a daily background. Since its inception in 2004, Tucán has captivated attention with its elegant Mediterranean architectural style. This aesthetic charm is a blend of diverse cultural elements, including Spanish, French, Moroccan, Turkish, and Greek influences, creating an environment that is both opulent and welcoming.

Our commitment to maintaining a balance with nature is reflected in our design, preserving 80% of the space for medium-sized villas amidst lush greenery, ensuring each resident feels connected to the earth’s natural splendor.

The site’s historical significance as the former Horoko Golf Course adds to its allure. Transformed into an 18-hole golf course by Jeffrey Mayers in 2003, it stands today as one of the most exclusive and unique real estate developments, not just in Panama but globally.

The Tucan Country Club and Resort Real Estate development, situated near the iconic Panama Canal, adheres to the highest quality standards, coexisting with a rich natural environment. Here, centuries-old trees, rivers, lakes, and a diverse array of flora and fauna create a living painting that changes with the seasons.

Despite its proximity to Panama City, Tucán remains a paradise for exotic wildlife, offering majestic views and proximity to ecological trails, such as the 7 km TITI trail and the extensive Metropolitan Natural Park where you will fully enjoy nature

very close to cultural and leisure activities just one step away. The historic Casco Viejo, Panama City, with schools, hospitals, and more!

 

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Aquamar Vilamoura – Portugal

Vilamoura, Portugal
Homes from $300k-$5M, with short term and long term rentals available

Living and enjoying life in the Southern Region of Portugal – Algarve is a delightful experience that combines the best of both worlds: a relaxed, sun-kissed lifestyle and a vibrant, culturally rich environment. Here’s a description of what it’s like for people who call the Algarve their home:

Nestled along the southern coast of Portugal, the Algarve is a haven for those seeking a life of tranquility and beauty. Imagine waking up to the gentle rustle of palm trees and the scent of saltwater in the air. The region’s Mediterranean climate ensures that sunny days are the norm, allowing you to embrace outdoor living throughout the year.

Your days in the Algarve are filled with endless possibilities. You can start by savoring a leisurely breakfast at a seaside café, where the freshly baked pastries are as warm as the smiles from the friendly locals. As the day unfolds, you might choose to explore the stunning coastline, where golden beaches stretch as far as the eye can see, offering a serene backdrop for swimming, surfing, or simply basking in the sun.

For those with a penchant for culture, the Algarve offers a treasure trove of historic towns, each with its own unique charm. Stroll through cobbled streets lined with colorful buildings, discover ancient castles perched on hilltops, and immerse yourself in the rhythm of traditional Portuguese festivals and fado music that resonates with the soul.

Food lovers will find themselves in culinary paradise, with fresh seafood served at quaint beachside shacks and Michelin-starred restaurants alike. The Algarve’s cuisine is a tantalizing blend of flavors, where grilled sardines, succulent octopus, and aromatic cataplana dishes take center stage. And don’t forget to pair your meals with a glass of locally produced wine or a refreshing sip of medronho, the region’s famous firewater.

The Algarve isn’t just about leisure; it’s also about well-being. Spend your afternoons exploring nature reserves, hiking along rugged cliffs, or teeing off on world-class golf courses. The Ria Formosa Natural Park, with its intricate lagoons and birdlife, provides a peaceful escape for those who appreciate the wonders of the natural world.

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Mirum Elounda Villas – Greece

Elounda, Crete 72100, Greece
Homes from $495k-$7M

Mirum Elounda Villas is an exclusive seafront complex of Mediterranean-style ultra-luxury villas set in a stunning boutique development facing the historical Spinalonga Island.
The villas feature open terraces, panoramic windows, landscaped gardens, and private heated swimming pools. Each villa is designed to take maximum advantage of panoramic sea views. The generously proportioned villas (5-6 bedrooms) sit on large plots of at least 4,000 sq m. All come with generous indoor-outdoor spaces that have a contemporary feel and inviting private pools. Each villa also has a gourmet kitchen, but you can request private chef dinners. Furthermore, the complex has direct access to a private beach and jetty.
Sample the Mediterranean lifestyle by renting one of Mirum Elonda Villas. With a seafront location, exclusive access to amenities and service from 5* Hotel, these rental villas provide you with the luxury vacation of a lifetime.

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NYA - Guanacaste Costa Rica | Beach Retirement Living

NYA Costa Rica

Liberia, Guanacaste 50101, CRI
Beachfront Residences from $235K - $499K

Nya brings the beach to you in an innovative 900-hectare community designed to bring everything you love about Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and everything you need to live, work, and play into a master plan designed for the 21st century.

Alongside our beachfront residences, our master plan includes sites for the country’s first crystal lagoon, hotels, a state-of-the-art sports facility, restaurants, retail, entertainment, and free trade zones to be developed during multiple phases.

Nya fuses entertainment with a commitment to sustainability and local culture. Offering the first beachfront condominiums in Liberia, Guanacaste, you can recharge on spectacular white sand beaches and turquoise clear waters powered by Crystal Lagoons®, enjoy exhilarating water sports, discover the beautiful flora and fauna of Guanacaste, and spend a fun evening out with friends and family while just steps from your front door.

Nya is strategically located less than 10 minutes from the Guanacaste International Airport, the best private schools, hospitals, and grocery stores. It is also centrally located between Guanacaste’s pristine beaches, world-class marinas, national parks, and volcanoes.

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Arenal Hills

Arenal Hills

La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Arenal Hills is a master-planned community of luxury vacation homes located in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. The community is situated on 140 acres of lush rainforest, with stunning views of the Arenal Volcano. Arenal Hills offers a variety of home plans that are designed to blend in with the natural surroundings and feature open floor plans, spacious terraces, and private gardens.
Quivira

Quivira

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Quivira Cabo San Lucas is a luxury resort community located in the heart of Cabo San Lucas. The community is home to a variety of amenities, including two championship golf courses, a world-class spa, and a variety of restaurants and bars. Quivira Cabo San Lucas is also home to a variety of stunning oceanfront homes, ranging from 2-bedroom villas to 5-bedroom estates.
Panama Pacifico

Ceibo Valley

Veracruz, Panama
Panama Pacifico isn't just a place to live, it's a lifestyle destination. This planned community in Panama offers a variety of housing options, from single-family homes to apartments. But the true star is the amenities. Imagine a grand central park for picnics and events, jogging paths, and nature trails. Residents enjoy swimming pools, sports courts, playgrounds, and even on-site shops and restaurants. This focus on community fosters connections and makes Panama Pacifico an attractive option for those seeking a vibrant place to call home.

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