International Master-Planned and Gated Communities
There is something intriguing about life outside of the United States. If you’re looking for a retirement destination or a second home location, international options deserve to be looked into. Though moving anywhere new is an adventure, creating a life in a different country takes that adventure to another level. So, before you jump on the next plane, take a minute to decide if this is what you’re looking for in this next chapter of your life. Learn about what makes international living a great contender so you can make your ideal living dreams come true.
The Allure of International Living
First things first: the destination. With some of the best retirement communities in countries like Mexico, Dominican Republic, Panama, Belize, the Bahamas, and Costa Rica, the draw to an exotic location is sometimes hard to ignore.
- Mexico has beaches, warm weather, and incredible archaeological sites. A low cost of living also makes this a desirable destination.
- The Dominican Republic’s beaches, with its white sands and crystalline waters, are highly regarded. Its tropical climate soothes the soul.
- Panama has its beaches, too, but its cosmopolitan capital and its accepted currency, the US dollar, make it convenient and appealing.
- Belize provides lush jungles and the Caribbean Sea as a backdrop. Explore the ancient ruins and immerse yourself in its rich culture.
- The Bahamas can lure you in with its clear waters, a tropical climate, and its unique attraction of swimming pigs.
- Costa Rica is a stunning natural paradise bustling with wildlife, a warm tropical climate, and other features that make it a relaxing destination.
Why Choose an International Community?
Locales aside, international destinations offer retirement communities with resort living amenities. Amid stunning views, you’ll find golf communities with challenging courses. If you’re looking for different floor plans or home types, master planned communities offer selections to choose from, including homesites, condos, and townhomes. Plus, you have the ability to live comfortably on a budget, thanks to lower cost of living and certain tax-friendliness of some places.
Some Things You’ll Need - and Need to Know
When looking for a retirement or second home location, researching the types of communities and the activities available in the broader areas is important. We all know that we can’t just hop on a plane, land in our chosen location, and automatically call it “home.” There are essential steps to take to ensure you can properly live internationally, and that includes applying for visas. Make sure you’re able to get quality healthcare, too; you may need to think about getting health insurance to cover any medical needs. Other things to take into consideration are weather, safety, and travel.
Research and Explore the Best International Communities
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Arenal Hills nestles in a fertile valley surrounded by rainforest and rivers. Homes are designed to showcase the panoramic views and forested setting surrounding the Arenal volcano. Two clubhouses will host multiple dining options. And the Springs Resort nearby offers more.
Only the finest materials are used in Arenal Hills homes, whether it’s the marble flooring imported from the mountains of Peru or the cascading two-story waterfall pools sculped by hand, Arenal Hills homes are designed to be instruments of timeless beauty for you and your family.
Owners of Arenal Hills homes are granted VIP access to the renowned Springs Resort and Spa, a world-class luxury resort located just a short drive away.
Arenal Hills stretches over 123 acres of magnificent volcano views that will leave you breathless. Stroll along the beautifully landscaped walking paths and you’ll encounter world-class home designs, luxurious amenities, and a breathtaking landscape surrounded by the peaceful sounds of nature. Arenal Hills is specifically designed to make owning a vacation home, second home, or retiring to the paradise of Costa Rica affordable yet luxurious.
Lucero is located in the “La Estrella” suburb of Boquete (valley of the flowers) in the Province of Chiriqui, which is Panama’s southwestern-most province, immediately next to Costa Rica”s southern border.
Also known as a Paradise in the Sky, Lucero is the perfect property to retire and to find a second home. You can choose from our Duplex Villa, our Townhomes, or our condos, each or them will be designed with attention to detail and keeping you preferences in mind. With us you will find a place to disconnect from the world and get lost in nature.
The property is 15 to 20 minutes by car from Boquete and about 45 to 50 minutes by car from David, the capital of Panama’s Chiriqui Province.
In Lucero you will find a challenging world class par-72 golf course designed by J. Michael Poellot at 3,600 feet above sea level. Not only is it the best in the country, but also the only one with 360 views that will blow your mind.
Besides that you will find classic clay tennis courts, with everything you might need to play. After practicing your favorite sport, you can take a dip in our infinity pool and our jacuzzi while you enjoy the view surrounding our whole Club House.
Belize is as romantic and charming as it sounds. And, Ambergris Caye, is indeed the cream of the crop. The island is considered the #1 tourist and retirement destination in Belize and is one of the top retirement destinations in all of the Caribbean and Central America .
While Belize feels like that dreamy place you could never actually live, buying in Belize has never been more affordable, or more accessible.
The land title system in Belize is very similar to that of the UK, USA or Canada. There are no restrictions on foreign land ownership, and
there are plenty of English speaking lawyers ready to help you with your property purchase.
There is no capital gains tax, no inheritance tax, and property taxes are a fraction of what they are in Canada or USA.
Asset protection through creation of IBC (International Business Company) is very similar to the British Virgin Islands or The Bahamas. You may open an offshore bank account effectively protecting your assets from Tax Authorities and litigation.
And, Belize has an excellent retiree program. Under Belize’s Qualified Retired Persons program, buyers over 45 are eligible for tax benefits, including exemptions on retirement income. When moving to Belize, qualified retirees can import motor vehicles, boats, aircraft, and personal effects, duty free. For details visit www.belizeretirement.org or call 1 (832) 848-2812.
Anah Tulum Bahia Principe is a beautiful resort-style gated community sitting on 4.94 acres of Mayan jungle. It is an oasis where you can enjoy the Resort Living at its best since it is located within the Bahia Principe Hotel & Residential Complex. It offers exclusivity and security in a luxurious and elegant atmosphere.
Living in Anah Tulum provides you with the opportunity to enjoy the Caribbean Sea and the best resort activities surrounded by beautiful landscapes, which characterizes the Riviera Maya. Enjoy services and a high-level infrastructure which includes two golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones II.
Our experience of more than 12 years designing, building, and selling in the Riviera Maya has allowed us to develop a residential complex where light plays a key role in which spacious areas translate into peace, comfort, and quality of life. The design of each space and every detail in Anah Tulum are carefully thought out to live in harmony with nature.
The community complex is finished so you can enjoy your dream home at the time of purchase.
Take advantage of the special offer for the Ideal Living Community in the last 11 townhomes, which are ready to move in and to sign the deed.
Montejo Plaza is located in Merida, the safest city in Mexico. It’s surrounded by lush vegetation, cenotes, and first-world facilities and attractions nearby including: restaurants, malls, movie theaters, and world-class hospitals are minutes away. The ocean is only a 15 minute drive and for your pleasure, Montejo Plaza condos include a private beach club for its residents.
To learn more give us a call at +52 998 874 2135 we will be happy to answer all your questions.
Where To Go From Here?
With so many appealing places to land, the choice will be a tough one. But once you’ve narrowed down potential destinations, look at the communities in those locations and make plans to visit by setting up a discovery tour. Once you get a taste of the lifestyle, it’ll be even easier to decide if an international retirement or relocation destination is right for you.