Your Best Resource for Expat Life in Central America
Why we are here:
Congratulations! You have taken the first step in the exciting life-changing world of expat life in Central America.
Don’t know where to start? We dedicate this site to helping you make the best decisions and making your move to expat status as easy as possible. Here, we give you the information you need on a host of places on life in Central America.
Whether you are retiring abroad, or like so many others, working abroad, as freelancers and digital nomads, we have the same dreams as you. A simple life, away from the hustle and bustle of a world based on the size of your house or car. Let us provide the information you need, as we take this journey together.
What is an expat?
Simply, it means someone who lives outside of their native country. These include people who are full-time or part-time and those who are retired and those still working such as digital nomads. You’ve probably heard, living in another country is cheaper than you are used to. That is especially true of developing countries, such as the ones we will talk about here in Central America.
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We are putting together the information you need before and during your move and living in Central America. Take a look around, click the “Join Us” button at the top, (it’s free), to receive our special newsletter only our members will have access to. If not, there is plenty of information here for you and more is added every day.
Residency and Retirement Programs
Do you want to know what it takes for residency/retirement in Central America? Click here for a summary by country
Expat Life in Central America Resources
We provide resources to help you make life easier as an expat. We update our site daily, with information on the best global health insurance available, food, information and tips on what you need to work abroad, the best internet providers, movers, attorneys , tax preparedness for expats, testimonials, and more.
Take a look at our blog page, or get to know our pages on fishing and bird watching. It’s all here for you to enjoy and use for your own benefit.
Thinking of Studying Abroad?
We have gathered information on the best universities in Central America. Every day, we are seeking the latest news and the best choices for the schools to attend abroad. Keep checking back as we update our findings.
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- Sell you get rich quick schemes
- Try and sell you real estate in a swamp
- Try to get you to invest in anything
- Sell or give your information to anyone
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Expat Life in Central America & Covid-19
What a whirlwind 2020 has been. At the beginning of the new year, if you told me we would have a world-wide pandemic that forced the world to close and create havoc across the expat and digital nomad world, I may not have believed it.
As horrible as some of the things have been during 2020, it has also forced us to ask the right questions about expat life in Central America and elsewhere in the world.
Here are just a few of the negative side effects the virus has had on expat life.
- Local food prices are more expensive
- Expats cannot get back to their property abroad
- Expats living in Central America cannot travel back home
- Medical care in jeopardy due to traveling restrictions
- Uncertainty of the future
Along with other issues expats are having, it is no wonder so many have already sold or are trying to sell their homes abroad. Yes, some expats have given up when faced with the challenges of the coronavirus. The main reason given is the travel restrictions. Some people just never thought about what would happen without easy access in and out of another country. In doing so, this one element has changed the way expats and digital nomads feel about living and working abroad. Luckily there is good news.
The Good News for Expat Life in Central America
Yes, there is good news. For all of the negative experiences there are positive elements to life that we did not expect to happen during the pandemic. Let’s look at the positive changes that took place during 2020 and beyond.
- With expat homes for sale, the buyers market should be good for 2021
- Those living abroad have been forced to not count on their home country as before
- Expats and digital nomads learned to be more resourceful and live closer lives to the locals than before the corona virus.
- Not being able to count on quick travel for medical treatment, many found a way to improve their health locally.
- For the ones who have stayed have much more strength and appreciation for life than before.
While it is tough to find positives during 2020, most of us have found some solitude that life will go on and even prosper after the pandemic. As the virus comes under control with new vaccines, more people will venture back into the world of expat life in Central America. As years pass, many will recognize that not only was 2020 full of disasters to everyone around the world, it also gave humanity strength to live wherever in the world they believe is best for them.
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