Are you searching for an inexpensive place to retire that can also earn its keep as a vacation home until you do give up the working life? Perhaps, you've looked into some of the traditional havens for ex-pats such as Puerto Vallarta, Mexico or Phuket, Thailand but would prefer something a little more off the radar. Then you should check out Montanita, Ecuador? Why? Well for one thing, InternationalLiving.com recently called Ecuador the number one retirement haven in the world.
The Vibe: Hippie Plus Surfer
But why Montanita? If you've never heard of Montanita, you are not alone. This beach town, which has a reputation for year-round big waves, has managed to stay under the radar even though it has been a destination for ex-pats and surfers since about the 1960s. Today, this surfing hot spot is known for its hippie vibe and party atmosphere. It is also known for:
Ecuador: A Haven to Retirees
Forbes named Ecuador the best place to retire abroad in 2015. According to Forbes, the cost of living is about half of what it is to live in America, with both food and doctor's visits being very inexpensive in Ecuador. In Montanita, for example, you can pick up empanadas from street vendors for about $1.
Buy Before You Retire
All of these things make Montanita a great place to retire, but you don't have to wait until you are finished working to enjoy life in Montanita. In fact, a wise idea is to purchase a home or condo now that you can use for vacations or to rent out to other visitors until you're ready to retire. And don't let Montanita's reputation as being a great place to retire fool you. In addition to being a famous surfing spot, Montanita is also a great place to:
Finding the Right Home for Your Needs
Before purchasing Ecuador homes for sale, speak with a real estate expert who can help you pick the best spot for your needs. If you like to party, for example, the real estate expert may steer you towards the downtown area where you can easily walk to and from the many bars and clubs. If, on the other hand, you prefer peace and quiet or would prefer to be closer to the mountains, a real estate agent may steer you away from the town.
Once you purchase a home, a real estate agent may also be able to help you list it on the rental market so that it can earn back some of your investment. And if the agent doesn't provide rental management services, they could help you find someone who does.Share
27 May 2015
When I started traveling a lot for work, I assumed that the best thing about any hotel was the pool. I would go out to dinner someplace close to the hotel every night, and simply watch TV or sit in the hot tub. However, after talking with a friend of mine, I discovered that hotels offer a lot more than I thought. My friend asked me to try room service and to rent movies in my hotel room. It was incredible to learn all of the tricks to staying in a hotel, and I want to share them with you. As you travel, remember the articles on this website.