In today’s podcast, Kathleen and Lief discuss part one of our list of the 21 destinations we’ll be covering during our first-ever Retire Overseas Virtual Conference.
Remember that this will be a live event and more than a dozen speakers will be there to answer your questions.
Kathleen and Lief will be discussing the best beach options in this quick stop tour of our 21 recommended countries.
The countries covered are:
- Belize. This is an inexpensive English-speaking destination. For great beaches, you can head to Placencia or Ambergris Caye. If you like beautiful Caribbean beaches to snorkel and dive these are great options for you.
- Portugal. This country has the highest number of blue-flag beaches. If you would like an Old-World beach destination, Portugal is a great option and a bargain too.
- Argentina. There are some beaches but not many. Argentina shouldn’t be on top of your list if a beach lifestyle is your priority.
- The Dominican Republic. The DR is all about the beaches. There are many options here such as Las Terrenas.
- Chile. Chile has long stretches of beaches. However, there are not many expats communities so you do need to learn Spanish.
- Colombia. Some beach areas to consider are Cartagena and Santa Marta.
- Ecuador. Ecuador’s beaches are on the Pacific side. The downside is that these are not great beaches.
- France. France has all sorts of beaches and coastal options. You can find luxury beaches and more affordable options.
- Slovenia. Slovenia has no good beach options.
- Malta. There are nice beaches in Malta. A plus is that English is an official language here and residency can be easily obtained.
- Malaysia. There are many options but they will be more rural options compared to other destinations. Also, English is widely spoken here.
- Italy. Abruzzo is a great and affordable option but you would need to learn Italian.
- Brazil. Brazil has many options but you do need to pay attention to the infrastructure and development of the area.
- Mexico. This is a huge beach destination for North Americans. There are both Caribbean and Pacific beaches.
- Thailand. There are many options for beach living in Thailand.
- Indonesia. Bali has plenty of beaches and English is widely spoken. However, it is a remote place.
- Montenegro: it has a short coastline. It’s not a great place for a beach lifestyle.
- Uruguay. There are many beaches. The main hotspot is Punta del Este.
- Vietnam. Vietnam has many great white-sand-beaches options.
- Spain. Spain has various coasts. An example is Costa del Sol or the beaches of Barcelona.
- Panama. The Pacific side beaches are great for surfing. However, these are not white-sand beaches. For that, you need to head to places like Bocas del Toro in the Caribbean side of Panama.
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