Central America

'Gringo' Expat Makes Good in Costa Rica

Living for many years in Costa Rica and establishing a business there couldn't have been easy, but for American expat Casey, the experience has been well worth it. Learn more about how and why he moved to Costa Rica, his online travel agency, and why he prefers renting over owning property there.

Started in New Zealand, sailed around the world and for now I call Australia home!!

Originally from New Zealand, JJ can probably be called an expert when it comes to expat living, having resided in several countries before finally settling down in Brisbane, Australia. Learn about how she indulges her passion for travel while keeping her feet firmly on the ground with the business she set up, and read her advice on how to get along with the locals. JJ Stranan

My life in Panama so far...

Swiss-born Chris is no stranger to expat life, having lived in countries such as Senegal and the USA prior to moving to Panama, where he now lives with his wife. There he wields his prowess in the real estate industry, and tells us why Panama is presently a buyer's market. He also shares some of the things he likes about living and working in Panama.

A Nomad on the loose in Panama

American expat Lisa has lived overseas before; now she and her husband are located in David, Panama, where they specialize in the real estate business. Here she shares information and tips that expats and those considering a move to Panama might find helpful, as well as what she likes the most and the least about living in Panama.

Costa Rica Guy - Expat Interview

Scott is an American expat who has made San Jose, Costa Rica, his permanent home. Read about The Costa Rica Guy's thoughts on learning the language and the culture, and why he considers himself as one of the locals.

Belize It!

It isn't just the real estate industry that American expat Macarena Rose loves about living in Belize - there are also many other factors that have made her move to this Central American country a most pleasurable experience. If you need more information about living in Belize, Macarena is glad to help.

Live, Laugh, Love Costa Rica

American expat Rosemary Rein,  Ph.D, author of Go Wild! Survival Skills for Business and Life and Blueprint for Success, describes what for her are the pros and cons of living in Costa Rica. Learn about what attracted her to Costa Rica in the first place, and read on for her tips about moving to and adjusting to life in Costa Rica.

Panama Interview: Living and Investing in Panama

Life in Panama is ideal for Canadian expat Cynthia and her family, where they operate a bed-and-breakfast called B&B Inn Cerrito Tropical. It's a place where they enjoy the quality of life, the friendliness of the locals, and the investment climate. Here she shares some of her thoughts and tips about living in Panama. Cynthia Mulder Photo

A Canadian's Perspective On Panama

Originally from Canada, Rebecca now lives in Panama, where she runs a news and information website. Read her thoughts on what small-town expat life in Panama is like for her and learn from her tips about the local way of life, cost of living, and learning the language if you're considering moving to Panama.

Moving to Costa Rica to Own a Bed & Breakfast and Kind of Retire

Rita and her husband are Americans who now live in Brasil de Santa Ana in Costa Rica, where they are operating a successful bed-and-breakfast called Casa Bella Rita. Here she discusses what life is like as expat entrepreneurs in Costa Rica, what they like about living there, and ways to adjust to the Costa Rican way of life.