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Living, investing, and real estate in the tropics. Learn about it all here.

A scouting trip is an important part of the process of becoming an expat. But before you hop on a plane, take some steps to ensure your trip is a success.
Comparing the cost of living in Costa Rica, Panama, and Ecuador is a good way to decide which tropical paradise is best suited to your budget and lifestyle.
Despite all their careful planning, many expat families and businesses don't succeed. This guest post explains why and offers 3 tips that can help.
Park and Josh look for a large tract of land for their next project and think they have found the ideal spot. You are invited to join along as they discuss the pros and cons of each possible Costa Rica real estate option.
Panama health care is as good as the U.S. It is still important to plan for unexpected events in order to make the most of what is offered.
After escaping prison in 2001, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman became the most wanted criminal in the world; join us to learn how and why he was able to stay on the run for over a decade.
There are many reasons to love Cuenca. Great climate, vibrant cultural and arts scene, and reasonable prices for property are just some of the highlights.
Ready to come find your perfect expat destination? Here's everything you need to know about how to get to and get around in the Latin tropics.
Though known for the Mayan ruins, the best of Tulum involves so much more. Beautiful beaches and local culture are just two reasons expats are drawn here.
For those seeking to indulge in all that island living promises, Boca Chica, Panama combines remoteness, accessibiity, and ambience into a delightful blend.
Though not as well known as other beach towns, San Juan del Sur is poised to become a major expat and tourist destination. Now is the time to invest.
VivaTropical is compiling a list of the Top 50 Places to Live and Invest in the Latin Tropics! And we need your help on choosing the best destinations!
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