Beach Front Properties

For many people, living on a beachfront property is the ultimate dream come true. Your day may start with a quiet walk along a white-sand beach as the warm water tickles your feet as you watch the sunrise. At night you’ll be lulled to sleep by the sound of waves lapping the shore.  There’s nothing quite like living in a beach paradise.

In many countries, beachfront property is prohibitively expensive for most budgets. For example, you can’t touch beach real estate in most of Southern California for less than a million dollars. But if you look outside North America, you can find enticing and affordable homes right on the sand.

Are you someone who craves easy access to the water and the ability to participate in activities like sailing, scuba, snorkeling, surfing, boating, fishing, paddle boarding, and more? We can point you to stunning beachfront property opportunities around the world.

Maybe you prefer incredible sunrises and sunsets, swinging in a hammock with a fruity frozen drink or glass of wine, or lounging in a beach-side bar listening to Jimmy Buffet tunes while swapping stories with locals and other expats. We have several places in mind for this lifestyle as well.

We’ll share details about villas directly on a world-class beach for less than US$150,000, and condos you can grab for less than US$100,000. Charming beach-front towns with welcoming, laid-back locals and casual places to stop for a snack or cold beverage. Depending on which coast you choose, you may still enjoy mountain views, colonial architecture, or upscale city living.

Why Should I Consider A Beachfront Property?

Beachfront property can be a great investment opportunity and produce strong rental returns in places such as the coasts of Mexico, Belize, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Colombia, and Brazil, or in Europe’s finest beach towns in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and Croatia. You’ll also find spectacular beachfront real estate in Far Eastern destinations such as Thailand and the Philippines. The world of beach properties awaits…

 

 

Puerto Vallarta South: Tranquil Luxury And Enviable Views

A boat races across the sea at Puerto Vallarta Bay

Lush Forests With Pacific Sunset Views And Luxury Living  One aspect of Puerto Vallarta that really sets it apart from the pack is its ocean-view homes tucked away in a lush, green hillside… homes that afford a 50-mile view over the Pacific. In some cases, you’ll find oceanfront homes in this same setting. My earlier report looked …

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Continuing Our Tour Of Sao Paulo’s North Shore Real Estate

Sao Paulo Coastline North Shore Brazil

São Paulo’s North Shore—Part II: Caraguatatuba And Ubatuba Last week I began a trip with you along the North Shore coastline of Brazil, south of Rio de Janeiro. We looked at Bertioga, São Sebastião, and Ilhabela and sampled a few real estate opportunities along the way. If you missed last week’s story, read it here to get …

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The São Paulo Coast: Great Beaches And Bargain Real Estate

Brazil Beach Near Sao Paulo

Brazil is renowned for its gorgeous beaches. At least once a year, during Carnival, you’ll see panoramic shots of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, framed by those iconic granite cones, called morros. But with over 4,500 miles of coastline, Brazil has much more to offer. South of Rio de Janeiro, in the neighboring state of São Paulo, …

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Affordable Beachfront Condos On Brazil’s Itamaracá Island

View of a bridge extending out across the water towards the lush island of Itamaraca, Brazil

If you like the idea of beachfront living on a tropical island, then this is about the best value you’ll find. And given that I bought my own home on this island in 2009, I can personally vouch for its natural beauty, the great people, the fun and engaging expat community, and the island lifestyle. …

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica: A Great Place For A 2nd Home

Sunset on Playa Hermosa

On our first scouting trip to Costa Rica, my travel companions were on the lookout for properties with a water view. Follow the link to see my report from last week on the Lake Arenal area. After a week on expansive Lake Arenal, we drove to the Pacific coastal areas around Playa Hermosa. Many people have …

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Guarujá, Brazil: A Laid-Back Beach Town With Relaxed Property Prices

Guarujá Brazil

A Tale Of Two Cities, Part 2: Guarujá Last week we visited Santos on the coast of the state of São Paulo in Brazil. Just across the estuary from Santos lies Guarujá. Though only four minutes from Santos by balsa (ferry), Guarujá is quite different in many respects. Whereas Santos bustles, Guarujá is more of …

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3 Great Overseas Property Opportunities With Financing

Financing is the first issue that many people ask about when considering buying a property abroad. It opens the door for a lot of buyers. In fact, in my experience, financing is the single most important factor in a development’s sales. I’ve seen condos “fly off the shelves” when financing is available, while similar projects …

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If You Think Owning An Island Is Impossible…Think Again

Colorful two story hose on an island in Las Isletas, Nicaragua

Own Your Own Private Island Starting At $60K The idea of buying any property abroad is exciting. But there’s nothing more exotic, romantic, and exciting than the idea of living on your own private island. In a way, you’ll feel like a pioneer no matter where you purchase abroad. But on an island—especially a private …

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