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Of all the Central American Countries , Guatemala is the least known despite hosting some world heritage sites.. like the Mayan Ruines of Tikal, the colonial town of Antigua Guatemala and the Archeaological Park and Ruins of Quirigua (host of the tallest Mayan Stela of Mesoamerica), a Nobel Litterature Price Miguel Angel Asturias and a Nobel Peace Price Rigoberta Menchu… To often people hear about Guatemala being violent, with too many social inequalities and ilegal immigrants…
But of all the Central Americans country, Guatemala offers the most diversity in landscape and climate, a living and vibrant Mayan population , and an excellent range of opportunity for relocation, real estate investment and quality retirement life style.
Looking at Guatemala geographic location you notice it is first country South of Mexico, at two hours flight from Miami, six hours from New York and five hours from Los Angeles. Which gives you a great climate and it is not for nothing it has been called the “country of eternal spring”. Bath by two oceans it gives you a range of location to choose from sea level, tropical low land to high lands. A volcanic landscape with thirty volcanos (three actives) scult dramatic sceneries.
Guatemala offers in short distances different life style…
First of all Guatemala City with its international airport La Aurora, host modern amenities as big cities with excellent restaurants, hotels, malls and first world medical facilities.
Travel back in times and enjoy the colonial architecture of Antigua Guatemala considered in the colonial time as one of the three most beautiful city of the new world with Mexico and Lima.
You enjoy sailing and tropical rivers? Check out Lago Izabal (the biggest lake in Guatemala) and Rio dulce (where Tarzan and the Green goddess in 1938 was shoot).
You like open ocean fishing well drive one hour from Guatemala city an you will be tackling billfish and sail fish for world record number of daily catch and release.
Now if you are more attracted by living Mayan culture head to the Highlands and particularly to Lake Atitlan where you will be living between Kakchikels, Tzutuhiles and Quiches Mayan communities on the shore of one of the most beautiful lake in the world according Adoux Huxley..
Push a Little bit higher and enjoy the cool temperatura of the second town of Guatemala, Quetzaltenango.
A such compact diversified locations offer great opportunity for people looking to retire keeping their quality of life at a fraction of the cost than the United States … Food is inexpensive abundant all year round, profesional services like maid, gardener are very affordable. If electricity is more expensive than what you could have imagined the fact that you don’t need heating or cooling system (except beach level) cut back on your electrical bill . Making it a new destination for people wanting to retiring in Latin America..
Real estate is very affordable, for example price per m2 in Guatemala city is 7seven times cheaper than Miami… you can find houses and land a fraction of the cost of your own country. You can buy a two bedrooms house on the edge of Lake Atitlan for $ 160,000, making it a great location for investors.
Guatemala is still a country to be discovered and there are opportunities to snap for the clairvoyant entrepreneur and real estate investors.