Infographic revealing data on international real estate in Central America
The real estate data for 2009 is in. It covers master-planned communities in Costa Rica, Belize, Panama and Nicaragua and we’ve put it together into a picture of what is going on in the markets.
The images for each country in the infographic come from each of the Tourist Boards. I’d say that the strap-lines vary in effectiveness. Costa Rica’s “No Artificial Ingredients” fit’s with Costa Rica’s eco-theme and works better than Nicaragua’s “Unique … Original” which could apply to practically any country. The same for Panama’s “It stays with you.” It does not feel specific to Panama. But the slogan for Belize “Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret” works. Belize is a tiny country, often overlooked by world travelers despite having the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere. Hence the secret.
As we’re on the subject of vacations, a solid piece of advice for property investors is to visit the country first on a vacation. So we thought we’d link up some travel sites for those of you mulling over whether Central America is right for you. Check out 1costaricalink.com for travel guides and hotels in Costa Rica or costaricantrails.com for vacation packages. In Panama, panamatrails.com has a selection of vacations and tours for you to review. Or here’s a broader overview of travel in Latin America. Happy traveling!