While planning for the very best retirement, there are some factors you need to consider — the economic factors for one. As state tax issues always come to foreplan for most retirees, you might want to look into the possibility of any state-imposed tax on Social Security income or the presence of additional tax breaks for other pension income. Away from economics, the lifestyle of the host community needs to be perused.
If you are looking for a place to retire in luxury, Mallorca should be at the top of your list. Also known as Majorca, beautiful Spain’s Balearic island rests in the Mediterranean Sea about 200 kilometers (125 miles) south-east of Barcelona, Spain. The island of Mallorca is a haven for millions of tourists every year, and many decide to stay. Just like its sister Balearic Islands of Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera.
Every year, thousands of tourists from Europe and America all troupe down to this Spanish wonderland. This is also evident in its airport, the Palma de Mallorca Airport, which is one of the busiest in Spain. Having been an autonomous region of Spain since 1983, this island is the largest in the Balearic Islands of Spain. Its capital is Palma, also the center of all independent community of the Balearic Islands.
Mallorca is famous for its beaches, mountains, Roman and Moorish ruins, and its vibrant arts scene. It has attracted lots of tourists and retirees as well. Well-known celebs and athletics reportedly owned getaway apartments and condos in this lovely Mediterranean island. Besides the busy spots with loud nightlife, you can travel north of the island to find some idyllic places. There are many villa parties. So, if you’re party and adventure consumed kind, then Mallorca is the perfect island to live.A central lowland divides two mountain ranges into the east and west sides of the island. You can find a wide range of landscapes – pine forests, terraced slopes, ragged cliffs, olive groves, and farmers’ fields. In the south, you can explore underground lakes and limestone caves. Perhaps more inviting is the over 500 kilometers stretch of glorious beach and warm tropical waters.
New Providence Island, Bahamas
The self-acclaimed sanitarium of the western hemisphere is one of the viable places to make the best out of your retirement. This blissful city boasts of having the very best of modern amenities with a serene environment, notwithstanding its high population. This most populous Island in the Bahamas is situated in the Bahamas national capital city of Nassau.Following the adventure of Spanish Christopher Columbus in the discovery of a new world, Spain controlled this island for a good part of history. The city witnessed a rebuilt in 1695 by Nicholas Trott after it was burned down by the Spanish in 1684.
New Providence has been a great retirement choice place for most Americans and Europeans. This city is an excellent alternative for any English-speaking retirees who are not ready to learn another language. The very up to date amenities offered by this beautiful city and its tax-friendly policies will work in favor of any retiree. Also, with the town being the central commercial hub of The Bahamas, you can count on getting the very best of health care, reliable financial institutions, fitness, and recreational centers, luxury restaurants offering world cuisines, and the very best A hotels. Its beach is one thing you will fall in love with during your stay.Panama City
Any of the conveniences you’d expect in New York, London, Miami, or any other major First-World city—you owe it to yourself to take a look at Panama City. With an urban population of 880,691, the largest city in Panama is the right location for you. Established in 1519, by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila, this city is strategically situated at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, in the province of Panama.This most expensive city of Panama is graced with the right proportion of modern office buildings, exquisite condos, a skyline of skyscrapers, and of course, towering hotels with world-class views of the Bay of Panama.
There are many things to make you feel anew in Panama. From its packs of hotels with ample ocean view to the gourmet restaurants that offer palate satisfying delicacies, and bars with the best cocktails and wines. Also, its art galleries, attractive parks, and the bayside promenades, all join to give you the best retirement you can ever ask in your lifetime. You can also get a great apartment with essential modern-day amenities on lease. Landing an apartment with an ocean view is possible.
Marrakesh or “Marrakech” has always been an exclusive retirement haven for luxury. The fourth-largest city in Morroco has still held a magical appeal to many tourists and retirees as well. Located in the west of the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, the capital of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Safi is centered not too far from Tangier, Agadir, Casablanca, and Rabat.Established in 1062, by Abu Bakr ibn Umar, the once imperial city of Morroco was inhabited by Berber farmers since Neolithic times. Over the years, the “red city” has grown to be a famous cultural, religious, and trading center for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa.There are many things to enjoy in this delightful African commercial city. For instance, the Jemaa el-Fnaa, the busiest square in Africa, is the best place to be, especially at sunset. The cacophony of activities that takes place at the square can make you feel young again. With loads of acrobats, snake charmers, fortune-tellers, Berber musicians competing for attention, the whole populace inevitably gravitates to the square. Also, dozens of food stalls are always open, especially at the day to offer the very best sub-Saharan African cuisines.There are a whole lot of luxury apartments up for rent in Marrakesh. If you ever grew weary of the busy life and crave quiet time, you can head for the hills. The Imlil is your antidote. It is half-hidden in the folds of the mighty Atlas Mountains. It also provides excellent spots for hiking. If you can’t cope with that, you might take a cup of minted tea in a café and watch the Berbers.
Staying active while in retirement is so essential for both your health and happiness. Whether you’re more of an activity-filled and adventure-bound type, or you are merely looking for the very best quiet escape or a city-centered high-rise, the above communities have it all. Retire big. You deserve it!