The Pacific Gardens project at Lomas del Mar in Costa Rica attracted the attention of no less than one third of the 600 attendees at the Live and Invest Overseas Conference 2011 in Las Vegas this October 2011, although it was not the least expensive destination exhibiting. "But we feel we did offer the best value for an exotic location with modern amenities and services at reasonable costs," says Roger Chewning of Blue Water Real Estate Investments, Pacific Gardens' exclusive listing agent for the US and Costa Rica.
Roger Chewning: "Our new international airport offers easy access to the United States that others don't have, and much shorter flights. Mix that with our great climate, incredible landscapes and beaches, style of life, and the ease of purchasing property for foreigners in Costa Rica, explains why we are able to attract so much attention. Given the fact that Costa Rica is a long-standing democracy, with a stable economy and government, it is no wonder so many wanted our information. One attendee told me that he had not considered Costa Rica when he signed up, but after listening to many varied accounts from all over the world, that we were at the top of the list for him and his wife."
"We came to Las Vegas with good news for Americans thinking of a retirement destination or a solid investment, or just thinking of adventure," says Roger Chewning. "We told them: think Costa Rica. And think Pacific Gardens at Lomas del Mar. Beautiful lush mountains and valleys, minutes from the beach, from the new international airport, from the new world class CIMA hospital and from Playas del Coco or Flamingo for great restaurants, shopping and nightlife."
The Las Vegas show was filled with excitement as the two and a half day program offered information on retirement and investments in dozens of locations throughout the world. Presentations were made on investments in real estate and banking, retirement and relocation, residency, citizenship, taxes, visas, adventure and more. Among the destinations featured along with Pacific Gardens in Costa Rica were displays and information on Mexico, Belize, Brazil, Uruguay, Ecuador, Panama, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Columbia. Some of the seminars touched on living in Spain, Ireland, Italy and France, while others focused on Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The emphasis throughout the seminar was on how to live the good life, maintain your standard of living and do so at a lowered cost.